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HVAC Tips for Fall 2016

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

As the temperatures begin to cool off and kids start to swing into the school year, we know that fall is right around the corner. Fall is that time of year when the years is usually just right enough to work in and around your house comfortably – yet is a reminder that frigid weather is near. As we fall into the next season, here are three HVAC tips to keep in mind:

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Clean your air filter
Cleaning your air filter should be a seasonal habit. To clean your filter, turn off the AC you’ve been using and remove the service panel cover. Inspect the filter. Clean with water and let it air dry. Replace the filter if needed and enjoy clean, fresh air once again!

Add a ceiling fan
Regardless of whether it’s hot or cold outside, ceiling fans can help circulate the air. If you’re making a list of home improvement projects to complete this fall, add “install ceiling fan” to the list! This will help you save energy on your electric bill and keep you feeling comfortable in your home.

Close off your fireplace
Pretty soon you’ll be using your fireplace on those chilly autumn and winter nights. So protect your home from a fire hazard by closing it off. Purchase a fireplace screen from your local home goods store and cover. In doing so, you’ll protect your wood floors, furniture, and other textiles.

To complete your 201 fall “to-do” list, turn to Leslie Heating and Cooling. We offer heating repairs, installations, and maintenance programs. We are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and is here for all of your emergency needs throughout the season. To learn even more, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.

How to Throw the Perfect Memorial Day Party

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner. If you’re kicking off the summer with an outdoor party, here are a few tips to make sure your gathering goes perfectly:

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Arrange Seating
If sun is in the forecast, prepare for lots of outdoor seating. If you don’t have enough outdoor seating, move some of your indoor seating outside. Set up a few extra table to make eating easier.

Create a Menu
Whether you’re planning a cookout or would rather arrange potluck, let guests know what kind of mouthwatering meal they can expect this weekend! Sometimes the easiest way to serve a large crowd is to set up buffet-style by setting up a long table of utensils, food, and drinks.

Decorate
Think red, white, and blue! From garland to american flags and flowers, there are plenty of ways to show your patriotism on Memorial Day. An arrangement of red and white carnations with an American flag makes for a great table centerpiece.

Get an AC Maintenance
If you’re taking your party indoors, be sure to check on your AC before the weekend. The last thing you want is for your air conditioner to break down when your guests are feeling warm.

At Leslie Heating and Cooling, we offer AC maintenance and repairs to prepare you for summer weather. For 25 years we have been providing trusted customer service to clients throughout the Chicagoland area. We are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and is here for all of your emergency needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To learn even more, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website

Getting Your AC Ready for Summer

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Your air conditioning is one of the most fundamental systems in your home, especially during summer. To avoid a malfunctioning AC when the temperatures outside are at their hottest, here are a few ways to prepare:

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Change the filter
Changing the filter is essential. By replacing your filter, you keep your air conditioning running smoothly. If you have a forced air system, locate the filter behind the metal panel on the front of the blower unit. Unscrew the pannel and replace. For window units, you should find the filter on the face of the unit behind the metal panel. Should your unit come with a permanent filter, gently remove and clean with some white vinegar and water. Allow it to air dry before putting back into place.

Clean the outdoor unit coils
Over the winter, your outdoor unit becomes susceptible to lots of dust, debris, and mud. Inevitably, all that debris can clog up your unit and prevent it from functioning properly. So disconnect the power and spray the outside unit with a garden hose.

Install a programmable thermostat
Did you know that with programmable thermostats, you can set the your system to automatically adjust the temperature when you leave or before you return home – a convenient way to save energy and know that your home will be comfortable the moment you arrive.

At Leslie Heating and Cooling, we are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and are dedicated to helping you get your HVAC up and running for summer! We also offer air filters and fresh air ventilation systems to maximize your home’s comfort. To learn more about these solutions, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.

Customer Reviews: AC Installation and Repairs

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Picture this: It’s the first day of summer. You switch on your air conditioner and discover that something’s gone wrong. Whether your unit has a malfunction or is just too old, you’re going to need a professional to fix the problem quickly and efficiently.

At Leslie Heating and Cooling, we know that HVAC problems can arise when you least expect them, which is why we offer only the best installation and repair services. See what our customers are saying about their experience with us:

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“Jesse was informative and very. Each time he came to my house he came at the exact time he said he would arrive and even a courtesy call that he was on the way. He explained everything very well and I felt very comfortable with this knowledge and professionalism.” -Amy G.

“After an A/C failure, I contacted Leslie Heating and Cooling as suggested by a friend. Mike C. was prompt, professional, knowledgeable and had the unit up and running again in no time. In all the years of dealing with service people from industries across the board, this man, hands down, was the kindest person I’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Thank you Mike C.!” -Megan P.

“My husband and I have used Leslie Heating & Cooling in the past. They are always very reliable in providing excellent customer service. Their technicians are professional, friendly, and informative. Jesse R., our technician today, arrived on time as scheduled and made sure our service call was properly addressed. He inspected our unit and took the time to thoroughly explain his findings as well as concerns not only to me in person, but also to my husband on the phone. Again, a big thank you to Leslie Heating & Cooling and, of course, to our service technician, Jesse R.” -Victoria M.

“I recently moved to Lisle and found the website for Leslie Heating and Cooling when I needed some AC service. Reviews were great, and for good reason! Appointment was set quickly and Jesse R showed up right on time after a courtesy phone call to let me know they were headed my way. Jesse did a thorough system inspection, explained his recommendations for service, explained my options for service agreements, and made this the easiest project of the day. He had the repair parts with him and I was up and running in an hour. Could not be happier and will definitely be a repeat customer. Thanks!!” -Vincent G.

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Leslie Heating and Cooling is a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and are here for all of your HVAC emergency needs. To learn more, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.

Tips For Cleaning Your Air Ducts

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

When spring rolls around, cleaning your air ducts is a must. But deciding whether not you should do it yourself or hire a professional is the big question at hand. Depending on the circumstances, you could benefit from calling in a pro. For example, if you have rodents or mold. If not, here is how you can clean your air ducts, even if you’re not an expert:

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DIY
If you’re prepared to clean air ducts yourself, you will need the following tools:

  • Vacuum. Vacuuming is a popular method that many use to brush away dust. For best results, use a large portable vacuum with a HEPA filter.
  • Mechanical brush. This tool can suck up all the debris stuck in your ductwork.
  • Air sweep. The air sweep method is perhaps the most effective for getting the job done.

Professional Services
With pollution becoming a growing concern for our environment and our homes, it might be a more effective solution to hire a professional. Duct cleaning is essentially an inspection and cleaning of various components of your forced air heating and cooling system. It includes the following:

  • Supply and return air ducts
  • Supply and return registers
  • Heat exchangers
  •  Condensate drains
  • Fan motors and housings

At Leslie Heating & Cooling, we know how important it is to proactively take care of your home heating and cooling. That is why we offer duct cleaning along with many of our other services. Our experts are fully trained and licensed, ready to help! We are available for emergency repairs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information, give us a call at (630) 621-9419 or visit our website.

How to Prepare Your HVAC System for Fall

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Even though the temperatures haven’t dropped just yet, it’s a good idea to be prepared for when they do. By performing a routine HVAC maintenance, you can catch little problems early on so that you don’t run into bigger problems when you really need the heat at home. Before you get started, here are a few tips to consider:

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Replace the filter. If you haven’t changed the filter yet, now is the time to do so! Better yet, try the new high-efficiency pleated filters that can grab even the tiniest particles. It’s also a good reminder to check on the filter every month. And if it looks dirty, it’s best to go ahead and change it.

Clear the vents. Before turning the heat on, you should clear your vents of dust and debris. Because cranking the heat without cleaning them can cause dust, allergens, and bacteria to blow around, causing potential health issues. The best way to clean your vents is to vacuum using the hose.

Check on your alarms and detectors. The fire alarm and carbon monoxide detector in your home are essential devices that keep you safe. So make sure you inspect that they’re working properly and replace the battery if needed. Going through the fall and winter months without doing so can be dangerous and potentially life threatening, so make it a must-do.

Remove debris outside. It’s easy for pollen, leaves, twigs, and other forms of debris to get caught in or around your HVAC system, so it’s a good idea to clear it off. Check the tops and sides of your AC unit and heat pump outside – if there are no obstructions then you’re good to go!

To make sure you have completed your HVAC maintenance this fall, turn to Leslie Heating & Cooling. Our professionals are fully trained and ready to help you get ready for cooler weather!

We are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and are here for all of your emergency needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information on the services we provide, visit our website or calling us at (630) 621-9419.