Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Tune-Up’

10 Tips for Cutting Cooling Costs

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Cranking the AC isn’t the only way to stay cool this summer. With a few inexpensive gadgets and a little strategic planning, you can feel cool all summer long and save your energy bill in the process. You can check out the entire list of suggestions here, or look at our top picks below.

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Seal air leaks and drafts around windows and door frames. Spending just a little on new caulking can go a long way with your energy bill.

Keep drapes closed during the day to block the sun, then open them at night to expel any lingering indoor heat.

Install heat-reflecting films to your blinds or shades and keep your house even cooler, all while reducing glare.

Avoid using hot appliances, like dryers, ovens and stove tops. Instead, embrace the great outdoors this season by barbecuing more often and hanging your clothes outside to dry.

Run ceiling fans the right way. Set your fans to rotate counterclockwise to make everyone in the room feel an estimated 4 degrees cooler.

Use attic fans to suck hot air out of the top of your house and pull cool air in from outdoors.

Choose cotton T-shirts, dresses, tank tops and bed sheets. Cotton is one of the most breathable and cooling fabrics, so incorporate it into your everyday wear as often as possible.

Maintain your AC units by cleaning and changing the filter regularly. Clogged filters make your unit work harder than it needs to and drive up energy costs.

Attach window awnings above South and West facing windows to cut your home’s solar heat gain by more than 60%.

Program your thermostat a few degrees higher during times when no one is home. It saves you the hassle of always adjusting the thermostat and keeps your AC running efficiently.

At Leslie Heating and Cooling, we are ready to help you with any of your air conditioning repair, maintenance or programmable thermostat needs. 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.

 

What to Expect from an Air Conditioning Tune-Up

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

If you’re a homeowner looking for a DIY challenge, we encourage you to take on a new project. However, when it comes to your HVAC systems, that’s a different story. Changing your air filters and keeping air ducts clear of dirt and debris can be tricky, so ask your technician for a professional tune-up. When you call the experts at Leslie Heating & Cooling, here’s what you can expect:

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  • We check your Freon levels and recharge them (if necessary, of course)
  • We make sure to check all electrical components of your air conditioning and perform repairs as needed
  • We clean your condenser and evaporator coils
  • We flush the condensate drain line
  • We lubricate all moving parts to ensure they continue to function properly
  • We adjust blower components
  • We monitor the voltage and amperage to test the strength of your system
  • We inspect your thermostat to keep it at a fixed temperature
  • We offer all of this and more!

Making an appointment for a regular tune-up is an important part of making sure your home stays safe and comfortable. One of the last things you want is to wind up having to fix an issue that could have been avoided. In fact, scheduling annual maintenance is a proactive way to prevent bigger AC problems in the long run.

With that being said, if you’re looking to tune up your air conditioning this month, contact Leslie Heating & Cooling. We offer routine maintenance and are here for all 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.