Posts Tagged ‘Go Green’

Becoming More Energy Conscious

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

A green home is a happy home! Whether it’s saving money or saving energy, knowing that you’re making a difference for your finances and in the community is a major reason many homeowners are learning what it means to be energy conscious.

Saving energy and money comes with even the smallest efforts. We encourage you to consider these conservation tips for a healthier lifestyle and environment:

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  1. Install a programmable thermostat to control the heating and cooling in all areas of your home whether you’re home or not.
  2. Only turn the dishwasher on once it’s fully loaded and consider air drying your dishes instead of leaving them in for a drying cycle.
  3. Unplug home electronics when you know you’ll be away for a while. This includes your laptops, lamps, TVs, DVD players, radio clocks, and appliances.
  4. Take shorter showers (or better yet, baths) and opt for a low-flow showerhead.
  5. Swap out your incandescent bulbs for LED lights instead.
  6. If you’re making a quick stop at a local store this summer, consider riding your bike or walking instead of taking the car.
  7. Look for an energy efficient HVAC unit to save energy and money during both the coldest and hottest seasons of the year.

If you’re looking to make greener upgrades to your home, turn to Leslie Heating and Cooling! We offer a wide array of home heating and cooling solutions to help you save money and energy as well as programmable thermostats for additional savings.

To learn more about these services and more, give us a call at (630) 621-9419 or visit our website. And don’t forget, we are just a phone call away for any and all of your emergency needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Ways to Green Your Home in Winter

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Looking to make your home more “green” and energy efficient for 2016? There are many ways to turn your home into a more efficient and comfortable one. Here are a few:

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Programmable thermostat
Installing a programmable thermostat can be a game changer for your home’s heating and cooling. In fact, it can help you save up to 30 percent on your home’s energy. This thermostat will automatically adjust the temperature before you go to bed and before you wake up to ensure maximum comfort levels.

Air Filters
From allergies to mold and mildew, your home contains many pollutants that minimize your comfort. Turn things around with air filters that help your equipment stay clean longer. Such air filters include electronic air cleaners, HEPA air cleaners, and ultra-violet air purification. At Leslie Heating and Cooling, we use high quality products that can take out even the most tiny air particles that keep both your home and equiptment fresh.

Insulate attic
Without insulation, you can waste money on your utility bills. Why? Because no matter how much warm or cool air your equipment is pumping out, if your home doesn’t have proper insulation, your home won’t stay at a steady temperature. So check your attic, crawl space, and any other areas of the home that feel more cool than the rest.

Replace old equipment
Reduce carbon emissions and boost your home’s HVAC efficiency by replacing old equipment that no longer works properly. For example, installing a new furnace can lower utility bills and restore your equipment’s lifespan.

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At Leslie Heating and Cooling, we are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and are here for all of your emergency needs. We also offer several solutions to help you boost your home’s efficiency. To learn more about these solutions, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.