Posts Tagged ‘Home Heating’

Top Ways to Warm Up Your Home Without Heat

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Is your heating bill going through the roof this winter? When temperatures drop you can bet that energy costs will bump up (that is, if you don’t have a proper heating system installed). With that said, why not find natural ways to help you heat your home? Below are five tips to consider:

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Layer it up. Either swap out your jute rug for a wool one instead, or add several layers. Not only will it keep your toes toasty, but it will also help to insulate your home.

Let the light in. During the daytime, open up the shades and blinds – especially in the rooms where you get the most sunlight. By taking advantage of Mother Nature, you can lower the heat a bit during the day to save energy for nights when you need it most.

Reverse the fan. You know that heat rises, but did you realize that running your ceiling fan in reverse will push warm air down? Try this method day or night to enhance the efforts of your heating system.

Do your laundry. Take advantage of your laundry machine by washing a load. There’s almost no better feeling than slipping into a shirt or wrapping yourself in a blanket fresh out of the dryer!

Block drafts. If a room feels drafty, check the weatherstripping around each of your windows. If you see it’s missing or feel cold air blowing through, you probably need to replace it.

Of course, these tips work best when used in conjunction with your heat. But in the event that you find your home is cold no matter what you do, give Leslie Heating and Cooling a call for a new, professional heating installation. And  don’t forget, we are here for all your emergency needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! For more information, give us a call at (630) 621-9419 or visit our website.

The Secret to Keeping Home Warm This Winter

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Having trouble staying warm in the winter? We’re right there with you! We know that winters can get incredibly frigid in the north, which is why finding the best home heating solutions is so important. In conjunction with your central heating system, there are several remedies that can have you feeling toasty in no time. Below are four smart solutions:

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Use a portable heater – Heat up those cool areas in the home by relying on a trusty portable heater. Although portable heaters have a reputation for being fire hazards, if you know the do’s and don’ts of how to use one, it can be extremely reliable during the winter.

Unroll area rugs – Walking around barefoot on tile or hardwood during the winter is one thing we’d all like to avoid, especially when the temperatures drop below freezing. And while installations such as radiant heat might efficiently keep your toes toasty during those cold months of the year, not every home can install them. In this case, your best bet is to lay out more area rugs in the home. Not only does this method guarantee a warmer home, but it’s more cost-effective.

Buy proper window treatments – One of the most obvious ways to keep your home more insulated is by hanging up heavy drapes. But before you go out and buy a set, make sure you have the proper measurements. In other words, you don’t want your drapes hanging too low to the ground, enough to block floor vents and baseboards. So take a few quick measurements before heading to the store.

Invest in zone control systems – Want to heat up that one zone in the home that always gets the most chilly? When you buy a zone control system, you no longer need to worry about feeling uncomfortable (or fighting over the temperature in your home). In fact, every room can be set to a different temperature using one control system.

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At Leslie Heating and Cooling, your home’s comfort and safety is our number one priority. That is why we offer zone control systems as one of the more technologically advanced HVAC solutions on the market today! For installation or more information on zone control systems and other home heating solutions, contact the experts at Leslie Heating and Cooling in Naperville, IL by visiting us on the web or calling us at 630.621.9419.

Simple Heating Fixes

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Has your heat stopped working? Although most heating problems aren’t so DIY-friendly, there might be a few matters you can take into your own hands. Before calling a professional, you might want to consider these four simple fixes:

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Change the filter. When your furnace stops working, your furnace might be the culprit. First see if the filter is dirty and needs to be replaced. If your heat has been overworked or you know it’s been months since your filter has been changed, make that a priority. But of course when you’re in doubt about how to change the filter, be safe by giving your HVAC tech a call.

Check the thermostat. Sometimes your heat can fail on you simply because your thermostat isn’t working. In this case, check the power source, as you could have a blown fuse or dead batteries. Your thermostat may also need to be dusted off. However, if the problem persists, it might be time to replace your thermostat.

Keep heating elements clear. If your furnace is working but your home still isn’t heating up, check your vents and radiators. When your furniture is set too close to them, your heat won’t have enough room to circulate throughout your home. Not to mention, furniture placed too close to your heating elements can be a fire hazard.

Change batteries. Do you have a mini split heating system? If so, your heat might not be working due to the remote. Before you suspect a worse problem, check the batteries in your remote and try changing them first.

If all else fails, call a licensed HVAC professional to come fix the problem. At Leslie Heating and Cooling, we carry the highest level of insurance available to meet all residential, commercial, and industrial requirements. To learn more about how we can help you with your heating needs this winter, give us a call at 630-621-9419 or visit us on the web.