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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 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.