Posts Tagged ‘HVAC service’

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.

 

Warning: Space Heaters Are a Fire Hazard

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Do you have that one spot in the home that never seems to warm up? If you’re like most people, you probably use a space heater to fix the problem. Although these heating devices are a simple way to heat up the home, they can also be a major fire hazard if you’re not careful. In fact, 32 percent of home heating fires involve space heaters.

Before you put yours to use, consider these safety tips to protect you and your home:

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Monitor them. When you’re curled up at home and the temperature is chilly, feel free to turn on your space heater – just make sure you keep your eyes on it at all times. In other words, shut off the device when you leave the room and be careful that it doesn’t come in contact with any flammable materials.

Do not place close to flammable materials. Space heaters need their own space, meaning you should place them a spot that’s at least a few feet away from flammable materials. This includes furniture, window treatments, and side tables. You should also stay a few feet away too, as space heaters can cause burns or overheat your clothing.

Choose overheat protection. Not only is a convection space heater a smart option, but a device that offers overheat protection is the way to go. That way, if your heater accidentally tips over, it will automatically shut off.

Keep small children away. Children can be curious most of the time, which is why it’s important to keep them away from such devices. Place your space heater in an area that is hard to reach or attend them at all times during use. If a child gets too close to the heater, they could accidentally knock it over or harm themselves.

To learn more about space heater safety, click here.

At Leslie Heating and Cooling, your safety is our number one priority! That is why we are available for any and all of your HVAC 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.

Guaranteed Services With Leslie Heating & Cooling

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

As a homeowner, it’s important to choose a trusted HVAC company – especially when it’s time for your annual furnace tune-up. At Leslie Heating & Cooling, we take pride in our customer service and will go to great lengths to make sure our customers feel nothing short of satisfied.

To help make your choice an easier one, check out a few of the guaranteed services we offer to all our customers:

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Upfront Pricing. Before the work even begins, we will set on a straightforward price so that there aren’t any unexpected surprises on your bill. This will help you stay in total control of the entire service, whether it’s an inspection, tune-up, or installation.

Quality Workmanship. Before installing a new heating or cooling system, we provide you with a written details about what we take care of. And with that, we will specify only the best quality installation and workmanship according to your home’s needs. This is one guarantee that no other heating and cooling company will disclose!

24/7 Service. We know that incidents can happen at any given time, which is why we offer service around the clock. Even in the late hours of the night, we guarantee that one of our fully-trained professional technicians will come to your home when you need us.

Lifetime No-Overtime Service. When you buy a home comfort system or the Leslie Family Maintenance Plan, we will be available for repairs 24/7, 365 days a year. And the best part is that we will never charge you overtime service, day or night!

For a peek at our other guaranteed services, click here.

For 25 years Leslie Heating & Cooling has been providing trusted customer service to clients throughout the Chicagoland area. We are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and are here for all of your emergency needs. To learn even more, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.