No, You Don’t Have to Recharge Your Refrigerant Every Year

July 27th, 2015

Electro-mechanical systems like your air conditioner consume things. For example, a gas furnace consumes natural gas to generate heat. So when you hear someone talk about the refrigerant in your air conditioning system, it is natural to assume that, like a gas furnace, your air conditioner uses up the refrigerant in your system, resulting in the need for a recharge. However, the only fuel-type of material your air conditioner uses is electricity; the refrigerant stays the same season after season, unless something happens to affect its level, such as a leak. Sound confusing? We’ll explain more below. Continue Reading

Is Your Air Conditioner Underperforming? Schedule a Maintenance Appointment

July 20th, 2015

Odds are, your air conditioner has been running pretty consistently for a few weeks. Have you started to notice that it seems to be underperforming? We aren’t talking about hearing strange noises or having noticeably higher energy bills, but more of a “it’s not doing quite what it should be.” A great way to remedy this and get your system back on track is by scheduling a maintenance appointment for your system. Continue Reading

Does Your Thermostat Match Your Air Conditioning System?

July 13th, 2015

It is an oft-overlooked component of your home, but its power is strong. What are we talking about? Your thermostat, and if you are still using a dial or slide thermostat, you are missing out on some important benefits, especially if you have a relatively updated cooling system. Why is a good thermostat important? Let’s take a look. Continue Reading

How Does Sediment Wind Up at the Bottom of My Hot Water Heater?

July 6th, 2015

When most people think of sediment, it’s an outside kind of thing. As such, no homeowner really expects it to show up at the bottom of the hot water heater. But, it does, and sediment build-up can cause a few different problems to develop with your water heater. One of the best ways to clear your hot water heater of sediment build-up is to schedule it for maintenance annually. The water heater experts at DuAll Heating & Cooling offer professional water heater maintenance services in Bolingbrook, IL – just give us a call and schedule an appointment! Continue Reading

What Is SEER and Why Does It Matter?

June 29th, 2015

It’s important to know how energy efficient your air conditioner is, and the best way to assess this is by checking its SEER number. SEER is to air conditioning systems what AFUE is to heating systems: it tells you the energy efficiency of your unit. While AFUE is presented as a percentage, SEER is a ratio number based on a scale that runs from 1 to 23+. Whether you have an existing air conditioner, are installing one for the first time or need a replacement system, it’s important to know how your air conditioner is using energy. Continue Reading

Do You Need a Whole Home Dehumidifier?

June 22nd, 2015

We are no strangers to extreme weather in our area. The temperature can easily dip below zero during the winter and shoot to 100 degrees during the summer. We also get a good dose of humidity with our heat, and sometimes this humidity can be intense and last for a long period of time. If you have found that your air conditioner does some serious struggling during the more humid times of year, it may be time to consider the installation of a whole home dehumidifier in your Bolingbrook, IL, home. Continue Reading

We have the best customers!

June 22nd, 2015

On Monday, June 15th, one of our trucks was rear-ended at a stop light. The truck took a little damage, but our Technician, Josh was hurt and has been off work since then. This caused a huge problem for us, schedule-wise. Jr and myself had to work our already full schedules and pick up as much of Josh’s calls as we could. The rest had to be re-scheduled. Our customers were completely understanding and worked with us to re-do the schedule and get through this difficult time. THANK YOU!!! We hope to have Josh back full time on Tuesday, the 23rd.

What Kinds of Electrical Problems Can Develop with My Air Conditioner?

June 15th, 2015

As an electro-mechanical system, your air conditioner needs and uses electricity to function. As such, some of the repairs you may face during the ownership of your system can be electrical in nature. Any air conditioning repair should always be handled by a trained expert, and this is especially true for electrical repairs. The trained air conditioning specialists at DuAll Heating & Cooling can handle all of your AC repairs, and will repair them correctly the first time around. If you are experiencing problems with your air conditioner in Bolingbrook, IL, call us today and schedule an appointment. Continue Reading

Can I Install My Own Water Heater?

June 8th, 2015

Unless you plan to boil water every time you need hot water in your home, you need to have a hot water heater. There are a number of water heater types to choose from, but no matter which type you choose, it’s important to have a professional install your unit. DIY shows and instructional videos make installation of just about anything look easy, and there’s a very good reason for this: it’s an expert doing the installation. Technically, yes, you can install your own water heater. The real question is: should you? Continue Reading

Is It Time to Replace Your Poorly-Performing AC? Now Is the Perfect Time!

June 1st, 2015

We’ve unofficially entered the summer season, and the temperatures are climbing – is your current air conditioner up to the task of cooling your entire home this season? While it’s not hard to tell that it’s time to replace an air conditioner that isn’t working, it can be difficult to know when your AC is telling you it’s time to retire when it is still running. To help you discern the possible signs of your air conditioner’s retirement, the AC specialists at DuAll Heating & Cooling have put together some tips regarding what to look out for. Continue Reading