Is It Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

April 20th, 2015

Many people tend to wait until their water heater totally breaks down before replacing it, but this kind of scenario can leave you without hot water, and if you use a storage tank hot water heater, you could end up with a lot of water all over your floor. It’s better to get ahead of your water heater replacement, but sometimes the signs aren’t all that clear. To help you avoid a messy scenario, the experts at DuAll Heating & Cooling have put together a list of the common indications that it may be time to replace your existing water heater in Bolingbrook, IL: Continue Reading

Spring Cleaning for Your Air Conditioner? Yep!

April 13th, 2015

Call it what you will: a tune-up, an annual check-up or a pre-season clean-up, but it all adds up to one thing: maintenance. And if you are like so many other homeowners who engage in spring cleaning at this time of year, it’s important to include your air conditioner. This doesn’t mean you should do maintenance on your own, however. To truly gain the benefits maintenance has to offer, it’s important to hire an expert to perform your spring tune-up. This is where the pros at DuAll Heating & Cooling come in: we’re here to help with all of your air conditioning needs, and spring is the perfect time of year for us to help you get ready for summer! Continue Reading

Is a Ductless Air Conditioner Right for My Home?

April 6th, 2015

Choosing the right air conditioner in Bolingbrook, IL is a much more important and complex decision to make than you may realize. There are a lot of different makes and models of ACs available today. The last thing that you want to do is to spend your hard-earned money on an air conditioner that is simply not compatible with your usage habits or cooling demands. That is why DuAll Heating & Cooling suggests that you take the time to weigh your options and to choose to your system with care. Don’t be afraid to explore options that you are not immediately familiar with. One great type of system well worth your consideration is the ductless air conditioner. Here is some information to help you decide if a ductless air conditioner is right for your home.

To fully understand why it is that ductless air conditioners are so worth your attention, you must first understand how they work. Ductless mini splits do not require, as you’ve probably come to realize, the use of air ducts in order to cool a home. Instead, wall-mounted blowers are used to cool rooms directly. They connect to an outdoor unit via a simple conduit containing power, refrigerant, and any necessary drainage lines. By using heat pump technology, ductless air conditioning systems are actually able to reverse their operation; in this case, they are more aptly called ductless heating and cooling systems. This type of design has more benefits than the great convenience of heating and cooling one’s home with the use of just one system, though.

By eliminating ductwork from the equation, ductless air conditioners can help the homeowner avoid the problems that sometimes stem from the use of ductwork. Leaky ductwork is, after all, one of the primary causes of energy loss when cooling a home with a ducted system. This can lead to great inefficiency if not resolved, and can also allow for airborne pollutants to enter the system. Once therein, those pollutants may be distributed throughout the entire household via the ductwork itself. This can cause a serious decline in one’s indoor air quality. Also, thanks to the individual blowers which are operated independently of one another, you can maintain different temperatures in different areas of your home.

If the benefits of using a ductless air conditioner sound intriguing, feel free to call DuAll Heating & Cooling with any further questions that you may have. Should you decide that a ductless air conditioner is the right option for your home, we will ensure that an appropriately sized system is expertly installed in your home. That way, you can cool your house with the efficiency and reliability that you need to make it through the summer season comfortably.

Can an Energy Recovery Ventilator Help Me to Live More Comfortably?

March 27th, 2015

At DuAll Heating & Cooling, we know how important it is for homeowners to live with the level of comfort that they desire and which we believe that everyone deserves. All too often, though, homeowners believe that they must make concessions if they are to live comfortably but also to do so in an efficient and affordable manner. The good news is that modern technology can really help to bridge the gaps between comfort, indoor air quality, and budgetary concerns. By using an energy recovery ventilator in Bolingbrook, for example, you can take some of the strain off of your HVAC system, reducing your energy usage, while also living comfortably and helping to promote great indoor air quality in your home. If you think that this all sounds a bit too good to be true, then read on to learn how an ERV can help you to live more comfortably. 

Today, energy efficiency is a major concern among many homeowners. In an effort to make their homes more efficient, many people take steps to ensure that their home is sealed up as tightly as possible. While this is an effective means by which to reduce energy waste in the home, it can also eliminate much of the necessary and natural ventilation that a home should have. With the installation of an ERV, or energy recovery ventilator, though, you can maintain comfortable temperatures efficiently while still adequately ventilating your home.

An ERV is a mechanized ventilation device which brings in fresh air from outside, while using outgoing air from within your home in order to precondition that incoming air. This means that, during the summer when you are cooling your home, the stale and low-quality, but cool, air leaving your home pre-chills the fresh, but hot, air coming in. It does this by passing the two air streams very near one another, allowing them to mingle just enough to optimize the humidity level of the incoming air as well. During the winter months, when heating your home, the system maintains the same basic operation; now, though the heat transfer process facilitates the warming of the fresh, cold air coming in by using the energy of the warm, stale air going out.

Obviously, this is a much more efficient way in which to get fresh air into your home than simply cracking the windows when it is very hot or uncomfortably chilly outside. Energy waste is greatly reduced as the ERV recovers the energy that you’ve paid to condition the outgoing air with.

To learn more about why you should consider the installation of an energy recovery ventilator in Bolingbrook, or to schedule service with a technician from DuAll Heating & Cooling, just contact a member of our team today.

Why You Should Schedule a Wireless Thermostat Installation

March 20th, 2015

Of all the various devices and components within your HVAC system, the thermostat is certainly the one with which you have the most direct interaction. It is, after all, the thermostat which allows you to communicate with your heating and air conditioning system, regulating its operation and the temperature that your system maintains throughout your home. Considering how much interaction you have with your thermostat, as well as how important this small device is to your overall comfort, it only makes sense to invest in the thermostat which best suits your personal preferences and usage habits. For many homeowners, the wireless thermostat fits the bill perfectly. Here are a few tips from DuAll Heating & Cooling which will help you to determine if a wireless thermostat installation in Naperville is right for your home.

Wireless thermostats can actually cover a lot of ground in terms of options and features. In their most basic form, a wireless thermostat allows you to control your HVAC system without getting up in order to adjust the thermostat. This is due to the fact that the wireless thermostat is free to roam the house with you. The thermostat itself is not connected to the wall, though generally most models will allow you to hang it there for convenience. It is easily detachable in such cases, though, allowing you to place your thermostat anywhere in your home for easy access. This if of great benefit to homeowners and their comfort. How many times, for instance, has a cool off in temperature left you stumbling to the thermostat to turn up the heater at night? Now, provided that you leave your wireless thermostat by the bedside, you can simply adjust the temperature from where you lie.

While these basic digital models are a great starting point, it is advisable to consult with a professional wireless thermostat technician so that you know what is available in terms of more advanced features. Many thermostats now operate wirelessly via an internet connection, utilizing smart technology in order to allow you to adjust temperatures from your smartphone or other internet enabled devices. When you use such wireless thermostats to the fullest of their capabilities, it is possible to greatly cut down on energy consumption throughout the home. This allows for better comfort at a better price.

We will help you to find the right make and model for your unique sensibilities and preferences. Live more comfortably without draining your budget by regulating temperatures wirelessly in your home.

Give DuAll Heating & Cooling a call today if you think that a wireless thermostat installation in Naperville sounds like a good fit for your home and heating and cooling needs.

 

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Why Is an ERV Installation in This Area Advisable?

March 13th, 2015

If you are interested in heating and cooling your home efficiently without sacrificing your comfort, as well as in maintaining great indoor air quality in your home, then give the professional technicians here at DuAll Heating & Cooling a call today. We have the systems and services that you need to achieve these seemingly lofty goals. With an energy recovery ventilator, you can truly have your cake and eat it too. Just remember that you must schedule your energy recovery ventilator installation in Romeoville with a qualified individual. Working with the fine technicians on our staff will ensure that this is the case. Here’s why you should consider the installation of an ERV in your home.

An energy recovery ventilator is a mechanical ventilation system, which means that you don’t have to open up the windows in your home in order to ventilate your living space sufficiently. This allows you to ventilate your house even during those times of the year when the temperature outside makes doing so an uncomfortable proposition. By using a heat exchanger in its operation, and ERV lets you precondition the fresh air entering your home through the system by passing it by the stale but comfortable air exiting. This is the same performance that you would get from a heat recovery ventilator; what sets the ERV apart is that it is also able to exchange moisture between the two air streams, allow for the balancing of humidity levels as well.

An ERV is ideal in our area, as our summer weather can be quite hot, and our winters long and harsh. This means that you will use your heating and your cooling systems pretty heavily in their respective seasons. HRVs are great for areas in colder climates, where heaters are really relied upon. However, considering the fact that our summers can get pretty intense, and that your AC system can really dry out the air in your home, it is a good idea to make use of the humidity in the warmer air entering your home.

If you have any questions regarding the use of an ERV, or if you think that the time has come for an energy recovery ventilator installation in your Romeoville home, call DuAll Heating & Cooling today.

The HVAC and IAQ professionals on our team are here to ensure that your installation is completed properly every step of the way. Schedule service with us and know that the job is done right.

How Zoning Your HVAC System Saves You Money

March 6th, 2015

Sometimes, you really do have to spend a little money in order to save money. This certainly applies to the concept of zoning one’s residential HVAC system. With the installation of a zone control system, you can save money in a few different ways. The best part of an already great deal is the fact that you can actually live in greater comfort while doing so. It may all sound a bit too good to be true. However, trust us when we tell you that this reality could easily be one that you live in. Just remember to leave your Naperville zoning services to the pros at DuAll Heating & Cooling. We install and service zone control systems of the highest quality. If boosting both the performance and efficiency levels of your HVAC system is an enticing sounding offer, ours is the number to dial.

Zoning your HVAC system allows you to heat and cool different areas of your home to different temperatures. Electronically controlled dampers are installed in your air ducts, and these dampers are wired into a control panel. Also wired into this control panel are multiple thermostats, with each individual thermostat regulating the temperature in a specific zone in your home. When you adjust these thermostats, the dampers in your zone control system will adjust themselves accordingly. This is how it is possible to maintain different temperatures in different heating and cooling zones.

Because you no longer need to heat and cool an entire house to one set temperature, you can heat and cool your home in a more considered manner. By maintaining more moderate temperatures in unused areas of your home, and adjusting those temperatures at necessary times to gradually bring them up or down to the target temperature, you can cut down on the amount of energy that you use when heating and cooling your house. Because different people are comfortable at different temperatures, you can also use your zone control system to help everyone live more comfortably than they’d otherwise be able to. This can eliminate constant fiddling with a single central thermostat, which can increase energy usage and costs in and of itself.

We can answer any questions that you may have regarding the ways in which zoned heating and cooling can benefit you. Should you decide to move forward with the installation of such a system, we will  install it with the very greatest of care.

If you are ready to schedule any HVAC zoning services in Naperville, just give DuAll Heating & Cooling a call today.

What Is the Rotobrush System?

February 27th, 2015

At DuAll Heating & Cooling, we know that there are a number of ways in which your efforts to heat and cool your home can be adversely affected. The same is true of your efforts to ensure that the air filling your home is of the highest quality. That is why we not only offer outstanding duct cleaning services throughout the Bolingbrook, IL area, but also why we use top of the line equipment in order to get the job done in the finest fashion possible. Rotobrush duct cleaning is truly a cut above the rest, and we are a registered user of, and a firm believer in, this outstanding equipment. To better understand what it is that separates Rotobrush duct cleaning equipment apart from the rest, you must first understand what this equipment is capable of.

For nearly two decades, Rotobrush technology has helped indoor air quality and duct cleaning technicians to clean their clients’ ductwork in a more effective and thorough manner than ever before. Rotobrush air duct cleaning systems are designed to optimize both maneuverability and performance quality, meaning that you technician can not only get the job done in a timely manner, with minimal disruption to your home life, but that the quality of the job is never sacrificed for the speed with which it is completed. In the hands of a trained processional, such as those on our team, the Rotobrush is the perfect tool for the meticulous cleaning of the air ducts in your home.

Rather than agitate pollutants built up in the ductwork, then cleaning them up afterwards, the Rotobrush system has features both a hose and a brush which work simultaneously. Even as debris is loosened by the scrubbing brush, it is vacuumed up by the hose. This leaves no interim in which the pollutants may spread throughout your living space. The system also makes use of dual HEPA filters, able to trap pollutants as small as .3 microns with an efficiency of 99.97% (using the standard Rotobrush air duct cleaning system).

We have the answers you need to determine if you require duct cleaning in your home. Speak with a knowledgeable member of our staff, and know that your air ducts are in good hands.

If you have any further questions about the Rotobrush air duct cleaning system, just call DuAll Heating & Cooling today.

Signs That It’s Time to Service Your Boiler

February 20th, 2015

Boilers are known for the warmth and comfort they bring into a room. If you own a boiler, you likely look forward to the feeling of walking into your home on a cold, snowy evening. Unlike forced-air heating systems like furnaces and heat pumps, boilers transfer heat to the objects and people in a room, not to the air. And while these heat is generally quite reliable, no heating system lasts forever.

It’s inevitable that you’ll have to call a technician at some point. Put your faith in the heating service technicians at DuAll Heating & Cooling. We service and install boilers in Plainfield, IL.

A boiler is considered to be lower maintenance than a forced-air heating system like a furnace or heat pump. You don’t need to change any filters, and there are fewer moving parts than there are in other types of systems. In fact, you may not have to schedule repairs for many years. Delay repairs for even longer by scheduling regular maintenance and watching out for the following signs that you should call a technician ASAP.

  • Limited Heating – One of the ways you can tell that your boiler is in trouble is if you notice the heat in your home is not up to par. Even if it’s only a slight drop in temperatures, it could indicate a problem that will worsen over time and lead to a breakdown.
  • Strange Noises – Boilers are known for their quiet operation, so you are likely to notice when unusual noises occur. Strange noises could indicate trouble with the circulator pump, a mechanical part that requires lubrication, or problems with the pressure in the tank.
  • Rust – If you notice rust forming on the outside of your boiler, the problem requires immediate attention. Rust eventually leads to corrosion, and corrosion in your boiler could be disastrous. Rust may occur if condensation forms along the outside of the unit, or if water leaks onto the tank, so be sure to keep any sources of water away from the unit as much as possible.

DuAll Heating & Cooling provides comprehensive heating services in Plainfield, IL. Call one of our team of skilled professionals for maintenance, repairs, or installation today.