How Can an Energy Recovery Ventilator Help My Cooling This Summer?

May 25th, 2015

As technology continues to improve home products like insulation, windows and doors, our homes become more air-tight than ever. While this is good for energy efficiency, it actually creates a new problem: that of good ventilation. Throwing open a window isn’t a good solution for this, particularly during the height of summer heat, so what can you do? Consider installing an energy recovery ventilator. Continue Reading

3 Ways Duct Cleaning Helps Your AC

May 18th, 2015

The ductwork in your home can be very much “out of sight, out of mind,” because it resides behind walls and above ceilings. Unfortunately, this can lead to forgetting about your ducts until it becomes apparent that they need cleaning. Our experts can help you with the cleaning of your ductwork, and now is a great time of year to schedule duct cleaning because it can help your air conditioner. How? Let’s take a look. Continue Reading

Commercial Air Conditioning Guide: Reasons to Consider a Rooftop AC

May 11th, 2015

We’ve all seen the large, metal cabinets on the tops of buildings, but you probably haven’t thought much about them. However, as a business owner with a commercial space, it’s necessary to have air conditioning in your building, and you have some options when it comes to choosing a commercial AC. One of these options is a rooftop air conditioner. The experts at DuAll Heating & Cooling can help you with all of your commercial air conditioning needs, from installation and repair to replacement and maintenance. So why should you consider a rooftop unit? Let’s take a look: Continue Reading

Allergies? It May Be Time to Consider an Air Cleaner

May 4th, 2015

Spring is welcome season for many, but it is also the bringer of sneezy tidings in the form of allergies. But if you have a whole home air conditioning system, you can hire a trained expert to add a very helpful component to your system: an air cleaner. There are three main types of air cleaners from which to choose, and determining which one will best fit your needs is something you should decide with the help of an expert. The indoor air quality specialists at DuAll Heating & Cooling can assist you with all of your IAQ needs, so if you have been bracing for allergy season, give us a call today! Continue Reading

Is Zone Control Air Conditioning Right for My Home?

April 27th, 2015

Zone control air conditioning systems offer a number of advantages over non-zoned centralized systems. Here in Bolingbrook, IL, summer is on its way, and now is the perfect time to consider an upgrade or replacement to a zone control system. “But is zone control air conditioning right for my home?” we hear you ask. That depends, and you should always consult an expert before pulling the trigger. But here are a few things to think about while considering a zone control system. Continue Reading

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.