Why Use an Energy Recover Ventilator (ERV) in Bolingbrook?

August 24th, 2015

Energy efficiency is a year-round issue, and good ventilation can be one that is of concern many months of the year. Many times this can be a two-pronged issue in the sense that you install and use one component for better energy efficiency and yet another for better ventilation. But what if we told you there were a single component that can do both? There is such a component, and it is called an energy recovery ventilator, also known as an ERV. Continue Reading

Can Your Air Conditioner Make It Another Season?

August 17th, 2015

We are in the throes of summer, and if you have been struggling with your air conditioner, you may have to ask yourself a hard question: does this AC have another season in it, or should I start thinking about replacement? There are a few important factors to consider when it comes to replacing your existing air conditioner, and the cooling specialists at DuAll Heating & Cooling have them listed out here: Continue Reading

3 Reasons to Add Zone Control to Your Air Conditioning System

August 10th, 2015

We are in the heart of summer’s heat, and you may have found yourself in major battles over your single thermostat. It can be hard to please everyone in your home with a single thermostat, and this can be hard on your system if the thermostat is constantly going up and down. A great way to eliminate this battle and help your AC system at the same time is by adding zone control to your air conditioning. Continue Reading

Make Your AC Installation a Success with These 3 Steps

August 3rd, 2015

Choosing and installing a new air conditioning system for your home is a process. ACs are not one-size-fits-all and skipping steps during your installation process can put you in the position of having the wrong system in your home. The experts at DuAll Heating & Cooling can help you with all of your AC installation needs in Bolingbrook, IL, whether you are installing a system for the first time or replacing an outdated one. All you have to do is call and our helpful staff will take care of the rest! Continue Reading

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