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Catch Heating Problems Early On

October 15th, 2018

cold-couple-on-couch“Oh, come on. It’s still early October. Why are we already talking about the things that could go wrong with my heating system this winter?”

Well, because heating problems can strike any system, anywhere, at any time. We are not trying to alarm you—this is just a fact, alarming of one as it may be. You already know that routine heating maintenance is the best way in which to keep your heater functioning at peak performance levels. However, even this is not enough to make your heater 100% reliable. At some point, you are going to need heating repairs in Bolingbrook, IL.

When you do, you want to schedule them—with us!—as soon as possible. Acting swiftly will help you to minimize any negative effect that problems with your heater may have on it in the long run. The sooner that we can intervene, the less likely that serious, costly damages are. And, the less risk to your comfort, as well.

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How to Prepare Your Home for The Cold Season

October 1st, 2018

Winter-HomeWe’re almost into heating season now, though judging from the current weather it may not seem like it. The days are only going to get colder as we move towards the end of the year, which means now is the perfect time to make sure that your home is ready for heating season. There are a lot of different steps you can take to make sure that your home is properly prepared for the falling temperatures. Have a look below to get a sense of some of the best ways you can make sure that your home will stay nice and warm when the cold weather arrives.

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What Are Capacitors and What Do They Do?

September 17th, 2018

AC-outdoor-unitWe are going to start this post out by saying that we think all homeowners should have a basic understanding of how it is that their home cooling systems work.

This basic understanding in no way suggests that you should ever attempt to service your air conditioning system on your own! 

When you need AC service, for the capacitors that we are talking about today or otherwise, call in the pros. Okay, now that that’s out of the way, on to today’s topic.

The capacitors in an air conditioning system may not come up in conversation all that often, but they do play a vital role in the operation of your AC. Considering the vital role that your AC plays in your day to day life throughout the cooling season, you’d better believe that they should be of concern! Today, our Plainfield, IL HVAC pros are here to help you better understand just what it is that these capacitors do.

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Why Install a Commercial Rooftop Unit?

September 3rd, 2018

AC-Technician-at workIf you’re taking on the task of providing heating and cooling for a commercial space, you know that finding the best unit for your space proves to be difficult. There are many variables to consider when choosing what HVAC system is right for your business. Commercial HVAC is fundamentally the same as residential HVAC, but there are certain aspects that need precise attention because the heating, cooling, and ventilation are all happening on such a large scale.

Commercial rooftop units provide comfort, convenience, and flexibility. If you’re looking to install a commercial rooftop unit, look no further than DuAll Heating & Cooling. We provide the best commercial HVAC in Naperville, IL.

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How a New Thermostat Can Benefit Your AC

August 20th, 2018

thermostatOh great, here we go. They’re going to try and sell me equipment that I really don’t need. Typical company, right? Quite the contrary! Today’s post is about why you may want to upgrade a component of your HVAC system, but is also about how doing so is one of the most effective—and cost-effective—ways in which to boost the overall performance quality of your home cooling system. We’re not just in this for the money, after all.

Will investing in a brand new air conditioner get you even better results? Well, sure. However,  we’re well aware of the fact that not everyone has the money lying around to upgrade their entire AC—especially not when it is still functioning decently. That is why we’re focusing on the thermostat specifically. This one small component can be the key to unlocking the potential of your air conditioning in Bolingbrook, IL.

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The High Cost of Delaying AC Repairs

August 6th, 2018

woman-with-fanLook, we get it. We’re not about to dive into the complexity of human nature or anything, but the fact is that, sometimes, when faced with a problem, the easiest solution is just to ignore it. Of course, it usually does not take that long to realize that this is not a solution at all. This is definitely the case when it comes to trouble with your air conditioning system. Fact is, those problems are only going to get worse.

Does that mean that you should freak out every time your AC makes an odd sound or seems to be leaving a warm spot in your home? Of course not. Does it mean that you should take prompt action to get our skilled HVAC contractors in Romeoville on the case right away? You betcha. There is simply no situation in which putting off any necessary AC repairs is going to benefit you in any way. Swift repairs are best.

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The Tale of the Icy AC

July 23rd, 2018

man-with-fanHmmmmm, there is ice on the coil in my indoor AC unit. That’s odd, I guess. But hey, it’s a cooling system—looks like it just got a bit carried away with itself this time around. No big deal, right? Wrong! Sure, your air conditioner is a cooling system, but that doesn’t mean that it’s supposed to be functioning as a freezer! If you notice ice on your system, then something is definitely wrong. It is just a matter of what has gone wrong.

Like most air conditioning problems, there are a few potential causes of this issue. Some are very serious, while some are actually quite simple to resolve and won’t even require professional intervention. One thing is certain, though. It is always going to be best to resolve such issues promptly, particularly if you require professional air conditioning repair in Plainfield, IL. Read on, consider your situation, and contact us if you have any concerns.

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What to Do About an AC Water Leak?

July 9th, 2018

AC-technicianWhen you open up a cabinet under your kitchen or bathroom sink and you find a puddle of water under there, you probably aren’t going to be all that shocked. Annoyed, sure, but not shocked. After all, your sink drains through the pipe under there, and a leak is not necessarily that surprising. What about if you walk past your indoor air conditioning unit and find that there is a pool of water surrounding it, though? That’s odd, isn’t it?

Well, it may be a bit odd, but it actually is not all that uncommon. It is also not necessarily indicative of a very serious problem with your air conditioner—though, as is always the case with air conditioning issues, it could be a serious problem. All of this does beg the question of where this water is actually coming from, of course. As you may know, your air conditioner does not use water in its operation. It doesn’t store water in a reservoir. It doesn’t have a water supply line. So let’s examine this issue closer.

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What Dirty AC Coils Mean for Your System

June 25th, 2018

two-condenser-unitsLook, we get it. You don’t want to focus on the negative. Why would we spend a whole blog post talking about potential problems that you may encounter with your air conditioning system? Well, because the more you know about how various issues could affect your air conditioning system, the more likely you are to handle any such issues before they are able to. By understanding how dirty coils can negatively affect your AC, you can ensure that you don’t let such problems develop.

Many homeowners may not realize that their air conditioners even have components called “coils.” Of course, we don’t expect you to be the expert when it comes to all things air conditioning. That’s what our professional technicians are here for. Even so, it is definitely beneficial for you to have some idea of what these coils do, and why dirty coils are such a serious matter. So read on, and leave your AC repair services to the pros on our staff.

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You Need to Work with a Professional HVAC Contractor

June 11th, 2018

AC-manifoldThis is something that the most ardent of DIY enthusiasts among us may not really want to hear, but the fact of the matter is that certain jobs around the house do demand the skill and expertise that only trained professionals in the field can handle. This is most certainly the case when it comes to HVAC systems and the services that they demand. When you need an AC or heater installed, repaired, or tuned up, you need to turn to a professional HVAC contractor in Romeoville, IL.

Does this mean that there’s nothing you can do at all for your own HVAC systems? No, of course not. It does mean that you have to be aware of your own limitations and recognize what certain situations call for, though. There are basic maintenance and troubleshooting steps that you can take. When the situation is beyond this basic level, however, that’s the time to call in the pros!

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