DuAll Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for March, 2013

Need Boiler Repair? Top 3 Repairs for your Boiler

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Boilers are one of the most popular and effective heating systems in the country. When you live in Illinois you probably use your heating system a lot during the cold winters here. With all that use it’s only natural that you would eventually need repair. Contact the Naperville, IL boiler repair experts at DuAll Heating & Cooling if you’re having any issues with your boiler. We have years of experience working with many different kind of boilers and wanted to share some of the most common repairs that we’ve seen.

Boiler Not Producing Enough Heat

When you turn on your boiler you expect it to produce heat for your home. But if you aren’t getting enough heat or if your boiler isn’t producing any heat at all you could have a serious problem. While this can sometimes be caused by a simple problem with your thermostats, it could also be something with the boiler itself. Call the Naperville, IL boiler repair professionals at DuAll Heating and Cooling if this is happening. It could be that the boiler’s water thermostat is set too low so it isn’t heating up the water enough. It might also be that there is sediment or mineral build up on the bottom of the boiler tank which is keeping the heat from getting to the water.

Boiler Leaking Water

With all of the water that your boiler uses and handles it will likely leak at some point. There are a few common places that are susceptible to leaks. The pump in your boiler is what actually pushes the hot water through your home. It can often leak water if the valves or gaskets are worn out. Also, the expansion tank is another are that can sometimes leak. The tank itself can also leak if the pressure inside is too great or if it is rusting. Call the Naperville, IL boiler repair technicians at DuAll if you’re having any water leaks with your boiler.

For Naperville, IL boiler repair make sure that you call DuAll Heating & Cooling today.

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Heating & AC: Ductless Mini Split System Installation Process

Monday, March 18th, 2013

As spring and summer approach, homeowners throughout Bolingbrook, IL are looking for ways to be more energy-efficient, to improve the indoor air quality of their home, and to be eco-friendly. More and more homes are making the switch to ductless mini splits not only for these reasons, but also because they enjoy the flexibility and minimal disruption of ductless installation. Whether you’re in the market for an air conditioning system for your new home, or thinking about switching from conventional central air, you need to know about the installation process. For more information about ductless mini split systems in Bolingbrook, IL, call DuAll Heating & Cooling today!

Let’s take a look at some of the basics of the ductless mini split system installation process:

  • No ducts. This is perhaps the greatest advantage to going ductless, and therefore greatly distinguishes ductless from ducted systems. Retrofitted ductwork can involve demolition and renovation of your home, as even flexible ducts have to be snaked through your walls and in the attic. Ductless systems, on the other hand, generally need only one small hole for the conduit to pass through the exterior of the home and to connect to the outdoor unit, which can placed as far away as 50 feet, depending on the model and particular home setup.
  • Air handler. The ductless indoor air handler is a sleek, attractive, and compact device that sits high on a wall or suspended from the ceiling. You can usually install about 4 air handlers to one single compressor/condenser unit. These can be placed around the house to create cooling zones, each with its own thermostat. The air handler is nearly silent and can also be operated by remote control. It extracts hot air as well as circulates cool air much more efficiently than duct extraction.
  • Outdoor unit. The outdoor unit of is not unlike its counterpart in a conventional central air. It houses the compressor, which is the engine that pumps the pressurized refrigerant through the refrigerant cycle. The condenser coils are also located there, where the heat from your home dissipates.

The ductless installation process is straightforward and relatively unobtrusive, but it needs to be done professionally to ensure that you get the most out of your cooling for years to come. For ductless mini split installation in Bolingbrook, IL, call DuAll Heating & Cooling today!

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Benefits of Whole Home Humidity Control

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Improper humidity levels are a real nuisance, but many homeowners fail to realize the fact that poor humidity levels can actually have a serious impact on not only your comfort but the condition of your home as well. If your home suffers from consistently high or excessively humidity levels you may want to consider a whole home humidity control system installation. The Bolingbrook, IL humidity control technicians at DuAll Heating & Cooling are here to help you make your home a more comfortable place to live. Contact us today to learn more about the whole home humidity control system options in your area.

High humidity levels can create a great number of problems in your home. One of the most prevalent issues is a general reduction in comfort. Humidity traps heat, and if your home is too humid it can be very stuffy and uncomfortable. Because biological pollutants, such as bacteria, mildew and mold, thrive in damp conditions, high humidity levels can also lead to problems with such pollutants. Using a whole home dehumidifier in Bolingbrook, IL is a great way to avoid such issues. These devices work with your air conditioning system to remove excess moisture from the air. They can also work independently to allow you to dehumidify your home on days when your AC is not needed.

Very dry conditions in your home are no more desirable than very humid conditions. A lack of humidity in your air can make it difficult to keep your home comfortable efficiently. It can also lead to sore throats and dry, itchy skin. Static shocks can also be a problem in homes with very low humidity levels. These shocks are very annoying, but they can also do real damage to costly electronic equipment. By restoring proper humidity levels to your home with a whole home humidifier in Bolingbrook, IL you can protect your comfort and your home as well.

Contact DuAll Heating & Cooling today if you are interested in learning more about whole home humidity control. Our Bolingbrook, IL humidity control technicians can help make your home a more comfortable place to live. Call today to schedule service.

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Does Your Furnace Fan Need Repairs?

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Your home furnace consumes fuel to create heat, which it then distributes throughout your home. If it starts to make strange sounds, heats unevenly or inefficiently, or if you notice that your heating costs have spiked from one month to the next, then there may be something wrong with your heating system. One of the common problems furnaces sometimes develop concerns their fans, which force the hot air out of your furnace and into your home. If you feel that your furnace is not operating effectively or efficiently, call the Naperville, IL furnace experts at DuAll Heating & Cooling today to schedule repair service.

A professional diagnosis of your home heating system is needed to resolve the problem, but recognizing some characteristic symptoms of your furnace can go a long way to helping you make the call. In the case of your furnace fan, making sure it is running properly is important because it determines the rate at which the hot air flows into your home.

  • Fan is not running. If your furnace fan is not running, it could be an electrical problem, such as a tripped circuit breaker or faulty fuse. But a more serious problem may also be the culprit, such as the blower motor or its capacitor. Remember that the fan may have to be switched on at the thermostat to work.
  • Fan is running continuously. This might be an adjustment at the thermostat, which may have an option for the fan to run continuously, or at the furnace itself if there is a fan control switch, which may be faulty. But it may not be so straightforward. It’s always best to schedule professional repair service for your Naperville, IL furnace.

Your furnace fan is only one component of a complex heating system. Remaining alert to the various symptoms of a faulty furnace means ensuring the warmth of your home. You may also want to consider scheduling a program of routine maintenance with a local furnace technician, who can catch major problems before they damage your system. Whether it’s your furnace fan, or any of the various filters, motors, valves, and vents of your Naperville, IL furnace, you can count on DuAll Heating & Cooling to provide excellent service. Call us today!

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