DuAll Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for May, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Memorial Day, which is observed on the final Monday of May every year, is an opportunity to honor and commemorate those military personnel who have fallen while serving their country. The day began in the aftermath of the American Civil War, when the country was damaged and in need of remembrance. Originally called Decoration Day, owing to the flowers that would decorate gravesites, its principal purpose has been to mourn those who have died during service; but it’s also a time to come together as a country and take stock of the way that our soldiers have shaped this country.

There is a national moment of silence and various events throughout the day. You may see volunteers putting flags up at your local cemetery or flowers decorating war memorials. It’s also a reprieve from our work schedule that should be enjoyed in tandem with remembrance. We wish you all the best this Memorial Day.

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Benefits of Replacing Your Air Conditioning System

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

You likely use your air conditioning system a lot which means that it can sometimes need to be repaired. However, eventually you will need to replace your air conditioning system entirely. But knowing when that time is can be difficult. The Romeoville, IL air conditioning replacement professionals at DuAll Heating and Cooling can help you with any kind of AC services that you need. We often get called to repair and replace air conditioning systems so we thought it would be a good idea to put together some of the benefits of replacing your AC system.

Signs You Need Romeoville, IL Air Conditioning Replacement

Being able to tell when it’s time for air conditioning replacement can sometimes be difficult. Here are a few of the signs that you need to replace your AC.

  • Frequent repair
  • Strange noises
  • Humidity issues
  • Inefficient operation

Benefits of Romeoville, IL Air Conditioning Replacement

Replacing your air conditioning system can have some tremendous benefits for homeowners. Here are a few of them.

  • Increased efficiency – New air conditioning systems are much more efficient than older ones. Even if your air conditioning system is only a few years old, new AC units are incredibly efficient. By replacing your air conditioning system you might be able to increase the efficiency of your home.
  • Increased comfort – Keeping your home comfortable is likely a big priority for you. If you have an older air conditioning system, your home might not be as comfortable as it could be. By getting Romeoville, IL air conditioning replacement you could be able to increase the comfort of your home.
  • Reduced repair – If your air conditioning system is suffering frequent repair you might be able to reduce the need for repair by replacing your air conditioning system.

For all your Romeoville, IL air conditioning replacement and repair needs call the specialists at DuAll Heating and Cooling.

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Why Change The Air Filter During Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Friday, May 17th, 2013

The air filter in your air conditioning system is there to protect the working part from dust and dirt. There are tremendous consequences if you don’t change the air filter on a regular basis. Call the Romeoville, IL air conditioning repair and maintenance experts at DuAll Heating and Cooling today. We thought it would be a good idea to put together a quick list of some of the common problems caused by a clogged air conditioning filter.

Why Change Your AC Air Filter

The air filter in your home’s AC system is by far the most common cause of air conditioning issues. As the air filter gets more and more clogged it will restrict the flow of air into your home. That restriction of air will result in a number of very serious problems. Here are a few of them.

  • Increased repair – As the air filter in your AC gets more clogged, it will make the equipment work harder to pull air inside of it. This increases the strain on your AC unit and could result in increased repair.
  • Decreased efficiency – Another huge problem is that your air conditioning system will have to work harder to pull air into it. This greatly reduces the efficiency of your air conditioning system and will likely result in a reduction in efficiency.
  • Reduced Comfort – With a clogged air filter, your AC won’t be able to keep your home comfortable. The Romeoville, IL air conditioning repair and maintenance technicians at DuAll Heating and Cooling will help you make sure that your system works well and that it is able to keep you comfortable.

For all your Romeoville, IL air conditioning repair, maintenance and installation call the friendly specialists at DuAll Heating and Cooling today.

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How Do I Know It’s Time to Replace My Air Conditioner?

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

As summer begins to heat up the Illinois landscape, you may have already begun thinking about your air conditioner. Spring is a great time to do so. Now is the time to take care of any repairs or system replacements, long before we need our cooling systems to keep us refreshed on a daily basis. But if your system is old, or requires frequent repairs, then you may be in the market for an AC replacement. Fortunately, there are numerous options available, from central air to ductless mini splits. If you think you might need Bolingbrook, IL air conditioning replacement, call the experts at DuAll Heating & Cooling today!

Let’s take a look at a few reason to replace your existing AC for new model:

  • Frequent repairs. If you’re constantly having to repair your AC, then you should probably consider replacing it. Instead of propping up an obsolete cooling system, why not invest in the future of your home comfort with a highly efficient and powerful new AC? This is a big decision and one that is best made in consultation with your local pro technician. Weigh your options, and consider the long-term savings of a new system, in addition to the uninterrupted performance!
  • Old age. If your AC is older, then you should at least be thinking about AC replacement. After a certain age, there’s no telling when your old AC may stop working. Also, it’s worth considering the power and energy efficiency of today’s units, which far supersede those models of even just a decade ago. It’s better to invest in your home’s future, then be stuck paying high energy bills with an old system.
  • Energy efficiency upgrade. Many of today’s central air units boast SEER ratings of over 18, with some ductless units with ratings of up to 27. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and it’s a fairly good barometer of how your new AC will perform. The higher the number the better the ratio between electrical energy input and cooling output.

We hope this gives you some things to consider if you’re interested in replacing your current AC. Call DuAll Heating & Cooling today for Bolingbrook, IL air conditioning replacement services.

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Update to May 1 Compliance Date for Gas Furnaces

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

On May 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals granted the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) motion for stay of the compliance date for non-weatherized natural gas furnaces. Under the regional standards rules, new minimum energy conservation standards of 80% AFUE would go in effect as of May 1, 2013. The stay delays the effective date until November 1, 2013 and eliminates the possibility of these rules being enforced by states, building inspectors, etc. despite the notice of ‘non-enforcement’ issued by the DOE.

At DuAll Heating & Cooling, we know it’s important for you to be aware of changes to regulations and rules that affect your home. Check our blog for regular updates, tips, and news, or call us today for more information.

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