DuAll Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for March, 2015

Can an Energy Recovery Ventilator Help Me to Live More Comfortably?

Friday, 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.

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Why You Should Schedule a Wireless Thermostat Installation

Friday, 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.


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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015


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Why Is an ERV Installation in This Area Advisable?

Friday, March 13th, 2015

If you are interested in heating and cooling your home efficiently without sacrificing your comfort, as well as in maintaining great indoor air quality in your home, then give the professional technicians here at DuAll Heating & Cooling a call today. We have the systems and services that you need to achieve these seemingly lofty goals. With an energy recovery ventilator, you can truly have your cake and eat it too. Just remember that you must schedule your energy recovery ventilator installation in Romeoville with a qualified individual. Working with the fine technicians on our staff will ensure that this is the case. Here’s why you should consider the installation of an ERV in your home.

An energy recovery ventilator is a mechanical ventilation system, which means that you don’t have to open up the windows in your home in order to ventilate your living space sufficiently. This allows you to ventilate your house even during those times of the year when the temperature outside makes doing so an uncomfortable proposition. By using a heat exchanger in its operation, and ERV lets you precondition the fresh air entering your home through the system by passing it by the stale but comfortable air exiting. This is the same performance that you would get from a heat recovery ventilator; what sets the ERV apart is that it is also able to exchange moisture between the two air streams, allow for the balancing of humidity levels as well.

An ERV is ideal in our area, as our summer weather can be quite hot, and our winters long and harsh. This means that you will use your heating and your cooling systems pretty heavily in their respective seasons. HRVs are great for areas in colder climates, where heaters are really relied upon. However, considering the fact that our summers can get pretty intense, and that your AC system can really dry out the air in your home, it is a good idea to make use of the humidity in the warmer air entering your home.

If you have any questions regarding the use of an ERV, or if you think that the time has come for an energy recovery ventilator installation in your Romeoville home, call DuAll Heating & Cooling today.

The HVAC and IAQ professionals on our team are here to ensure that your installation is completed properly every step of the way. Schedule service with us and know that the job is done right.

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How Zoning Your HVAC System Saves You Money

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Sometimes, you really do have to spend a little money in order to save money. This certainly applies to the concept of zoning one’s residential HVAC system. With the installation of a zone control system, you can save money in a few different ways. The best part of an already great deal is the fact that you can actually live in greater comfort while doing so. It may all sound a bit too good to be true. However, trust us when we tell you that this reality could easily be one that you live in. Just remember to leave your Naperville zoning services to the pros at DuAll Heating & Cooling. We install and service zone control systems of the highest quality. If boosting both the performance and efficiency levels of your HVAC system is an enticing sounding offer, ours is the number to dial.

Zoning your HVAC system allows you to heat and cool different areas of your home to different temperatures. Electronically controlled dampers are installed in your air ducts, and these dampers are wired into a control panel. Also wired into this control panel are multiple thermostats, with each individual thermostat regulating the temperature in a specific zone in your home. When you adjust these thermostats, the dampers in your zone control system will adjust themselves accordingly. This is how it is possible to maintain different temperatures in different heating and cooling zones.

Because you no longer need to heat and cool an entire house to one set temperature, you can heat and cool your home in a more considered manner. By maintaining more moderate temperatures in unused areas of your home, and adjusting those temperatures at necessary times to gradually bring them up or down to the target temperature, you can cut down on the amount of energy that you use when heating and cooling your house. Because different people are comfortable at different temperatures, you can also use your zone control system to help everyone live more comfortably than they’d otherwise be able to. This can eliminate constant fiddling with a single central thermostat, which can increase energy usage and costs in and of itself.

We can answer any questions that you may have regarding the ways in which zoned heating and cooling can benefit you. Should you decide to move forward with the installation of such a system, we will  install it with the very greatest of care.

If you are ready to schedule any HVAC zoning services in Naperville, just give DuAll Heating & Cooling a call today.

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