DuAll Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for July, 2015

No, You Don’t Have to Recharge Your Refrigerant Every Year

Monday, 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.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Underperforming? Schedule a Maintenance Appointment

Monday, 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.

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Does Your Thermostat Match Your Air Conditioning System?

Monday, 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.

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How Does Sediment Wind Up at the Bottom of My Hot Water Heater?

Monday, 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!

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