DuAll Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for March, 2016

Water Heater FAQ: What Is an Anode Rod?

Monday, March 28th, 2016

A key component of rust protection in tank water heaters, anode rods are made of magnesium, zinc, or aluminum that surrounds a steel core wire and is screwed into the top of the tank. Many people aren’t even aware that an anode rod exists, yet this is the most important factor in determining the life of your water heater. When your water heater tank is filled with water, the anode rod sacrifices itself to protect the exposed steel of the water heater, by going through a process called Electrolysis.

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Happy Easter

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

easterCelebrate this Easter with a heart filled with love and peace. Have a blessed and wonderful Easter!

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How Can I Tell if I Have a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Though we may still have a couple of cool months left ahead, soon enough the weather will warm up, and when it does you’ll want to ensure you have a properly functioning air conditioner. Making a preventive maintenance appointment at least once a year is essential to keeping your system in good working condition. Hopefully you won’t have any detrimental problems the first time you go to turn on your AC this year, but we’ve shared some signs below that indicate you might have a refrigerant leak, in case you are having issues.

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Is It Too Early for AC Maintenance?

Monday, March 14th, 2016

With weather as cool as it has been here in Bolingbrook, IL, air conditioning is likely far from your thoughts. If you haven’t had an air conditioning maintenance appointment in the last year though, you should schedule one now. You don’t want to get to our first day of warm spring weather to discover your AC needs repairs or, even worse, needs to be replaced.

During your AC maintenance appointment, an HVAC professional will fully inspect your equipment, checking for damaged or worn parts and notifying you if anything needs repair or replacement. The earlier this is done, the better. Handling any issues this far in advance means you don’t need to worry about scrambling to get repairs done in a couple of months.

How Will AC Maintenance Benefit Me?

Air conditioning maintenance helps you to potentially avoid emergency repairs, as mentioned above. But it’s about more than just that. Read on to discover the numerous benefits that maintenance provides.

Increased Lifespan

AC systems most often prematurely fail due to lack of maintenance. Regular upkeep and inspections helps your AC run well over its entire lifecycle. A yearly maintenance appointment helps to ensure your system will function for years to come.

Better Energy Efficiency

During maintenance, HVAC technicians clean cooling coils, fan blades, and various other components of your air conditioner. This helps to cool your indoor air more effectively and efficiently, preventing your system from working too hard, and saving you money.

Improved Air Quality

A small amount of dirt in and around your air conditioner is normal. However, as particles accumulate inside components of your unit, its cooling capacity is decreased. These particles get released throughout your home, degrading your indoor air quality. During maintenance, your HVAC technician will clean away this dirt and debris.

Contact DuAll Heating & Cooling to schedule a maintenance appointment today!

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Federal Income Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

A number of tax credits for residential energy efficiency have been renewed. These tax credits are
available for purchases made in 2016, as well as retroactive to purchases made in 2015. ENERGY STAR
products eligible for tax credits are independently certified to save energy, save money and protect the
environment. Use up to 30 less energy in your home by outfitting it with ENERGY STAR
products available across more than 70 categories.
Go to for more information: https://www.energystar.gov/about/federal_tax_credits/natural_gas_propane_oil_furnace

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