DuAll Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

What Are Capacitors and What Do They Do?

Monday, September 17th, 2018

AC-outdoor-unitWe are going to start this post out by saying that we think all homeowners should have a basic understanding of how it is that their home cooling systems work.

This basic understanding in no way suggests that you should ever attempt to service your air conditioning system on your own! 

When you need AC service, for the capacitors that we are talking about today or otherwise, call in the pros. Okay, now that that’s out of the way, on to today’s topic.

The capacitors in an air conditioning system may not come up in conversation all that often, but they do play a vital role in the operation of your AC. Considering the vital role that your AC plays in your day to day life throughout the cooling season, you’d better believe that they should be of concern! Today, our Plainfield, IL HVAC pros are here to help you better understand just what it is that these capacitors do.

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How a New Thermostat Can Benefit Your AC

Monday, August 20th, 2018

thermostatOh great, here we go. They’re going to try and sell me equipment that I really don’t need. Typical company, right? Quite the contrary! Today’s post is about why you may want to upgrade a component of your HVAC system, but is also about how doing so is one of the most effective—and cost-effective—ways in which to boost the overall performance quality of your home cooling system. We’re not just in this for the money, after all.

Will investing in a brand new air conditioner get you even better results? Well, sure. However,  we’re well aware of the fact that not everyone has the money lying around to upgrade their entire AC—especially not when it is still functioning decently. That is why we’re focusing on the thermostat specifically. This one small component can be the key to unlocking the potential of your air conditioning in Bolingbrook, IL.

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The High Cost of Delaying AC Repairs

Monday, August 6th, 2018

woman-with-fanLook, we get it. We’re not about to dive into the complexity of human nature or anything, but the fact is that, sometimes, when faced with a problem, the easiest solution is just to ignore it. Of course, it usually does not take that long to realize that this is not a solution at all. This is definitely the case when it comes to trouble with your air conditioning system. Fact is, those problems are only going to get worse.

Does that mean that you should freak out every time your AC makes an odd sound or seems to be leaving a warm spot in your home? Of course not. Does it mean that you should take prompt action to get our skilled HVAC contractors in Romeoville on the case right away? You betcha. There is simply no situation in which putting off any necessary AC repairs is going to benefit you in any way. Swift repairs are best.

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The Tale of the Icy AC

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

man-with-fanHmmmmm, there is ice on the coil in my indoor AC unit. That’s odd, I guess. But hey, it’s a cooling system—looks like it just got a bit carried away with itself this time around. No big deal, right? Wrong! Sure, your air conditioner is a cooling system, but that doesn’t mean that it’s supposed to be functioning as a freezer! If you notice ice on your system, then something is definitely wrong. It is just a matter of what has gone wrong.

Like most air conditioning problems, there are a few potential causes of this issue. Some are very serious, while some are actually quite simple to resolve and won’t even require professional intervention. One thing is certain, though. It is always going to be best to resolve such issues promptly, particularly if you require professional air conditioning repair in Plainfield, IL. Read on, consider your situation, and contact us if you have any concerns.

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What to Do About an AC Water Leak?

Monday, July 9th, 2018

AC-technicianWhen you open up a cabinet under your kitchen or bathroom sink and you find a puddle of water under there, you probably aren’t going to be all that shocked. Annoyed, sure, but not shocked. After all, your sink drains through the pipe under there, and a leak is not necessarily that surprising. What about if you walk past your indoor air conditioning unit and find that there is a pool of water surrounding it, though? That’s odd, isn’t it?

Well, it may be a bit odd, but it actually is not all that uncommon. It is also not necessarily indicative of a very serious problem with your air conditioner—though, as is always the case with air conditioning issues, it could be a serious problem. All of this does beg the question of where this water is actually coming from, of course. As you may know, your air conditioner does not use water in its operation. It doesn’t store water in a reservoir. It doesn’t have a water supply line. So let’s examine this issue closer.

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What Dirty AC Coils Mean for Your System

Monday, June 25th, 2018

two-condenser-unitsLook, we get it. You don’t want to focus on the negative. Why would we spend a whole blog post talking about potential problems that you may encounter with your air conditioning system? Well, because the more you know about how various issues could affect your air conditioning system, the more likely you are to handle any such issues before they are able to. By understanding how dirty coils can negatively affect your AC, you can ensure that you don’t let such problems develop.

Many homeowners may not realize that their air conditioners even have components called “coils.” Of course, we don’t expect you to be the expert when it comes to all things air conditioning. That’s what our professional technicians are here for. Even so, it is definitely beneficial for you to have some idea of what these coils do, and why dirty coils are such a serious matter. So read on, and leave your AC repair services to the pros on our staff.

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You Need to Work with a Professional HVAC Contractor

Monday, June 11th, 2018

AC-manifoldThis is something that the most ardent of DIY enthusiasts among us may not really want to hear, but the fact of the matter is that certain jobs around the house do demand the skill and expertise that only trained professionals in the field can handle. This is most certainly the case when it comes to HVAC systems and the services that they demand. When you need an AC or heater installed, repaired, or tuned up, you need to turn to a professional HVAC contractor in Romeoville, IL.

Does this mean that there’s nothing you can do at all for your own HVAC systems? No, of course not. It does mean that you have to be aware of your own limitations and recognize what certain situations call for, though. There are basic maintenance and troubleshooting steps that you can take. When the situation is beyond this basic level, however, that’s the time to call in the pros!

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Is Your Air Conditioner in Need of Repair?

Monday, May 28th, 2018

ac-toolsIf so, then you really need to jump into action right away. The longer that you wait to do so, the worse off your air conditioner and your comfort, not to mention your budget, are likely to be. While we will admit that certain air conditioning problems are more serious than others, we don’t really agree that there is such a thing as a “minor” air conditioning problem? Why not? Because any problem with your air conditioning system is going to result in serious eventually.

The moment that you have any reason to suspect that there is a problem with your AC is the moment that you should be scheduling professional air conditioning repair in Bolingbrook, IL. Even those problem that you believe are “minor” enough to ignore are going to come back to bite you if they are not resolved promptly. This obviously begs the question of how you are supposed to recognize that there is trouble brewing with your system to begin with, though.

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Don’t Leave a Dirty Air Filter in Your AC

Monday, May 14th, 2018

man-with-filterIf you have visited this blog before, then you have likely seen us talking about just how important it is to schedule routine maintenance for your air conditioning system. If not, let us summarize—you need to schedule routine maintenance for your air conditioning system! That being said, while professional annual maintenance is a must, there is actually one very important maintenance task that you can and should handle on your own. That is changing your air filter.

We know that it may sound inconsequential, but trust us when we say that changing your air filter regularly is literally one of the best and most important things that you can do for your home cooling system. In today’s post, we are going to explore just why this is a little bit further. So read on, and let a member of our team know if you have any questions regarding how to change your air filter or which filter to use.

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Signs That You Have a Refrigerant Leak

Monday, April 30th, 2018

technician-workingWe pride ourselves on offering not only exceptional technical HVAC services, but outstanding customer service as well. A big part of doing so is simply being honest with our clients—though that is not always so simple for certain contractors out there. It is with this goal of honest communication in mind that we have to admit that there is no way to guarantee a problem-free experience with your AC. Even the best-maintained systems are going to run into trouble eventually.

One common instance of trouble—and a very serious one, at that—is the refrigerant leak. A proper refrigerant charge is absolutely integral to getting the outstanding performance that you deserve from your home cooling system. If you do have a leak, then you need prompt and professional air conditioning repair in Plainfield, IL. This begs the question of how you can spot a refrigerant leak. Well, we’ve got some tips to help you recognize the signs of trouble associated with the problem.

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