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

Heating FAQ: Is it Time for a Replacement?

Monday, December 10th, 2018

gas-furnace-cover-openIt is probably quite safe to assume that you have been running your heater for some time now. Temperatures here in Illinois are already in the 30’s, and we still have a long, cold winter ahead of us. If you have found yourself dealing with a problematic heater, it might be time for a replacement. Here at DuAll Heating & Cooling, we can help you decide which new heating system is right for your home. We provide excellent heating service in Bolingbrook, IL.

Below, we have provided some tips to jump-start your search for a new heater.

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The Benefits of Annual Heating Maintenance

Monday, November 26th, 2018

chimney-moneyWhen winter hits Illinois, it can hit pretty hard. You need a great heater in your home if you want to make it through the winter season comfortably. However, a great heater is really only going to get you so far. In order to get the very best performance that your home heating system can muster, you need great heating maintenance. Reading this post right now means that you are well on your way to achieving that goal.

The benefits of annual heating maintenance in Bolingbrook, IL, really cannot be overstated.  Neither can the benefits of enrolling in a great heating maintenance program. More on that below. Just keep in mind the fact that routine maintenance is not something that you can handle for yourself. No, not even if you’ve watched plenty of online tutorials and you’ve printed out some hackney DIY checklist! This is a job that you always want to leave to skilled, experienced professionals—like our technicians!

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Catch Heating Problems Early On

Monday, October 15th, 2018

cold-couple-on-couch“Oh, come on. It’s still early October. Why are we already talking about the things that could go wrong with my heating system this winter?”

Well, because heating problems can strike any system, anywhere, at any time. We are not trying to alarm you—this is just a fact, alarming of one as it may be. You already know that routine heating maintenance is the best way in which to keep your heater functioning at peak performance levels. However, even this is not enough to make your heater 100% reliable. At some point, you are going to need heating repairs in Bolingbrook, IL.

When you do, you want to schedule them—with us!—as soon as possible. Acting swiftly will help you to minimize any negative effect that problems with your heater may have on it in the long run. The sooner that we can intervene, the less likely that serious, costly damages are. And, the less risk to your comfort, as well.

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How to Prepare Your Home for The Cold Season

Monday, October 1st, 2018

Winter-HomeWe’re almost into heating season now, though judging from the current weather it may not seem like it. The days are only going to get colder as we move towards the end of the year, which means now is the perfect time to make sure that your home is ready for heating season. There are a lot of different steps you can take to make sure that your home is properly prepared for the falling temperatures. Have a look below to get a sense of some of the best ways you can make sure that your home will stay nice and warm when the cold weather arrives.

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What Happens During Heating Maintenance?

Monday, February 19th, 2018

furnace-technicianLiving in Illinois means dealing with some seriously cold temperatures over the course of the heating season. If you really want your heater to rise to the occasion and to keep you and your family comfortable, then it is vital that you schedule routine heating maintenance with a professional HVAC contractor in Naperville, IL. This is a much more involved process than some homeowners may realize, and your heating tune-up is really not the type of job that you can handle on your own.

Sure, there are some very basic heating maintenance tasks that you can and should take care of yourself. These include replacing your air filter as needed, as well as keeping the area surrounding your furnace, boiler, or heat pump’s outdoor unit clean and clear of debris/clutter. That is really just the tip of the iceberg, though. A much more thorough tune-up must be completed by a qualified technician if your heater is to continue operating at peak performance and efficiency levels.

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Why Hire a Pro for HVAC Repairs?

Monday, February 5th, 2018

comfortable-womanWe totally understand and very much appreciate the DIY work ethic that so many homeowners in our area possess. What we respect even more, however, is the responsibility that these homeowners exhibit when they acknowledge that a particular job is simply too far out of their wheelhouse to handle on their own. Certain scenarios are going to require professional expertise, and this is definitely the case when it comes to HVAC repairs. If your system is struggling or has broken down entirely, you need to hire a professional HVAC contractor in Naperville, IL.

In today’s post, we are going to take a look at some of the reasons why this is the case. The fact that you are reading this right now means that you, like most people these days, are an internet user. You undoubtedly know about all of the different DIY and instructional videos that are available on various websites. That type of cursory knowledge and instruction is no replacement for the years of training and hands-on experience that our technicians possess, though.

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How a Dirty Filter Affects Your Furnace

Monday, January 8th, 2018

air-filter-close-upWith the winter weather getting as harsh as it does here in Illinois, it should come as no surprise to hear us suggest that you do everything possible to ensure the successful operation of your furnace. Investing in a great furnace, scheduling routine furnace maintenance, and handling furnace repairs in Romeoville, IL promptly will help to ensure that this is the case. There is one other step that too many homeowners overlook, though, and that is changing the air filter.

Now, you’re probably wondering why your furnace technician doesn’t just change your air filter during your scheduled tune-up. The answer is that he or she does. However,  it needs to happen more frequently than once a year. Much more frequently, in fact. Typically, your furnace’s air filter is going to need to be changed once every 1-3 months. Failure to do so can have a number of different negative effects. Read on to learn more about how a dirty air filter can negatively affect you.

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Don’t Skip Your Heating Tune-Up

Monday, October 30th, 2017

chilly-manAfter a long, hot summer season, the cooler days of autumn can feel like a very welcome respite from the heat. That being said, winter will soon follow. At that point, the weather makes the switch from cool and comfortable to very cold. That is why you need your heating system to be ready for anything that the winter season can throw your way, weather-wise. In order to ensure that this is the case, schedule your heating tune-up with the professionals on our team.

Chances are that heating maintenance is a more involved process than you realize. It requires much more than the cleaning of a cabinet and the changing of an air filter, though these are certainly a couple of important steps in a heating tune-up. No matter what type of heater you use to keep your home comfortable throughout the winter season, it is your responsibility to keep it in great working condition with annual maintenance. Our team will make sure that you enjoy reliable and effective heating in Romeoville, IL.

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Signs That Heating Repairs Are Needed

Monday, September 18th, 2017

furnace-wiringLooking ahead in the forecast, you’ll see that we’re getting a bit of a warm weather bonus this September. Nights are cooling off, but we’ve got plenty of days in the high 70’s headed our way, with the 80’s making an appearance and maybe even a guest spot from the 90’s! That being said, looking ahead to October shows business as usual, and we are definitely on the tail end of the air conditioning season. That means that your heater is going to be stepping up to bat before long.

In our last post, we discussed why you may want to replace your heater moving into this fresh heating season. We’ll certainly be addressing the need for an annual heating tune-up before long. Today, though, we want to give you some pointers for spotting signs of trouble with your heater in Bolingbrook, IL. Even after your system is tuned up, there is no guarantee that it is going to make it through the season without issue. Prompt heating repairs are always in your best interest, so here are some tips to keep in mind. 

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Now Is a Good Time to Replace That Heater

Monday, September 4th, 2017

service-timeWe’re just inching our way into September right now, and many homeowners are probably going to have a hard time letting the warmth and comfort of the sunny summer days go. Let go we must, though, as all summers must pass. If you’re looking for a project to help distract yourself from the chilling of the air surrounding you, while also preparing for the really cold weather just around the corner, we suggest that you take stock of your heater and get your heating replacement in Bolingbrook, IL out of the way now.

Investing in a new heater may not have the excitement level of booking a tropical vacation or purchasing a sleek new vehicle, but it is something that we all have to do eventually. Replacing a heater before you really need it to go into full service mode is always preferable to waiting too long and winding up with a heating replacement during the coldest time of the year. Here are some tips to help you decide if the time is right for a heating replacement.

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