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

The Great Water Heater Debate: Tank or Tankless?

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Some say that variety is the spice of life. Too much variety can make for some tough decision making, though. For instance, those homeowners interested in replacing their water heaters in Bolingbrook, IL just may find that choosing the right system for their needs is a bit trickier than they’d expected. There are just so many options to choose from!

We want to help make the process a bit easier for you, so today we want to discuss some pros and cons of both the tank and the tankless water heater. Read on, and feel free to contact a member of our team with any questions that you may have. 

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Should I Be Concerned with Standby Energy Loss?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

This day and age, everyone is looking for ways in which to live in the comfort and convenience that they are accustomed to, while also spending less in order to do so. That is why issues such as standby energy loss from tank water heaters are so commonly mentioned. Standby energy loss is something to consider, but it also isn’t quite the eliminating factor that some would lead you to believe.

We install both tank and tankless water heaters in Bolingbrook, IL. Like any other appliance, both tank and tankless water heaters have their pros and cons. Consider the following information carefully, and be sure to contact our team with any questions that you may have.

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Will Your Water Heater Last Through the Winter Season?

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Frigid temperatures are the norm in Illinois during the long winter season. Keeping your home warm and comfortable is obviously a top priority. Even when you have a warm and cozy house waiting for you, though, you sometimes need a little something more. A long, hot shower is truly one of the greatest luxuries when the temperature outside plummets.

If you have any concerns about your water heater in Bolingbrook, we strongly suggest that you replace that system now before it gives out on you entirely. You don’t want to realize as you’re getting ready for work one cold morning that there’s no hot water for showering. Here are a few signs that it’s time for a replacement.

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Need a New Water Heater? Have You Thought About Going Tankless?

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Investing in a replacement water heater may not be the most exciting way in which to spend your hard earned money. That being said, no water heater is going to last forever, so you are going to have to replace yours at some point. When that time comes, though, you shouldn’t rush through the system selection process. Just because you’ve always used a tank water heater, for instance, doesn’t mean that tankless models don’t merit your consideration. Keep the following information in mind, and let the professionals on our staff know if you think that using a tankless water heater in Bolingbrook, IL is the right move for your home.

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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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Is It Time for Water Heater Repairs?

Monday, January 18th, 2016

There are a number of different water heaters that homeowners may choose from to use in their homes these days. Not only is there a great selection of systems to consider, but modern water heaters are also more effective and reliable than ever before. This is not to imply that they are perfect, though: no mechanical system is. Eventually, you are going to find yourself in need of water heater repairs in Bolingbrook, IL. When you do, make sure that it is our number that you dial. By scheduling your water heater repairs with the pros on our staff, you guarantee that your appliance will be back on track in no time. Contact DuAll Heating & Cooling with any concerns that you may have.

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Why Tankless Hot Water Heaters Are Called “On-Demand”

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Never before have homeowners had so many choices when it comes to using a hot water heater, but one seems to be a very popular choice among the bunch: tankless hot water heaters. These types of hot water heaters are also known as “on-demand” hot water heaters, but not many people understand why. The name comes from how a tankless system works, as we’ll explain more about below.

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Do You Need a New Hot Water Heater before This Winter?

Monday, October 26th, 2015

There are a lot of annoying things to deal with in cold weather: scraping ice off car windows, shoveling, and navigating icy, snowy walkways. One thing you don’t want to add to the mix is a lack of hot water due to a failing hot water heater. It can be hard to tell when your hot water heater is ready to call in its chips, so to speak, because water heaters typically reside in areas of your home that aren’t very visible. Here are some factors to keep in mind if you think it may be time to replace your hot water heater in Bolingbrook:

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When Was the Last Time You Scheduled Your Hot Water Heater for Maintenance?

Monday, September 7th, 2015

It is one of the unsung appliances in your home, even though it works around the clock: your hot water heater. Without it, you wouldn’t have the hot water you need. Hot water heaters are typically placed out of sight in basements or closets. However, this doesn’t mean they don’t need a little love once in a while, and that love should come in the form of annual maintenance.

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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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