DuAll Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioner Repair’

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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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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Air Conditioning Repair FAQ: Do I need an AC repair?

Monday, February 11th, 2013

While the winters in the Naperville, IL can be rough, the summers can also be hot and humid. Having a good air conditioning system is a necessity when the humidity and temperatures rise. But if your air conditioning system needs repairs, your home might be just as hot and sticky as the outside air. At DuAll Heating and Cooling, we provide complete air conditioning repairs in Naperville IL. We realize how important it is for you to get your AC unit repaired and working as quickly as possible. We thought it would be a good idea to put together some of the signs that you should watch for that could indicate that you need AC repairs.

Common Signs of Air Conditioning Repairs

When you run your air conditioning system as much as we do here during the summer, it’s only a matter of time before it breaks down. Here are some of the indicators that could mean you need air conditioning repairs.

  • Not enough cooling – If you aren’t getting enough cooling from your air conditioning system it means that something is wrong with it. There are a number of things that could be causing this. It could be that your air conditioner’s air filter is clogged or that there isn’t enough refrigerant in the system. The fan motor might be broken too. The only way to know for sure is to call a professional air conditioning contractor for air conditioning repairs.
  • Strange noises – If you start to hear new sounds from your air conditioning system pay attention to them. They likely mean that you need to call for air conditioning repairs in Naperville, IL. Gurgling sounds mean that you likely have low refrigerant. If you hear a grinding sound from the outside unit it probably means that the fan motor bearings are worn out. Hissing noises usually indicate a refrigerant leak or that the compressor is leaking.

Benefits of Professional Air Conditioning Repairs

When you start to have problems with your air conditioning system make sure that you call for a professional air conditioner repairs in Naperville, IL. An air conditioning contractor has the experience and training to get the job done faster and with high quality.

For all your air conditioning repairs, Contact DuAll Heating and Cooling today!

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