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Is This the Year I Replace My Air Conditioner?

Monday, March 19th, 2018

woman-with-electric-fanOkay, maybe that’s not the most dramatic internal thought that you’ve ever had—in fact, we kind of hope that it isn’t. It is one that you should start thinking about pretty seriously if you are considering a new air conditioner for the coming cooling season, though. Why is that? Because you don’t really want to be waiting for the cooling season to get underway before you decide to move forward with your air conditioning replacement.

Doing that leaves you open to a period of discomfort as you wait for your new system to be installed. It also means that you’ll be scheduling your installation/replacement for precisely the time of year when our AC technicians are at their busiest. It’s a big decision to make, but we’re happy to help you make it with well-earned confidence. So without further ado, here are some factors to consider regarding your upcoming air conditioning replacement in Romeoville, IL.

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Should I Replace My Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 12th, 2017

ac-technician at workWe are well into June at this point, and chances are that you’ve already been running your AC a fair amount. With temperatures creeping up into the nineties, it is safe to say that the heat of summer is back, and that it won’t be going anywhere for a while. When you have run your AC this year, have you been happy with the results? While you may be tempted to just tolerate an uninspired performance from your air conditioner until the fall arrives, replacing it now really is the better option.

By planning your air conditioning replacement in Bolingbrook, IL, rather than waiting for the system to break down on potentially one of the hottest days of the year, you can limit any discomfort and inconvenience that you may face. Give us a call today if you are concerned about the overall performance or reliability of your air conditioner. Here are a few factors to keep in mind.

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Is the Time Right for an Air Conditioning Replacement?

Monday, April 4th, 2016

If we were to ask you to make a list of the most exciting ways in which you may choose to spend your hard-earned money, we doubt very much that investing in a new air conditioning system would really be near the top of that list. That being said, though, it is important to keep in mind the fact that no air conditioning system is going to last forever. If you have reason to believe that replacing your AC may benefit you, now is a great time to schedule your air conditioning replacement in Bolingbrook, IL. There are many reasons to consider doing so.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Poorly-Performing AC? Now Is the Perfect Time!

Monday, June 1st, 2015

We’ve unofficially entered the summer season, and the temperatures are climbing – is your current air conditioner up to the task of cooling your entire home this season? While it’s not hard to tell that it’s time to replace an air conditioner that isn’t working, it can be difficult to know when your AC is telling you it’s time to retire when it is still running. To help you discern the possible signs of your air conditioner’s retirement, the AC specialists at DuAll Heating & Cooling have put together some tips regarding what to look out for.

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How Can Air Conditioning Replacement Save Me Money Over Time?

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

If your air conditioner seems to need a lot of repairs recently, you may be unsure whether air conditioning replacement is right for you. An older air conditioner is at risk for sudden breakdowns, but the cost of replacement seems unnecessary if a simple fix can solve the problem. If money is the only consideration keeping you from choosing air conditioning replacement, read on to find out how a new AC can actually save you money over time.

Fewer Repair Needs

Sometimes, you only need a repair or two to keep your AC running smoothly for a few more years. However, if your air conditioner has lived a long life, you may run into repair needs again and again. If you replace or repair all of the major parts of your air conditioner one by one, you will most likely spend more money than if you purchase an entirely new system. And a newer system won’t run into frequent problems, saving you money for years to come.

Energy-Efficient Systems

When you purchase a new air conditioner, you can also look into systems with high efficiency ratings so that you can save money every month. When you purchased your older AC, you may have found the most efficient, top-of-the-line system available. But changes in regulations of efficiency standards as well as advancements in technology mean that you may be able to find a system with a higher SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) than your older unit. Besides, while regular maintenance can keep your air conditioner efficient for years, standard wear and tear will eventually cause your air conditioner to require more energy to run. You may see savings right away with a new system.

Proper Installation

Finally, calling a professional for air conditioning replacement can help you make sure your new AC is installed correctly and is the proper size. If your older AC ran into problems early on, it may have been sized improperly upon installation.

DuAll Heating & Cooling will make sure your new system is sized appropriately and installed correctly. Call us today!

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Repair or Replace: What’s the Best Step for My Air Conditioner?

Friday, May 16th, 2014

In the world of home heating and cooling, one of the perennial questions that customers ask is, “Repair or replace?” When an air conditioning system appears to be approaching the end of its service life, you must decide whether you should continue repairs or schedule a replacement installation. Which one is the best choice, both for your comfort and your budget?

There’s no simple answer we can provide you here, because we don’t yet know about the situation with your air conditioner. Perhaps a targeted repair from a skilled technician will give you a few more years of energy-efficient performance. Perhaps your AC is only a few weeks away from a complete breakdown and you need to act now before the hot weather arrives.

However, if you call us at DuAll Heating & Cooling, we can make the process much easier for you. One of our AC specialists will inspect your air conditioner to see if there are repairs that will help. If it turns out that new installation is the better choice, our experts will help you with excellent air conditioning replacement in Bolingbrook, IL.

What factors will decide between “repair or replace”?

  • System age: Central air conditioners will last, on average, between 10 and 15 years, depending on the model. Your air conditioner will have a manufacturer’s estimated lifespan on its cabinet. An air conditioner that is still a few years away from this estimate—and which has received diligent regular maintenance during its life—will usually respond favorably to quality repair work. On the other hand, an air conditioner that is older than its estimate should be replaced even if it is still outwardly capable of cooling a house down.
  • Energy efficiency: An air conditioner can still seem to work well, with effective cooling power, but if its components are wearing down to the point where the system will not recover, it will start to cost more to run. When determining if an AC should be retired or not, check if your cooling bills have changed over the last two years. Continually rising bills are a major red flag that repairs will not do any good.
  • Repair frequency: Since air conditioners need the majority of their repairs done during the last two years of their service life, an increase in the amount of repair jobs indicates a system is probably ready for replacement. Once it costs more than $500 a year to keep an AC scraping by, you should retire it.

The NATE-certified technicians at DuAll Heating & Cooling will help you find out the right path to take when it comes to your air conditioner.

We can perform skilled repairs and air conditioning replacement in Bolingbrook, IL—whatever you need. Call us today to beat out the summer heat.

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Benefits of Air Conditioning Replacement

Friday, July 26th, 2013

There has been a lot of innovation and technological advancement in the air conditioning industry over the years. No air conditioning system, though, no matter how advanced, is going to last forever. At some point it will become clear that it is time to consider an air conditioning replacement. There are many situations you may find yourself in, and many problems you may face with your AC, in which professional air conditioning repair is a perfectly acceptable option. In other cases, though, an air conditioning replacement in Bolingbrook, IL is simply going to be your best course of action. Call the AC replacement technicians at DuAll Heating & Cooling today to discuss your air conditioning replacement service options.

There are many factors that must be considered when deciding whether or not to repair or replace your existing air conditioning system. First of all, you must take the age of your air conditioning system into account. It is possible that your air conditioning system may be operating at its peak operational levels and with great consistency. However, if your AC is very old, those levels may pale in comparison to those that newer, more efficient models may have to offer. You do not have to wait for your AC to break down in order for an air conditioning replacement to be your best option.

You should also bear in mind the service needs of your existing air conditioning equipment. If your air conditioner can be repaired, but must be repaired with any regularity, then it may make more sense to simply replace the system. The initial expense of doing so can be offset by the years of potential savings you can enjoy with reduced maintenance and repair needs. The bottom line is, there is just no way for an untrained technician to make these types of decisions confidently. Schedule service with us to determine whether or not to replace your AC with confidence.

The Bolingbrook, IL air conditioning replacement experts at DuAll Heating & Cooling are always happy to help you determine what is best for your air conditioning system and your comfort. Let us help you make all the right decisions throughout the process. Discuss your AC replacement needs with our team today.

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