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Start Summer Off with Clean Ductwork!

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Now that we’re rapidly moving closer and closer to the summer season, you are probably giving your air conditioner more and more consideration. We hope that you’ve got a reliable system in place, and that your air conditioner is tuned up and ready for action. Remember, though, that your air distribution system is just as important as the mechanical components in your air conditioner itself. If your ductwork is dirty within, then you are going to encounter a few undesirable issues this summer. Consider the following information, and remember that our professionals are here to complete your duct cleaning services in Bolingbrook, IL.

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Is Dirty Ductwork Hindering My Heater?

Monday, February 8th, 2016

*DuAll Heating & Cooling no longer offers duct cleaning services. Take a look at our other indoor air quality services to find the best solution for your needs.

A lot of homeowners use forced air heating systems in order to warm their homes effectively and quickly. The problem is  that the ductwork that these systems use can sometimes wind up with considerable amounts of dirt, dust, and other pollutants therein. This can lead to a number of problems within the household, including the spreading of those pollutants throughout one’s living space. This can make life tough for those with allergies and respiratory issues, as it can aggravate their symptoms. It can also hinder the performance of one’s HVAC system, though. That is why professional duct cleaning in Bolingbrook, IL is worth your consideration. 

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Get Your Ducts Cleaned for Better Heating

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Air ducts aren’t the most mechanical part of your heating system, but they are very important – without them, your warm air wouldn’t be delivered. But the state of your air ducts goes a long way toward determining how well and how healthy the air being delivered to your home’s living spaces is. This is where duct cleaning comes in. It’s recommended that your ducts are cleaned by professionals, like the ones from DuAll Heating & Cooling, every 3-5 years to stay clean and functional.

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Dust Blowing Everywhere? It May Be Time to Clean Your Ducts

Monday, August 31st, 2015

*DuAll Heating & Cooling no longer offers duct cleaning services. Take a look at our other indoor air quality services to find the best solution for your needs.

Your ductwork system is largely unseen, especially the inside, where dust and dirt can accumulate in a significant layer. Even though the dust and dirt may be in a thick layer, lots of dust and dirt particles will blow with the passing air current every single time your air conditioning system turns on. This means that a whole lot of dust and dirt particles get a free ride into your home and living spaces on a consistent basis each day. One of the telltale signs of this is the constant presence of dust on your furniture and belongings, even with regular cleaning. The best way to tackle this issue with your ductwork in Bolingbrook, IL is to schedule a professional duct cleaning appointment with the indoor air quality pros at DuAll Heating & Cooling.

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3 Ways Duct Cleaning Helps Your AC

Monday, May 18th, 2015

*DuAll Heating & Cooling no longer offers duct cleaning services. Take a look at our other indoor air quality services to find the best solution for your needs.

The ductwork in your home can be very much “out of sight, out of mind,” because it resides behind walls and above ceilings. Unfortunately, this can lead to forgetting about your ducts until it becomes apparent that they need cleaning. An HVAC expert can help you with the cleaning of your ductwork, and now is a great time of year to schedule duct cleaning because it can help your air conditioner. How? Let’s take a look.

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How Is the Rotobrush Used for Professional Duct Cleaning?

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

*DuAll Heating & Cooling no longer offers duct cleaning services. Take a look at our other indoor air quality services to find the best solution for your needs.

When you hire a company to perform duct cleaning in Naperville, you want to be assured that your ducts are being cleaned at a level that  improves energy efficiency, indoor air quality and your comfort. The way DuAll Heating & Cooling makes sure this happens is by using the patented Rotobrush Duct Cleaning system for all duct cleaning appointments. The Rotobrush system allows our trained technicians to clean every angle of your ductwork without causing damage, and the HEPA vacuum of the Rotobrush system ensures that all contaminants are removed safely. If you are in need of a professional duct cleaning, call us today!

Features of the Rotobrush Professional Duct Cleaning System

  • Powerful, portable HEPA vacuum – the vacuum of the Rotobrush system is powerful and portable; it also uses HEPA filters to contain and capture the contaminants in your ductwork, ensuring that they are safely removed from your system and home.
  • Hose and brush system – the Rotobrush system has an advanced, patented design that allows it to clean and remove dirt, dust and any other build-up in your system, even in the crevices of turns. This is due to the design of the Rotobrush head and how the head and hose of the system work together.

The Rotobrush head is a rotating, full brush. The bristles are strong enough to clean, yet gentle enough not to do damage to your system. The brush scrubs the inside of your ductwork at 450 rpm while the nozzle of the hose, which is part of the brush head, sucks up any and all debris and contaminants loosened by the rotating brush.

  • Flexible hose – the hose of the Rotobrush system contains the cable that manages the movement of the hose and brush, and because of its slim yet durable design, the hose can reach for long distances and curve easily through a complicated duct system.

The Rotobrush is one of the best duct cleaning devices on the market, and offers something most other duct cleaning systems cannot: 360 degree cleaning. Not only is this system powerful, it can reach the crevices and turns other systems may not. When you combine the cleaning capacity of the Rotobrush with the expertise of our DuAll Heating & Cooling technicians, you can be assured that your duct cleaning in Naperville will be beneficial and long-lasting.

Call the duct cleaning experts at DuAll Heating & Cooling to set up an appointment today!

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When Should I Schedule Duct Cleaning?

Monday, July 14th, 2014

*DuAll Heating & Cooling no longer offers duct cleaning services. Take a look at our other indoor air quality services to find the best solution for your needs.

Having professional cleaning for your ducts is an essential service for maintaining an efficient air conditioner and forced-air heater and to protect the quality of the air in your home. Duct cleaning experts use high-level tools such as enormous power vacuums and agitation equipment to remove buildup of dirt, dust, pollen, lint, and other contaminants that will place heavy resistance on airflow and which can end up pushed out into your air.

A question we often hear from customers is, “When should I arrange to have duct cleaning done?” It’s a good question, and one that isn’t simple to answer, since there are a variety of times when it’s good to schedule it and a number of signs to watch for.

More than two years have passed since you last had cleaning done

…or if you’ve never scheduled cleaning before. Although not all ventilation systems will need cleaning on the same regular basis, two years is a good general rule of thumb for how often you should schedule cleaning. Your cleaners will be able to tell you if you should adjust the frequency up or down.

A visual inspection reveals serious clogging in the ducts

You should make an occasional visual check on the inside of your ductwork. Here is how to do it: Remove one of the covers from a vent, then reach down inside with a digital camera and take a flash photo of the interior that is normally out of your sight. If the image captured shows you a tangle of dust and lint that looks like a clogged intake filter, then you definitely need to schedule cleaning.

An increase in health problems from airborne contaminants

If you have people with asthma and allergies living in your home, any increase in their symptoms should prompt a visual check (see above) and then scheduling duct cleaning. You may also notice allergy and asthma symptoms in other people in your house, and in this case the problem is probably very serious.

You struggle keeping your home clean

Excessive dirt and dust inside the ventilation system will lead to a buildup in your home as well. For example, a six-room home will, on average, circulate 40 lbs. of dust over a year through the ventilation system, and most of that will settle across your floors and furnishings. When you can’t seem to keep your home free of dust no matter how much cleaning you do, then it’s time to look into duct cleaning services.

A long-handle broom and hose vacuum cleaner will not do the job of cleaning out your ductwork.

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What to Expect with Duct Cleaning

Friday, May 9th, 2014

*DuAll Heating & Cooling no longer offers duct cleaning services. Take a look at our other indoor air quality services to find the best solution for your needs.

With the amount of contamination that can enter a house’s ductwork over the space of only a year, duct cleaning is a necessary step for protecting your home’s indoor air quality and keeping your HVAC system working efficiently. However, people often neglect to schedule regular professional duct cleaning because they imagine that it is a disruptive hassle.

We’d like to show you what you can expect from duct cleaning in Plainfield, IL when you call DuAll Heating & Cooling. As you’ll see, professional duct cleaning isn’t an arduous process thanks to the Roto Brush System that our skilled technicians use. There’s no reason to put off this important task any longer, so call our duct cleaning professionals today.

The duct cleaning process

Duct cleaning with the Roto Brush usually requires only a few hours of work and will not interfere much with your daily routines since the equipment necessary is small and creates only minor lewvels of noise.

After arriving at your house, the duct cleaning technicians will use special video cameras fed into the ducts to examine what areas have the heaviest dust, dirt, and other contamination. After this, the actual cleaning process starts.

The technicians will first remove the registers from your vents and wash them to make sure they do not contribute to lowering indoor air quality. Then they will send the Roto Brush into the ducts through the vents. A soft spinning brush on the long hose moves down into ductwork and agitates the pollutants along the interior of the duct without damaging the lining. The brush can fit into all sizes of ducts while still providing the same level of safe cleaning, and it can reach around corners and down through the ventilation network to reach all areas.

As the spinning brush action loosens dirt, dust, dander, smoke residue, and other pollutants from the duct interiors, a powerful vacuum attached to the Roto Brush suctions up the loose debris and runs it through a HEPA filter to catch even the smallest particles.

Once the Roto Brush stage is finished, the technicians will treat the ducts with an anti-microbial that is environmentally safe and commonly used in hospitals. This will eliminate the last of the contaminants and leave no residue behind in your ducts.

Not all duct cleaning is equal

The above process is not the only way that professionals can clean your ducts; there are more intrusive methods that involve cutting holes into an HVAC system to reach into the ducts and using enormous power vacuums. But at DuAll Heating & Cooling, we’re proud to use the Roto Brush System to provide you with safe, fast, and effective duct cleaning in Plainfield, IL.

Call DuAll Heating & Cooling today for improved air and a more efficient HVAC system through our professional duct cleaning service.

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Why Schedule Duct Cleaning at the End of Heating Season

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

*DuAll Heating & Cooling no longer offers duct cleaning services. Take a look at our other indoor air quality services to find the best solution for your needs.

A heating system in Illinois never fully closes down during the spring or summer: we can expect a few cool days to come along when we’ll need to turn the furnace back on, or switch the heat pump from cooling back to heating mode. Nevertheless, by the end of April we’ll start scaling back on how much work our heaters do.

This is a good time to schedule duct cleaning to clear away the dust, dirt, lint, and other contaminants that have entered your ductwork. We’ll look into why you should have duct cleaning in Naperville, IL done at the tail end of heating season.

Duct cleaning at the end of winter

If you have a heat pump or furnace, then your heating relies on the same ductwork system that your air conditioner will use. When the AC comes on for the first time during a hot spring day, you’ll want the air coming from it to have the smoothest, cleanest path to reach the vents. All the dust that can build up during the winter from your closed-up house can gather thickly along the ductwork walls, and this will place resistance against the AC’s airflow. The harder the air conditioner has to work, the more expensive it will be to run.

You can also expect lower air quality because of dirty ducts. The air conditioner will spread around the build up inside the ventilation system throughout your home. You don’t want to spend the summer battling congestion, skin and eye irritation, asthma, and other symptoms similar to the cold and the flu—but this is what will happen without clean ducts.

Winter snows also bring moisture that enters ductwork. This can lead to one of the major troubles that can start inside ventilation systems: the growth of mold and bacteria. You’ll need duct cleaning, and possibly UV germicidal lights, to stop this before it adversely affects your indoor air quality.

Call professional duct cleaners

It requires special training and equipment to clean a home’s ducts; you can’t effectively access the ductwork on your own.

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When Should I Schedule a Professional Duct Cleaning?

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

*DuAll Heating & Cooling no longer offers duct cleaning services. Take a look at our other indoor air quality services to find the best solution for your needs.

Design and construction of ductwork in a house aims to keep the ducts as hidden as possible so they don’t interfere with the look of a home. But this means that you won’t often have a good idea if your ducts are developing infestations of dust, dirt, hair, pollen, or biological contaminants. All of these intruders into your ducts will contribute to lowering your indoor air quality and placing strain on your HVAC system that can lead to early repairs and higher power bills.

So how do you know you should schedule duct cleaning? We’ll offer some helpful tips.

Hints that it’s time to schedule duct cleaning service

  • An increase in energy bills: Regardless of whether you have your AC or heater sending conditioned air through the ducts, you will find an increase in energy use if the ducts develop too much contamination. Dust along the ducts will significantly increase air resistance; it will also clog up the air filter and restrict air flow. This will make your HVAC system work harder and drain excess power.
  • More dust in your home: If regular dusting and cleaning in your home starts to turn ineffective—the dust returns almost immediately—and dust bunnies start growing in the corners, then you may have vents blowing out a build-up of dust from the duct walls.
  • A rise in allergy-like symptoms: A decline in indoor air quality because of dirty ductwork is most noticeable in people who have allergies to airborne pollutants. But these same symptoms can appear in anyone to some degree. Symptoms to look for resemble a low-level cold or flu, with congestion, eye and nose irritation, coughing and wheezing, and headaches. Indoor air quality is often quite poor indoors, and keeping your ventilation system clean is an important part of improving it.
  • You haven’t done it in over a year: Even without any of these other signs, you should have duct cleaning done if more than a year has passed since you last scheduled it. A year is enough time for dust to settle inside ducts. Get potential problems eliminated before they can cause worse problems.

Summon professional cleaners

Duct cleaning isn’t something you can take care of by leaning into your vents with a whisk broom and bottle of spray cleaner. Professionals with tools like the Roto Brush will need to take on this task. Experts like those at DuAll Heating & Cooling can do the job fast and effectively. Call us for your duct cleaning in Plainfield, IL.

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