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Is a Ductless Air Conditioner Right for My Home?

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Choosing the right air conditioner in Bolingbrook, IL is a much more important and complex decision to make than you may realize. There are a lot of different makes and models of ACs available today. The last thing that you want to do is to spend your hard-earned money on an air conditioner that is simply not compatible with your usage habits or cooling demands. That is why DuAll Heating & Cooling suggests that you take the time to weigh your options and to choose to your system with care. Don’t be afraid to explore options that you are not immediately familiar with. One great type of system well worth your consideration is the ductless air conditioner. Here is some information to help you decide if a ductless air conditioner is right for your home.

To fully understand why it is that ductless air conditioners are so worth your attention, you must first understand how they work. Ductless mini splits do not require, as you’ve probably come to realize, the use of air ducts in order to cool a home. Instead, wall-mounted blowers are used to cool rooms directly. They connect to an outdoor unit via a simple conduit containing power, refrigerant, and any necessary drainage lines. By using heat pump technology, ductless air conditioning systems are actually able to reverse their operation; in this case, they are more aptly called ductless heating and cooling systems. This type of design has more benefits than the great convenience of heating and cooling one’s home with the use of just one system, though.

By eliminating ductwork from the equation, ductless air conditioners can help the homeowner avoid the problems that sometimes stem from the use of ductwork. Leaky ductwork is, after all, one of the primary causes of energy loss when cooling a home with a ducted system. This can lead to great inefficiency if not resolved, and can also allow for airborne pollutants to enter the system. Once therein, those pollutants may be distributed throughout the entire household via the ductwork itself. This can cause a serious decline in one’s indoor air quality. Also, thanks to the individual blowers which are operated independently of one another, you can maintain different temperatures in different areas of your home.

If the benefits of using a ductless air conditioner sound intriguing, feel free to call DuAll Heating & Cooling with any further questions that you may have. Should you decide that a ductless air conditioner is the right option for your home, we will ensure that an appropriately sized system is expertly installed in your home. That way, you can cool your house with the efficiency and reliability that you need to make it through the summer season comfortably.

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Air Conditioning Tip: Types of Repairs Ductless Mini Splits Might Need

Monday, September 17th, 2012

A ductless mini split air conditioning system is no different from a traditional central air conditioner in many ways. The types of repairs you might face during routine operation of your air conditioner are a prime example as any number of issues might develop that you need to deal with. Here are a few and how you should handle them.

Clogged Filters

Each of your satellite units and the outdoor condenser has a filter in it that needs to be cleaned or changed on a regular basis. If any of them gets clogged it can lead to that unit freezing over due to blocked air flow. Freeze ups are not as common in ductless systems but can happen and the result is messy and uncomfortable.

Inoperable Satellite Unit

A ductless system has more components than a traditional central air system. If you have multiple satellite units inside, you can have between 3 and 9 total devices that need to be serviced. So, a single satellite unit is just as important as any other. If one stops working for any reason, it’s possible that it is a standalone problem, but it could also be a systemic problem so the entire system should be inspected. Contact DuAll Heating & Cooling to schedule an inspection today. Our cooling experts have been a trusted provider of air conditioning services in Bolingbrook for over 20 years.

Electrical Issues

If your ductless mini split system starts short cycling, the cooling is suddenly inefficient or you hear any strange buzzing or smell burning wiring from the condenser, you should have a professional inspect your entire system immediately. Circuit breaker flips are also a problem if they occur repeatedly.

Refrigeration Line Problems

Each indoor unit has a refrigeration line stretching back to the condenser. While these lines are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions and are usually protected during installation, damage can occur. If you notice or suspect damage to any refrigerant lines, turn off your system and call for professional service immediately.

Call DuAll Heating & Cooling today, our Bolingbrook air conditioning technicians are experts in air conditioning installation and repair.

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Ductless Air Conditioning Installation Steps

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

If you are ready to install a ductless air conditioning system in your Bolingbrook home or office, call DuAll Heating and Cooling. There are plenty of do-it-yourself jobs around the house, but a ductless system installation is not one of them. Our team of trained professionals will make sure that everything is done correctly, and we’ll keep you informed throughout the process installation process. In fact, we thought we’d start right now. Here is a walkthrough of the work involved when professionally and safely installing a ductless system.


Like window units and centralized systems, the louder components of a ductless air system are kept outside. We set up your condenser on a flat, hard surface, making sure it stays where we put it. Casings are generally waterproof, but elevating the components a few inches is ideal. We will keep your condenser an appropriate distance from your house, eliminating any noise. When our professionals install your system, you’ll forget that your condenser is even out there. DuAll wants you to enjoy your new cooling system without being kept up at night.


Ductless mini split systems feature indoor, wall mounted units that disperse the conditioned air. This allows you to create temperate zones, heating or cooling only those rooms you want to, only as much as you want to. Most manufacturers recommend positioning the indoor unit high up on your wall, approaching the ceiling. Cold air circulates throughout the room from top to bottom. When we install your blowers we make sure that all measurements are accurate and that your units fit in your walls perfectly.

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This would be the tricky part, but our AC team in the Bolingbrook area has the experience and training necessary to handle all steps of the installation process. A hole, about 3 inches in diameter, is drilled in your wall. Copper tubing and refrigerant lines connect the indoor and outdoor components, and a condensation line keeps the humidity out of your home. Now the mounting plate is installed and the mechanical components are connected. Your new system will be up and running in no time.

Remember that many areas require the work of a licensed plumber or electrician for this installation. Letting the Bolingbrook air conditioning professionals here at DuAll install your system will ensure that your warranty is not voided and your system is installed right.

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