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How a Dirty Filter Affects Your Furnace

Monday, January 8th, 2018

air-filter-close-upWith the winter weather getting as harsh as it does here in Illinois, it should come as no surprise to hear us suggest that you do everything possible to ensure the successful operation of your furnace. Investing in a great furnace, scheduling routine furnace maintenance, and handling furnace repairs in Romeoville, IL promptly will help to ensure that this is the case. There is one other step that too many homeowners overlook, though, and that is changing the air filter.

Now, you’re probably wondering why your furnace technician doesn’t just change your air filter during your scheduled tune-up. The answer is that he or she does. However,  it needs to happen more frequently than once a year. Much more frequently, in fact. Typically, your furnace’s air filter is going to need to be changed once every 1-3 months. Failure to do so can have a number of different negative effects. Read on to learn more about how a dirty air filter can negatively affect you.

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cool Air?

Monday, December 11th, 2017

cold-manWe are certainly starting to feel cold temperatures hinting that winter is truly right around the corner now, aren’t we? With that in mind, most homeowners have already taken stock of their home heating systems, hopefully getting them tuned up for the season and scheduling repairs for any issues that may have popped up. Unfortunately, there is really no way to guarantee that you won’t run into any problems as the heating season progresses. You may just find that your furnace is not functioning properly at some point.

Now, certain problems with a furnace may manifest themselves with very subtle symptoms. Others, however, are quite obvious. It doesn’t take an HVAC expert to realize that a furnace blowing cool air is not one that is operating the way it should. It does require a professional heating technician to complete any necessary furnace repairs in Plainfield, IL,  though. If you notice that your furnace is blowing out air that is cooler than it should be, contact us to have the problem resolved promptly.

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Gas or Electric: Which Furnace Is Right for Me?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Has your existing heater broken down on you completely? Have you come to realize that your current heater just doesn’t have another season of reliable, effective performance left in it? Whatever the case may be, now is definitely the time to get your new heater installed. With temperatures already as cold as they are, you cannot wait until they drop any further.

Of course, you also cannot afford to rush into anything when it comes to choosing your new heater. Whether replacing an old one or having a new system installed in a brand new home, choosing your heater carefully is a top priority. Here are some tips to help you choose between a gas or electric furnace in Bolingbrook, IL.

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Why Does My Furnace Smell Like Burning?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Have you fired up your furnace yet on a particularly chilly night in your home? Have you just turned it on and let it run a bit to assess its performance? When you did so, were you concerned to find that your furnace smelled of burning? It’s a common issue, and one that has a number of different potential causes.

Not all issues resulting in a burning odor from your furnace are terribly serious. There is a chance that you may have a serious issue on your hands, though, so read on to learn more. Should you suspect the need for professional intervention, dial our number right away.

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Choosing a New Furnace Successfully

Monday, January 25th, 2016

The furnace has long been and still remains one of the most popular of all home heating systems. This is no fluke. Furnaces are capable of heating homes in an efficient, effective, and prompt manner. However, this is only the case when the right furnace is installed in a home. If you are thinking about replacing your furnace in Bolingbrook, IL when spring comes around, or if unforeseen problems demand that you invest in a new furnace ASAP, it is vital that you take your time to consider your options, and that you hire a trained professional to do the job. Read the following tips, and give DuAll Heating & Cooling a call with any questions that you may have.

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