Air Duct & Dryer Vent Cleaning in [{landing}]

Before and After for Dryer Vent and Duct Cleaning by All-Star Heating of DeKalb IL Before and After for Dryer Vent and Duct Cleaning by All-Star Heating of DeKalb IL 

Why do I need to have my air ducts cleaned?

According to the EPA, indoor air can be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air. The benefits of a freshly cleaned and sanitized air duct system include:

(1) Cleaner, fresher and healthier air inside can reduce coughing, sneezing, allergy medications.

(2) Less dusting, and carpet cleaning.

(3) Your furnace and air conditioning system will perform better and save on energy cost.

(4) Reduce dust mites.

Is the process messy?

The answer is no, our state of the art negative air flow duct cleaning machine that is equipped with three filters, a 2” pleated air filter, then a washable electrostatic filter, then a HEPA-filtered to 99.97% so the dirt stays in the machine and out of your home. We block off the duct work, registers and grills in the area’s we are not working to prevent any dust and debris from traveling out of your ductwork and into your home. We use brushes and compressed air through each duct to scrub the ductwork and force the dirt to our machine. We also clean your dryer vent ductwork out with this service. Our certified tech’s use drop cloths and shoe covers to protect your floors during the process.

Why clean your dryer vent ductwork out?

Dryer lint build-up can cause reduced airflow, which in turn causes overheating. When this happens, the high-temperature limit safety switches cycles on and off. Accumulation of lint and reduced exhaust airflow provide conditions ripe for a fire. Lint is highly combustible. Proper airflow can decrease drying time, thus decreasing operating cost. It can also reduce part failures, which can extend the life of the dryer.

How often does the dryer vent ductwork need to be cleaned?

Recommended is once a year for family’s with loads of laundry 2-5 times per week; every 2 years for customers that don’t have loads but once every week or two weeks. We use a brush on a machine that goes through the ductwork and forces the lint into our duct cleaning machine.

There are certain warning signs that tell you that there might be at risk from suffering the fate of a fire caused by your dryer.

  • Is your dryer taking longer to dry clothes than usual?
  • Is there a burning smell coming from your dryer?
  • Does your dryer turn off before your clothes are dry?
  • Do you have a dusty laundry area?
  • Does the flapper vent not open when the dryer is on?
  • Clogged dryers cause fires.

Here are some facts about dryer vent fires.

  • Clothes dryers are the #1 major appliance cause of fires.
  • There were 15,500 dryer fires last year.
  • Inside dryer chamber and dryer vents should be cleaned by a professional once a year.
  • Dryer venting should be all metal and vented to the outside only!
  • Crawl spaces, attics, and living spaces should not be used for dryer exhaust.

Before and After for Dryer Vent and Duct Cleaning by All-Star Heating of DeKalb IL


All-Star Heating & Air Conditioning optimizes the health and comfort of your home, while reducing energy costs and wear and tear on your cooling system. The installation of a whole-home dehumidifier improves indoor air quality and provides soothing relief from high humidity without overcooling the home. Give us a call at (815) 758-8585 for service throughout Illinois, and our factory trained professionals will help you determine the perfect dehumidifier to efficiently handle your specific requirements. Along with seamless installation, we also provide troubleshooting services for all makes and models.

We make the dehumidifier process easy at All-Star Heating & Air Conditioning.

Proper sizing and installation of a whole-home dehumidifier is not a do-it-yourself project. As a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, All-Star Heating & Air Conditioning combines experience, expertise, and exceptional products. Compact, quiet, and equipped with Permanent MERV 8 filter to capture contaminants, Bryant industry-leading dehumidifiers are zoning capable, user-friendly and offer automated operation based on personal preference. Take advantage of a free estimate from All-Star Heating & Air Conditioning and let us earn your satisfaction with uncompromising standards of job performance across [{landing}], IL.

If you’re looking for top dehumidifier service in Illinois, give us a call today!

Some of the many reasons to invest in whole-home dehumidification include:

  • One dehumidifier handles the entire home
  • Works with your air conditioner & runs independently
  • Lower humidity feels cooler, lessening the demand on the air conditioner
  • Maximize air conditioner efficiency and trim monthly costs
  • A variety of sizes ensures the right fit for your home
  • No need to ever empty a water pan
  • Up to four times more efficient than room dehumidifiers
  • Air filtration
  • Prevent mold and mildew growth
  • Discourage the dust mite population
  • Avoid damage to wood furnishing
  • Eliminate that sticky, clammy feeling
  • Enjoy a healthier, more comfortable indoor environment

Humidifier Installation

There are three main types of whole house humidifiers: steam, bypass, and fan-powered. Through extensive experience and factory training, the professionals from All-Star Heating & Air Conditioning offer informed and practical recommendations for the best choice to meet your specific needs.

Steam humidifiers introduce moisture into the air by heating water electrically until it boils, producing humidity in the form of steam. Steam is carried by the system blower and spread throughout hour home via vents, working even if your furnace isn’t on. Steam humidifiers are the quickest and most natural means of optimizing and maintaining comfortable humidity levels.

Bypass humidifiers supplement moisture to the warm air produced by a furnace. Warm air is first drawn from the heating ducts, and then, as it flows through a water panel, moisture is absorbed. This moisture is introduced back into the air stream, and then into your home. Bypass humidifiers are easily installed in a forced air handling system on the supply or return plenum (air distribution box connected to the ductwork).

Fan-powered humidifiers are very much like a bypass humidifier, but with the addition of a fan to blow air across the internal pad (water panel). Power humidifiers are superior in that each day, they average a gallon more of humidity than the bypass unit. The electricity drawn by the internal fan is minimal and adds up to the cost of a 25-watt light bulb. Fan-powered flow-through systems don’t require a bypass duct, making them ideal for installation in tight spaces.

All-Star Heating & Air Conditioning, through our partnership with Bryant, offers the most effective and economical solutions for home humidification. By adding needed moisture to the air, Bryant humidifiers answer the challenge of dry, furnace-heated air, providing a cleaner, healthier home. They feature low-noise operation, front-facing easy-access door, large or small capacity, and the most sophisticated technology available.

During the winter months, humidity in an average home will drop to 10% or less. According to the Mayo Clinic, the optimum humidity level is between 30% and 50%. Because properly humidified air slows the body’s natural cooling mechanism, you’ll feel warmer at lower temperatures, and be less likely to turn up the thermostat. Through the use of a humidifier, you’ll save on energy costs without sacrificing comfort.

While you may ignore the shocks you get from the carpet in winter, static electricity is a warning sign of low humidity levels. It may not seem like a big deal, but a number of viruses thrive in overly dry air. Sore throat, bloody noses, itchy eyes, headaches, chapped lips, aggravated symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, and thyroid disorders have all been directly linked to insufficient moisture in the air. Humidifiers also protect wood furnishings from drying and cracking, as well as keeping your skin hydrated and supple. The solution is straight forward, easy and cost-effective. When you contact All-Star Heating & Air Conditioning, we have the knowledge, training, and equipment to answer all of your home comfort concerns and expectations.

Humidifier Installation

Air Purifiers

Improving indoor air quality impacts health, comfort and cleanliness of your home. The process is simple, rewarding and straight forward. All-Star Heating & Air Conditioning offers a range of economical solutions that target harmful pollutants. For improving indoor air quality, whole-home air purifiers are a powerful tool. Air purifiers are gaining popularity and can be conveniently incorporated into nearly any HVAC system. With a range of sizes, types and prices, All-Star Heating & Air Conditioning can match your budget and needs with an ideal choice.

As a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, we have experienced and trust the effectiveness of Bryant air quality products. Bryant whole-home air purifiers treat 100% of the air flowing through your heating and cooling system before it circulates, targeting bacteria, viruses, pollen and mold for unsurpassed germicidal capability.

Air purification is a giant step above air filtration, making use of advanced technology to eliminate allergens, pathogens, pollutants and odors. This effective air treatment system traps up to 95% of particles .30 to 1.0 microns in size. A micron is the equivalent of .00004 inches. A long-lasting MERV 15 filter puts an end to pet dander, dust mites, and a long list of microorganisms that can cause breathing and allergy problems. Installation is quick and simple, and when you trust the experts from All-Star Heating & Air Conditioning with your indoor air quality, we’ll clean up the air you breathe.

Air Purifiers

UV Lamp Installation

UV germicidal fixtures install directly into your central air system and provide a line of defense against the mold that thrives in the cool, dark interior of the air system. Mold, mildew and fungus growth on the air handler robs your HVAC system of efficiency and requires professional cleaning. UV lamps sterilize airborne bacteria and allergens before they enter and circulate throughout your indoor air supply. By maximizing efficiency, increasing blower performance and life, and positively impacting indoor air quality, UV germicidal fixtures increase the value of air conditions systems. This same technology has been relied upon in hospitals for over 75 years.

Bryant’s Preferred UV Lamp is a proven and cost-effective means of killing molds, viruses, bacteria, dust mites, and other disease-carrying microorganisms. Silently enhancing comfort and health, Bryant’s Preferred UV Lamp can reduce concentrations of airborne bioaerosols by 50% in under an hour. For a cleaner, healthier and more comfortable home, contact All-Star Heating & Air Conditioning and speak a helpful and knowledgeable HVAC specialist for further information. We will be happy to help you find and implement the ideal solution for your indoor air requirements.

UV Lamp Installation


Bring fresh air inside, even with your windows closed. Through a sophisticated ventilation system, you’ll enjoy greater control over the airflow in your home. By circulating air through the use of ducts and fans, you’ll have fresh, clean air whenever you want it. According to the EPA, stale air and indoor air contaminants can create health problems that include allergies, headaches, and respiratory ailments such as asthma and sinusitis. A good ventilation system safeguards your home from indoor pollutants. Low maintenance and low energy usage make ventilation systems a great way to reduce humidity from the outside air and lower heating and cooling costs. By recovering 70% of heat or cooling from the air leaving the home, and pre-conditioning air that enters your home, you’ll cut energy losses and reduce the workload of your HVAC system.

You want a tightly sealed home for the sake of energy savings, but when the same stale air is circulated and re-circulated, it becomes a health issue. And since the majority of Americans spend 90% of their day indoors, air quality is important. Bryant ventilators introduce pre-filtered outdoor air into your home, freshening your indoor environment, enhancing comfort and reducing energy costs. The most straight forward method of improving indoor air quality is through proper ventilation. To find the right solution for you, your family and home, contact All-Star Heating & Air Conditioning. We specialize in comfortable, healthy and safe homes and businesses for our valued customers throughout [{landing}], IL.



If you have rooms that are a challenge to heat, or overly high winter utility bills, you may have leaks, holes or poorly connected ducts. Ducts that allow heated air to escape into unheated spaces can add hundreds of dollars a year to your energy bills. Dirty air may even be flowing directly into your home, causing your HVAC equipment to perform far below peak efficiency. All-Star Heating & Air Conditioning offers the most innovative and cost-effective solution to energy losses from holes in duct systems. Through Aeroseal duct sealing, our certified professionals will improve indoor air quality, system efficiency, and comfort levels quickly and thoroughly.

Leaky ducts allow 15% to 30% of the air passing through them to escape, increasing both electricity use and emissions of pollutants. Traditional methods of sealing ducts are time-consuming, labor-intensive and costly. Workers need to enter attics, crawlspaces, and basements, locate leaks manually and attempt to seal them one by one. Often times, ductwork is hidden within ceilings and can be extremely difficult if not impossible to access.

All-Star Heating & Air Conditioning, Your Aeroseal Experts

When you contact All-Star Heating & Air Conditioning for Aeroseal duct sealing, our dedicated specialists first close off the duct system’s normal openings, such as grilles or registers. Air containing aerosolized adhesive particles is then blown into the system. When air is drawn out of the duct through leaks, it speeds up and turns sharply. As aerosolized particles exit through the leak, they deposit and build up on its edges, sealing holes up to one inch across.

Well-sealed ducts allow heating and cooling systems to achieve comfort levels more quickly and uniformly. Through Aeroseal duct sealing, air will flow unrestricted, improving energy efficiency of your HVAC equipment and reducing the entry of dust, molds, excessive humidity, radon, exhaust gases, and other chemicals and odors.

All-Star Heating & Air Conditioning specializes in providing safer, cleaner, more comfortable homes throughAeroseal duct sealing. By improving the integrity of your ductwork system, our NATE-certified specialists will lessen the workload on your heating and cooling equipment, boosting efficiency and energy savings. With less strain on HVAC systems, your equipment will also last longer and succumb to fewer repairs. Aeroseal duct sealing is a simple, quick and cost-effective procedure with extremely beneficial results. Contact All-Star Heating & Air Conditioning at (815) 758-8585 and our knowledgeable service team will be happy to provide further information.