March 11th, 2014
With the warm weather we have been having the past couple of days, many homeowners are throwing open the windows and airing out the home for the first time since the first chills of winter hit Chicago 5 months ago. Over all of this time, the home has built up layer after layer of dirt and dust and not all of it can be cleaned up with a mop and duster. It has been proven that proper ventilation in the home will improve indoor air quality, but leaving your windows open while operating the furnace or air conditioner simply is not an option for those of us that don’t want to pay an arm and a leg every month on our energy bills. This is where a whole house ventilation system from Four Seasons could come in handy.
The Freshness of Spring Air All Year Round!
Whole house ventilation systems will give your home the freshness of spring air all year round without taking a toll on your heating and cooling systems. These units create outlets for musty, stale air to exit the home and for fresh, healthy air to enter the home. This leaves the living space with a constant supply of new fresh air to breathe. You can even filter the outdoor air as it enters the home to remove any allergy causing components like pollen or grass. Read the rest of this entry »
March 10th, 2014
As the winter comes to a close, many homeowners are looking at their furnace and realizing that they never had their yearly cleaning performed. Up until this point, everything has been working fine, but should you really allow the unit to go all spring and summer without having a cleaning performed? The answer is no, and if you still have a warranty on your furnace, the answer is especially no. Do not wait, and give Four Seasons a call before another year goes by.
Manufacturers and Furnace Maintenance
No matter where you got your furnace, whether from Four Seasons or not, nearly every manufacturer will require regular maintenance on the system in order for the warranty to remain valid. These manufacturers understand the importance of regular maintenance and how it is needed to keep the unit in good working condition for as long as possible. Neglecting maintenance reduces efficiency and can lead to repetitive breakdowns. Does this sound like something you should be putting off? Read the rest of this entry »
March 9th, 2014
Spring in Chicago is notorious for heavy rainfall and the flooding that ensues. With the intense and deadly storms that have already caused serious problems across the bottom part of our state, you can be sure that Chicago will not be left unscathed. Maybe we don’t have to worry about tornadoes, but 2 feet of water in your basement can be a disaster for any homeowner. Four Seasons can help you protect your home in a couple of ways, and keeping water away from your home could also protect your furnace and air conditioner.
Causing Costly Damage
A flooded basement causes irreparable damage to the items in your basement. Think of the number of valuable items in your basement. For most of us these valuable items include the furnace, air conditioner, washer, dryer, and water heater. Even a few inches of water can cause damage that demands the replacement of these systems. So, now is the time to add some protection and Four Seasons can help.
Two Affordable Improvements:
- Gutter Repair and Improvement: Over packed gutters, gutters that droop and sag, and gutters that don’t have long enough downspout extensions can all create a flooding risk. Having a Four Seasons handyman clean, assess and repair your gutters can help direct water further away from the foundation of the home. This will help prevent the ground around the foundation from becoming saturated. Read the rest of this entry »
March 8th, 2014
Programmable thermostats are not something new. They have been around for several years now, but as they grow in popularity, they have become the new standard in the HVAC industry. Homeowners like them because they make saving money easy. The user can simply set different temperatures for different times of the day and the furnace or air conditioner will automatically adjust. This way the homeowner can use these costly systems as little as possible and maximize their monthly energy savings. However, we have found that many homeowners are having trouble programming their Robert Shaw thermostats.
Finding Ways to Solve Your HVAC Problems
Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning is always searching for ways to help our customers, to simplify caring for their HVAC system and to make their lives easier in any way that we can. One of our employees pointed out to our head staff that there is need for some sort of instructional video for programming these thermostats. We jumped on this opportunity to solve another problem that has been frustrating our customers. So instead of having to call someone for help every time the thermostat needs to be reprogrammed, use our instructional video instead. Read the rest of this entry »