December 6th, 2013
Looking for an affordable energy efficiency upgrade this fall? Many homes suffer with old heating systems that gobble up energy like there is no tomorrow, but replacing these old units is not always in the budget, especially with the holiday season on the horizon. However, many of us can’t afford to keep spending so much on our energy bills every month, and we need a more affordable solution. Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning recognized this need, and that is why we offer affordable insulation services to homeowners across the Chicagoland area. The energy efficiency boost you will get from having this service performed could be just what your budget needs this winter.
From R-Value Minimum to Maximum
An attic with inadequate insulation is usually the problem. Chicago and the surrounding areas fall within an area of the country that requires insulation with an R-value between 38 and 60. Many of us are probably way below this level, and you could check for yourself. Simply take a meter stick or other measuring devise and travel up to your attic. Measure the depth of the insulation, and if it is below 14 inches, you insulation’s R-value is lower than the required minimum. This could be what causes the icicles to form on your roof and the temperature differences within the home during the chilly winters here in Chicago. If you find that your insulation level is lower than 14 inches, have Four Seasons perform a free assessment and give you a free estimate on blown-in insulation. Read the rest of this entry »
December 4th, 2013
Most heating and air conditioning companies in the Chicagoland area close up shop between 5 and 8pm. Unfortunately, this leaves many of their customers out in the cold when the heat stops working during non-business hours, and instead of having a real person to talk to, the customer has to vent their problems to an answering machine. The icy cold winter temperatures in the Chicagoland area do not close up shop, and furnaces and boilers don’t punch out on a time clock. These systems often breakdown at the coldest and most inconvenient times, and many homeowners simply accept the fact that they are going to have to go without heat until their HVAC company is open once again.
We Understand Your Needs
At Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning, we truly understand the needs of Chicagoans. We know that there are many of you out there that simply cannot allow your home to go without heat for more than a couple hours due to a variety of reasons. Maybe you have someone elderly or an infant living in the home. Maybe you have a medical condition that can be adversely affected by low temperatures. Maybe you are having friends and family over for a get together. Maybe you fear that your pipes may freeze, or maybe you just don’t want to start off the next morning in a freezing cold house. Whatever your reason, Four Seasons is always there for you with 24 hour live customer service representatives that can schedule an emergency service call for your home no matter what time or day it may be. Read the rest of this entry »
December 3rd, 2013
Now that the cold has returned, the call center at Four Seasons has been flooded with customers scrambling to get their maintenance check performed as soon as possible. Unfortunately, they are not the only people wanting a technician out to their home. The emergency furnace repair calls have also begun, and as more and more people turn on their system, there will be more and more of a wait to have your cleaning performed. Having no heat in your home in Chicago is an emergency especially for the elderly and those with children. These calls must be our priority, and unfortunately, those that need their cleaning done may have to wait a few days.
Clean and Check or Emergency Service?
If you are looking to have a cleaning performed, your furnace should be working. This service is simply meant to keep the unit in its functional condition all winter long and to help the unit run more efficiently during that time as well. Although cleaning off certain parts may solve some problems you may have with the unit, a cleaning is not meant to be a repair. If the furnace doesn’t turn on when you start it up for the season, you fall under the title of “emergency service.” Don’t sit around in the cold waiting for a cleaning with a broken furnace! What you really need is a repair technician at your home today! We feel terrible when we arrive at a customer’s home for a cleaning only to find that they have gone a week without heat waiting for the maintenance check that won’t necessarily solve their problem. Read the rest of this entry »