October 1st, 2014
For many families, part of the holiday season includes gathering around the fireplace with friends to enjoy the warmth and ambiance of a burning fire. Fireplaces are able to create a comforting atmosphere that your forced air furnace just cannot compete with. But, did you know that using that fireplace could be costing you extra even when it is not in use? Well, it could be, and Four Seasons wants to help you save money this winter with a little fireplace advice.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Fireplace Ownership:
- Do: Turn off the furnace when the fireplace is in use, or at least turn it down to around 60 degrees. This will keep the furnace from coming on and wasting energy when the fireplace is in use.
- Don’t: Do not leave the fireplace damper open! More modern fireplaces use dampers to get combustion air from the outdoors instead of from indoors. If you leave the damper open when the fireplace is not in use, heated air from the central air furnace will be lost to the outdoors. This could be costing you up to 30% more annually on your heating bills. Read the rest of this entry »
September 30th, 2014
When it comes to heating the water for our homes, many people still use old, seemingly indestructible, hot water tanks. The only real problem with these tanks is that they drain energy! The typical hot water tank lasts 7-15 years, and if your unit is within that range, you should act now! Don’t miss out on the tax credits, and don’t wait till that old unit forces you to endure a cold shower. If your hot water tank is getting up there in years, now may be the time to invest in a new tank or tank-less system from Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning.
Which Water Heater Works for You?
Most homes use the more traditional hot water tank systems that heat up the water to a certain temperature and then store it until someone turns on a sink, shower, or other water dependent appliance. If you like this style of unit, Four Seasons will find you the tank to meet your hot water needs, and still save you money on your utility bills. Read the rest of this entry »
September 29th, 2014
Don’t know who to hire for your seasonal tune-up, duct cleaning, or furnace repairs? Well, this year, look no further than Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning for all of your HVAC system’s needs! What makes Four Seasons any better than other heating and cooling companies? There are many things that set us apart in this business, but our customer service ethic is defiantly one of the big ones.
We strive to have the utmost honesty and integrity when working with our customers, and in order to sweeten the deal, we always offer coupon and special discounts to take some of the load off of investing in their homes heating and cooling systems. These days we are offering three discounts that visitors to the Four Seasons website can take advantage of through December 31st 2010: Read the rest of this entry »
September 28th, 2014
One of the most frequently asked questions in the HVAC industry is, “How often should I change my furnace filter?” Unfortunately, there isn’t one straightforward answer that we can give you because there are several factors that play a role in the condition of the filter. Obviously, the first step would be to check the packaging on the filter itself. Usually it will have a recommended length of time after which replacement will be needed. However, here at Four Seasons, we don’t want you to suffer the consequences that come from having a dirty filter, so we recommend that you check the filter monthly. If it is dirty, replace it. If not, wait another month and check again. But, some families should be checking their filters more frequently. These are people who have:
- Pets- pet hair quickly clogs furnace filters
- Several people living in the home- the more people in the home, the more dust and debris that will be floating in the air
- Recent construction in the home- Dust and debris from drywall and other construction materials will cause the filter to need to be changed more frequently Read the rest of this entry »