May 19th, 2013
Picture yourself in this situation. The furnace has finally called it quits after 20 years of somewhat reliable service. You call Four Seasons to schedule your free in-home estimate on a new system, and the salesman arrives to do an assessment of your home heating needs. He takes a step outside and notices that your air conditioner is the same age as your furnace. He comes back inside and suggests that you now replace the air conditioner along with the furnace. Before jumping to the conclusion that this salesman is full of it or that he is just trying to maximize his profits, you should take a moment to consider the many benefits that come from replacing the entire system at once rather than replacing it in pieces. These benefits include:
- System Efficiency: Whenever you replace just one component in a system, the older units limit the efficiency of the new system. There have been drastic improvements in the energy efficiency of heating and cooling units, and replacing both systems at the same time will allow you to maximize the efficiency of both units.
- Savings: When you maximize the energy efficiency of your units, you maximize your savings as well! Also, there is a good chance that you will get that air conditioner at a discounted price during the off season. Read the rest of this entry »
May 18th, 2013
Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning is known for delivering highly personalized customer service to each and every one of our customers. From our 24 hour live customer support staff to our knowledgeable salesmen, we strive to go above and beyond your expectations of how a heating and air conditioning company should conduct business on a day to day basis, and one of the ways that we do this is through our quality control inspections. This is a service that we provide after the installation of a new system in a customer’s home. We understand that purchasing a new heating or cooling system can be a major investment for many people, and we want to make sure that you 100% satisfied with the work that we perform. Read the rest of this entry »
May 17th, 2013
When the furnace or air conditioner breaks down, it can feel like you are at the mercy of the serviceman when the repair work is being performed. Many of us don’t know much about our heating and cooling systems, and frankly we are lucky if we are able to figure out how to replace the filter every month. It is because of this lack of understanding that we blindly hand over our hard earned money to HVAC contractors every time there is a problem with the unit without actually understanding what went wrong in the first place. Words like “blower motor” and “spark valve” mean little to someone who has no knowledge of how HVAC systems work. Read the rest of this entry »
May 16th, 2013
In these hard times, many homeowners are pinching pennies and tightening their belts more than ever before. Making major purchases is the last challenge that anyone in this economy wants to face, but there are certain things that we just cannot live without. In Chicago, replacing the furnace is one of those major purchases that we all try to avoid. Some homeowners even attempt to replace the unit on their own, but unless they have years of experience installing furnace systems, this could lead to disaster. There are some jobs around the home that are perfect for the “do it yourself-er,” but there are certain projects that should be left the professionals. Make Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning your go-to guys when it comes time to replace that old furnace. We know you won’t regret it.
Problems with “Do it Yourself” Furnace Replacement
Installing a furnace is a very tedious and involved task. It takes our technicians at Four Seasons months just to learn the basics of installation, and they then receive countless hours of hands-on training before they ever step foot in the field. We take such care in preparing our technicians because installing a furnace properly is not easy. When a homeowner attempts to complete the project on their own, these are some of the problems we find: Read the rest of this entry »