Archive for the ‘Air conditioning’ Category

What is Choking Your Furnace and Your Savings? | Brookfield, Berwyn

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

With the tax credits and extreme discounts that have been offered this past year on new high efficiency heating and cooling systems, many people have replaced their old systems in hopes of experiencing all the benefits that come from installing a new high efficiency furnace or air conditioner. The only problem is that many of these people are overlooking a very important component of the HVAC system that could be damaging and reducing the efficiency of their new systems. Which component could be doing this? The duct work! Poorly designed, improperly installed, and unbalanced duct work systems can cause major problems to your heating and cooling systems and to your comfort this upcoming winter.

Common Duct work Problems

  • Poorly Designed System: The goal of the duct work system is to get conditioned air to the rooms of your home and draw unconditioned air back to the furnace or air conditioner to be warmed or cooled. In order to do this effectively, the system needs to be designed efficiently. The number of bends and the length of duct work runs need to be kept at a minimum. The longer it takes for the air to reach its target location, the more restriction there will be upon airflow. (more…)

Emergency Repair: The Good and the Bad | Crestwood, Oak Forest

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

When the furnace or air conditioner unexpectedly fails in the middle of the night, you may be a little apprehensive about calling an emergency repair service. On one hand you want your unit back up and running as soon as possible, but on the other hand, you don’t want to be taken advantage of just because you are desperate for functional heating or cooling. When deciding whether or not to hire an emergency repair contractor, you need to look at both the good and the bad in order to choose your repairman wisely.

The Good

This is what happens when you choose the right 24 hour repair contractor:

  • Quick response time
  • Furnace or A/C repaired within a few hours instead of a few days
  • Restored comfort for you and your family
  • Eliminate the need to use dangerous space heaters for an extended period of time
  • Receive top of the line services at a fair price despite the inconvenient time
  • Peace of mind knowing you have someone to help you with the furnace or air conditioner no matter what time of day it is
  • Starting  a trusting relationship with a professional company so that you have someone to lean on for your future heating and cooling needs (more…)

Bigger is Not Always Better| Villa Park, Calumet Park, Joliet

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Thousands of homes across the United States and in Chicago have made this mistake, and it could be costing them their comfort and their hard earned money. The problem is caused by improperly sized HVAC equipment, and many homeowners make the same mistake over and over again without even knowing what the problem was in the first place. They come to accept the discomfort and extra cost as normal, and don’t consider that there may in fact be a problem that could easily be solved.

Too Big and Too Small

The phrase, “go big or go home,” doesn’t apply to the HVAC industry. Just because something is bigger and more powerful, doesn’t mean it is what is best for your home. A small unit may be more economical, but when a unit is too small it will cost you big in the long run. When a unit is improperly sized, these are some of the problems that homeowners often experience: (more…)

What’s So Great about NATE? | Olympia Fields, Cicero, Hinsdale

Monday, September 15th, 2014

When researching Four Seasons, you will find a lot about how Four Seasons hires NATE certified technicians. Unless you work in the HVAC industry, you probably don’t know exactly what being “NATE” certified really means. However, finding a company that employs this level of technician is very extremely important if you want to have your furnace repaired correctly this winter.

What is NATE?

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence. It is an organization that has created certification examinations for those who would like to enter the HVAC industry as a serviceman or install technician. Over the years, NATE has set itself apart from other certification programs by being: (more…)