Archive for the ‘Air conditioning’ Category

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…)

Quick Tips to Fix an AC Problem| Elmwood Park, Orland Hills

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Here’s a few quick tips on possible Spring AC problems. In this tough economy the last thing you need is an air conditioner repair when you try and turn it on for the first time this spring.  There are two quick and simple possibilities for why your air conditioner may not be quite right the first time around this year.

1.       Possible tripped breaker – One of the most common causes of no-cool calls is a tripped breaker.  Be sure to reset your breaker before making a call for heating & cooling repairs.  Hopefully it won’t trip again, but if it does then it’s time to make a call.  At that point something is causing the breaker to trip and still it is often something simple like a bad breaker, loose wire, or a bad capacitor.  However, if not addressed, some simple problems can lead to far more expensive repairs. (more…)

Home Star Rebates Look Promising| Hometown, Hazel Crest, Berwyn

Friday, September 12th, 2014

On June 7, 2010 The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Home Star Energy Act . The purpose of the bill is to not only help job growth but also to reduce our consumption of energy. The rebates if passed by Congress would give consumers significant money back on purchases of air conditioners, furnaces boilers and more.

The eligible products would have to be energy efficient and provide significant energy savings. The Home Star program has been compared to the “Cash for Clunkers” program in which consumers would replace existing air conditioners, furnaces and boilers for more energy efficient models. The rebates would go directly to the homeowner to offset the purchase price. In addition to the bonus that the rebates provide consumers should also benefit from long-term savings related to reduced energy bills every month.

For more information visit the Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning website and the Four Seasons news blog.