Archive for the ‘Air conditioning’ Category

Be Involved in Your Home’s Heating and Cooling| Crest Hill, Lockport

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

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. (more…)

Keeping Up with the Industry| Homewood, Markham, Robbins

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Technology is ever changing. It seems like just a few years ago cell phones were the size of bricks, computers were only owned by the rich, and cars were able to do little more than get you from point A to point B. Now we have touch screen, 3D, and Bluetooth technology, and the heating and cooling industry has advanced right alongside the rest of the technology world. Unfortunately, some HVAC contractors would rather cling to the old than advance with the new, but here at Four Seasons, we are constantly updating our skills to match the ever-changing technologies that are introduced.

We Never Stop Learning

Each of our service and install technicians are required to be EPA and NATE certified before they ever step foot in a customer’s home, but initial certification just isn’t enough anymore. Whether a service technician is new to the company or a veteran of Four Seasons, they are constantly taking classes in our on-site learning facility to sharpen their knowledge of this industry. (more…)

5 Reasons to Get a Maintenance Plan| Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Blue Island

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Here at Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning we offer each of our customers what we like to call the Carefree Maintenance Plan. It is basically a maintenance agreement that allows that can be customized to meet the individual customer’s heating and cooling needs. Caring for these appliances in your home is very important, and setting up a maintenance agreement with a reliable heating and cooling contractor like Four Seasons only makes sense when you consider the cost of neglecting these units. However, if you need a little more convincing, here are 5 reasons why you should call Four Seasons today and sign up for the Carefree Maintenance Program:

  1. Never Forget a Cleaning Again: Many of us have trouble remembering what day of the week it is, nevertheless the last time the furnace or air conditioner was cleaned, but under the CMP, we will remind you. Every year you will receive a letter in the mail reminding you of the need to schedule your cleaning.
  2. Lower Prices: Everybody likes to save money, and when you sign up for the CMP you will save a lot of it! 15% off parts and labor as well as reduced service charges will save you big bucks if the system every breaks down. Also, a cleaning and efficiency tune-up is included in the cost of the CMP! (more…)

Location, Location, Location of Your Thermostat| Elmhurst, Carol Stream

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Do you have drastic temperature changes from room to room in your home? Have you ever considered that this may be caused by the location of your thermostat? If not, it very well may be. The thermostat is device that controls the operation of the furnace and the air conditioner. Depending on the temperature that you have it set at, it will either turn on or turn off the systems in order to maintain that temperature in your home. When the thermostat is poorly located, it may be inaccurately gauging the temperature in your home. For many, this often results in uneven temperatures from room to room and high energy bills.

Some of the areas were a thermostat can be poorly located include:

  • Thermostat too close to a heat source: When the thermostat is located very close to a heat source, it will think that the home is warmer than it actually is. During the winter, this will cause the furnace to run much less than normal and you will have to crank up the temperature setting in order to get adequate heat in the home. In the summer, the thermostat will turn on the air conditioner much more than normal to compensate for the added heat. In both instances, you waste energy running the HVAC systems more than necessary. Some sources of heat include: sunlight, lamps, computers, televisions, and supply vents that push out heat in the winter. Overexposure to cold temperatures also has a similar effect. (more…)