Archive for the ‘Air conditioning’ Category

Answering Your HVAC Service Questions| Orland Park, Naperville

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Most consumers are used to companies using loop holes to get out of paying for warranty covered services, but when your warranty is through Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning, if your warranty says you are covered, you are covered. No matter what time of day! Even long time customers are surprised when we don’t charge them a penny to repair the air conditioner in the middle of the night. Customers that have a warranty on a LENNOX furnace or Air-conditioner purchased through Four Seasons get to take advantage of this great service, but even those that do not have a warranty will save with Four Seasons!

Frequently Asked Questions about Air Conditioning Service:

  • What if you don’t have a warranty? Our services cost the same 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year! We don’t charge extra because of the time on the clock. Even if you didn’t purchase your unit through Four Seasons, you will still never pay more for nights, weekends, or holidays. Our systems tend to break down at the most incontinent times, and Four Seasons understands that this is not your fault and you shouldn’t have to pay extra because of it. (more…)

Air Quality Horror Stories! | Buffalo Grove, Calumet Park, Elgin

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Last summer, I went out on a repair call for an air conditioner that wasn’t cooling. At least that’s the message the dispatcher sent me over the phone. When I arrived at the home the customer seemed a little distant, sort of like her mind was somewhere else. After she told me about the problem she was having we both went to the basement to look at her furnace. As I walked up to it I immediately saw the problem. The insulated Freon line was frozen. A large chunk of ice was right where the Freon line goes into the plenum near the furnace. Unfortunately, this wasn’t her only problem.

Mold in the Humidifier

Once you discover that much ice on the outside of the furnace, you know the coil inside of the plenum is iced up just as bad. I removed the cover to the humidifier so I could see how much ice had accumulated, and to my surprise the humidifier pad was covered with black and green mold. The first words out of my mouth were this pad needs to be changed; there is enough mold here to make someone sick. I wish I had chosen my words more carefully. (more…)

Cottonwood Trees and Your Air Conditioner| Lansing, Skokie, Robbins

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Trees make a beautiful addition to the landscape of any home, and the shade they offer us during the hot summer months is defiantly appreciated. We all love our trees until they damage our sidewalks, foundations, and plumbing. These are some of the common ways that tree roots can cause damage to the home, but have you ever thought about how cottonwood trees could ruin your air-conditioner?  Yep that’s right, one healthy cottonwood tree can cause hundreds of dollars worth of damage to your air conditioner.

Cottonwood A/C Coil Clogs

Think about it for a moment… During the peak of cottonwood season, fuzzies are flying around your neighbor hood. This is when they attack your air conditioner. No they don’t use magic, or contain some sort of chemical agent. Instead, they are sucked into your condenser coil, and the result is reduced air flow across the coil. This will first cause your air conditioner to loose some of its energy efficiency. Although this is a problem, losing a little efficiency will only cost you pennies, but the bigger problem of an over heated compressor can cost hundreds. (more…)

Your Thermostat and Your Air Conditioner| Hickory Hills, Palos Heights

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Your thermostat will be the mastermind behind your comfort this upcoming summer season. If there is something affecting the way that your thermostat functions, it will also affect the way that your air conditioner keeps you comfortable. One problem that the servicemen from Four Seasons find in many homes is thermostat placement. If the thermostat is not strategically placed to give your air conditioner the best idea of the real temperature in the home, your comfort and your wallet can be affected. The air conditioner will either run more than necessary or less.

Sources of Excess Heat

It is easy to overlook some the simplest mistakes that can throw off the thermostat reading. The most common mistakes involve exposing the thermostat to excess heat. Some of these extra heat sources include:

  • Lamps
  • External walls
  • Sunlight exposure through a window
  • Ovens and stove-tops
  • Drafts from doors or windows (more…)