Archive for the ‘Air conditioning’ Category

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…)

Can You Afford to Lose $1500? | Hazel Crest, Forest Park, Justice

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Now is your last chance! With little over 17 days to go, the federal tax credits on energy efficient heating and cooling systems are going to expire. However, it is not too late! Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning is here to help you get your new high efficiency furnace or air conditioner before the New Year arrives. You could get back 30% of the total purchase price up to $1500!

What Do You Need to Do?

Call Four Seasons! In no time at all, we can have you matched up with high efficiency system that will best meets your home’s heating and cooling needs and that will get you the biggest credit come tax season. Maximize your credit and replace both the furnace and air conditioner, and since we offer 24 hour service all year round, we will make sure we get that unit installed before the clock strikes midnight on January 1st. So, ask yourself, can you afford to lose $1500?

Energy Star Ratings| Elmhurst, Bolingbrook, La Grange Park

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

If you have walked into an appliance store in the past 18 years, you have probably noticed the little blue Energy Star labels on many appliances, but what is Energy Star? The name sounds like it means something good and you probably have heard about the tax breaks on Energy Star rated appliances. But, do you really know what Energy Star is? If not, Four Seasons will clear up any and tell you how you can take advantage of the many Energy Start rated products that we offer.

What is Energy Star?

Back in 1992, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy joined to create Energy Star in order to make it easier for homeowners to find energy efficient appliances. Their goal was to both to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to save consumers loads of money yearly on their energy bills. Appliances wishing to carry this label, go through stringent testing in order to confirm energy efficiency. (more…)

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…)