Archive for the ‘Air conditioning’ Category

How is the Humidity in Your Home? | Elk Grove Village, Palos Park

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Many homes have humidity problems all year round, and many homeowners don’t even know about it. Most people will accept the symptoms as normal for their home and try to ignore the issues. However, you don’t have to put up with humidity problems! All you need to do is find out what kind of humidity problem you have, and Four Seasons can help you solve it. First you need to figure if you have too much or too little humidity in your home.

Low Humidity Problems:

  • Static shocks
  • Dry nose, throat, and skin
  • Irritated eyes
  • Breathing problems
  • Asthma and allergy symptoms
  • Increased cold and flu illness
  • Dry hair
  • Damage to wood furniture (more…)

Springtime Savings| Vernon Hills, Burbank, Oak Park

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

We know it may seem like it is still months away but spring is right around the corner, and as the snow begins to melt, you need to start thinking about the transition between heating and cooling in your home. Springtime is your chance to save some money as well. The furnace will be needed less, and the less you need the unit, the more you will save on your energy bills. However, if your home has terribly low levels of insulation, you may be using the furnace for much longer than you may like.

How Can Insulation Save Me Money?

Insulation creates a heat barrier between the outdoors and the indoors. During the winter, your furnace generated heat for the home, and when you have good insulation levels in the home, the insulation will resist the heat being lost to the outdoors through your walls, ceilings, and floors. In the summer, the barrier keeps the heat outside from getting through the insulation and into the inside of the home. (more…)

Top 5 Benefits of an Energy Assessment| Plainfield, Addison, Berwyn

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Are you looking to make energy efficient improvements in your home? Do you have to stay on a budget? Do you want to help save our planet? Not sure where to begin? Well, Four Seasons can help! Our professional home energy assessments will help you answer all of these questions and many more! A professional home energy assessment is the only way to effectively improve your home’s energy efficiency, and plan for your home’s future. Though you may not know it, energy assessments have several benefits that you can take advantage of today. These benefits include:

  • Heating and Cooling Cost: Inefficient heating and cooling systems or air leaks in the home can be a major source of energy waste. An energy audit could help you pin point the source of your heating and cooling waste, and making those improvements could save you 20-30% on your bills.
  • Electricity Bills: Your energy assessor from Four Seasons can help you save money on your electricity bills too! By figuring out how you and your family use electricity, your energy assessor will show you areas where cutting back will have the biggest return. (more…)

A Match Made in Heaven| Downers Grove, Oak Brook, Calumet Park

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Picture yourself in this situation. The furnace has finally called it quits after 20 years of somewhat reliable service. You call Four Seasons to schedule your free in-home estimate on a new system, and the salesman arrives to do an assessment of your home heating needs. He takes a step outside and notices that your air conditioner is the same age as your furnace. He comes back inside and suggests that you now replace the air conditioner along with the furnace.  Before jumping to the conclusion that this salesman is full of it or that he is just trying to maximize his profits, you should take a moment to consider the many benefits that come from replacing the entire system at once rather than replacing it in pieces. These benefits include:

  • System Efficiency: Whenever you replace just one component in a system, the older units limit the efficiency of the new system. There have been drastic improvements in the energy efficiency of heating and cooling units, and replacing both systems at the same time will allow you to maximize the efficiency of both units.
  • Savings: When you maximize the energy efficiency of your units, you maximize your savings as well! Also, there is a good chance that you will get that air conditioner at a discounted price during the off season. (more…)