Archive for the ‘Air conditioning’ Category

An Alternative Cooling System| Villa Park, Romeoville, Tinley Park

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Looking for a way to save some money this spring and summer? If so, you came to the right place. Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning specializes in several services that can meet all of your home comfort needs without breaking the bank. During the late spring and summer months, saving money on your cooling costs often means suffering in the heat without turning on the air conditioner. But, Four Seasons has a solution that can save you tons and allow you to put off using the air conditioner for as long as possible. Our solution is a whole house ventilation system installed by the expert handymen at Four Seasons Home Services.

Attic and Whole House Ventilation

There are two ways that Four Seasons can install a ventilation system in the home. The first is only concerned with lowering the temperatures in the attic, and the second is used to cool the entire home.

  • Attic Ventilation: An attic that is not properly ventilated could become hot and damp during the summer humidity and heat. The heat that builds up in the attic is then transferred through the rest of the home, and the overall temperature of the home is increased. This will make you home even more uncomfortable without the air conditioner running, or it could even drive up the costs of cooling your home when the air conditioner is operating. The excess humidity could also turn your attic into a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and rot! An artfully crafted attic ventilation system installed by Four Seasons will remove this heat and excess moisture from the attic. A cooler attic means a cooler home. (more…)

High SEER Ratings can Save You Tons! | Darien, Calumet City, Worth

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Winter is a challenge for many homeowners across Chicagoland. The blistering cold temperatures make using the furnace or boiler a necessity on most days, and the heating bills that result from this type of use are often so high that many homeowners feel like they are being robbed on a monthly basis. As summer approaches many people would rather endure the heat than pay for comfort, but for others, not using the air conditioner is simple not an option. Those with certain health conditions, along with the elderly, rely on an air conditioner to keep them healthy during the hottest days of summer, but that doesn’t mean that they have to pay an arm and a leg every month on their energy bills. With all of the new advances in air conditioning technology from Lennox, Four Seasons can help you find a new air conditioner that will meet your cooling needs and save you money this summer!

What is a SEER Rating?

Where furnace efficiency is rated in AFUE, air conditioner efficiency is rated in SEER or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The number attached to the word SEER is the rating. For example, the minimal level SEER air conditioner that can be sold today is 13 SEER. In the past the minimum seer was a low as 6 and if you purchased your air conditioner more than 5 years ago, it could already be very outdated and inefficient compared to the SEER ratings that you can purchase nowadays from Lennox. Their XC21 carries a SEER rating of 21! (more…)

The Early Bird Gets a Comfortable Home| Streamwood, Willow Springs

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

The summer heat may seem like it is still months away, but like the old saying goes, “The early bird gets the worm.” In this case, the worm is a functional air conditioner on the first hot day of the upcoming summer season. Once the temperature is high enough, those that are on top of their home maintenance can call Four Seasons and have their air conditioner cleaned and checked. These are the homeowners that will enjoy easy scheduling, fast service, and of course a comfortable home when the heat finally does arrive. Those that wait may find themselves with a hot and sticky home and the need for emergency service from Four Season. We are always here for you no matter what issue you may have with your heating and cooling, but wouldn’t you want to prevent problems rather than wait for them to happen? (more…)

Top 8 Areas to Clean During Spring! | New Lenox, Matteson, Joliet

Friday, December 12th, 2014

When putting together your spring cleaning list, you may quickly becomes overwhelmed by the large number of items that need to be scrubbed, mopped, organized, and polished, and it may be tempting to leave a few items off the list just for the sake of your time and your sanity. However, Four Seasons has come up with a list of the top 8 areas of the home that must be on your spring cleaning list. For those that don’t have the extra time to get these jobs done, Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning and Four Seasons Home Services can complete these projects quickly and efficiently so you can get back to enjoying the new season.

The Top 8 Checklist:

1.       The Air Conditioner: The air conditioner is going to be the unit that sustains comfort in your home for the next several months. Getting the system to operates efficiently and reliably requires a thorough professional cleaning and tune-up. At Four Seasons we offer a certified 20 + point cleaning that will get rid of the debris from winter and prepare your unit for the long hot summer ahead.
2.       The Lawn and Yard: After being buried under several feet of snow for much of the season, your lawn and landscape are probably in desperate need of rejuvenation. The Four Seasons Home Services division has a crew of servicemen who can get your yard looking beautiful in no time at all. Get a jump on spring and have Four Seasons clean everything from your gutters to your deck. (more…)