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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…)

Assessing Your Energy Efficiency | Robbins, Wooddale, Hickory Hills

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

If you are one of the thousands of Chicagoans who are trying to make their home more energy efficient, you may have already realized overwhelming this process can be. With all of the information circling around the internet and the news, you may be having a hard time figuring out what is best for your home and your budget. You may have already implemented a few of these changes, but are you really seeing the savings you had expected from making these energy efficient improvements? If not, you skipped a very crucial step in the “going green” process: planning!

Problems without Planning

Planning you home improvements is the first step towards making your home more energy efficient. Many homeowners will blindly choose an improvement without examining all of the factors that influence the energy efficiency of the home. For instance, upgrading a functional but inefficient hot water tank when the attic is in dire need of insulation is not the best idea. Yes you may see some savings from the upgrade, but the energy you are losing through the roof is the bigger problem that should have been handled first. (more…)

Blown-in Fiberglass Insulation| Hoffman Estates, Summit, Harvey

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning is your all around home comfort specialist, and we handle much more than just your typical heating and cooling jobs. We also specialize in attic insulation, among other things, and when you trust Four Seasons to install insulation in your home, you can expect the same high quality products and customer service that you have come to expect from our heating and cooling services. When Four Seasons installs attic insulation, we don’t use the traditional batts and rolls of fiberglass that you may already have up in your attic. Instead we use blown-in fiberglass insulation because of the many benefits it delivers over its competition.

Benefits of Blown-in Fiberglass Insulation:

  • Green Friendly: The type of blown-in fiberglass insulation that we use at Four Season is composed of glass fibers and sand. The glass is 35% recycled and according to the EPA, sand is one of the Earth’s most rapidly renewable resources.
  • Pest Resistance: The attic is a very common place to find rodents, pests, and their droppings. Luckily the insulation you have installed by Four Seasons will help keep these pests from turning your attic into their home in the first place. (more…)

Lots of Leaks! | Calumet Park, Tinley Park, Riverdale

Friday, November 7th, 2014

The leaky windows and doors may have gone ignored in winters past, but with the arctic chill that this January has brought to Chicago, odds are you find yourself turning up the thermostat to fend off the chill. Those drafts could be costing you big bucks and could be causing damage to your furnace, but luckily, there is a solution! Four Seasons can help you locate and seal those leaks once and for all, so that you and your family will be better protected from the cold this winter season.

Why are Leaks So Bad?

When you have air leaks in your home, you spend more on your energy bills and place unnecessary strain on the furnace, even if you don’t turn up the thermostat. How is this possible? Well, when there is a leak in a window, door, or any other area of the home, chilly air from the outdoors creeps into the home. This cold air lowers the temperature in your home and forces the furnace to kick on more often in order to keep the home at the temperature set on the thermostat. When the furnace runs more often than it has to, it consumes more gas and places a great strain upon the unit. This could be costing you extra every month and could lead to untimely breakdowns and costly furnace repairs. (more…)