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Old Houses Need Energy Audits| South Holland, Hometown, Justice

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Have you noticed all of the talk about professional home energy audits? It seems like everyone from the power company to the government are telling us to go out and have our homes audited, but who really needs this service performed? Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning offers the citizens of Chicagoland this valuable service, but there are defiantly some people that need to have it done more than others.

The Difference between Old and New Homes

Older homes are typically in much greater need of an energy audit when compared to newer homes. Newer homes were often built for energy efficiency. The builders most likely placed adequate amounts of insulation within the walls, ceilings, and floors and the building techniques that they used created a virtually air tight home. However, if you home was built poorly or with cheap windows, doors, and HVAC appliances you could face the same problems that older homes do. (more…)

Does Your Home have a History of Heat Gain? | Streamwood, Harvey

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Over the years, some homeowners begin to notice that their homes are not cooled as well as they once were. They may have the air conditioner checked yearly for problems, and even though many times there is not an issue with the system, still the home remains warm when the air conditioner is running full power. Though the sizing of your air conditioner may be the source of the problem, there is another far more likely cause to this dilemma. It’s called heat gain, and there are several factors that could be contributing to this issue. Luckily, identifying the problem and solving the issue is easy enough, and Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning and Home Services can help you make the improvements needed to restore comfort to your home this summer season.

Sources of Heat Gain

  • Window Inspection: Take a moment to inspect the windows in your home. Old, single paned or rotted windows could be the source of your heat gain problem. Windows carry an r-value just like insulation does, and if your windows have a very low r-value, you could be allowing the sun to heat up your home. A temporary fix would be to drape your windows in thick curtains during the day light hours. This will help keep out the heat, but upgrading your windows is the true fix you should strive towards. Four Seasons Home Services can help you choose and install new energy efficient windows this summer season. (more…)

Does Your Home have a Fever? | Orland Park, Broadview, Dolton

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Does it seem like your air conditioner works fine except when it gets real hot out side? If so, I have a few areas you can check that might help you to resolve this problem:

1. Change your furnace filter: The number one reason furnaces and air-conditioners don’t work up to the customers expectations is a dirty filter. Reduced air flow caused by a dirty furnace filter can add 10-25% to your electric bill. It can also shorten the life of your heating and cooling equipment.
2. Check your air-conditioners condensing unit: Your condenser should be on the side or behind your house.  Is there a bunch grass or weeds growing around it? Does the coil look clean or is it covered with fuzz and dirt? Reduced air flow around and through the outside coil can cause the unit to run longer and not cool as quickly as it should.
3. Feel the Ceiling: You’re going to love this one! Feel your ceiling mid-afternoon on a day when the air-conditioner doesn’t seem to be keeping up. If your ceiling feels warm to the touch you probably don’t have enough insulation in your attic. Heat is building up in the attic space and seeping through into the livings spaces of your home. Think of the French fries at your local fast food place. You are the French fry and your ceiling is the heat lamp. Makes sense right!

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Your All Around Home Care Specialist| University Park, Crestwood

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

At this time of year, many of us are beginning to appraise the condition of our homes. After the long winter months spent indoors and the cruel weather conditions outdoors, odds are your home is showing signs of wear and tear both inside and out. Creating that to-do list is frustrating enough, but actually finding the time to complete all of the projects on that list can becomes overwhelming for any homeowner. You could either dedicate every weekend from now until next winter to repairing your home, or you could call Four Seasons Home Services!

What is Four Seasons Home Services?

Four Seasons Home Services is the rapidly expanding home repair, duct cleaning, and insulation division of Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning. We had noticed that many of our heating and cooling customers were in need of advice concerning these other services, and decided to meet the demand.  Now, instead of searching all over town for multiple contractors to complete the various jobs in your home, you can have Four Seasons take care of it all!

First-Class Quality Services

The same high quality standards that you have come to expect from Four Seasons can also be found when you employ the services of our home services servicemen. Four Seasons Home Services is your spring cleaning and home repair experts, and we will take the hassle out of caring for your home’s maintenance. Give us a chance today, and call Four Seasons for more details about Four Seasons Home Services.