After several days of various winter weather advisories, frigid temperatures, and mounds of snow, many of us are probably relieved to see that the next week’s temperatures will begin inching above freezing. However, what many of us are probably forgetting is that all of this snow is going to melt, and could pose a potential flood risk for many homes in the Chicagoland area. With the high heating costs that many of us of incurred this winter, the last thing you probably need is to replace a flood damaged furnace or boiler. So, now is the time to replace that old run-down sump pump with a new high efficiency, high powered system from Four Seasons. (more…)
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The multiple feet of snow that we received across the Chicagoland area have caused several problems for furnaces for many homeowners. The biggest problems resulted from old worn out units overworking to keep up with the cold and blocked exhaust pipes on newer high efficiency model furnaces. Furnace problems are not only frustrating and inconvenient, but they also can be dangerous. Furnaces create hazardous gases during the combustion process and unless they are vented safely from the home, these gases can backup into the home.
Older furnaces are traditionally vented through a chimney to the roof, but newer high efficiency units vent directly from the unit through plastic pipes that are often only a few feet off of the ground. When the snow reaches the levels that it has in recent weeks, these pipes can become blocked. Unless the snow is removed the furnace will either shut down or emit carbon monoxide in the home. Safety mechanisms usually will protect homeowners by not allowing the furnace to come on, but problems can occur that cause these mechanisms to not function properly. As a homeowner, there are a few steps you can take to stop this from happening in your home:
- Clear Away the Snow: Locate your furnace’s venting pipes and make sure that snow is cleared from the area. Periodically check the situation to ensure that there are no other obstructions. (more…)
Snow, snow, and more SNOW! As each of us stay huddled within our homes and dread the impending need to shovel out our cars and walkways, those of us that have heat are probably extremely thankful. With nearly every business shut down for the day, being without heat may seem like something you will jut have to put up with at least until the streets are plowed. However, Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning NEVER closes! We have been working diligently through the night to make sure that our customers have heat when they need it the most! (more…)
Some homeowners turn to the wrong people to handle their repair needs. For instance, let’s say that you slip on some ice and break your arm in the fall. Would you go to some guy down the street to fix it? No, of course you wouldn’t, but going to that guy down the street to fix your furnace would be an equally disastrous mistake. Odds are he doesn’t know much more about furnaces than you do, and allowing someone who doesn’t have the proper training to “fix” your unit could cost you big bucks in the end. Trust the true professionals at Four Seasons instead. (more…)