Archive for the ‘Furnace Repair’ Category

An Odor You Can’t Ignore| Harvey, Lombard, Steger

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Smells coming from the furnace are never a good sign. Burning smells and musty odors are common, but the smell of natural gas leaking should alarm you. That is because natural gas leaks are very dangerous. When enough gas is allowed to fill an area, even the slightest spark could initiate an explosion or a fire. Many Chicago and Chicago area homes rely on several gas powered appliances, and in many cases the furnace, boiler, or hot water tank are the largest of these appliances that use gas to create heat. Being able to recognize gas leaks and knowing what to do in the event of a leak will help you better protect your family from the dangers associated with natural gas leaks.

Sound, Sight, and Smell

There are three main ways that you can recognize the presence of a gas leak in your home:

  • Sound: Even pin-hole leaks and tiny gaps in piping can release large amounts of natural gas, and one of the ways you will recognize these leaks is through sound. Natural gas leaks are known to make a hissing noise that you should be able to hear over the normal operation noises of the heating system.
  • Sight: When natural gas accumulates in an area it will create a fog-like cloud.
  • Smell: Most people have smelt natural gas before and can immediately recognize its distinct odor. However, for those who haven’t, you should always contact a professional whenever any unusual smell is detected. (more…)

A Filter-less Furnace | Homewood, Tinley Park, Oak Lawn

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Life is busy especially at this time of year! With all of the running around shopping, cooking, and preparing for parties, furnace care often falls to the wayside. Months may pass without ever thinking about the heating system, and suddenly there is a breakdown. You travel down to the unit, pull the filter, and find that it is packed with debris and dust. This seems to be the cause of your breakdown. Unfortunately, you haven’t stocked up on replacements, so you figure that for the time being you will just let the unit run without a filter until you can get to the store.

The furnace starts back up and everything seems to be working fine. The only problem is you never do remember to replace the filter, and in a matter of weeks you have a very costly furnace repair on your hands. Running a furnace without a filter is like a death sentence for the unit’s internal components. It is one of the biggest heating mistakes you can make, and here at Four Seasons we find this mistake a lot more than we would like to. (more…)

Quality Service, Affordable Pricing| Hillside, Oak Lawn, Alsip

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Don’t know who to hire for your seasonal tune-up, duct cleaning, or furnace repairs? Well, this year, look no further than Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning for all of your HVAC system’s needs! What makes Four Seasons any better than other heating and cooling companies? There are many things that set us apart in this business, but our customer service ethic is defiantly one of the big ones.

We strive to have the utmost honesty and integrity when working with our customers, and in order to sweeten the deal, we always offer coupon and special discounts to take some of the load off of investing in their homes heating and cooling systems. These days we are offering three discounts that visitors to the Four Seasons website can take advantage of through December 31st 2010: (more…)

It’s Not Too Late! | Downers Grove, Carol Stream, Flossmoor

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

As the days continue to get shorter, the temperatures will continue to plummet. Hopefully you haven’t waited this long to have the furnace inspected, but if you have, now is the time to get your furnace back on track! Neglecting the furnace will not only cost you more on your monthly energy bills, it will also put you at risk of inconvenient breakdowns. If you are starting up your furnace for the first time, trust your senses to tell you if something is wrong, and call Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning if you suspect a problem. An affordable yearly tune-up may be all your furnace needs, but ignoring the problem could cost so much more.

Use Your Senses:

  • Smell: A common complaint among homeowners is a burning smell from the furnace when they first start the unit up. You may have dismissed this smell in the past, but it isn’t something you should continue to ignore. The burning smell is a clear indicator that there is a buildup of dirt, dust, and debris in the system.
  • Sight: If you have a burning smell in the home, it is important that you actually go down to the furnace and check for signs of fire or smoke. If there is smoke coming from the system, you must shut it down immediately and call Four Seasons. (more…)