Archive for the ‘Furnace’ Category

Don’t Just Take Our Word for it! | Lemont, Berwyn, Oak Forest

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Many people do not have an established relationship with a heating and cooling contractor. So, the first time the furnace breaks or you decide to have that old machine tuned-up, you may not know which company to choose. Obviously we think that you should consider Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning for all of your heating (and cooling) needs, and we have made every effort to try and make the decision a little easier for you!

Customer Testimonials

Here at Four Seasons, we understand that it can be a tough decision to trust such important systems in the hands of a company you don’t know anything about. We could prattle on for days about the reasons why we think you should give us a shot, but we think you would probably rather hear it from customers just like you who have already used Four Seasons. In the “customer testimonial” section of the Four Seasons website, you will find hundreds of surveys and letters that our customers have sent us. (more…)

Choosing a Furnace Filter| Evanston, Darien, New Lenox

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Your furnace’s air filter is your home’s first, and sometimes only, line of defense against airborne contaminants that threaten the air quality in your home. As winter approaches, we will be spending more time indoors and now is the time to start thinking about indoor air quality. If you are like most homes, you probably use cheap fiberglass disposable air filters in your furnace. You may think that you are being responsible about your furnace care, but even if you change this type of filter monthly, you could still be allowing thousands of harmful contaminants to roam freely in your breathing air. If you haven’t thought about your furnace’s filter in months or maybe even years, poor air quality is probably not your only problem.

MERV Ratings

Most filters use the MERV rating system to express their efficiency at removing particles from the air. Electrostatic air filters do not use this scale, but for any other type of filter, you will find that it is labeled with “MERV” and then a number. The higher the number the better the filter is at removing particles from the air. The fiberglass panel filters you have been using probably only have a MERV rating between 1 and 4. That’s pathetic. What you should be looking for is a filter with a rating between 5 and 8. These filters can remove particles down to 3 microns, and for most families that will be the right amount of protection. (more…)

I’ve had My Ducts Cleaned, So Now What?| Alsip, Evanston, Bridgeview

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

CHICAGO, IL – You’ve spent the money to have your ducts cleaned to improve the air quality in your home or building. If your ducts were cleaned by Four Seasons with state-of-the-art triple HEPA filtration, your ducts are so clean you could eat off of them.

There are two easy things you can do to keep them that way. First, FILTER YOUR AIR!!! Make sure that you have the best possible filter in place and that it is properly installed. Your Home Comfort Specialist at Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning would be more than happy to help you with this. Second, make sure that you clean your furnace and air conditioner regularly. The importance of this cannot be overstated. There wasn’t much point in cleaning your ducts if you are going to allow your furnace or air conditioner to get filthy right away! (more…)

Bundle Up! We are in for a Cold One| Evanston, Maywood, Burbank

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Last winter in Chicago, we got lucky. As the east coast was plummeted by several feet of snow, we enjoyed a rather mild winter. Yes, we still had the typical ice cold winds and snowfall, but if you have lived in Chicago or the surrounding suburbs for a while you have seen much worse. Unfortunately, this winter has been predicted to be a bad one. AccuWeather.com has predicted that Chicago will experience “above-normal” snowfall. When you consider the fact that Chicago averages 38 inches of snowfall a year, you can only imagine what “above-normal” is going to be like.  So, how are you going to prepare your home and your family?

Winter Preparedness

Your home needs to be the safest place for your family to seek shelter during the upcoming winter. Part of making your home safe is ensuring that you have functional heating equipment in the home. Whether you have a furnace or a boiler now is a good time to have Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning out for an inspection. Have us look over the system and perform a yearly maintenance tune-up before you start relying on the unit on a day to day basis. (more…)