Archive for the ‘Furnace’ Category

Future of Heating and Cooling?

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Lennox Industries has unveiled what could be the future of heating and cooling for residential homes and commercial buildings. The new Lennox products are part of the SunSource™ Home Energy System designed to use solar power to power the heating and cooling units thus reducing electricity consumption.

This system supplies electricity year round regardless if the system is in use. Overall consumers who purchase the system would save money because their electricity would be provided by the solar panel equipment that would generate power for the entire home not just the furnace and air conditioning system. (more…)

Sizing Your HVAC System

Friday, April 11th, 2014

How do you size your hvac system? When sizing a heating and cooling system for a home, a load calculation is the best and only system recognized by city codes. Yes, you’ve probably heard it all before, but a poorly sized HVAC system can lead not only rob you of your comfort by providing insufficient heating or cooling but also be costly in terms of  higher energy  bills.

Most HVAC contractors only size your system based on your old furnace & A/C size. The problem is that the new system is more efficient then your old system. For example: your old furnace is 60% efficient (afue) and has a 150,000 btu input. That means 40% of the natural gas or propane your furnace is using is going up the flue pipe into your chimney. Also your btu output of your furnace would be 90,000 btu’s (150,000 minus 40%). So if the contractor replaces your old furnace with the same size new furnace (new furnaces range from 80% to 95% efficiency) a 150,000 btu furnace at 80% efficiency would give you an output of 120,000 btu’s, which would give you 30,000 more btu’s then you have with your old furnace. (more…)

Flood Season is Upon Us! | Palatine, Bedford Park, Bridgeview

Friday, March 28th, 2014

It is that time of year again! Flood season is upon us and as each gloomy day passes us by, it is only a matter of time before the rain comes pouring down in buckets. If you haven’t done something to repair your leaky basement, flood waters may be on the way. Every year without fail, hundreds of homeowners call Four Seasons in a panic because their furnace has been exposed to water. Water is like poison for a furnace, water heater, or boiler and attempting to operate these systems after a flood could be extremely dangerous. Before you relight that pilot, call Four Seasons for an inspection.

Dangerous, Damaged Furnaces, Boilers, and Water Heaters

Faulty gas valves, fried electrical boards, and damage to other vital components in the system are some of the immediate problems that demand replacement of the system. Simply replacing the damaged part is not a guarantee of safe operation, and GAMA regulations require replacement of the entire system. Even if the furnace appears to be working normally, vital safety features could fail to protect you when you need them most. (more…)

Financing Through Four Seasons | Des Plaines, Harvey, Justice

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Purchasing a new furnace, air conditioner, or boiler can put a strain on any budget, but when you choose Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning as your heating and cooling contractor, we go out of our way to make affording your new HVAC system as easy as possible. One way we make affording a replacement system possible is by offering affordable financing options that you can trust. Where illegitimate companies may finance their customers through a company that is just as big a scam artist as they are, Four Seasons sought out a company that had a reputation for honesty in their business practices. We paired with Wells Fargo Financial National Bank to offer our customers some of the most competitive financing options available today, and you can apply today in a matter of minutes.

Two Ways to Apply

  • Apply Online: When you visit Four Seasons’ site, you will find a link to our financing application. A few short questions and a quick credit check are all that is needed to get pre-approved for financing through Four Seasons. Should you qualify, Four Seasons could have a salesman out to your home in a matter of hours for a free in-home estimate, and should you choose to have the unit installed, same day installation services are not uncommon at Four Seasons. (more…)