Archive for the ‘Furnace’ Category

Furnace Repair Fraud! | Vernon Hills, Tinley Park, South Holland

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Nearly every industry has their fair share of scam artists, and the furnace repair business is no different. We hear horror stories on a daily basis of customers who called the wrong company first, and end up losing their hard earned money on unnecessary work. This winter, there are many fraudsters who are going to use the frigid cold temperatures to their advantage. No one wants to be without heat for very long, and for some people going without heat for any period of time could cause major health issues. Scam artists know this fact and manipulate it for their gain.

A Common Furnace Repair Scam

Probably one of the most common furnace repair scams involves heat exchanger inspections. A cracked heat exchanger can cause carbon monoxide to leak into the homes air supply, and it can cause several health problems including the possibility of death. But, it can only do these things if it is actually cracked! A cracked heat exchanger usually results in the purchase of an entire new system, because when a customer hears that there is a problem with the unit that could harm their family, they are quick to fork over large amounts of money to repair the problem. However, if this ever happens to you, stop, take a breath, and remember to think logically. (more…)

The SilentComfort™Solution| Lockport, Chicago Ridge, Darien

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Does your furnace make it sound like there is a freight train barreling through your basement every time you turn it on? If you have or have ever had a noisy furnace in your home, you know the various sounds that your system can make, but luckily, Lennox Home Comfort Systems has solved this very annoying problem once and for all! Their solution is called SilentComfort™ technology, and here at Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer several Lennox systems that are equipped with this revolutionary advancement in furnace sound control.

How Does SilentComfort™ Work?

Most of the noise complaints that come from operating gas furnaces are the result of noisy burner firing and noisy blower motor operation. By creating innovative insulating enclosures around the burners and the furnace cabinet, Lennox was able to significantly reduce noise produced by the furnace. Furnaces that are equipped with this technology are up to 7 times quieter than competitive models! These systems are virtually silent! (more…)

End Thermostat Wars for Good! | Streamwood, Lyons, Frankfort

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Living in a home with multiple people requires a lot of compromise. We compromise on dinner plans, on television channels, and on who will get to use the shower first in the morning. However, there is one thing that no family member should have to compromise on: comfort. In multi-level homes it is often difficult to get even temperatures throughout every room, and as a result, thermostat wars begin. Each person has their own opinion on what temperature the home should be, and compromising on this issue often leaves someone out in the cold. Luckily, Four Seasons can help you end the thermostat wars once and for all with a furnace zoning system!

What is a Zoning System?

A zoning system can be installed into your existing duct work and furnace, and it allows each zone in the home to be controlled by a different thermostat. It consists of a series of dampers that will open and close to varying degrees, so that the homeowner can regulate which rooms of the home need the most heating and which ones need less. Some of the benefits of a zoning system include: (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…)