Archive for the ‘Furnace’ Category

GAMA, Flooding, and Your HVAC System| Blue Island, Justice, Posen

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

The first heat wave of the summer is over! Although there are sure to be many scorching hot days in the future, for now, chilly days and their accompanying flood waters are in the forecast. Isn’t Chicagoland weather wonderful? It was 90 degrees one day then 53 degrees the next day. It didn’t surprise me when we started to get furnace repair calls in the middle of June!

What is GAMA?

What I have found is that most of these furnace service calls are made because of basement flooding, and I need to warn some of you of the dangers involved with running a furnace after your basement has flooded. Your furnace may work in a few days after it dries out, but it still might not be safe to use. Have you heard of GAMA, the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association? This organization tests and sets standards for gas appliances including furnaces and boilers. They also make suggestions when it comes to electric systems as well including electric furnaces and air conditioning systems. (more…)

The Furnace to Air Conditioner Transition | Olympia Fields, Oakbrook

Friday, January 16th, 2015

There has been a persistent chill in the air the past several weeks but with every passing day, we get closer and closer to warm weather and the transition from furnace use to air conditioner use. Depending on what state you left your system in last year, this transition may or may not go smoothly. However, when you call Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning you can make the change easy no matter what issues you may have with your unit. From clean and checks to repairs, Four Seasons can get your air conditioner summer ready!

Two Ways to Transition:

  • Yearly Maintenance: For those homeowners that take good care of their air conditioning systems, maintenance is probably all that is required to get your unit transitioned over for summer. Our NATE certified serviceman will shut down the humidifier, check the components of the furnace that are used during the summer, and clean out the entire air conditioning system. This service will ensure maximum efficiency and reliability all summer long. (more…)

Check Your Chimney! | Oak Lawn, Tinley Park, Matteson

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Depending on the type of furnace that you have in your home, it may vent one of two ways. Older furnaces or those with mid-grade efficiencies often vent through a chimney in the home, and new high efficiency units tend to vent directly out the side of the home. If your home uses a chimney as a vent, there are a few points you should consider when it comes to maintenance of this part of your heating system.

Venting System

As the venting system for combustion gases, chimneys are responsible for removing carbon monoxide from the furnace and safely expelling it outside the home. When the chimney suffers damage from lack of proper equipment and maintenance, this ability can be hindered. Crumbling chimneys are all too common in the Chicagoland area due to the extreme weather that we put up with, and if you have not had your chimney inspected, now is the time to call Four Seasons. (more…)

Four Seasons Wins Contractor Challenge! | Evergreen Park, Bolingbrook

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning has recently won the top prize in The Chicagoland Natural Gas Savings Program’s Contractor Challenge! The program challenged HVAC companies across the Chicagoland area to promote the rebates offered by the program, and the company with the most approved rebate applications would win! Well, Four Seasons is always in the business of saving our customers money, so we made it our goal to spread the word as much as we possibly could.

Education is Key

Every member of our sales team became an expert in the program and were able to answer any question a customer may have had about the incentives and requirements included in the program. We even helped with the paperwork when needed. Our goal was to educate our customers about different ways that they can receive discounts for purchasing furnaces, air conditioners, and attic insulation. So, on top of the great deals we offer our customers, they also received additional money back in rebates from the Chicagoland Natural Gas Savings Program. (more…)