Archive for the ‘Home Services’ Category

Heat Loss – Symtoms and Solutions| Bridgeview, Blue Island, Plainfield

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

You may have seen it in your neighborhood or as you look at houses on your commute to work — Houses where the gutters are full of ice and large icicle formations.

Houses that are more prone to ice dams often have inadequate insulation or major leakage of warm air from the home into the attic. Studies show that on average, 40% of your heat loss is through the ceiling and out the roof.

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t spend much time in the attic. In fact, the vast majority of Americans only go up to their attics only when dealing with a leaky roof or “animal intruders” like bats, squirrels, or raccoons. When it comes to heating & cooling issues in your home, the attic should not be ignored. (more…)

How To Select A Handyman in Chicago, Flossmoor, or Tinley Park

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

If you do an internet search under handyman services, how many handymen do you find?  For many homeowners, it’s a guessing game to see which handyman will do the best home repair or remodeling job and who will give a fair price. Four Seasons Home Services, a home repair, remodeling and handyman services company, offers five tips to selecting the right handyman for your home repair or home remodeling job.

  1. Select a home improvement contractor that you know and trust, a company that has a long history of satisfied customers and can provide references. (more…)

Water Heater Maintenance

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Here are some useful tips from Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning for maintaining your water heater. Though often neglected draining the water heater is an important part of water heater maintenance and extending the life of your hot water tank. Most people fall into the trap of out of sight- out of mind. Most homeowners do not regularly check the temperature of their water heaters or remember to drain the sediment from the tank.

By draining the hot water tank you can help eliminate the build up of sediment in the tank.  What sometimes happens is after a few years the build up of sediment may limit the amount of water available to be heated but also the sediment may cover the heating element and lead to it burning out.

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Lennox: Making Solar Practical, Easy, and Within Reach! | Naperville

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

The mild winter we experienced this year in Chicago has set the stage for the scorching hot summer ahead, and if your haven’t already used the air conditioner, you are probably putting off the start up for fear of the high energy costs that are sure to be ahead. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could stop paying to operate the air conditioner? This may sound unattainable, but Lennox has found a way to put that scorching sun to work for your wallet in an easy and practical way. The SunSource™ Home Energy System turns your roof into an energy making machine that can start small and grow over the years to possibly even power your entire home!

Solar Power Within Reach

Solar power has always been thought of as something that is simply out of reach for the average homeowner. However, Lennox has made it possible for nearly any homeowner to afford these modules for their home. Most homeowners begin by installing a solar-ready Lennox air conditioner or heat pump with one or two modules for the roof. As the savings start to compile, upgrades are made to the system in the form of additional modules for the roof. The more modules you have installed, the more you can offset the electricity costs in the home. (more…)