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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…)

Around the Clock Plumbing Repair | Oak Park, Tinley Park

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning has been delivering reliable around the clock heating and cooling repairs to all of Chicagoland for years, and now we offer our professional plumbing services 24 hours a day as well! Plumbing emergencies are either extremely inconvenient, extremely messy, or both! You can’t afford to allow these problems to go on for days, but you also don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on these repairs either. Four Seasons has the affordable 24 hour plumbing repair services you need to take care of your problem fast and at a price you can afford. These are some of the most common emergency plumbing repairs we perform, and we can handle any plumbing job big or small:

  • Sump Pump Breakdown: A broken sump pump is definitely a plumbing emergency. One good rain storm with a broken pump and you could have costly water damage from a flooded basement.
  • Water Heater Breakdown: A broken or leaking hot water heater can seriously disturb the comfort in your home. One cold shower will be enough to leave you begging for help! Luckily you can rely on Four Seasons to always be there when you call! (more…)

Home Energy Assessments Reveal Insulation Issues | Chicago Ridge

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning performs professional home energy assessments all across Chicagoland, and two common problems we often find in many of the older Chicago homes are inadequate attic insulation and attic air leaks. These problems can be repaired affordably and quickly when placed in the expert hands of an insulation team from Four Seasons.

#1 Symptom of Inadequate Insulation

One of the most obvious symptoms of inadequate insulation is excessive heat in the upper floors of the home. Many homeowners will call Four Seasons thinking that their air conditioner is not functioning properly, but the true source to their problem is in the attic. A free in home estimate and assessment of your attic could reveal this problem and get you on the path to an affordable improvement that will increase your comfort and savings this summer.

Seal, Insulate, Save!

  • Sealing the Leaks: The number one place that Four Seasons finds air leaks in the attic is over the entrance hatch. Whether you have a pull down ladder or a knee-wall door, odds are the backside of the hatch wasn’t insulated and the edges were not air sealed. This allows massive amounts of heat gain during the summer months, and can be simply repair by a Four Seasons tech. (more…)

How a Tube of Caulk Could Save You Hundreds! | Homer Glen, Alsip

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Many homeowners underestimate the importance of maintaining the caulk in various areas of the home. How important could a five dollar tube of caulk be? Well, unless you want to pay extra high utility bills or have a visit from the Four Seasons plumbers, you will invest some time and money in keeping up the caulk in your home. The main areas that we are referring to are the shower, tub, and windows in the home. Spring is a popular time of year to make home improvements and a caulking project is a job that many “do it yourselfers” can tackle.

Neglecting the Tub

Next time you take a shower, pause for a moment and examine the caulk around the edges of the tub both inside and out. If it is cracked and broken or covered in mold, now is the time to make improvements before major problems arise. When caulk is insufficient or missing, water can leak down into the subfloor and walls behind the tub. Water encourages mold growth and before you know it the entire underbelly of your tub could be coated in mold.

At Four Seasons, we have seen this problem get to the point where the ceiling beneath the tub begins to leak water, and when it gets to this point, you have a major repair on your hands that requires help from Four Seasons Home Services. Our handymen would have to either go through the ceiling below or tear out the tub in order to clean up the mess before reinstalling everything and laying a fresh layer of caulk. (more…)