Four Seasons started pushing for greater energy efficiency many years ago. Here are just some of the ways we are actively going green in the Chicago land area. (more…)
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A savvy consumer does their share of research before making an investment in their home and spending their hard earned dollars. If you are planning on buying a central air system here are a few keys to making sure you get the most for your money when you choose an air conditioning dealer. Start with an HVAC contractor or heating & air company that has outstanding credentials. These would include the accreditation and associations the HVAC contractor belongs to; their certifications and those of their employees. The Better Business Bureau is also an excellent tool, where you can ceck a company’s profile, letter grade and how well they perform with customers and how well they resolve issues.
Want the best for your buck? When you choose a dealer you also get the brands and manufacturers that they support. This support involves training, installation, service and product knowledge to be sure that the heating & air conditioning company you choose backs their product 100%.
There are many different models of central air conditioners to choose from and your heating & air conditioning dealer will help find the right size and model to fit your home. A qualified heating & cooling contractor will provide a written proposal based on specific equipment for your home, make sure any other estimates you receive are based on the exact same specifications.
When people think about saving money, their next thought is usually “What am I going to have to give up?” That’s a normal reaction but I’m here to tell you, saving money doesn’t always have to be painful.
I’m going to show you how to save a substantial amount of money every month without giving up a thing or changing your lifestyle. No brown bag lunches. No bicycle rides to work. No do-it-yourself haircuts (bet you’re glad to hear that!). You won’t have to change anything at all.
Saving money is easier than all that. All you have to do is find something you’re wasting and stop wasting it. In your case, that “something” is electricity. And the biggest “waster” of electricity may be your air conditioning system. (more…)
The past week has been extremely difficult for folks on the East Coast as the recent heat wave has made it very uncomfortable and in some situations dangerous. Commuter trains, city libraries, hospitals and nursing homes have had issues with air conditioning malfunctions or lack of adequate air conditioning. This situation has been particularly hard on senior citizens and those with health problems. Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick lives in a home with no air conditioning. Reading the articles and watching news reports of the East Coast heat wave we begin to recognize how important air conditioning is not only to our comfort but also as a quality of life issue. (more…)