Archive for the ‘Informational’ Category

Calling All Springtime Allergy Sufferers! | Glenwood, Dolton, Alsip

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Many allergy sufferers have enjoyed the long winter away from itchy eyes, sore throats, and nasal congestion, but spring is almost here. As the flowers bloom and the grass grows, allergens will be released into the air and into our homes. If you use a furnace or air conditioner with a duct work system to circulate the air, these allergens could be flying around in the air of your home making it very difficult to get control of your allergy symptoms. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to rid your home of as many allergens as possible, and Four Seasons has the experts to help you get it done.

Your Duct Work

The duct work system in your home is breeding ground for mold, dust mites, pet dander, and a plethora of other allergy causing particles. The dark and sometimes damp bends and twists of your duct work system are the perfect place for these microorganisms and particles to collect, and removing them is nearly impossible without help from a duct cleaning company. (more…)

Your Duct Work Experts| Palos Park, Shorewood, Crest Hill

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Take a moment to consider the age of your home. Unless you recently moved into a new construction, odds are your home is somewhere in the 30 to 50 year old range. Even if you live in one of the more recently developed suburbs, your home is probably getting closer and closer to 20 years old with every passing year. Most people are faced with the task of replacing the furnace and air conditioner in their home at least once depending on the amount of time you spend living there. If you have lived there for life of the home, odds are you have replaced the systems at least a few times, but what you may be forgetting is that you have probably never replaced the ENTIRE HVAC system.

Old, Crumbling Duct Work

The duct work is a vital component of your heating and cooling system, and if it hasn’t been replaced or at least inspected since the home was built, you may already be experiencing some of the problems that are caused by old duct work. Air flow is usually the biggest problem and it is a hard one to solve without addressing the ancient duct work. You can get a furnace with highest speed blower on the market and still not get adequate airflow to all areas of the home. Leaks and even crumbling parts of the system will prevent proper airflow, but Four Seasons can solve this problem for you! (more…)

Warranty Coverage and the Need for Maintenance| Blue Island, Lockport

Friday, December 5th, 2014

The time has come once again to begin thinking about your air conditioners maintenance. Spring is the best time of year to have the cleaning performed because of the mild weather and convenient scheduling options that are available early in the heating season. For those that have air conditioning units that are still covered by a warranty from the manufacturer, maintaining the air conditioner is especially important for you. Proper maintenance performed by a professional like those at Four Seasons prevents a variety of problems that are caused by lack of maintenance. Warranties often cover parts and labor for a specified amount of time as long as the homeowner keeps up on their maintenance. This includes both monthly filter changes and yearly cleanings by a professional contractor. (more…)

Warning: Air Conditioner Theft! | Hickory Hills, Mokena, Joliet

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

As the weather warms up, we will all bring our air conditioning units out of hibernation. We will remove their covers, change filters, and have Four Seasons out for our yearly maintenance in a matter of weeks, but during this time, we thought we would take a second to remind every homeowner that the air conditioner is often a target for thieves across the Chicagoland area. The cost associated with the damage could be thousands, and we want homeowners to do everything that they can to keep their air conditioner safe from the hands of those just looking to make a quick buck.

What are They After?

Air conditioning units have copper coils and lines as well as other aluminum components that are worth money when the metal is sold for scrap. The thief searches for a home with an easily accessed air conditioner and gets to work stripping every last inch of copper and aluminum from the unit. Although the metal he is taking will probably only get him $30- $50, you will get stuck paying thousands in replacement costs. Once an air conditioner has experienced this type of damage, it cannot be repaired, and it must be replaced. (more…)