Archive for the ‘Informational’ Category

The SilentComfort™Solution| Lockport, Chicago Ridge, Darien

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Does your furnace make it sound like there is a freight train barreling through your basement every time you turn it on? If you have or have ever had a noisy furnace in your home, you know the various sounds that your system can make, but luckily, Lennox Home Comfort Systems has solved this very annoying problem once and for all! Their solution is called SilentComfort™ technology, and here at Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer several Lennox systems that are equipped with this revolutionary advancement in furnace sound control.

How Does SilentComfort™ Work?

Most of the noise complaints that come from operating gas furnaces are the result of noisy burner firing and noisy blower motor operation. By creating innovative insulating enclosures around the burners and the furnace cabinet, Lennox was able to significantly reduce noise produced by the furnace. Furnaces that are equipped with this technology are up to 7 times quieter than competitive models! These systems are virtually silent! (more…)

4 Symptoms of a Cracked Heat Exchanger| Richton Park, Flossmoor

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Four Seasons has worked very hard to inform our customers of the dangers associated with having a furnace or boiler with a cracked heat exchanger operating in the home. Homeowners who have their heating system maintained yearly by Four Seasons receive a heat exchanger inspection along with their annual tune-up, but what if there is a crack between visits from your technician? As a proactive homeowner, you need to be able to recognize the symptoms of a cracked heat exchanger in order to protect your family. There are 4 main symptoms that any homeowner can check for periodically during the heating season:

  1. Abnormal Flame: As the furnace gets older, it becomes more and more likely that it will suffer a leak at the heat exchanger. From time to time, you may want to inspect the flame on the furnace or boiler. A proper flame should burn clean, steady, and blue. If the flame in your furnace “dances” or” jumps,” you may have a problem. Also if the flame is yellow or orange in color, cracks in the heat exchanger are also suspected. (more…)

Do It Yourself Duct Cleaning Disaster| Chicago Heights, Westchester, Harvey

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Many of us like to do projects around the home on our own, and having the know-how to complete these projects can save you both time and money. However, there are certain jobs that should only be handled by the professionals, and cleaning the air ducts is one of those jobs. Cleaning the air ducts on your own can cause several problems including:

  • Insufficient Removal of Particles: Most of the sites that offer “do it yourself” duct cleaning tips suggest using your vacuum cleaners hose to remove dust and other particles from the areas of the duct work that you can access. The first problem with attempting to use this technique is the fact that a good portion of the duct work in your home is inaccessible using the 4 foot hose on your vacuum cleaner. That leaves large portions of the duct work untouched and therefore still dirty.
  • Inefficient Removal of Particles: When professional duct cleaners, like those at Four Seasons, clean your duct work, they will hook up a powerful vacuum system that will create negative air pressure within your duct work. As their tools kick up the particles in your air ducts, they are removed from the home safely and efficiently by this vacuum system. When you attempt to use your little vacuums hose, you kick up the particles in the duct work, but have no way to capture them. Suddenly the home is covered in dust and debris from the duct work. (more…)

The Benefits of Using a Professional Repairman| Lisle, Palos Heights

Friday, October 17th, 2014

When the furnace or boiler breaks down, the first question that usually comes to the homeowner’s mind is, “How much is this going to cost me?” Everyone is looking for a good price on repairs, and often that leads to shoddy work performed by someone who doesn’t really know what they are doing. Just because a person is “good with their hands” doesn’t mean that they know the first thing about furnace or boiler repair. Hiring a professional serviceman, like the technicians here at Four Seasons has many benefits that non-professionals just cannot compete with.

  • Experience, Experience, Experience: Furnaces and boilers are very complicated systems that require vast amounts of knowledge to properly repair. A self proclaimed “handyman” may know a thing or two about furnace systems, but their knowledge base pales in comparison to the years of experience that professional, certified technicians are required to have. Think about it this way. The average technician at Four Seasons has literally worked on hundreds of furnaces while working for our company, and they are also NATE certified. Your handyman friend on the other hand has maybe worked on a handful of furnaces, and probably is not certified in any way. (more…)