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A/C is not the only way to stay cool

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

When you think of summer we all think of hot sun outdoors and keeping our homes cool by running our air conditioners. Were there are other ways besides an air conditioner or fans to stay cool indoors. What people often ignore is the amount of attic insulation they have in their homes. That is understandable since the attic is a place we seldom go to, and is not a primary living space. However, if you do not have adequate attic insulation you may be paying more to keep your home cooler this summer.

Here is why, insulation helps to maintain uniform temperatures throughout your house. It keeps walls, ceilings and floors warmer. Over time insulation settles and does not provide the barrier it did when first installed. If you have gaps in your insulation then cold air and warm air will mix minimizing the effectiveness of your cooling system. During the summer heat transfers from outside  into your home so your cooling system works harder to remove that warm air.

The best way to know if you have sufficient attic insulation is to have a professional company like Four Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning come to your home and measure. The performance of insulation is measured by R – value, and every region of the United States has a recommend level of R-value depending on that regions climate. If you have an uncovered attic floor and your attic insulation is below the attic floor joist it is likely you do not have sufficient insulation.

Just as we mentioned when we started the whole point is to keep your home cool while saving money and attic insulation will help to reduce your cooling cost. This savings can be significant, plus keep in mind that through the end of 2010 the government is providing up to $1,500 in tax credits when you purchase attic insulation. In effect the attic insulation will not only save you money but also help pay for itself in the form of tax credits.

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Fix My Furnace| Lockport, Mokena, Woodridge

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

The service technicians at Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning are able to handle a variety of issues. From boilers and furnaces to hot water tanks and air conditioners, our technicians are proficiently trained to handle nearly any situation your HVAC systems can throw at them. However, the expertise of our technicians is not needed in every situation. Hundreds of times a year, we have customers who call us out for problems that really aren’t problems at all. Flipping a switch and setting a thermostat are “repairs” that nearly any homeowner can handle on their own. We know that the people of Chicago work hard for their money, and that they don’t want to waste it on unnecessary service calls. So, the next time the furnace breaks down, there are a few point to check before racing to the phone to call Four Seasons. (more…)

The Carefree Maintenance Plan| Alsip, Evergreen Park, Dolton

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

We all know that we should be doing yearly maintenance checks on our heating and cooling equipment, but we don’t always do them. We get caught up in our busy day to day lives and caring for these units properly gets pushed to the back-burner. However, you are in luck. The Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning Carefree Maintenance Program (CMP) takes the hassle out of caring for your heating and cooling equipment and their accessories, and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to do so. In fact, the CMP will save you money! With the winter season rapidly approaching, there hasn’t been a better time to get your units back in shape to handle the extreme weather that Chicago is sure to experience.

What can be covered?

The Four Seasons Carefree Maintenance Program allows you to choose how much of how little coverage you want. First look at the types of units you have in your home. Figure out which of those units you would like Four Seasons to maintain and for how long. Four Seasons covers both main components of your HVAC system and accessories, and we offer 1 year and 2 year coverage plans. Customize the plan to meet your family’s needs. The systems that can be covered under the CMP include: (more…)

Get Your Fall Furnace Tune-up!| Crestwood, Orland Park, Plainfield

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

That all too familiar chill is in the air, and unfortunately it signifies the end of summer and the beginning of a long winter. September is rapidly coming to a close, and now is the perfect time to prepare your furnace for the season ahead. Many Chicagoans wait till the very last minute to turn the furnace on, and as a result, find themselves without heat during one of Chicago’s bitter cold nights. Luckily for them, Four Seasons is available 24 hours a day 365 days a year to help in these heating emergencies, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could avoid this inconvenience? Well, you can! By having Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning perform a tune-up on your furnace yearly, you can prevent unnecessary break downs and extend the life of your furnace. (more…)