Archive for the ‘maintenance’ Category

Winter Allergy Relief | Crest Hill, Country Club Hills, Riverdale

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning has many services and products that can potentially offer allergy symptom relief to many this winter season. Winter allergies can often be as bad if not worse than the spring and summer allergies that most of us are accustomed to hearing about, and being cooped up indoors, for months at a time, makes those with allergies very susceptible to the indoor air pollutants that plague thousands of homes in Chicago and the Chicago land area. Duct cleanings, furnace cleanings, air purifiers, and humidifiers are all excellent options to decrease the presence of allergens in the home, and Four Seasons can make implementing these products and services in your home a breeze this winter season.

  • Duct Cleaning Services: Four Seasons offers professional duct cleaning services that will clear the pollen, dust, mold, and dander from your duct work system. These are allergens that are constantly circulating in the air when the furnace is running, and a duct cleaning will greatly reduce their presence in your home.
  • Furnace Cleaning Services: Yearly furnace maintenance tune-ups are important if you want to keep your furnace running reliably all winter long. But, these cleanings can also help relieve allergy symptoms. A dirty furnace is packed with dust and other allergens and as the air in your home passes through the furnace to be warmed, it picks up these allergens. These particles are then delivered to all of the rooms in your home. Combine this service with a monthly filter change and a duct cleaning, and you will greatly improve your indoor air quality. (more…)

Soot Solutions| Homewood, Cicero, Burr Ridge

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Black dust coating various surfaces in your home, high levels of carbon monoxide, and a furnace that just doesn’t seem to be providing enough heat are all symptoms of a heating system that is in serious need of maintenance. However, if your unit is in this bad of shape, you may have waited too long already. Soot buildup on your furnace filter and on the internal components of the system will choke the flames that are trying to generate heat for your home and in many cases, destroy the furnace beyond repair.

Where Does the Soot Come From?

If your heating system has been diagnosed as “clogged with soot,” you may be wondering where all of that destructive black power came from. Well there are several different conditions that can cause this problem, but when large amounts of soot are present in a furnace or boiler, it is usually the result of a combustion problem. When combustion occurs, carbon dioxide is created, but when the combustion process is interrupted or not fully completed, carbon deposits, or soot, begin to build up inside the furnace. When the problem goes unchecked, soot build up can begin to deposit on surfaces in the home and the furnace will eventually stop working all together. (more…)

A Filter-less Furnace | Homewood, Tinley Park, Oak Lawn

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Life is busy especially at this time of year! With all of the running around shopping, cooking, and preparing for parties, furnace care often falls to the wayside. Months may pass without ever thinking about the heating system, and suddenly there is a breakdown. You travel down to the unit, pull the filter, and find that it is packed with debris and dust. This seems to be the cause of your breakdown. Unfortunately, you haven’t stocked up on replacements, so you figure that for the time being you will just let the unit run without a filter until you can get to the store.

The furnace starts back up and everything seems to be working fine. The only problem is you never do remember to replace the filter, and in a matter of weeks you have a very costly furnace repair on your hands. Running a furnace without a filter is like a death sentence for the unit’s internal components. It is one of the biggest heating mistakes you can make, and here at Four Seasons we find this mistake a lot more than we would like to. (more…)

Energy Saving Holiday Tips | Westchester, Maywood, Hinsdale

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

The holiday season for many involves a house full of guests, presents, and food, and for most of those people, it also means spending extra money to accommodate everyone’s needs. An easy way to save some money during this season is by saving money on your heating bills. With the help of Four Seasons, saving energy and saving money is easier than you may think.

  • Maintenance: If you have not had your heating system cleaned by one of the servicemen at Four Seasons, that is your first step to more efficient heating this winter. Our 20 + point certified tune up will get your furnace or boiler running as efficiently and reliably as possible. So when your guests arrive you can focus your time on family and friends and not on your heating system and unwanted breakdowns.
  • Thermostat Settings: Set the thermostat back two degrees all season long and you will increase the amount of savings that you will earn this winter. Also, when the holiday parties are in full swing, turn the thermostat back a little further. The added heat from cooking and extra bodies will keep the air in your home warm, and your normal setting may be too high to keep everyone comfortable. (more…)