Archive for the ‘Go Green’ Category

Should I Insulate My Home? | Harvey, Tinley Park, Olympia Fields

Monday, August 18th, 2014

You should insulate your home when the following occurs:

>You have an older home and haven’t added insulation. Consider that only 20% of homes built before 1980s are well insulated.

>The distribution of heat in your home is uneven, cold zones in the winter or hot zones in the summer. Adding insulation creates a more uniform temperature and increases comfort by evenly covering your attic across all areas of your home. It is not uncommon to find settling of material if your current attic insulation is more than 15 years old. (more…)

R-22 Phase Out| Calumet City, Plainfield, Addison

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

If you have an air conditioner that uses R-22 refrigerant it is advisable that you retrofit your air conditioner to one that uses R-410A. Several years ago, the EPA put into law new regulations that require the gradual phase-out of air conditioners that run on R-22. In fact, it is no longer legal for air conditioner manufacturers to make R-22 units. Your local heating and air conditioning company might be able to sell you one if they have one left over in their warehouse from the days when they could be manufactured, and they will likely be willing to sell an R-22 air conditioner to you for a significant discount. (more…)

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 outsideĀ  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.

For more information on ways to save money, be green and save energy see these sites.

Article 1

Article 2

A Top of the Line Furnace| Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Alsip

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

These days, it seems like everyone is talking about energy efficiency. Light bulbs, washers, dryers, and HVAC systems are often at the center of the discussion. Everyone is looking to save money and do their part to save the Earth as well. This winter, you may even be looking to swap out that old furnace for a new high efficiency model. Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning has the Lennox Home Comfort System that you are looking for. The SLP98V Furnace is the most efficient and the quietest furnace you will find of the market today. (more…)