Archive for the ‘Go Green’ Category

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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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…)

Pair Your Furnace with a Heat Pump| Naperville, Olympia Fields

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

One of the biggest complaints among homeowners is high energy bills. Unfortunately for homeowners in Chicago, it is very difficult to sacrifice using the furnace or the air conditioner in order to save a few bucks every month. Our unpredictable summers are one thing, but our winters can be especially brutal. From Chicago all the way to Naperville, we are covered in a blanket of frigid snow. So, how are we going to save money?

What is a Heat Pump?

If you currently have a gas furnace heating your home, you may want to consider adding an electronic heat pump. A heat pump is combination heating and cooling system that uses electricity to move heat rather than to generate heat.  In the summer, the heat pump will act as your air conditioning by removing the hot air from inside your home and moving it outside. In the winter, the heat pump will pull hot air out of the outdoors and bring it indoors. Even if the outside feels cold, there is still heat present in the air for the heat pump to extract for use inside your home. This is a very efficient system because it generates two to three times more heat than the electricity it uses. (more…)

Peoples Energy Gas Rebate

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

If you’re currently in the market for a new furnace and live in Chicago, there has never been a better opportunity to save. The gas company will give you an instant $450 rebate and the federal government is also offering a $1500 energy tax credit on top of the $450 gas company rebate, for a total savings of $1950 dollars.  When you take these rebates on your new furnace and combine them with the rebates from Lennox and Four Seasons you can receive a total of $3000 cash back toward the purchase of a new high efficient furnace.  The tax credits given by the federal government expire December 31, 2010.  The Peoples Energy rebates end on January 15, 2010 and the Lennox rebates as well as the Four Seasons Heating rebates end March 1, 2010. (more…)