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Start-Up the Summer! | Lake Forest, Saint Charles, Cedar Lake

Monday, April 7th, 2014

As you fire up the grill, clean out the pool, and pack away your winter clothes, don’t forget to get your air conditioner ready for the summer season too! Every winter, hundreds of homeowners purchase new heating systems and because of the drastic savings that are offered out of season, these homeowners often invest in a new air conditioning system as well. With the chill of winter behind us now, it is time to get that new air conditioner set up and ready for the season. Four Seasons has been calling around to all of our customers that need their air conditioners started up, but still there are many of you that haven’t scheduled your free start-up appointment!

Don’t Wait for the Heat to Start-Up Your New A/C!

When we install an air conditioner over the winter, the unit cannot be properly charged and tested because of the cold weather. The pressures and Freon levels will be off, and the unit will not work properly. If we were to start up the unit during the winter season with the cold weather, we could do serious damage to the compressor, and because of the cold weather, any adjustments we would make would be wrong for the heat of summer. That is why we always try to schedule a start up early in the summer season. We want your air conditioner to be ready when you need it, but you have to schedule your start-up first! Don’t get left out in the heat and enjoy the many benefits your new air conditioner will have to offer! Call Four Seasons now to schedule your air conditioner start-up!

Did the Contractor Get a Permit for Your Installation? | Addison

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Building codes may seem like a hassle to deal with, but they are the only regulations standing in between you and an unsafe home. When you purchase a house, have systems installed, or remodel a room, you expect the contractor to produce something that won’t put you and your family in danger. Unfortunately, in an effort to save money, countless homeowners hire cost-cutting contractors that do not adhere to the city building codes or acquire the proper permits to even complete the job in the first place. This happens all too frequently in the world of HVAC installation, and if you aren’t careful, you may hire an illegitimate contractor to install your new air conditioner this summer.

What are they trying to hide?

There is really only one reason why a contractor would not want to get permits to complete work in your home: The contractor has something to hide. They usually have a bad reputation in the state, aren’t licensed, or are scam artists. No matter the reason they give, they are not worth your time or your hard earned money. Always ask about permits before you sign a contract, and make the contractor go to the city to get the permits. This is not your responsibility, and if the contractor is asking you to do so, they should not be trusted. (more…)

Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer? | Naperville, Oak Lawn

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Summer is almost here, but is your cooling system ready for the change of season? If you aren’t sure, complete this quick checklist to see what still needs to be done!

Summer Preparedness Checklist

  1. Humidifier Turned Off: Some homeowners forget to turn the humidifier off all summer long! This adds moisture to the already humid air in the home. The air conditioner must remove this excess moisture in order to keep the home cool and comfortable. Don’t make the air conditioner work harder than necessary and turn off your humidifier now.
  2. Air Filter Replaced: A dirty air filter negatively impacts the air quality in the home and the energy efficiency of the air conditioner. Don’t let a dirty filter cause high energy bills or air conditioner break downs, and get in the habit of regularly changing the HVAC system’s air filter. (more…)

The Busy Summer Season at Four Seasons | Willow Springs, Minooka

Monday, March 31st, 2014

The first week of consistently high temperatures each and every summer is the busiest week that Four Seasons will have all year. Thousands of customers across Chicagoland turn on their air conditioner only to find that the system is not working properly. The extreme heat demands repairs, and since Four Seasons is a 24 hour operation, we get a call for emergency service. We love being there for our customers when they need our help, but wouldn’t you rather know if the furnace is working before the summer heat sets in for the season? If so, don’t wait for the heat! Now is the time to get your air conditioner checked by Four Seasons.

Maintenance and Emergency Repairs

Many customers have already taken the first step towards a cool and comfortable summer indoors. They called Four Seasons to schedule their yearly maintenance checks or repair services and found that they had their choice of scheduling times. They didn’t have to rush to have the work completed, and their air conditioners are already clean and ready for the summer ahead. It’s not too late to catch up! Take a few minutes to test the air conditioner and call Four Seasons. (more…)