When that old furnace finally calls it quits, you may begin to panic about searching for its replacement. Pushy salesmen, high prices, and week-long installations are among the biggest complaints that homeowners have when buying their heating and cooling equipment from HVAC contractors. However, Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning is different. We take the frustration and confusion out of choosing a new system for your home. (more…)
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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…)
As our homes continue to age, many of us will begin to notice that certain parts of the home don’t work the way that they used to. For many people, a problem with the old furnace leads to the discovery of a problem with the chimney. Chimney repairs can be very costly, and many homeowners often have no idea why the furnace and the chimney have anything to do with one another in the first place. Don’t worry, you are not being scammed. If you have an old furnace, it most likely relies upon the chimney to vent out the noxious gases created by combustion in the system. If the chimney is improperly sized or falling apart, you may be better off upgrading your furnace rather than upgrading your chimney.
A New Way to Vent
This advice may sound a little backwards, but once you understand how new high efficiency furnaces operate, you will see why it is better to place your money in a new unit rather than in chimney repairs. New high efficiency furnaces do not vent out the chimney. These systems vent horizontally rather than vertically, and use a plastic piping system that vents directly from the furnace through the side of the home. These units are exponentially more efficient than the old unit you currently have, and as a result, they are also a much wiser investment. (more…)
In these hard times, many homeowners are pinching pennies and tightening their belts more than ever before. Making major purchases is the last challenge that anyone in this economy wants to face, but there are certain things that we just cannot live without. In Chicago, replacing the furnace is one of those major purchases that we all try to avoid. Some homeowners even attempt to replace the unit on their own, but unless they have years of experience installing furnace systems, this could lead to disaster. There are some jobs around the home that are perfect for the “do it yourself-er,” but there are certain projects that should be left the professionals. Make Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning your go-to guys when it comes time to replace that old furnace. We know you won’t regret it.
Problems with “Do it Yourself” Furnace Replacement
Installing a furnace is a very tedious and involved task. It takes our technicians at Four Seasons months just to learn the basics of installation, and they then receive countless hours of hands-on training before they ever step foot in the field. We take such care in preparing our technicians because installing a furnace properly is not easy. When a homeowner attempts to complete the project on their own, these are some of the problems we find: (more…)