Posts Tagged ‘furnace sales’

Chimney Problems? Get a New Furnace| Chicago Ridge, Calumet City

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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…)

Furnace Installation: Don’t Do it Yourself| Olympia Fields, Richton Park

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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…)

Have an Energy Efficient 2011! | Justice, Brookfield, Joliet

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Most of us like to make resolutions every New Year in order to set goals for ourselves. We resolve to do everything from losing weight to making more money, and even though we may put forth a good effort for the first few months, these self improvement resolutions are often forgotten before a real improvement is ever made. This year, why don’t you try something a little different? Here at Four Seasons, we want to encourage you to use this year as a chance to make some much needed energy efficient improvements in your home and Four Seasons can help!

Home Improvement Resolutions

  • Replace the Furnace: The older the heating system is, the better the chances are that it is extremely inefficient. If you were to swap out that old unit with a high efficiency Lennox system from Four Seasons, you could save up to 30% or more on your energy bills every year!
  • Improve the Efficiency of the Furnace You Have: If you unit is fairly new and rated at 80% AFUE or higher, you may want to just consider starting a maintenance routine this year. A seasonal tune-up from Four Seasons will keep that unit running at peak efficiency for years to come, and prevent problems that could shorten your system’s lifespan. This service will also help you get the most out of your heating system this year! (more…)

Fireplace Fallacies | Country Club Hills, Hometown, Harvey

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

For many families, part of the holiday season includes gathering around the fireplace with friends to enjoy the warmth and ambiance of a burning fire. Fireplaces are able to create a comforting atmosphere that your forced air furnace just cannot compete with. But, did you know that using that fireplace could be costing you extra even when it is not in use? Well, it could be, and Four Seasons wants to help you save money this winter with a little fireplace advice.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Fireplace Ownership:

  • Do: Turn off the furnace when the fireplace is in use, or at least turn it down to around 60 degrees.  This will keep the furnace from coming on and wasting energy when the fireplace is in use.
  • Don’t: Do not leave the fireplace damper open! More modern fireplaces use dampers to get combustion air from the outdoors instead of from indoors. If you leave the damper open when the fireplace is not in use, heated air from the central air furnace will be lost to the outdoors. This could be costing you up to 30% more annually on your heating bills. (more…)