Posts Tagged ‘windows’

Does Your Home have a History of Heat Gain? | Streamwood, Harvey

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Over the years, some homeowners begin to notice that their homes are not cooled as well as they once were. They may have the air conditioner checked yearly for problems, and even though many times there is not an issue with the system, still the home remains warm when the air conditioner is running full power. Though the sizing of your air conditioner may be the source of the problem, there is another far more likely cause to this dilemma. It’s called heat gain, and there are several factors that could be contributing to this issue. Luckily, identifying the problem and solving the issue is easy enough, and Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning and Home Services can help you make the improvements needed to restore comfort to your home this summer season.

Sources of Heat Gain

  • Window Inspection: Take a moment to inspect the windows in your home. Old, single paned or rotted windows could be the source of your heat gain problem. Windows carry an r-value just like insulation does, and if your windows have a very low r-value, you could be allowing the sun to heat up your home. A temporary fix would be to drape your windows in thick curtains during the day light hours. This will help keep out the heat, but upgrading your windows is the true fix you should strive towards. Four Seasons Home Services can help you choose and install new energy efficient windows this summer season. (more…)

Passive Homes: The Future of Home Heating| Steger, Lombard, Riverside

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Have you ever heard of a passive house? Unless you are an energy buff you probably haven’t, but these homes may be the homes of the future. These homes have already gained massive popularity in Europe and other parts of the world, and the concept has recently reached our shores as well. Passive homes are truly revolutionary because they don’t rely on a furnace for home heating, and yet they stay incredibly comfortable. These homes are not only energy efficient, but they employ several alternative heating and cooling methods to keep costs down and comfort up.

Super thick insulation, well placed windows, an ingenious ventilation system, and a wood pellet stove work together to keep these homes comfortable, and although you may not be able to achieve this high level of efficiency without rebuilding your home, you can still take advantage of energy savings in your home with the help of Four Seasons.

Improving Your Efficiency

  • Energy Assessment: Having your home professionally assessed by Four Seasons is the first step towards making energy efficient improvements. Once you know where your home is most inefficient, Four Seasons can help you improve the situation. Whether your need is for a new furnace or air conditioner or if you have leaks that need to be sealed, Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning and Four Seasons Home Services are here to help. (more…)

Have You Considered Replacing Your Windows this Spring?

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

In this weird time between major seasons, homeowners begin to look towards the future and consider what repair need to be done. For many homes, caulking and weather-stripping the windows is no longer enough to keep out the rain, snow, and icy cold. When you finally come to accept this fact, window replacement becomes the only viable option. Spring is sure to be a wet one this year, and unless you want to lay out buckets and towels under your windows every time it rains, now is the time to call Four Seasons. The Four Seasons Window Collection has something for anyone and our outstanding customer service ethic guarantees results that you will love.

Frequently Asked Questions about Window Installation:

  • How long will it the installation take?- This is tough question to answer because the length of a job is affected by the number and type of windows being installed. The thing we can guarantee is that the length of time we give you is the length of time we stick to.
  • Can I afford it?- Affording new windows is easier than ever with a little help from the Four Seasons financing department. 0% interest financing through 2017 means that the price we quote is the price you will ultimately pay five years down the line! That’s a deal that no one can pass up. (more…)

Dave Lennox Award Awarded to Four Seasons of Chicago…Again!

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Everyday Four Seasons gives 100% of ourselves to each and every customer that allows us to enter their home for one of our many services. From the moment you pick up the phone to call for help, you are engulfed by the caring hands of a Four Seasons associate. We walk you through the entire process and try to make everything from fixing your furnace to getting new windows as easy as possible for you the homeowner. This customer service ethic is something that we have worked on through the years, and we have recently been recognized for this dedication to customer care for the second year running!

Developing Life Long Relationships

The Dave Lennox Award is given to 25 companies out of the thousands that offer Lennox products across the nation. These 25 companies have to demonstrate sound business practices that have lead to growth, but they also must have an outstanding customer service history. At Four Seasons we do things differently. Where other companies may just look at you as a job that they need to milk for every penny, Four Seasons is looking to develop a life long relationship. (more…)