In the span of a year, every homeowner that cares about their property spends countless hours outside and in maintaining its condition. From day to day tidying up to completing the necessary home repairs, we all work hard to keep our homes looking beautiful. This means that we must invest money from time to time in home improvements. Replacing the roof, repaving the driveway, and redoing the floors are just a few of the improvements that are made every decade or so. Sometimes they are done to fix a problem and other time they are done just to add beauty to the home. One such home improvement is window replacement, and when you purchase and install your windows with Four Seasons, you could solve a problem in the home and also add beauty inside and out. (more…)
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When it comes to heating and cooling systems, many of our customers are tech savvy and know loads about some of the more impressive features that come with the Lennox systems we offer. This knowledge does come in handy and could make choosing a high tech energy efficient furnace an easy decision. However, if your home is loosing energy in other areas, all of this technology could go to waste. For most homes, the biggest source of waste is old, rotted out windows. These windows must be replaced if the home is ever to become more energy efficient, and the Four Seasons Window Collection has just what you are looking for. Triple pane windows with low-e coatings and an argon filling are just as high tech as some of the furnaces we offer at Four Seasons, and we know you will be impressed by what our windows can do.
What Are Low-E Coatings?
Plain old glass is very easy for heat to pass through. Single pane or even double pane windows will allow massive amounts of heat in during the summer and out during the winter. What you really need is a window that can keep heat out during the summer, in during the winter, all while allowing light in during the day. Is this possible? It most defiantly is when you choose your windows from the Four Seasons Window Collection. Our double low-e coated windows keep heat where it is supposed to be. (more…)
The number one complaint made by homeowners during cold weather is a drafty home that just doesn’t seem to be able to get warm. Many people call Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning looking for a furnace repair when really what they need is new replacement windows in the home. Luckily for them, Four Seasons can still help! The Four Seasons Window Collection can solve your home’s draft problems, but first you need to understand how they do this and that requires an understanding of u-factors.
Why U-Factors Matter
The u-factor of your windows takes into account the window’s ability to resist the transfer of heat as well as the amount of airflow around the window and the glass’s ability to resist absorption of infrared energy. In simpler terms, the u-factor is a rating of how energy efficient your new windows will be. The lower the number the better, and the ratings range between 0.16 and 1.20. If your home is drafty and you suspect the windows are the culprit, your current u-factor is probably closer to the 1.20 mark. That translates into loads of money lost every month to high energy bills, and with time it will take a toll on your furnace. (more…)
Summer has begun and the high temperatures that are typical of Chicagoland are already here! We are still given relief from the heat by a day or two of mild temperatures here and there, but they are only a minor break between heat waves. As this week progresses, the heat is expected to crawl back towards the 90’s once again, and it you are worried at all about your comfort, now is the time to get your home ready! The air conditioner is at the forefront of your protection from the sweltering heat, but there are a couple other tips to keep in mind as you prepare your home this week.
Take Steps to Protect Your Comfort
- Set the Thermostat: Despite some cooler days prior to a heat wave, it is best to leave your thermostat set at the temperature you would set it during the heat wave. If you were to turn off the air conditioner completely or set the temperature very high, the unit would have a significantly harder time getting to the desired temperature once the heat actually arrives. Give your air conditioner a break and get the house down to the desired temperature when the weather is milder! (more…)