The Comfort Corner

Spring Air Conditioner Test and Prep

Posted by Derek Pleva on Fri, Apr 08 2016 @ 01:08 PM

       With spring on the horizon, the air conditioner will soon be in demand. It has had a long season in hibernation, and with the heat waves we have experienced across the country over the past few summers, the air conditioner needs to be in tip top shape before the heat arrives. Getting the system ready is simply a matter of having your yearly maintenance check performed, but you may want to test your air conditioner to make sure that it is working properly before they come out to clean it.

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Topics: Air Conditioners, Air Conditioner Repair, Cooling Maintenance, Energy Efficiency

The Thing to Remember About Buying a New AC

Posted by David Gaudio on Fri, Aug 08 2014 @ 05:20 PM

The single most important thing to remember about buying a new air conditioner is not the brand, the quality of the unit, or even the price. Of course, those should be important factors in your decision, but when shopping for a new air conditioner remember—it's not what you're installing, but who's installing it. Air conditioners are sophisticated, complicated appliances with an intricate installation process. It is far more involved than a plug and a switch, and the skill of the technician at hand will play a vastly more significant role in your home comfort than the particular brand you have purchased. For that reason, Four Seasons takes every opportunity to elevate the skill level of our technicians and provide you with a superior level of satisfaction and quality.

The Four Seasons University

The Four Seasons University is an in-house training program in which we prepare our technicians for every installation and repair scenario they could encounter in the field. After a thorough background check and drug screening, every new employee is enrolled. In this way, we are able to not only ascertain those individuals with a work ethic and integrity in line with our own values, but also shape those with potential into industry-leading professionals.

Training Center: Our warehouse is equipped with a full training center consisting of over 30 different pieces of equipment ranging from the cutting-edge to older models. Here, we can recreate virtually any scenario they could encounter and allow our technicians the opportunity to practice and develop their practical skills under the tutelage of industry veterans.

Role-Play Focus: The HVAC industry is full of jargon of which the average homeowner simply isn't aware. Through three modules and nine classes, our technicians learn the communication skills necessary to filter out the technical jargon and provide clear, thorough explanations of every process, system, and repair in your unit from top to bottom.

Written Tests: Our technicians know the equipment and installation procedures backwards and forwards. To ensure their depth of understanding, the Four Seasons University includes written evaluations.

Continuing Education: The HVAC industry is one that is constantly evolving and releasing new sophisticated equipment. As new items are released to the market, the Four Seasons University remains a resource for our technicians to learn and grow with the industry.

Schedule Your Free Estimate Today!

When we say that our technicians are the best in the industry, we say it with confidence. HVAC work is a skill which can be taught and developed. So, when searching for a new air conditioner this summer, remember that the technician makes all the difference in the world. Contact us today to schedule a FREE in-home estimate and see the Four Seasons difference first hand.

Schedule Your Free Estimate!

 

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Topics: Air Conditioners, Air Conditioner Repair

Air Conditioner Repair at Four Seasons

Posted by David Gaudio on Wed, Jun 18 2014 @ 05:01 PM

Air conditioners are expected to live and remain functional for around fifteen to twenty years, so long they are receiving annual maintenance such as the Four Seasons Clean and Check. Yet, towards the end of their days, older AC's may experience difficulties and breakdowns that do not require a complete replacement of the system. In those instances, the informed and educated inspection and diagnosis by a certified repair technician will yield a solution to the problem. With the skill of a Four Seasons technician, many of these once faltering air conditioners once again hum and cool the home just as they had done for years before.

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Topics: Air Conditioners, Air Conditioner Repair

Dispelling AC Myths: Freon Boosts

Posted by David Gaudio on Tue, Jun 03 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Even though we use our air conditioners most days during the summer, many homeowners don't know how these machines actually produce the cold air we need so desperately during Chicago's scorching heat waves. As a result, misconceptions and myths arise revolving around fundamental functions of these machines. Less scrupulous companies will prey upon these oversights and cash in on the easy profits. Four Seasons and the Comfort Corner are here to dispel the misconceptions that could be draining your finances every summer.

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Topics: Air Conditioners, Air Conditioner Repair, Cooling Maintenance, Scam Alerts and Prevention

The Four Seasons/Lennox Product Videos

Posted by David Gaudio on Sat, Aug 31 2013 @ 09:55 AM

Lennox and Four Seasons have just released a series of informational videos describing the exciting features of the contemporary line of Lennox HVAC equipment. With easy-to-digest demonstrations, you could learn the ins and outs of the wonderful equipment that keeps your home comfortable day after day.

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Topics: Air Conditioners, Air Conditioner Repair, Furnaces, furnace, heating, Heat Pumps

5 Steps to Restart Your A/C after a Power Outage

Posted by Kate Miller on Thu, Aug 08 2013 @ 12:51 PM

Powerful storms can drop in on Chicago land any given day. What was once a sunny, blue sky can quickly turn ominously black before dumping several inches of rain on our city. We may be called, “The Windy City” because of our politicians, but couple our unpredictable weather with hurricane-like winds and suddenly homes and businesses everywhere are left in the dark. Power outages are an unfortunate reality of life, and not only do we lose lighting but we also lose air conditioning.

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Topics: Air Conditioners, Air Conditioner Repair, Thermostats

Is Your Air Conditioner Bugging Out?

Posted by Kate Miller on Tue, Jul 30 2013 @ 02:16 PM

Every summer, countless air conditioners breakdown requiring professional repair to restore home comfort and for many of these air conditioners, bugs are to blame. Yes, bugs. Though common at the beginning of the cooling season, a bug could cause problems for your air conditioner at any point during the summer, but understanding the problem and having Four Seasons on hand for repairs will help prevent your bugged out a/c from disturbing your home comfort.

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Topics: Air Conditioners, Air Conditioner Repair, Cooling Maintenance

Technician Training- A Cut Above the Rest

Posted by David Gaudio on Fri, Jul 26 2013 @ 10:10 AM

To gain the skills necessary to become a HVAC technician, one must graduate from a trade school such a Coyne College. These institutions prepare our future employees with the technical skills needed to repair the air conditioners and furnaces of Chicago. However, it doesn't teach their students how to interact and properly explain their diagnosis to homeowners. For that reason, Four Seasons has instituted our own training program to prepare our technicians to maintain our high standards of excellence.

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Topics: Air Conditioners, Air Conditioner Repair, Customer Service

Customer Spotlight: Heat Wave Breakdowns and Same-Day A/C Replacement

Posted by Kate Miller on Tue, Jul 23 2013 @ 12:45 PM

                                         

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Topics: Air Conditioners, Air Conditioner Repair, Customer Service, Cooling Maintenance

Temperature Advisory! Four Seasons is Here to Help!

Posted by Kate Miller on Wed, Jul 17 2013 @ 03:52 PM

With unbearably high temperatures stalled over the Chicago land area, staying cool is crucial! Air conditioners across the city are struggling to keep up, but even if your a/c caves under the pressure of a 90 degree day, Four Seasons Heating, Air Conditioning, and Plumbing is waiting in the wings.

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Topics: Air Conditioners, Air Conditioner Repair, Energy Efficiency