The Comfort Corner

Stay Warm: Ways to Increase Furnace Efficiency

Posted by Derek Pleva on Sun, Nov 22 2015 @ 09:34 AM
Staying warm without spending a ton of money is a serious concern for homeowners. Making sure your furnace is properly maintained can help to save you money on both your unit and your energy bills. If you follow these simple ways to increase furnace efficiency, you will see how saving money while staying warm is not difficult at all!


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Topics: Air Duct Cleaning, furnace, heating, furnace filter

How to Tell if You Need a Duct Cleaning.

Posted by David Gaudio on Mon, Jul 06 2015 @ 01:25 PM

At Four Seasons, we find that many homeowners understand the value of a professional duct cleaning, but most cannot indentify whether or not their home needs it at the moment. Because our air quality degrades in miniscule steps, we acclimate to the change bit by bit which makes it very difficult to assess. If we could shrink down and walk through our ductwork taking an assessment of the dust level, that’d be one thing. Instead we have to take a step back and look around our home to spot the signs of dirty ducts.

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Topics: Air Quality, Air Duct Cleaning

How to Improve Your Air Quality RIGHT NOW!

Posted by David Gaudio on Mon, Jan 19 2015 @ 12:27 PM

Sprays, candles, plug-ins, and artificial scents provide instant improvement in the smell of your home, but they do not address the real problem. If these chemicals compose the core of your air quality strategy, the time has come to tackle the source of your bad air. Cut down on cover ups, and purify the air in your home right now by following these strategies.

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Topics: Air Quality, Air Duct Cleaning, Air Purifiers, APCO UV-C Germicidal Light

The Different Types of Mold

Posted by Derek Pleva on Sat, Mar 15 2014 @ 12:00 PM

There are a total of 400,000 different types of mold in the world, and interestingly enough, only 100,000 of them have been named or accounted for. Mold is relevant all throughout the world and has been a major problem since ancient times. In more recent years, mold has become a bigger problem due to the increase in knowledge and awareness of the matter. As a home owner, becoming an expert on the different types of molds and their health hazards is highly recommended to ensure that your family stays as safe as possible. 

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Topics: Air Duct Cleaning, Health and Safety, mold

The Four Air Filter Types

Posted by David Gaudio on Fri, Jan 03 2014 @ 03:45 PM

Not all filters are made in the same manner, with the same filtration levels, or even for the same situations. However, each type of filter is a modern marvel allowing us to recycle the same air, keep our windows closed for months at a time, and prevent many of the airborne irritations from affecting our respiratory systems. Today we'll take a look at the four different kinds of filters.

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Topics: Air Quality, Air Duct Cleaning, Air Purifiers

Four Reasons to Choose Four Seasons for Duct Cleaning

Posted by David Gaudio on Sat, Dec 21 2013 @ 04:41 PM

Four Seasons understands that manner homeowners like to take matters into their own hands. They paint their own rooms, they install their own shelving, and they lay their own flooring. We respect that. However, there are some tasks best left to the professionals; one of which is duct cleaning.

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Topics: Air Duct Cleaning

Four Common Furnace Mistakes

Posted by David Gaudio on Fri, Dec 20 2013 @ 10:13 AM

To save money in the past, many homeowners would close several vents in an effort to redirect their heat only to rooms that needed it. Today, many homeowners are still following this procedure. However, If you have a forced air furnace in your home, you may be making some costly mistakes in your efforts to cut costs.

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Topics: Air Duct Cleaning, Furnaces, furnace repair

4 Steps to Cleaner Air

Posted by David Gaudio on Thu, Nov 14 2013 @ 10:30 AM

From about now until sometime in March, the windows of our home will be shut tight, the furnace will be blasting, and we'll be huddled up inside for almost all of the day. Because homes are built air tight to protect energy efficiency, air quality can become an issue during these reclusive months. Poor indoor air can lead to effects as small as dry skin or as serious as flues and illnesses. However, there are steps we can all take to clean the air we breathe and prevent these problems from occurring in the first place.

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Topics: Air Quality, Air Duct Cleaning, Air Purifiers, Health and Safety

Asthmatics Love Air Conditioners

Posted by Kate Miller on Sat, Jul 13 2013 @ 10:30 AM
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Topics: Air Conditioners, Air Quality, Air Duct Cleaning, Cooling Maintenance

Rain Delayed A/C Clean and Checks

Posted by Kate Miller on Wed, May 29 2013 @ 12:18 PM

The spring months are the best time for homeowners to have their air conditioner cleaned and maintained by a professional like Four Seasons. The temperatures are still mild, and there is ample time to get the air conditioner ready for the summer ahead. Unfortunately, spring is also the rainy season here in Chicago and rain delays often stand in between you and your clean and check. At Four Seasons, we pride ourselves on our flexible scheduling options and prompt response times, but sometimes the weather prevents us from doing our work.

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Topics: Air Duct Cleaning, Cooling Maintenance