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.
While winter’s weather lingers over Chicagoland and much of the United States, a warm up is on the horizon. As temperatures creep into the 40’s, it will finally be warm enough to start preparing our homes for the spring and summer seasons ahead. We clean the gutters to prevent damage from storms, we inspect the sump pump to prevent floods from consuming our basements, and perhaps most importantly, we clean our air conditioners to prevent breakdowns.
It is the start of October and the cooling season will be just about over. Now, we can shut off the AC and turn our thoughts to football, thanksgiving, and the falling leaves. But, just because the weather is mild, doesn't mean that we can completely forget about our HVAC equipment. There are just a couple things left to do in preparation for the heating season and to wrap up the summer.
When an air conditioner breaks down and cannot be repaired, no one is excited to cover the replacement costs. So after the new unit is in place, many homeowners want to know the best way to make the most of their money, protect this new unit, and prevent this from happening in the future.
Topics: Cooling Maintenance
It’s finally March, the month of hope and the beginnings of springtime. Pretty soon, we’ll shut our furnaces off and open our windows wide to let in the fresh air. Then come late April, it will be time to activate the long dormant air conditioner waiting in the wings. However, just because the furnace is retired for the cooling season does not mean it is completely inactive.
The weather changes in the blink of an eye and a majority of the time we are not prepared. A perfect example is sending a child to school with their winter coat, hat, and gloves, because the weather forecast indicated temperatures in the low 40’s. Yet it warmed up to 70 degrees that day. Kids end up forgetting or losing the gloves, because they didn’t need them for their walk home. The same could be said for your HVAC system. How many times were the settings on your thermostat programmed to coincide with the morning weather report? If so, you are not alone. The beauty of technology is that it allows us to adjust our thermostat in AND away from home. Introducing FourSight …Finally a solution that understands you have a life.
FourSight combines the precision of digital programmable thermostats with the infinite potential of smart technology. From energy savings to reporting options to connection with our award winning service team, FourSight gives you complete control over your home comfort 24/7, 365 days a year.
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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.
Annual AC cleanings are an essential part of owning and operating an air conditioner in your home. Every year, homeowners across Chicago land and Northwest Indiana receive or stumble upon coupons from all sorts of contractors offering seemingly the same service at radically different prices. Ranging from $40 to over $200, choosing the right contractor for your annual maintenance may not be as simple as selecting the lowest price around.
Spring has finally sprung, and the weather is finally starting to warm up here in Chicago. Yet many homeowners are not quite ready to commit to the cooling season and turn on their air conditioners. So, the problem becomes keeping the home at a reasonable temperature without our tried and true cooling systems. For the reason, Four Seasons has assembled a few ways to accomplish just that.
Smell that crisp autumn air? The fall is arguably one of the best times of year. Football, mild weather, and the beautiful foliage all contribute to a great few months between the cooling and heating seasons. These are the last few hot days of early September and in a few weeks, the air conditioner will be shut off for the winter. However, the falling leaves of autumn, though pretty, pose a risk for your cooling system.