The Comfort Corner

24/7 Emergency Repair When You Need It Most

Posted by Derek Pleva on Tue, Mar 08 2016 @ 01:10 PM

Don’t Count out the Cold!

We have been lucky enough to get a few days of normal weather throughout Chicago and Northwest Indiana. The real question is, will it last? We wouldn’t be surprised if by next week we were experiencing freezing winds and temperatures reaching as low as 20 degrees at night, with snowfall not far behind! Winter is not entirely over this year, and we want to make sure all our neighbors know that Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning is STILL ready to help conquer the brutal winter of Chicago.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Furnaces, furnace, heating, heating system

Heating Systems and the AFUE Rating

Posted by Derek Pleva on Fri, Feb 12 2016 @ 06:25 PM

According to Energy Star, 29% of the energy use in your home per year is spent using the heating system. Your furnace or boiler is the number one natural gas guzzler in your home, so it should be the unit you target for energy efficiency improvements. Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning offers an affordable and effective service every year that will help you keep your heating costs under control.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Furnaces, furnace, heating, heating system

Home Heating Systems

Posted by Derek Pleva on Tue, Dec 29 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Since fireplaces, home heating systems have made technological leaps and bounds. Through advances and design, these systems are now more energy efficient than ever and range in various models and sizes. Bearing in mind, heating your home during winter is a very big responsibility. Being knowledgeable of the advantages and disadvantages of various heating methods will help you to assess which approach is a better fit for your family.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Furnaces, furnace, heating, heating system

Extending Your Furnace Lifespan

Posted by David Gaudio on Thu, Dec 03 2015 @ 02:25 PM

Maybe you replaced your furnace this winter, maybe your unit is getting up there in years, but everyone is trying to get the most from their furnace. In general, most furnaces will last somewhere around fifteen years but if taken care of properly, it is not uncommon for some units to function long into their twenty's. Optimize your investment and give your furnace a little TLC with these four tips to extending your furnace lifespan.

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Topics: furnace, heating, furnace filter, furnace repair

Before You Call Four Seasons: Common Furnace Malfunctions

Posted by David Gaudio on Thu, Nov 26 2015 @ 01:56 PM

Four Seasons offers 24 hour emergency repairs throughout Chicago land and Northwest Indiana on all make and models of cooling and heating systems. We never charge hidden fees and we never charge extra for nights weekends and holidays. Literally, anytime you need assistance with your HVAC equipment, Four Seasons will be there.

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Topics: Furnaces, furnace, heating, heating system, furnace repair

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

Why Does Your Furnace Smell Likes It's Burning?

Posted by Jean Mehaljevic on Mon, Nov 16 2015 @ 02:49 PM


Summer has ended, and it has happened. Temperatures have dropped just enough to create a nip in the air, and you’re forced to turn on the heat. Your home begins to warm, but wait, what is that burning smell? First and foremost, it is important to remain calm; turn the furnace off, and go to the area of your house where the unit is located. Confirm that there isn’t a fire or the need to call 9-1-1. Once you decide that you and your family are not in immediate danger, you then can take a sigh of relief and start to wonder what could have caused that alarming smell. Here are a few conditions that can generate this odor.

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Topics: furnace, heating, heating system, furnace repair

The Four Components of Your Heating System

Posted by David Gaudio on Mon, Nov 09 2015 @ 02:44 PM

We're all at least a little familiar with how our furnace operates. It burns fuel whether that be electricity or natural gas to generate heat which in turn warms your home. That sums up fairly well the result of a furnace in operation, but it doesn't paint a very detailed picture of the sophisticated heating systems in the HVAC industry. To shed a little light on the subject and help our readers understand the technology they use everyday, we have broken down the components of your heating system into four crucial elements.

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Topics: Furnaces, furnace, heating system, furnace repair, heat exchanger

Top 5 Reasons to Replace Your Old Furnace This Fall

Posted by David Gaudio on Mon, Nov 02 2015 @ 02:21 PM

When a furnace breaks down, the homeowner is left with two options: repair or replace. Oftentimes, it is more cost effective to replace the unit entirely instead of trying to repair it. Today on the Comfort Corner, we talk about 5 key reasons we suggest replacement over repair!

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Topics: Furnaces, furnace, heating, heating system

Dealing With a Flawed Heat Exchanger?

Posted by Derek Pleva on Mon, Oct 26 2015 @ 02:14 PM

Having a boiler or furnace with a flawed heat exchanger can allow Carbon Monoxide to leak within the home. Many homeowners are unaware of the fact and leave themselves in great danger. Homeowner's that have their heating system properly maintained each year receive a heat exchanger inspection and a tune-up. What about the homes that do not? Would you be able to walk into your basment and tell if your heat exchanger was working properly?

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Topics: furnace, furnace repair, heat exchanger, cracked heat exchanger