The Comfort Corner

Reducing Your Heating Bill This Winter

Posted by Derek Pleva on Thu, Jan 05 2017 @ 01:32 PM

It's starting to get colder out, especially at night! All throughout Chicago land and Northwest Indiana, families are starting to fire up their furnaces at night to keep them warm while they sleep. While everyone is looking forward to a cozy home, no one is excited about their energy bill at the end of the month. Considering home heating accounts for half of a home's energy bill during peak season, we could all benefit from a few professional tricks to increase the efficiency of their heating strategy.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Furnaces, heating, heating system, Nest Learning Thermostat

Four Tips to Reduce Heating Costs

Posted by Derek Pleva on Tue, Sep 06 2016 @ 12:21 PM

Early autumn is the time of year that has us bouncing between AC and heat every week. Now that the warm weather is likely over and the furnace gets regular use every evening, we can start focusing on ways to curb our heating expenses while still maintaining the ideal level of comfort. Sound impossible? Actually, there are numerous ways to take the edge off your furnace’s nightly burden before and during the peak season.

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Topics: Furnaces, heating, furnace repair

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

Top 2 Furnace Malfunctions

Posted by David Gaudio on Wed, Dec 23 2015 @ 08:30 AM

The winter is upon us, and it has come in force this week! Temperatures are plummeting and struggling to stay above freezing. All throughout Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, furnaces and boilers have been breaking down.

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Topics: Furnaces, furnace repair

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Posted by David Gaudio on Mon, Dec 21 2015 @ 10:00 PM

Carbon monoxide is a chemical compound poisonous to the human body. Unfortunately it is also the by product of all gas burning appliances in the home. While these appliances are designed to be as safe as possible, the potential for a carbon monoxide leak is still there. For that reason it is incredibly important to have CO detectors in the home and be aware of the symptoms of poisoning so you can react before any real damage occurs.

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Topics: Furnaces, heating, Health and Safety, furnace repair, heat exchanger

When Furnace Repair Is Not Enough

Posted by David Gaudio on Mon, Dec 07 2015 @ 04:18 PM

It's a fine line between a unit in need of repairs and one that must be scrapped, and throughout this Fall and Winter Seasons thousands of families have called upon Four Seasons to provide the repair services they require. However, there are some situations in which it is neither practical nor in the best interest of the customer to repair a furnace too far gone. Inevitably, these customers have a number of questions.

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Topics: Furnaces, 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

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