Posts Tagged ‘heat exchanger’

Silent Night, Holy Heat Exchanger | Lemont, La Grange, Lynwood

All may seem calm and bright this holiday season until a crack in your heat exchanger leaks carbon monoxide into the home. If your furnace hasn’t been checked this year, have the Certified Heat Exchanger Specialists at Four Seasons take a look.

Heat Exchanger Cracks and Leaks

As the furnace ages, the heat exchanger becomes vulnerable to cracks and leaks. The constant heating and cooling of the steel that makes up the heat exchanger eventually leads to weakening and what may begin as hairline cracks can turn into carbon monoxide leaking holes in your furnace. The noxious gases created during the combustion process are then allowed to circulate throughout the home and can lead to illness and possibly even death if the concentration reaches high enough levels. (more…)

Second Opinion Specialists | Romeoville, Plainfield, Tinley Park

Sometimes no matter how well you think you know the HVAC contractor that you invite into your home, they can still catch you off guard. You schedule a furnace maintenance check and suddenly the technician is asking you for hundreds or possibly even thousands of dollars for a repair or replacement. There is always the possibility that there truly is something wrong with your system, but before you hand over your hard earned money, consider having a second opinion performed.

Costly Cracked Heat Exchanger

The heat exchanger is often the part of the system that the technician will site as the source of your costly problem. When this part of the unit goes bad, the cost of replacing just the heat exchanger makes the repair impractical. You would be better off replacing the entire system. Heat exchanger cracks and leaks can lead to carbon monoxide buildup within the home, and when you hear that there is something wrong with the heat exchanger you may rush into replacing out of fear of this harmful gas. Shut the unit down, take a deep breath, and call Four Seasons. (more…)

Why Do I have to Replace the Entire Furnace? | Bellwood, Romeoville

This fall and winter season, thousands of homeowners across Chicagoland will call Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning for furnace or boiler repair services. Unfortunately, not all furnaces and boilers will be able to be repaired with a simple part replacement or tune-up and replacement will become the only option. No homeowner likes to have this dropped on their plate unexpectedly, but there are just some problems that cannot be practically repaired.

What Makes a Repair Practical?

Regardless of what type of repair you are having performed, you need to consider whether or not it is practical to invest money into your existing furnace. Ask yourself a few questions:

  • How old is my furnace?
  • How much is the repair?
  • How much is a new furnace?
  • When was I planning on replacing the furnace? (more…)

The No Lemon Furnace Guarantee | Tinley Park, Plainfield, Dolton

We have all heard of or possibly have even had a car that was considered a lemon. From day one these cars are nothing but problems. From oil leaks to engine repairs, owning a car that is a lemon could quickly drain your wallet, and furnaces are the same way. The typical lifespan of a furnace is 20 to 25 years with proper maintenance. However, if your furnace is a lemon, the core heating component in the system may fail early around 10 or 15 years leaving you footing the bill for yet another furnace replacement. Luckily, if your furnace is from Four Seasons, you are protected.

Typical Warranty Coverage

Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning is known for its warranty coverage. Many customers will often have us install their unit simply because of the impressive warranty coverage we are able to offer to all of Chicagoland. These warranties often include several years of part and labor coverage and some even include maintenance agreements. This is already much more coverage than our competitors offer, but as an added bonus, every warranty from Four Seasons also carries an additional line of protection that specifically protects you from getting a furnace that is a lemon.   (more…)

The Four Seasons Guarantee| Homer Glen, Mokena, New Lennox

Trust and reliability are important parts of any company. You need your customers to feel safe and secure with their purchase. This is doubly important with expensive complicated machinery such as a furnace or air conditioner, and with some many other competitors, what sets Four Seasons apart? Aside from things like quality products and customer service, the most prominent and attractive aspect of doing business with Four Seasons is our incredible Guarantee.

The Four Seasons Guarantee

  • Certified Professionals: Four Seasons never uses subcontractors for a job. We employ only factory-trained EPA certified technicians. We have a training station in-house and all out technicians are knowledgeable and ready to handle any issue.
  • No Lemon Guarantee: We will replace your entire furnace FOR FREE if th heat exchanger fails with 25 years of the installation date. That means if you purchase a Four Seasons furnace today, you will be covered up to 2037!
  • 24-Hour HVAC Service Guarantee: If we can’t repair your heating or cooling problem within 24 hours of your call then we’ll cheerfully book you a hotel room for the night. You shouldn’t have to spend a night shivering or sweating and when doing business with us, you won’t have to.

Products and Services with a 10 Year Guarantee

The following items are guaranteed for ten years against defects in materials and workmanship to the date of installation or operation.

  • Installed Ductwork
  • Sheet metal straps, clamps, fasteners, hangers, locks and driver.
  • All condensate drain piping, hangings, and fittings
  • High voltage electrical wiring, conduits, fittings, straps, clamps, terminal connectors, electrical disconnects, boxes, switches and fuse boxes.
  • Low voltage electrical wiring, wire nuts, straps, ties, and connectors.
  • Refrigerant piping insulation
  • equipment pads, stands, and jacks
  • and more!

Heat Exchanger Foul-ups

We employ heat exchanger experts. We have so much faith, and a commitment to integrity and doing right by our customers that if we miss a flaw in your furnace that causes it to break down we guarantee to remedy the mistake. Not only will we refund any repair money you have already paid, but we will also install a new Lennox Furnace for free.

With such an expansive guarantee there is no reason no to make Four Seasons your one-stop-shop for all your HVAC needs. All risk and worry is thrown out the window and all you are left with is peace of mind and a quality air conditioner or furnace. So, next time you need a furnace repair you know who to call. If you have any remaining questions about our Four Seasons Guarantee, give us a ring and we’ll happily explain it to you.

 

Symptoms of a Cracked Heat Exchanger| South Holland, Park Forest

Even though it is only August, this is the perfect time to make sure your furnace will work this winter. I know just thinking about turning on your furnace will make you sweat with the heat we’ve been having lately. However, If you make sure now or in the next couple of months everything is in working order, you can be confidant when the first snow falls you and your family will be toasty and comfortable.

Heat exchangers in your furnace often crack after years of wear and tear. While this is a common problem, it can have serious consequences if not fixed early. Here are a few things you can do this fall to see if your furnace needs work.

Symptoms of a Crack in the Heat Exchanger

  • Jiggling Orange Flames: Turn your furnace on and look at the flames inside. These flames should be steady and blue. If the flames jiggle and dance or are a yellow or orange color, this signifies impurities in the flame. This could be the result of a crack in the heat exchanger. (more…)