Midwest summers can be brutal. Though the average temperature during Chicagoland summers is a mere 85°F, the humidity level averages around 70%. With seventy percent of the air saturated with water vapor, it’s no wonder walking outside can feel like walking into a steam room!  Living in a hu...

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Did you know allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S.? Over 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year, dealing with symptoms that can range from annoying to severe. If you have allergies, you know how disruptive they can be to your day. No one wants to snee...

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Spring is often the busiest season of the year for duct cleaners. After a long, cold Chicago winter, many homeowners feel the need to scrub their homes inside and out, open their windows, and let in the fresh scents of spring. But what can you do about the winter grime that’s stuck inside your air d...

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As HVAC professionals, we talk a lot about indoor air quality. Considering that air quality impacts your overall health and well-being, it’s an important conversation to have! The EPA estimates that indoor air is up to FIVE times more polluted than outdoor air. While it seems simple enough to j...

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Programmable thermostats can be intimidating. Many of our customers are reluctant to let go of their old dial thermostats because they are simple to use, even though dial thermostats can waste money and energy. With a little knowledge, a digital thermostat can be just as easy to use as a dial t...

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During the summer, there's nothing better than stepping inside to escape the hot day outside--especially in Chicagoland. The Midwest is known for having a humid climate, making a hot day feel even hotter with its warm, sticky air.  It's rare to find someone that enjoys humid days. In Chicagolan...

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Dry winter air can be a pain. While some homeowners combat dry air in their home by boiling water on the stove, keeping plants indoors, or laying out bowls of water in their rooms, nothing tackles dry air better than humidifiers.  There are several different types of humidifiers, but we re...

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Air fresheners, candles, and plug-ins are a quick way to make your home smell better. But what if you could get to the root of the problem rather than just mask the issue? If you've relied on disinfectant sprays to make the air in your home seem fresher, it's time to tackle the source of the bad air...

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We've all heard the horror stories of disreputable companies pretending to offer duct cleaning services but offering shoddy work, a steep bill, and a sharp headache instead.  At Four Seasons, we hear these cautionary tales every day. Whether it's companies using Shop-Vacs or a $50 duct cleaning...

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During rainy and hot Chicagoland summers, humidity can be a big problem. If you live in a humid area, you know how miserable it can be. Like your neighbors say, "It's not the heat. It's the humidity!"  Humidity occurs when water vapor accumulates in the air. If left unchecked, humidity can caus...

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