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6. 18. 2018

Why You Should Go Ductless This Summer

Written by: Metro Air

If you’ve been on the fence about getting a new air conditioning system installed this year, now is the time to act!  Summer officially starts on June 21, and with that comes endless days of heat and humidity! Getting your new system in place soon will help you stay comfortable during those hot days. And what better way to do that than to have a new ductless system installed? Not only will it keep you cool and comfortable during the summer, but it will also keep you warm once winter rolls around! All it takes is a few clicks of a button. One machine can provide both heat AND air conditioning!

If your home lacks ductwork that is used for traditional HVAC systems, a ductless heat pump is a great affordable solution. They can be installed in a variety of different spaces including newly constructed homes, tiny accessory dwelling units, remodeled homes, manufactured houses, or older homes that relied on electric heaters.

What is a ductless system?
Ductless systems use state-of-the-art technology that dispenses cool and warm air quietly and with extreme efficiency. There is an outdoor unit that connects to a small bundle of cables and a refrigerant line, which is installed at the ground level of your house. The unit is connected to the indoor unit which is mounted to a machine head, or various machine heads that are installed in a central spot in the home. There are remote controls that come with the system which will allow you to adjust the temperature as needed.

What are the benefits?
One of the primary benefits is the energy efficiency of these machines. They do not waste electricity like electric heaters or bulky window air conditioners. In fact, it’s very common to see a reduction in your utility bill because of the energy savings! Another benefit is the reduction of noise! Ductless systems are incredibly quiet – most people hardly know that they’re on! These systems can also have air purifiers inside that help reduce your exposure to germs, pollen, mold, or dust, which means that people living with allergies or asthma may also find some relief.

A quality ductless system provides comfort on your own terms, year-round! No matter what the weather is doing outside, you can rely on your unit to keep you cool and relaxed.

If you want to learn more about what ductless systems are available and which one would work best for your home’s layout and your budget, our experienced team at Metro Air Heating & Cooling can help get the answers you need! Contact us today for more information.

Posted on:
6. 11. 2018

2 Common HVAC Problems & How To Fix Them

Written by: Metro Air

Your HVAC system is a complex machine and it’s commonplace to feel a bit overwhelmed in understanding the inner workings of it.  There are a variety of very important components that allow for it to work well and keep you comfortable. But what if it’s not working reliably? You might be looking at your HVAC system trying to figure out what you can do to get it working at its peak. Here are some of the most common HVAC problems we see and what our solutions are.

#1: Obstructed air flow.
Do you have poor air flow from your indoor registers or vents? If you’re not getting proper air flow, the first thing to do is to check for obstructions around the vents. Open the registers and be sure that there are no tables or other large furniture pieces blocking the registers. Next, look at the outside unit and be sure you clear away any debris or dirt accumulation that could negatively impact your indoor air quality or affect air flow.

#2: Weird odors:
What’s that smell? If you regularly notice strange smells coming from the system, be sure to first rule out a gas leak. Then, check your air filters and be sure they’re cleaned well. Clean air filters will help maintain the life of your system and will also keep pet hair, dust, dander, mildew, or mold from accumulating, which could contribute to nasty odors.

A reliable HVAC system is necessary. So, if you’re noticing that there are problems that have seemed to pop up recently, it’s very important to get things fixed and working properly right away. Preventative maintenance appointments are the perfect way to make sure everything is working as it should, year-round! During these appointments, our trained, experienced team of HVAC professionals will change/clean the air filters, look at the overall efficiency of the machine, and make sure there are no parts that need to be repaired or replaced. This will give you the peace of mind you need knowing that your HVAC system will keep you comfortable, no matter what’s going on with the weather outside.

If your HVAC system has so many problems that it’s become unmanageable, it might be time to think about a full replacement. If you need a new HVAC system, air conditioning system, or split ductless system, now is the perfect time to get it installed, before we’re having scorching, humid days for weeks on end. We’ll help find a system that works with your budget and your home’s layout!

 

Contact us today for more details!