Posted on:
10. 21. 2019

Do You Need a Furnace Replacement?

Written by: Metro Air

It is officially autumn! Cooler temperatures are on their way and that means your furnace needs to be prepared. Is it up for the job of keeping you warm all season long? If not, we can help. Here are some reasons why you should consider a furnace replacement this Fall.

#1: Energy efficiency.
Is your furnace more than 10-15 years old? If it is, chances are, it’s not energy efficient. New furnaces have superb technology that keeps energy efficiency in mind. The average family will spend thousands of dollars each year in utility bills and heating and cooling bills are at the top of that spending. An energy efficient furnace will save you a significant amount of money each year.

#2: Safety.
Old furnaces will have parts that go wrong. For example, the heat exchanger coils can fail and cause carbon monoxide poisoning. Make sure to get your system maintained annually with professional servicing. This will help avoid issues like this. However, over time, the system’s parts will start to wear down and become less and less reliable.

#3: Reliability.
Has your old furnace been repaired multiple times? Don’t keep trying to save it with costly repairs, especially if the system is over a decade old. The money spent on expensive repairs can be put toward the cost of a new, reliable furnace. You need a system that you can depend on when the weather gets cold. No one wants to be left with a cold house and a broken furnace this Fall or Winter.

Ready to think about options for a new furnace this season? Our experienced team of heating and cooling specialists at Metro Air Heating and Cooling will help! We will look at your home’s layout and recommend what furnace options are best, while working with you on your budget. So, contact us today for information on getting your furnace replacement started!

Posted on:
10. 14. 2019

How to Prepare Your Home for Cold Weather

Written by: Metro Air

The cold weather is coming. Now is time to start thinking about getting your home prepared for the dropping temperatures. Here are some things to prioritize when it comes to getting your home ready for the cold snap.

Tip #1: Make sure your thermostat is operating well.
Is your thermostat old? Now is a great time to upgrade to a new programmable thermostat. These regulate temperatures day and night in your home, whether you’re there or not. Simply set your desired temperature based on your schedule. Then, sit back and let it do the rest of the work. Example: are you away during the day? There’s no need to keep the house heated at full temperature. Program the thermostat to turn down a bit while you’re away, then set it to turn back up before you get home. Programmable thermostats can help save the average household up to 20% each year in heating/cooling costs.

Tip #2: Check your smoke detectors and install a carbon monoxide detector.
The change of season is the perfect time to check batteries in your smoke detectors and install carbon monoxide detector if you don’t have one. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer and an alarm detects any unhealthy levels of the gas in your home. This gas can leak from your heating system if it’s not taken care of. So, be sure to have it professionally inspected. This ensures that there are no mechanical breakdowns that cause carbon monoxide to get into the air you breathe.

Tip #3: Get your furnace professionally tuned-up.
Just like a car needs regular oil changes, so does your furnace need tune-ups! Professional maintenance on your heating system allows your system to operate with greater efficiency.  This saves money each month on utility bills. Keep maintained well so it lasts longer. Unfortunately, we see a lot of systems that have not been taken care of that require expensive repairs or sometimes full replacements. Don’t neglect basic maintenance. Schedule your appointment so you can rely on your system during the coldest fall and winter days.

Fall is in full swing! So, is your system ready for icy, snowy weather? Call or email our experienced team at Metro Air Heating & Cooling right away to get your preventative maintenance appointment on the books. Or, talk to us about having a new furnace or programmable thermostat installed. We are proud Bryant dealers and have a variety of heating products that will fit your budget and your home’s unique layout.