11. 20. 2017
Written by: Metro Air
Businesses have many different costs that are required to keep their business running smoothly. For many business owners, saving money is often at their business model and being frugal is important to remain successful. Here are some helpful ways that you can save energy in your commercial building.
Tip #1: Pay attention to how much energy is being used.
Do you know how much energy is used on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis around your business area? Start monitoring how much energy your commercial building is using. This will not only let you know how much you’re using but it will ensure that you’re not wasting it or using excessive amounts of energy.
Tip #2: Monitor the temperature.
The temperature of your building is key to making a difference in your energy bills. Do you need to heat or cool your building all day and night? If not, consider programming the thermostat to an energy efficient mode during non-business hours or when employees are not there. A quality programmable thermostat can help with this!
Tip #3: Stay on top of regular HVAC maintenance.
Annual preventative maintenance appointments are incredibly important. If you don’t have regular tune-ups, your HVAC system could be using e
xtra energy and causing your energy bill to steadily increase. Make sure you contact our experienced team of HVAC technicians for routine annual service appointments. During this appointment, we will clean filters, look closely at all the components of the HVAC system and be sure that all electrical connections are secure and double check that there are no parts that need to be repaired or replaced. With a reliable HVAC system, you’ll reduce your energy consumption and reduce your risk for unnecessary breakdowns when you need the system the most. And that translates to saved money!
Tip #4: Replace your HVAC system.
Is your HVAC system old and inefficient? Or if it’s been repaired more times than you can remember, it’s probably time to consider getting it replaced. A new HVAC system will not only be reliable, but it will be incredibly energy efficient and be a source of comfort for years to come. Our experienced team of professionals can work with you to determine which system is right fo
r your commercial building’s layout and most importantly, your budget.
The cold weather is here and it’s a great time to get your system serviced or replaced, so contact us today!
11. 13. 2017
Written by: Metro Air
November is here and that means before we know it, winter will be in full swing. Is your home prepared for the upcoming cold weather? Here are some beneficial tips that can help you get your home winter weatherized.
Tip #1: Protect and cover your outside pipes.
As water freezes, it expands. So, if there is water inside the pipes when freezing weather starts, your pipes will freeze too. This could cause major damage to your pipes, even causing them to crack and burst. Before cold weather hits, drain all the water from your outdoor faucets, disconnect your hoses, and make sure to cover faucets with quality foam insulators. If you have a home with basement pipes, be sure to keep them insulated as well.
Tip #2: Get your furnace system checked out.
Don’t delay in scheduling your annual maintenance appointment! When you go to turn on your heat, you want it to work perfectly with no issues at all! Our maintenance appointments are incredibly beneficial – we’ll clean the filters, make sure all of the inside components of the machine are working well, and if there is any issue or repair that needs to be repaired, we’ll talk to you about it and get things up and running again. Stay ahead of the game and be prepared for winter by getting your maintenance appointment on the books right away.
Tip #3: Upgrade to a programmable thermostat.
Programmable thermostats are a wonderful invention – not only will they give your home the heat you need but you can save money because of their accuracy and energy efficiency! For example, program the thermostat to reduce the heat a bit at night or when you’re not home, and you’ll see a reduction in your energy bill each month.
Tip #4: Seal your windows and doors.
You can have the nicest, newest heating system, but that can only go so far. If you have drafty windows and doors that leak all of that amazing warm air outside, then you’re not using your heating system completely efficiently. Seal any gaps with top quality weather stripping around your window and door openings. If your home has old doors or windows, it may be time to consider replacing them for newer, energy efficient ones. This will help keep you comfortable not only in the winter, but in the summer too, when your cool air-conditioned air tries to leak out!
Need to schedule a routine maintenance appointment? Or, maybe it’s time to upgrade your furnace system before the end of the year. Contact our team of experienced professionals about what options are available in your price range so you can be ready for the upcoming colder days and months.