4. 17. 2017
Written by: Metro Air
Happy Earth Day! If you’re considering what you can do to save energy and protect the planet, you can start first by looking at your heating and cooling system. Did you know that this system accounts for most of the energy that you use in your home? If you can cut back in this area, you can make a positive impact on the environment. Here are some tips that you can implement starting on Earth Day and continue throughout the rest of the upcoming months!
Tip #1: Get your system tuned up.
Spring is here and summer will be here quickly. Now is the perfect time to have us service your system and perform routine annual maintenance on it. Servicing your system will give you the peace of mind that it is working at its peak and not wasting valuable energy. Our experienced team of HVAC professionals will look closely at the unit and make sure that it’s working well. If there are any repairs or replacements needed, we’ll suggest what changes need to be made, then be on our way. We will take care of it so you don’t have to.
Tip #2: Upgrade your thermostat.
Your thermostat plays a big role in the overall functionality and energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system. If your thermostat is outdated, consider replacing it with a programmable thermostat. These thermostats are a great option for homes, because they allow you to determine what temperature you want and when you want to use it. For example, if you’re at work during the day, you won’t need to run your heating and cooling system as much as you would if you were there. A programmable thermostat will give you the ability to program the system to turn off when you leave and automatically turn back on when you get home. Or, when you’re asleep, program it to run at an energy saving temperature. Contact us today for options on which programmable thermostats would work best for your space.
Tip #3: Check your insulation.
How’s the insulation in your walls and attic? Your heating and cooling system will need to work harder to make your home comfortable if the insulation in your home is poor. Quality insulation will help keep the flow of heat that comes from the attic in the summer and when it’s cold, it will help keep warm air inside. If you’re not sure if your home is doing a great job keeping you comfortable throughout the year, we can take a look at your ductwork as well as your HVAC system to see if there are any leaks or other issues causing fluctuation in temperature.
Earth Day is a great day to think about how you can make a positive impact on the environment and the community you live in, and taking care of your home’s heating and cooling system is a great place to start. Contact us today if you want options on upgrading your system or thermostat!
If it’s time for you to upgrade your system, contact us today for options on what HVAC systems are available in your price range. We’re happy to help!
4. 10. 2017
Written by: Metro Air
Spring has finally arrived. The days are getting longer and warmer and you may be feeling the itch to get some spring cleaning done around your home. The arrival of spring weather is a great reminder that there are some important maintenance items to complete on your to-do list, especially when it comes to maintaining your heating and cooling system.
Item #1: Clear the outside unit of debris.
Springtime brings all sorts of different weather patterns, so it’s common for debris, dirt, leaves, and other vegetation to gather around the outside part of your heating and cooling system. Be sure to keep the outside area free of debris build-up, as this will ensure that airflow is not blocked and no damage will happen because of any accumulation of debris or dirt.
Item #2: Don’t block indoor registers.
Keeping the registers and vents inside your home unobstructed is important, so make sure that they are not covered. Move any tables, heavy furniture, or curtains/drapes away from vents and registers, as this could prevent airflow from reaching the parts of your home that you need it most. Blocked registers also cause the HVAC unit to work harder and over time, this unnecessary strain on the system could cause damage.
Item #3: Change air filters regularly.
Changing the air filters in your heating and cooling system is one of the most important parts of keeping it functioning well throughout its lifespan. Clean filters will not only prolong the life of your system, but it will also help reduce the flow of indoor air contaminants that make their way into your home. This translates to breathing cleaner, healthier air.
Item #4: Hire the professionals.
Annual system maintenance is an important part of keeping your heating and cooling system working well throughout the year. Scheduling routine servicing appointments with our experienced team will give you peace of mind. We’ll clean the inside and outside of the unit, make sure that all of the parts are working well, and if we notice that something is amiss or needs to be repaired, we’ll suggest what that is so you can get things fixed and not have to experience a system breakdown.
Springtime maintenance appointments fill up quickly, so call us today to make sure your home’s HVAC system is ready to tackle the upcoming spring and summer weather!