Posted on:
5. 26. 2017

National Heat Awareness Day is May 26!

Written by: Metro Air

Summer is coming and that means that more and more people will find their way outside to explore and enjoy the sunshine after a long winter.   Summer is a great time of year, but did you know that heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States each year? Every year on the last Friday in May, National Heat Awareness Day is observed. This day is used to remind people to take care of their bodies during the warmth of the spring and summer. This year, mark your calendars for May 26: this is National Heat Awareness Day.

When it’s extremely hot and humid outside, you may see several kinds of advisories coming from the National Weather Service, including:

  • Excessive heat outlooks
  • Excessive heat watches
  • Excessive heat warnings/advisories

If you hear any of these, take precaution and take care of your body. You can do this by not drinking excessive alcohol, reducing the amount of sugar or caffeine you drink, and don’t overdo it physically by working out hard in the heat. Make sure you find a cool place to rest and cool off, and drink plenty of water – more than you normally drink. You can also take extra precaution by wearing loose clothing that is a light color, wearing a hat and sunblock, and by staying in the shade as much as you can. In your home, keep fans available if you do not have air conditioning and open your windows in the cool morning to allow cool air inside. If you have air conditioning, make sure it’s serviced before the heat of summer hits, so it’s ready to tackle the upcoming months.  For babies or the elderly, take extra precaution, as their bodies cannot adjust to fluctuations in temperature as quickly or as well as other people.

If you have decided that this year you don’t want to live without air conditioning, call us today to find out what your options are on adding a cooling system to your home. We have a variety of affordable systems with financing options available that will allow you to get the system you need at the price you can afford. Not to mention, you’ll be able to stay cool all summer long, and that means you’ll be happier and healthy!

Posted on:
5. 22. 2017

Why Homeowners Should Get A Cooling System Tune-Up Now

Written by: Metro Air

Your cooling system is something you rely on once the sun comes out and the days get warmer. Before you know it, we’ll be headed into the summer months and you’ll be reaching for the thermostat to turn on the air conditioner. Similar to how you care for your car or other household appliances, your HVAC system needs a regular maintenance as well. Maybe it’s a ductless heat pump that provides your home with efficient heating and cooling year round, or you have an air conditioning unit for cooling only, tune-ups will help keep your system running well and will help you avoid inconvenient and expensive breakdowns.

Did you know that many times, issues that happen with your cooling system could have been prevented with a routine maintenance check? Here are some other reasons to get a tune-up.

  • Tune-ups will keep your system operating efficiently, which will lower your cooling bill
  • Regular tune-ups will bolster the lifespan of your unit
  • They improve indoor air quality, which can reduce allergy symptoms or asthma during the spring and summer, when pollen production is at its highest
  • Tune-ups can help save fuel and energy, which helps the environment
  • Tune-ups help identify many problems before they happen, which can save you time, money, and discomfort

Our experienced HVAC technicians know how to detect problems with your system quickly. We’ll check in the inside components and make any adjustments or fixes needed. Seasonal tune-ups appointments are easy to make and they’ll save you a headache down the road. For your convenience, we offer a variety of affordably priced service packages that can make your life easier.

Standard ($18/month or $216/year)
-Multipoint check on furnace
-Multipoint check on AC/heat pump
-Replace thermostat batteries and standard filters
-First available service call appointment

Standard Plus ($27/month or $324/year)
-Multipoint check on furnace
-Multipoint check on AC/heat pump
-Replace thermostat batteries and standard filters
-Appointment within 24 hours

Premium ($38/month or $456/year)
-Multipoint check on furnace
-Multipoint check on AC/heat pump
-Replace thermostat batteries and standard filters
-Appointment within 16 hours
-$50 after hours repair discount

Premium Plus ($52/month or $624/year)
-Multipoint check on furnace
-Multipoint check on AC/heat pump
-Replace thermostat batteries and standard filters
-Appointment within 12 hours
-Quality assurance inspection and cleaning
-Blower wheel cleaning
-Burner cleaning
-Chemical cleaning coils
-Condensate treatments
-$100 after hours repair discount

Stay ahead of the game and have your cooling system ready to go just in time for those warm spring and summer days. Contact us today for an appointment!