3. 19. 2018
Written by: Metro Air
Spring officially begins this month and that means allergy season will likely soon make its appearance, too. Once springtime arrives, it is a great time to evaluate your indoor air quality and determine if you can make sure you’re breathing the best air possible. We are proud to provide a variety of indoor air quality solutions that will help bolster your health and keep you comfortable all year long.
#1: Air purifiers:
Installing a quality air exchanging system for your home will clean the air in your home, giving you fresh and filtered air every day. These systems are made with revolutionary technology that help moderate humidity and rid the air of harmful pollutants. They also save energy in each season of the year to help with your utility bill. We offer several top-notch exchanger systems that will work in tandem with your HVAC system.
#2: Carbon monoxide detector:
Carbon monoxide can have deadly consequences if it is breathed in. It’s odorless and colorless, so there is no way to know if it is in your home. That’s why having a quality carbon monoxide alarm is critical! New carbon monoxide detectors have technology that sense and record carbon monoxide levels on a timer, so you can be sure that there is no carbon monoxide present in your home.
#3: New filters:
Dirty air filters contribute to hazardous air quality, so if you haven’t cleaned the filters in your HVAC system recently, chances are, it’s full of dust and debris. Make sure that you routinely clean your filters, every 1-2 months. This will ensure that dust and debris particles aren’t recycled and sent back into the air. We sell a variety of air filter replacements on our website for your convenience, so don’t delay in ordering and replacing them.
If you are making your spring cleaning to-do list, don’t forget about your indoor air quality. The air you breathe matters and clean air is important. Contact us today for information on indoor air quality and we’ll help you find the best solution for your home.
3. 12. 2018
Written by: Metro Air
Many homeowners don’t realize the importance of HVAC system maintenance. It’s one of those to-dos that people often forget, so we’re here to help remind you that it’s important to cultivate good HVAC habits that can help prolong the life of your system and keep it working well for years to come. Here are some key HVAC habits that you should work on implementing.
Habit #1: Regular air filter cleaning or changing.
This is one of the easiest and most important things you can do to prolong the life of your HVAC system. Over time, dirt, dust, and pet dander will accumulate in the filters of your system. As this begins to build up, it makes the air harder to pass through and the air quality will go down, simply because air will be blown back in that is dirty. Dirty filters also make your system work harder than it must, which can translate to a higher energy bill and an increased likelihood of a system break down. Get in the habit of cleaning your filters or changing them every month, or every other month at the very most. If you need to purchase new filters, we sell a variety of them on our website here.
Habit #2: Keep your thermostat at a fixed temperature.
A thermostat that is always being messed with means that your system must constantly work hard to adjust. Find a temperature that is comfortable and keep it there as much as possible. Take advantage of natural light during the upcoming spring season, using the warmth of the sun to help heat your home. During the summer when it’s warm out, keep your curtains closed to keep cool air in and keep the sun’s warmth from permeating the room. Always adjusting the thermostat makes your system to work harder than necessary, and it also means that your utility bill will fluctuate greatly.
Habit #3: Stay on top of preventative maintenance.
Regular HVAC maintenance tune-ups are very important. Just like you have your car tuned-up regularly, your HVAC system should also be kept maintained on an annual or semi-annual basis. Preventative maintenance will help make sure that all the unseen components inside your machine are working efficiently and at their peak. Learn more about what our preventative maintenance packages include here.
Spring is only two weeks away and our team at Metro Air Heating & Cooling is ready to help you stay comfortable throughout every season of the year. Contact us today for information on getting a new system installed in time for the upcoming change of season, or for more information on preventative maintenance services.