6. 17. 2019
Written by: Metro Air
The winter was long this year, but summer is right around the corner! The temperatures are rising and people around the area will be using their air conditioning system regularly for the next couple of months. Here are some helpful ways to save energy this summer.
Tip #1: Keep vegetation at bay.
The outside part of your cooling system needs to have weeds any other overgrown grass or vegetation clipped back at least two feet. This allows the system to pull in air efficiently.
Tip #2: Keep air filters cleaned or changed.
Clogged air filters will cause your cooling system to work harder than necessary. This will cause your utility bill to rise and more energy will be used. If the system is continually working hard, it can decrease the lifespan of the machine and could cause unnecessary breakdowns. Be sure your air filters are cleaned or replaced bi-monthly.
Tip #3: Keep heat producing appliances away from thermostat.
Lamps, candles, or appliances like a toaster or oven all produce heat and should be kept away from thermostats, as it can cause it to read the room temperature to be higher than it really is.
Tip #4: Install a programmable thermostat.
Programmable thermostats can save significant amounts of energy which will translate to hundreds of dollars at the end of the year! These thermostats allow you to set the temperature to whatever is most comfortable, and then you can program it to turn up, down, or off, whenever you want – even if you aren’t at home!
Tip #5: Schedule a tune-up.
Just like your vehicle needs regular oil changes and tune-ups, so does your cooling system! During these preventative maintenance appointments, our experienced team at Metro Air Heating and Cooling will run an energy efficiency check, clean or change the filters, check and ensure the inside components and mechanisms are working right, and will alert you to any issues that may be posing a threat to running at peak efficiency.
Your cooling system will play a big role in your overall comfort this summer, so be sure you do what you can to ensure it’s running well and not wasting energy! Perhaps your system is energy inefficient simply because it is old. Systems that are over 10 years old simply do not have the energy efficiency of new systems, so a replacement may be in order. Contact us today for a quote on which Bryant system could be right for you!
6. 10. 2019
Written by: Metro Air
Summer is almost here and that means the weather is heating up. The good news: you can avoid being victim of a costly air conditioning repair this season. Here’s how:
#1: Keep your filters clean.
Changing your air filter or cleaning it, is one of the best ways to prevent unexpected air conditioning system breakdowns. Clogged filters will restrict airflow, create a breeding ground for poor indoor air quality, and cause unnecessary strain on the internal components of the system. If this strain goes on for a long time, the system will get tired and things will start to break. That could mean you’re in for a costly repair that could have been avoided.
#2: Keep unit free of debris.
Mowing your grass? Be sure to keep lawn clippings away from the outside unit? Trimming trees? Keep branches, pine needles and leaves away from the unit. The unit outside should always be clean and free of debris and dirt as much as possible. Leave at least a two-foot space between the unit and bushes or shrubs.
#3: Schedule a maintenance tune-up.
Now that the heat has arrived, you will be using your air conditioner regularly. Schedule an annual preventative maintenance tune-up with our certified and experienced team of heating and cooling technicians at Metro Air Heating and Cooling. Our standard maintenance service includes a multi-point check on your air conditioning system and replacing filters and thermostat batteries. We will also discuss any issues we find and offer recommendations. Upgrading to a more comprehensive package will get you even more attention to your machine, including a quality assurance inspection and cleaning, or other services like blower wheel cleaning, burner cleaning, and more.
Your air conditioner is there to provide you the comfort you need during a hot and humid Minnesota summer. Contact us today for information on getting a new system installed or to get a preventative maintenance appointment scheduled right away.