Posted on:
3. 27. 2017

How Your HVAC System Can Affect Allergies

Written by: Metro Air

Springtime is here and that means allergies and asthma will return for many people. Living with these on a daily basis can make life uncomfortable! Breathing is often labored and constant allergies are a real physical drain. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you’ll find that allergies will still be present. If you clean and dust your home on a regular basis and are still struggling with allergy attacks or severe asthma symptoms, look a little closer at your HVAC system. The system in your home can help rid the air you breathe of allergens and other irritants. Here’s how.

Did you know that a new, energy-efficient HVAC system will often cost effectively filter and clean the air you breathe? A high-efficiency furnace fan motor that has an upgraded filtration system can efficiently filter the air that you breathe 24 hours a day! This will make a huge difference in reducing your allergy symptoms. If your heating and cooling system doesn’t have an air purification system in place, contact us about how we can add one to your home.

How does it work?
Air purifiers use filters that rid the air of pollutants and allergens, including pet dander, mold spores, pollen, and much more. Some filters can even capture and kill some bacteria and viruses. When looking at air filtration systems, do your research and be sure that they meet HEPA (high-efficiency particulate absorption) standards. Filters that go through the HEPA certification process meet strict guidelines to ensure that they can filter large and small particles that flow through the air. The result: breathable, cleaner air for you and your family.

If this is the year that you’re ready to try something different for the sneezing and sniffling that happens when allergies strike, give us a call and let us help you figure out which HVAC system can work best for your office or home. An energy efficient, well ventilated system can help rid harmful allergens that can start irritating your body and respiratory system. Soon, you’ll be able to breathe easy and put yourself on track for a life focused on health and happiness rather than annoying allergies!

Posted on:
3. 20. 2017

Common Causes of Thermostat Problems

Written by: Metro Air

If you’ve ever had your heating or cooling system break down, you know how easy it is to panic and assume that it’s broken once and for all. However, that’s not always the case. In fact, there may just be an issue with your thermostat. This is an important part of your overall system and they’re very sensitive. Here are a few signs that your thermostat may be faulty or close to breaking.

Sign #1: Your system isn’t reaching the designated temperature.
If you’ve noticed that your system turns off and on a lot and that it’s not reaching the temperature that you’ve set it at, there could be a problem with the thermostat. In addition, if you are noticing that there are big temperature swings in your home without you adjusting the thermostat, your thermostat could be broken.

Sign #2: The thermostat doesn’t turn on.
This one is pretty straightforward. If you try adjusting your thermostat and nothing happens or you go to turn it on and it won’t switchover, it’s time to call our team of professionals to let us take a look at it. We can determine if it needs a fix or a full replacement.

What causes thermostats to break down over time?

  1. Dirt and dust accumulation.
    No matter how clean your home is, dust and dirt buildup happens and can settle inside your thermostat. As time goes on, this can affect the overall performance of the thermostat and can disrupt how the inner components work.
  1. The connections are faulty.
    Sometimes, loose wires can cut off the power source to the thermostat or could cause an interruption in service to your home. Make sure that there are no visible wires sticking out and if there are, call a professional to get them reattached.
  1. Batteries need to be replaced.
    Many thermostats require batteries and once they run out, your thermostat will stop working. Make sure you check and replace the batteries on a regular basis so you can keep your home comfortable at all hours of the day.

Our experienced team of service professionals at Metro Air Heating & Cooling is ready to take a look at your thermostat as well as your overall heating and cooling system to ensure that it is ready for the upcoming spring weather. Call us today and request service here.