Posted on:
4. 24. 2017

Why should you use ductless heating and cooling in a commercial building?

Written by: Metro Air

If your commercial building uses an old, outdated, or inefficient heating and cooling system, you’re probably used to seeing an increase in the utility bill once the central air conditioning gets turned back on during the spring and summer months. If you have put off a furnace replacement because you do not want the expense or the additional expense of adding and/or reworking ductwork, you’ve probably started to wonder if switching to a ductless heat pump is a good choice for your space.

It doesn’t matter if you own a small business like a coffee shop or bakery, or a large commercial warehouse. There are some great advantages to going ductless. Here are some specific reasons why you should consider upgrading your commercial heating and cooling system so you can reap the rewards year round.

Reason #1: Ductless systems are incredibly energy efficient.
Commercial buildings many times require significant amounts of energy to keep the place comfortable for you and your employees. No ductwork? Not a problem! A ductless system will allow you to heat and cool the area all year long with only one main system. The best part? They’re so energy efficient that you’ll probably notice a big dip in your utility bill and you’ll likely save money on the expensive repairs you would have had to make on your old, outdated system. This translates to more money in your pocket, happier employees, and eventually, a more profitable business.

Reason #2: Ductless systems provide comfort year round.
A ductless system will offer users consistent temperatures, cleaner air, and humidity control. Sounds great, right? All you have to do is pick what temperature feels most comfortable for your commercial building, click the button, and you’re set. No matter how hot or cold it gets outside, you’ll be able to stay comfortable inside all year long.

Spring is a wonderful time to upgrade to a new ductless system. There are a variety of rebates and incentives available, and we can help you find which ones are out there. Our experienced team of technicians will install the system that fits the specific needs of your business. Most importantly, we will work closely with your budget! Contact us today for information on how a ductless system might be right for your commercial space.

Posted on:
4. 17. 2017

Heating and Cooling Tips for Earth Day

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!