Posted on:
11. 27. 2017

Thermostat Programming Tips For Cold Weather

Written by: Metro Air

Cold weather is upon us and you’re likely turning to your thermostat to crank up the heater to keep you warm and cozy. Here are some thermostat programming tips that can help make the most of your thermostat’s functionality, increase your indoor air quality, and optimize your heating system’s overall efficiency.

A programmable thermostat is very useful and in the winter, it can help keep you comfortable without having to adjust temperatures manually all the time. Simply take a bit of time to program it once and then go about your business and not worry about it again! When you’re at home, set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature and leave it at that. Experts recommend that setting the thermostat to 68 degrees is the most energy efficient temperature to keep it at. If you rise into the 70s, you may not be able to save as much energy that way.

If you’re not home during the day, you can program your thermostat to reduce the temperature 10 degrees or so. This can help you save significant energy on your utility bills every month. It’s easy to apply these settings while you’re at work or school and then schedule it to turn back on when you anticipate being home. For example, program the heating system to turn back on 15 or 20 minutes before you arrive home, then it will have time to warm up the space for when you return.

Another great time to reduce your thermostat setting is when you sleep. Reduce the temperature a bit and use an extra blanket or two to keep warm if you find yourself being sensitive to the change in temperature. Cooler rooms have been shown to allow for better sleep and you’ll also save money on your heating bill each month.

If you don’t have a programmable thermostat and you’re looking to upgrade, now is the time to do it! Winter is the perfect time to get your thermostat replaced and ready to tackle the upcoming cold months. Programmable thermostats are affordable and are a great way for you to save money in the long run while also being environmentally conscious.

Contact our professional team of HVAC professionals today to see which programmable thermostat is right for you and your home. We can work with your budget and your specific home needs, so get your appointment scheduled today!

Posted on:
11. 20. 2017

Ways To Save Energy In Your Commercial Building

Written by: Metro Air

Businesses have many different costs that are required to keep their business running smoothly. For many business owners, saving money is often at their business model and being frugal is important to remain successful. Here are some helpful ways that you can save energy in your commercial building.

Tip #1: Pay attention to how much energy is being used.
Do you know how much energy is used on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis around your business area? Start monitoring how much energy your commercial building is using. This will not only let you know how much you’re using but it will ensure that you’re not wasting it or using excessive amounts of energy.

Tip #2: Monitor the temperature.   
The temperature of your building is key to making a difference in your energy bills. Do you need to heat or cool your building all day and night? If not, consider programming the thermostat to an energy efficient mode during non-business hours or when employees are not there. A quality programmable thermostat can help with this!

Tip #3: Stay on top of regular HVAC maintenance.
Annual preventative maintenance appointments are incredibly important. If you don’t have regular tune-ups, your HVAC system could be using e

xtra energy and causing your energy bill to steadily increase. Make sure you contact our experienced team of HVAC technicians for routine annual service appointments. During this appointment, we will clean filters, look closely at all the components of the HVAC system and be sure that all electrical connections are secure and double check that there are no parts that need to be repaired or replaced. With a reliable HVAC system, you’ll reduce your energy consumption and reduce your risk for unnecessary breakdowns when you need the system the most. And that translates to saved money!

Tip #4: Replace your HVAC system.
Is your HVAC system old and inefficient? Or if it’s been repaired more times than you can remember, it’s probably time to consider getting it replaced. A new HVAC system will not only be reliable, but it will be incredibly energy efficient and be a source of comfort for years to come. Our experienced team of professionals can work with you to determine which system is right fo

r your commercial building’s layout and most importantly, your budget.

The cold weather is here and it’s a great time to get your system serviced or replaced, so contact us today!