Posted on:
10. 29. 2018

Reasons Why A Heat Pump Could Be Right For Your Home

Written by: Metro Air

Fall is here and that means cooler weather will be around for the next several months. Is your heating system up to the task of heating your home all season long? If you know your system is old and out of date, a heat pump can be a great solution for replacement. Here are some reasons on how a heat pump could be right for your home.

Heat pump basics:
A ducted heat pump uses an outdoor unit that brings heat from outside air and moves it inside. Even on days that the temperatures are very cold, there is still heat in the air that the system can use, then the ductwork delivers the warm air to the inside of your home. When the weather is hot outside, the unit also offers air conditioning with the same machine. It will pull cool air out of the air and bring it inside to keep you and your family cool and comfortable.  The benefit of having one unit that provides both cooling and heating solutions is an incredible benefit for homeowners. It uses your existing ductwork and it’s a very energy efficient way to keep your home at the temperature you prefer.

Heat pump benefits:

  • Comfort year-round: it doesn’t matter how hot or cold it is outside, because your unit can provide air conditioning and heating with a touch of a button.
  • Quiet: heat pumps are not loud, and many homeowners can hardly notice that they’re running
  • Enhanced indoor air quality: heat pumps filter the air before it enters your home, so the air you breathe is cleaner and healthier
  • Reduced utility bills: heat pumps save money over time because of their incredible energy efficiency

Ducted heat pumps provide superior comfort and they are an investment that will reap returns for many years to come. We can help provide information on ducted heat pumps, so you can determine if one is right for you and your budget. Contact us today for more information. Fall is the perfect time to replace your system, so you can have it set up before winter weather hits!

Posted on:
10. 22. 2018

What causes furnace problems?

Written by: Metro Air

If you have had furnace problems before, you know how inconvenient they can be. For some people, the system will start making noises or simply not turn on, right when they need the warm air the most. We understand the frustration that comes with furnace issues and we can help. Let’s first explain what some of the most common reasons for furnace problems are.

#1: Not keeping your furnace maintained.
Did you know that without annual preventative maintenance appointments, you are putting your furnace at risk for problems that could be avoidable and expensive? Our team at Metro Air Heating and Cooling will come out and look at your system in detail, clean the filters as well as the inside and outside of the unit, run an energy efficiency check, and make sure all of the components are working together as they should. If we notice something amiss, we will let you know right away and make sure you know what repair needs to be made. Normal wear and tear is common. That’s why we recommend that you have your heating system maintained by HVAC professionals once a year.

#2: Dirty air filters.
Cleaning air filters is one of those household tasks that many homeowners forget about. However, if it is neglected for long periods of time, your filters will get clogged with dirt, debris, and dust, which will reduce airflow and make the furnace work harder to circulate clean air. In some cases, extremely dirty filters could damage the inside components, which is never good.

#3: Damaged internal components or thermostats.
Faulty thermostats can trick you into thinking that your furnace is broken. Checking to make sure your thermostat is working properly is one of the first steps to determining if your furnace is starting to breakdown. If the furnace is running but not heating, there could be something damaged on the inside or a lack of power to the machine. Either way, the sooner you have it looked at, the better chance you have of getting the machine repaired before something potentially bigger or more expensive happens.

If you have noticed that there are weird sounds or smells coming from your machine, or if you simply haven’t scheduled a preventative maintenance appointment on your machine before, it’s important to contact our experienced professionals at Metro Air Heating and Cooling today. Doing so will help lower your energy bill, reduce the risk for costly repairs, and you’ll also help your system work at its peak efficiency. We’ll make sure your furnace system is working as it should, so you can stay comfortable all fall and winter long.