Posted on:
1. 28. 2019

How to Avoid A Furnace Emergency

Written by: Metro Air

Having a furnace emergency or total breakdown during the cold months of winter is not something a homeowner looks forward to. In fact, it causes stress for most people because not only are they left with no heat, but they could be also forced to come up with big money for a repair or replacement. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid a furnace emergency. Here’s how:

#1: Stay on top of preventative maintenance appointments.
Not scheduling regular preventative maintenance appointments is one of the most common reasons for emergency service calls. In addition to changing/cleaning your furnace filters regularly, be sure to call our team at Metro Air Heating & Cooling to get your maintenance appointment on the books. During this appointment, we will perform a multipoint check on the furnace or heat pump, replace thermostat batteries and standard filters, and make sure you are informed of any issues that may need to be addressed.  We also have all levels of preventative maintenance appointments, including those that get priority status for service calls and service that includes cleaning coils, blower wheels, burners, and more.

#2: Never work on the furnace yourself.
Professional service for your heating system is a must. No matter how handy you are, it can be dangerous for you to work on your furnace without proper training. Not to mention, if you end up doing something that causes damage, the repair could be costly.

#3: Don’t delay furnace replacement.
If your system is more than 10 to 15 years old, chances are it will start to break down and give out. This aging system won’t be energy efficient and you will be at a greater risk for having it unexpectedly stop working. If your system is in need of replacement, don’t hesitate to start doing some research on your replacement options. Our team at Metro Air Heating & Cooling knows that a new furnace system is a big investment, so we will work with you to determine which system is right for your space as well as your budget.

We’re experienced Bryant dealers and service all brands! We are ready to help get your system functioning at its peak so you can stay warm for the rest of the winter! Call us for information to get a preventative maintenance appointment scheduled or to talk to us about new system options. And if you end up having a system breakdown when you least expect it, never fear! We offer 24-hour emergency service!

Posted on:
1. 21. 2019

Why Winter Is A Good Time To Replace Air Conditioning

Written by: Metro Air

Winter officially started last month, but it is not weird to think ahead to summer and planning ahead for warmer weather. Getting your air conditioner installed and ready to go in time for summer weather is a smart idea. Here are some reasons why winter is a good time to replace your air conditioning.

#1: Convenience.
The summer is one of the busiest times for heating and cooling companies nationwide. People are hot, uncomfortable, and are ready to get their air conditioning installed so they can stay cool. Between that and the various air conditioning repair calls our team at Metro Air Heating & Cooling gets each summer, it might take a little bit of time to get your appointment scheduled.  Our technicians are experienced in installing air conditioners year-round and the winter allows for you to find a time that is flexible with your schedule. If you’ve had to put money into costly air conditioning repairs the last few summers, then now is the time to consider an upgrade. Replacing it now means you can go into the summer confident that there will be no unexpected breakdowns.

#2: You can spend time researching.
Deciding to replace your air conditioning system when it’s broken and all you can think about is getting something in place so you can stay cool can be stressful. We recognize that heating and cooling replacements are big investments for homeowners and doing research ahead of time is an important part of the decision process. Planning well ahead of time and talking to our experts at Metro Air Heating & Cooling will allow you to be sure you know and understand your options completely. We will talk to you about new energy efficient models that can help save energy and money on your utility bill. We’ll also talk to you about how these can work alongside smart thermostats to save you even more. Replacing your air conditioning system now when you have time to research, rather than when you’re forced to decide, will allow you to relax a little and come up with financing options that work for you.

#3: Peace of mind.
You’ve waited all year for your summer vacation, and nothing is worse when your furnace or air conditioning breaks down when you’re gone. Have your system replaced before summer so you can head out on your trip without worrying about what could happen with your furnace.

Even though summer may seem like it’s far away, it’s okay to start thinking about it now! If your air conditioning system is more than a decade old, it’s highly likely that it may be on its way out. Did you know that replacing your air conditioner and your furnace at the same time can save you money, too? We can talk about that option when you schedule your free in-home estimate! Your air conditioning system can add value to your home and keep you comfortable during the summer! Whether it is a ductless heat pump, or one of the many Bryant air conditioning models such as the Evolution 2-Stage Air Conditioner, that you’re interested in, contact us today about which options might be right for your home and most importantly your budget.