Posted on:
2. 27. 2019

Replace your furnace with your tax return!

Written by: Metro Air

Tax season is upon us and for many people, that means they will be seeing a refund. Home improvements are one of the main things that tax refunds are used on. Does your heating and cooling system needs to be replaced? Now is a great time to do that! Take some of your tax return money and invest it in a new system.  It will be great for your comfort and will add value to your home, too! Here are some of the benefits of replacing your system now.

#1: You’ll save energy.
New heating and cooling systems are extremely energy efficient. That means you’ll automatically be saving money with a new system. And, you’ll be doing your part to help the environment! Saved energy also means a reduction in your utility bill, so you’ll have more money in your pocket at the end of the month.

#2: You’ll breathe cleaner air.
It’s a fact that the air in your home can be dirtier than the outside air. That means you need a system that can effectively filter and clean the air that is being circulated and sent into your home. Improved indoor air quality can help reduce asthma and allergy symptoms. And, it can additionally help remove pollutants and germs so you stay healthier. You and your family deserve to breathe the cleanest air possible!

We understand that a new heating and cooling system is an investment and we want to make sure you get the right one for your home. Our heating and cooling specialists at Metro Air Heating and Cooling will understand the importance of having a reliable furnace and will work with you to get one installed within your budget. Once you have the furnace installed, we are there to help with preventative maintenance for its lifetime, too!

So, we still have a few weeks of winter left, but spring is on the horizon! We want you to stay comfortable no matter what the weather is doing outside. We are proud Bryant dealers and love working with homeowners upgrade their systems.  New systems will help people save money and energy in the long run. Contact us for options!

Posted on:
2. 18. 2019

Snow, Ice and Your Heating System

Written by: Metro Air

Weather is still bitterly cold in our area and ice and snow events are not over yet. With continued cold weather, it’s important to know how to keep your heating system protected from ice and snow. Here are some beneficial tips.

#1: Keep debris cleared.
Your outside heating unit should always be clear of debris, especially when the weather gets extreme! There should always be a two-foot clearance around the unit, including the top portion. Never use sharp objects to clear away ice or snow that has accrued around or on the unit, because this could damage the unit. Also, don’t store things on top of the unit as this could be a hazard.

#2: Make sure pipes are protected.
If there any tubes or pipes that are coming out of the unit and are left exposed, make sure they’re covered and insulated. Pipes can easily burst and break during freezing temperatures and it’s important that they are sheltered and kept safe in the event of ice and snow.

#3: Keep trees pruned.
If your heating unit is surrounded by trees, make sure you stay on top of regular tree pruning. If ice and snow build up on the trees and weak tree limbs fall on top of the unit, this could cause expensive damage to the heat pump or furnace.

#4: Get your preventative maintenance appointment set up.
Having our team of professionals at Metro Air Heating and Cooling come out and work on your system regularly is key to maintaining the life of your furnace system. It will also ensure that if there are hidden problems, they can be fixed before they cause a full system breakdown. During a preventative maintenance appointment, our technicians will clean and/or replace air filters, clean the blower motor, replace or repair any parts that are causing issues, and check for any other undiagnosed problems. We will make sure the machine is working at maximum efficiency, so you aren’t surprised with a high utility bill or an expensive repair when you least expect it!

Your heating system plays a critical role in your comfort during the winter, so make sure it is maintained well throughout the season. If this winter has been hard on your old and inefficient system, it may be time to get a new heat pump or furnace installed. We can help with that!  Contact us today for information on which system will work for you and your budget! We are proud Bryant at Home dealers and are standing by to help!