4. 22. 2019
Written by: Metro Air
Happy Earth Day! We believe that being environmentally conscious goes beyond recycling your plastic. Heating and cooling usually accounts for the most energy use for homeowners, so cutting back in this area can be a great move for the environment. Here are some tips on how to go above and beyond and make Earth Day a regular priority every day of the year!
#1: Upgrade to a programmable thermostat.
A new thermostat can make a big difference in reducing your energy costs. Not to mention, it can keep your home more evenly heated and cooled all year. Programmable thermostats allow users to program it to the desired temperature and change it as needed during the day – away from home, too! For example, if you know you will be gone at work for most of the day, program the thermostat to turn down the temperature a few degrees while you’re gone. Then, set it to turn back up an hour before you return so the space is cooled or heated to your designated temperature. Programmable thermostats can be used in conjunction with almost any existing heating and cooling system. We have plenty of options, so contact us for information on which one is right for you.
#2: Heating and cooling tune-ups are key.
This is a home maintenance to-do that homeowners sometimes forget about. However, they are critical to maintaining the life of your system. In addition, they will help with reducing energy waste! Spring is the perfect time to get your preventative maintenance appointment scheduled so your system is ready to run at peak efficiency all season long. Our team of heating and cooling specialists will run an energy efficiency check, clean or replace the air filters as needed, and talk to you about any repairs or issues that stand out. We will get the system functioning well, so you won’t have to worry about any unexpected breakdowns.
This Earth Day is the right time to consider the ways you can reduce your carbon footprint and take care of the Earth. Look no further than your heating and cooling system! Call us right away to set up your preventative maintenance appointment! Or, if your current system is on its last leg and can’t make it another season, we can help you with a system replacement that fits within your budget. We are standing by to help, so contact us today.
4. 15. 2019
Written by: Metro Air
Remodeling your home is a big job and requires juggling a lot of different details. If you’re about to start remodeling your home and a new heating and cooling system is order, consider going ductless! Chances are, you’ve heard of ductless mini splits at some point. These systems have become very popular in recent decades because they provide heating and cooling in one system!
If your home is older, adding ductwork for a traditional heating and cooling system can really dig into your remodeling budget. The good news is you don’t to worry about it! And, you don’t need to settle for inefficient and bulky window units in the summer or electric baseboard heat in the winter. A ductless system can be a great option! They can be installed into any home, they’re affordable, and they are incredibly energy efficient. Ductless systems are so energy efficient, that the average homeowner can save hundreds of dollars a year in utility costs.
If you or anyone in your family lives with allergies or asthma, ductwork is known to bring in dust, lint, debris, and other dander while it’s being used. Ductless systems, however, circulate less contaminants around your home. This allows for better indoor air quality. And that could make a big difference in the lives of people that have seasonal hay fever, asthma, or other respiratory issues.
If you’re remodeling just a portion of your home and adding a new room or living space onto it, a ductless system could be a great option in this scenario, too. You won’t need to worry about extending the existing ductwork anywhere and you can finish the remodel as you had envisioned it.
If you’re considering a home remodel, consider installing a ductless system that will serve as your reliable heating and cooling source. Our experienced team of heating and cooling specialists at Metro Air Heating & Cooling can help you determine which Bryant ductless system is right for your home and its layout. Contact us today to get your project on the books, so you can enjoy staying comfortable all year long!