7. 22. 2019
Written by: Metro Air
Warm summer Midwest weather means plenty of air conditioning use and cold Midwest winters mean lots of heater usage. Have you ever wondered if there was a system that could keep you both cool and warm, all year long? A ductless system will do just that! Here are some reasons why a ductless system could be right for your home.
#1: Energy savings.
Ductless systems are incredibly energy efficient and do not use excess electricity like wall heaters, baseboard heaters, or window air conditioning units. With saved energy, you will see saved money! Your utility bill will be less expensive, and you will feel good knowing you’re doing your part in helping the environment.
If you don’t have traditional HVAC ductwork in your home, no problem! A ductless system heats and cools your home with no ducts! The machine works through a ductless unit that sits outside, then the air travels through inside heads that distribute the air to various rooms in your home. No matter how bitterly cold the winter weather is or scorching hot it is in the summer, you will be able to stay comfortable.
Ductless systems can be installed in different home styles and spaces, no matter how big or small it is. They are configured to match your home’s unique layout, whereas traditional HVAC systems are not as flexible.
Not sure if a ductless system is right for you? Our experts at Metro Air Heating and Cooling will come out and take a look at your home and provide some specific options that will fit its style and most importantly, your budget. We will answer any additional questions you might have and get your system up and running in no time! Stay comfortable for years to come with a ductless system!
7. 15. 2019
Written by: Metro Air
Summer is one of the most popular times of the year for families to take an extended time away for some relaxation and rest. But, before you leave, there are things you must prepare for, including your home’s HVAC system. Here are some important facts to keep in mind when you’re getting your HVAC system ready for your absence.
Turning off your system off completely during your time away is what a lot of homeowners tend to do, but this isn’t the best option. In addition, it isn’t a great idea to leave it running at full power either. The best method for saving power is to control the temperature via the thermostat.
Option #1: Turn down the thermostat.
This is a simple thing to do and it can account for a significant savings in energy usage while you’re away. We recommend setting your thermostat to 75 degrees.
Option #2: Upgrade to a programmable thermostat.
These thermostats can be set to your routine, no matter what it may be. They help save a considerable amount of money on both heating and cooling costs. Simply program the thermostat to turn down while you’re away, then it will turn back to your desired temperature just in time for you to walk in the door to a cool home from a long day of travel. These thermostats have options for remote access, alerts, and other technology that puts all of the convenience at your fingertips.
If you are planning for a vacation this summer, don’t neglect your HVAC system. Ready to get rid of your old thermostat and upgrade to a smart programmable thermostat? Let us help! These thermostats are affordable, work with your existing system, and will save you hundreds of dollars each year on your utility bill. Contact us today for more information!