3. 23. 2020
Written by: Metro Air
The official first day of spring arrives this month. That means you’ll have to start thinking about getting your system ready for the change of season. Here’s the best way to do that.
Tip #1: Clear and clean the outside HVAC unit.
Winter in the Midwest is brutal. Snow and ice wreaks havoc on your heating system, especially the outside unit. Once the weather clears up and you’re able to start working outside, make sure the outdoor unit is free of debris and dirt. If this isn’t cleared, the performance of your system is compromised. Not to mention, the internal components will also be impacted by debris or dirt that can make its way inside over the last several months. If your HVAC system is working harder than it must, you could also see a spike in your energy bill.
Tip #2: Replace or clean air filters.
Your air filters are often the last thing you think about when it comes to home maintenance to-dos. However, making sure they are cleaned or replaced regularly is important. There are two reasons why:
- Dirty air filters bring in dirty, dusty air.
- Dirty filters cause your system to work harder than it has to, reducing efficiency and increasing utility costs.
To avoid negative impact on your machine or your health, be sure you replace or clean your filters every other month. This will help minimize the flow of dander, dust, pollen, and other harmful bacteria or allergens that circulate the air.
Tip #3: Replace your thermostat.
Spring is a great time to embrace the old saying, ‘out with the old, in with the new.’ Replacing your old, outdated thermostat is a great idea, especially with springtime weather on the horizon. A programmable thermostat helps regulate the temperature of your home both day and night, whether you’re home or not. Programmable thermostats work with your schedule. For example, if you’re gone during the day and don’t need to use your HVAC system, program it to turn down the temperature. Then, program it to turn up again before you get home. You can control the temperature from anywhere in the world through the app. This translates to saved money and energy, all year long. In fact, programmable Wi-Fi thermostats help save the average homeowner up to 20% a year on energy bills.
Springtime is coming soon, and our schedule is filling up fast. Contact our team at Metro Air Heating and Cooling today to schedule your spring preventative maintenance appointment, or to talk to us about a new heating or air conditioning system installation. Let us help find the right system for you! We will work with your budget, too. Contact us today for more information.
3. 16. 2020
Written by: Metro Air
The United States has seen unprecedented amounts of sickness this year. Many states across the country have shut down schools and other places of business to help keep people safe and protected from the coronavirus. That will mean a lot of time inside at home. So, how can you keep a healthy climate at home during this time of self-isolation, and even year-round? Here are some helpful tips.
Tip #1: Keep your temperature the same.
When you’re inside for an extended period, you will want to keep your home as comfortable as possible. That means finding the ideal temperature inside and eliminating fluctuating temps. A programmable thermostat is a great way to do this. It allows you to control the temperature of your home accurately, no matter what time of day or night it is. These wireless thermostats can be installed alongside most HVAC systems. They work with your smartphone so you can program it to turn the temperature up or down, according to your preferences and schedule.
Tip #2: Keep the air clean and clear.
Did you know the indoor air in your home can be dirtier and more contaminated than outside air? Allergens, bacteria, mold spores, and viruses float through the air, which can contribute to sickness. A quality air purification system can help combat these, helping reduce your chance of getting sick or spreading illness and germs. We proudly sell air purification systems that will transform the air you breathe, including:
Evolution® Perfect Air ™ Purifier:
This efficient system can clean the air in your home in seconds. One of the most revolutionary features is the Capture and Kills™ technology. This catches up to 99% airborne germs, viruses, bacteria and mold, then zaps them with an electrical charge to eradicate them.
Bryant Preferred™ Series Air Purifier:
This system also uses the Capture and Kills™ technology and traps up to 96% of airborne germs and pathogens that cause the flu, common cold, and strep. This system is great for smaller spaces.
Your home should be a space of comfort, relaxation, and health. Our team at Metro Air Heating & Cooling can help. Contact us today to talk about your options for an air purification system or for heating and cooling options that are reliable and comfortable for your family.