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10. 26. 2020

How to Plan for a Furnace Replacement

Written by: Metro Air

October means a shift in weather and as we get further into the cooler months, your furnace will become a necessity. Planning for a furnace replacement takes some time and research. Here, we will offer some important must-know information on furnace options in addition to some important details about how we can help with financing and rebates.

What type of furnace does your home need?
Your home furnace is a necessity, and you’ll need to determine which one is best. Most furnaces will last for up to two decades. Some of the most popular gas furnaces that we sell and install are:

Bryant Legacy ™ Line:
These are known for durability and quality. Legacy furnaces are lower-cost, entry-level solution for homeowners. They have a single-stage gas valve with insulated cabinets to keep things running quietly. They also offer a 95% AFUE, which means they won’t use as much energy and will run efficiently.

Bryant Preferred ™ Line:
This line is available in single or two-stage options. They have a 96.5% AFUE and are a great mid-range furnace option. This is a step up from the Legacy line. They also come with an ECM motor, making them more electrically efficient, especially when the fan is running often.

Bryant Evolution™ Line:
These furnaces are the best of the best, making it one of the most energy efficient furnaces available. These boast a 98.3% AFUE rating and come in two-stage or modulating speed options with sophisticated controls for enhanced temperature and humidity management. Ultra-quiet with even temperature distribution, and a limited lifetime warranty – you can’t go wrong!

Another popular choice for homeowners is a heat pump, which are affordable and convenient. The best part: they provide heating AND cooling in one machine!

Not sure which one is best for your home? Our experienced team at Metro Air Heating and Cooling will assess your space and provide recommendations.

Which machines are the most energy efficient?
Energy efficiency is particularly important for most homeowners. Saving energy is not only great for the environment, but it helps reduce utility bills, too. When researching furnace models, read energy ratings and reviews. Generally, new models are rated with a 90 percent or higher energy efficiency.

Is there anything that can help offset the cost?
Rebates or other incentives from manufacturers can help save you money. We will alert you to any manufacturer rebates, local energy rebates, tax incentives, or other company promotions that are available, too. We understand that a new furnace is a big purchase for most homeowners, and saving money is important.  And if you cannot pay for the system in full right away, we have a variety of convenient financing options that give you an affordable monthly payment. So that means you can get the furnace you need at a price that works for you. In addition, most furnaces or heat pumps come with warranties, which means you will be able to save money down the road on repairs.

Not sure if you need a new furnace or if you can wait a little longer? Let us help!  We will look at your existing system and offer a quote on a system that works best with your home.

Posted on:
10. 19. 2020

What’s the Best Way to Avoid Unexpected Heating System Repairs?

Written by: Metro Air

With many people experiencing reduced work hours, layoffs, and tighter budgets this year, saving money is paramount. As a homeowner, you want to ensure that you don’t have to come up with an expensive, unexpected repair to your heating system this fall or winter. Here are some tips on avoid unexpected heating system repairs.

#1: Schedule preventative maintenance appointments.
This is a home maintenance task that many homeowners forget about or neglect. But it could have expensive consequences. Professional maintenance on your heating and cooling system means you reduce your chances of having an unexpected system breakdown. For your furnace this season, a preventative maintenance appointment will include:

  • Flame sensor cleaning
  • Condensate line and trap cleaning
  • Checking and adjusting gas pressure as needed
  • Checking blower motor current draw
  • Checking inducer motor amp draw
  • Measuring temperature rise across furnace
  • Performing combustion analysis to verify Carbon Monoxide level

If we notice any issues with your machine, we will discuss what needs to be fixed and help get it repaired as quickly as possible.

#2: Sign up for our customer care club.
This no-contract membership at Metro Air Heating and Cooling means you can save money and have the peace of mind you need. Our customer care club is only $15 a month and offers these outstanding advantages:

  • $58 discount on initial tune-ups ($90 initial tune-up is required to join the customer care club)
  • 10% discount on upgrades
  • 10% discount on repairs
  • 2% discount on replacements
  • Fall furnace tune-up ($119 value)
  • Spring air conditioning tune-up ($119 value)
  • Priority scheduling and accommodations

Staying on top of your heating system maintenance means you will help extend the life of the system and reduce utility costs too. It’s a win-win.

So contact us today to schedule your appointment for a tune-up. We are also glad to explain more about our customer care club and its outstanding benefits. We look forward to serving you!