8. 17. 2020
Written by: Metro Air
Is your cooling system on its last leg? Maybe you’re looking ahead to the fall and winter months and need to plan for a new heating system. When it comes to making an investment in a new heating or cooling system, you’ll want to do some research. There are plenty of companies out there to choose from in the area. But which one is right for your specific project? There are a few key things you should look for when choosing the right HVAC company.
When it comes to hiring contractors to work on your home, experience is incredibly important. The more experience they have, the better. This is especially true when it comes to heating and cooling systems. Home HVAC systems can be complex to install. And without experience knowing how to install them properly and know how to handle any unexpected issues that can arise, your home could be left vulnerable to damage or an improperly installed system. When you are doing your research, look at the company’s experience in the local area. Figure out what their specialty is. Don’t be afraid to ask them about their recent installation jobs. They should be glad to talk about their experience and be readily available to share customer installation success stories.
In today’s day in age, online reviews are where customers find important information about a company. Read online testimonials to see what people are saying. Look at the company’s website, their Facebook page, Yelp, and Angie’s List. If you see a recurring negative theme, take note. Look for any red flags.
Did you know that Metro Air Heating and Cooling has served the local community since 1981? That’s nearly 40 years of experience working with residential customers of all kinds. We have built a reputation for quality workmanship and superior customer service. If you need an air conditioning system replacement or a new furnace in time for fall and winter, we have the experience you can trust. Contact us today for an appointment.
8. 10. 2020
Written by: Metro Air
Did you know that you should be cleaning or replacing your HVAC air filters every 1 to 2 months? This helps the system last longer and it’s a critical part of keeping your system operating a peak efficiency. Not sure how to clean or replace the filters? Check out these handy tips.
#1: Find the filter.
Before you start anything, turn off the system. Then, find the filter. For most air conditioners, filters are located near the intake grill. This is where the air comes in for treatment.
#2: Remove and replace the filter.
Carefully remove the filter that you plan to clean or replace. Many systems have disposable filters, others can simply be taken out and cleaned with hot, soapy water. Check your manual for the type of filter you need for replacement. If you only need to wash it, be sure to let it sit outside in the sun for a bit to air dry, or wipe it dry with a towel. Not sure what type or size filter you need? Our team at Metro Air Heating and Cooling can help answer any questions you have about your machine and the filter it needs.
#3: Get the system up and running.
Once you have the new filter installed and securely fasted into the machine, close the system, and turn it on. It should work like normal and start transferring clean, cool air into your home. If the system is making any unusual noises or smells different, something may not be working properly. Be sure you call our team of experts right away if this is the case. Do not try to disassemble or diagnose any issues yourself. This could cause damage to the machine and could also void the system’s warranty if you have one that’s active.
Keeping your air filters clean is an important home maintenance task to stay up to date on. And with clean filters you’ll breathe cleaner air! Great indoor air quality translates to better health and easier breathing! Contact us today for questions on your air filters or to schedule a preventative maintenance appointment for your machine.