12. 9. 2019
Written by: Metro Air
The holiday season is here! In addition to shopping, hosting holiday parties, and making travel plans, it’s important to keep indoor air quality at the forefront of your mind. Winter weather influences your indoor air quality and there are ways to improve it.
How can you keep the air you breathe clean this winter?
#1: Keep the inside space as clean as possible.
Dust regularly and vacuum (with a HEPA filter, if possible) often. This helps reduce airborne pollutants like pollen, mold, and dust mites from building up. Use non-toxic cleaning products as often as possible and if you do need to use harsh chemicals, ensure that your windows are open, and the area is ventilated well.
#2: Check your ductwork.
The ductwork in your home plays an important job to bring warm air inside. However, dirt and debris can easily accumulate and it’s transferred inside. Make sure your air ducts are cleaned and sealed.
#3: Change/clean your air filters.
The filters in your heating system are the first to keep you protected from indoor air contaminants. When the heat is running continuously during the winter, it’s especially important to make sure the filters are cleaned or replaced regularly. In addition to helping provide clean air to your home, maintained air filters also help with energy efficiency and can help prolong the life of your system.
#4: Install an air purification system.
These systems will help keep you and your family healthy all year long. They are easily installed alongside your existing heating and cooling system and can make a difference immediately. Here’s more info about our most popular air purification system:
Evolution® Perfect Air ™ Purifier:
This system is incredibly efficient and will clean air in your home in seconds. One of the best features is the Capture and Kills™ technology that catches up to 99% airborne germs, viruses, bacteria and mold, then zaps them with an electrical charge to eradicate them.
The indoor air you breathe is oftentimes dirtier than outside air. As winter begins, focus on what you can do to keep the air you breathe as clean as possible. Contact us today to get a new, energy efficient heating system installed or to talk to us about how we can help with indoor air quality solutions!
12. 24. 2018
Written by: Metro Air
Winter is here and that means cold days. You can stay cozy and save money by implementing these simple tips to help winterize your home.
#1: Change or replace furnace filters.
This is a home maintenance item that many homeowners forget about, but it is very important. Set a reminder for yourself to change or clean your air filters once every other month. Dirty air filters will reduce airflow, cause your system to work harder than is necessary, increase your energy bill, and allow dirty air to circulate through your home.
#2: Schedule a preventative maintenance appointment.
Just like your car needs regular tune-ups, so does your heating system! These appointments are important because they help diagnose any potential issues that may be lurking with your system. In addition, our experienced team of technicians will clean air filters, run energy efficiency checks, and let you know if there are any parts that need to be repaired or replaced. Fall or winter is the perfect time to set up your annual maintenance appointment.
#3: Pay attention to your thermostat.
Did you know that setting your thermostat for a few degrees lower when you leave for long periods of time or when you sleep is a sure way to save money in the long run? There is no need to warm an empty house while you’re away at work all day, so consider installing a programmable thermostat that will allow you to program it to adjust the thermostat reduce during the day, then turn back up right before you get home so you can come home to a warm area. Programmable thermostats not only save energy, but you can save big bucks throughout the year, too.
#4: Add insulation.
Having quality insulation in your home is one of the easiest ways to winterize your home, while saving money and keeping your family warm all winter long. Insulation should be present in your walls, on the attic floor and in the basement ceiling. This will help keep the warm air inside your home that your furnace is producing.
It’s not too late to winterize your home! If you have questions on how to maximize the efficiency of your heating system, contact our professionals at Metro Air Heating & Cooling right away. We can help make sure your home’s furnace is functioning at optimal efficiency, so you can save money over time. And if it’s time to replace your outdated, unreliable system, we can help you find a new furnace that fits your home’s layout and your budget.