Posted on:
9. 28. 2020

How to Minimize Fall Allergies

Written by: Metro Air

Fall season is officially here.  And unfortunately, allergy season isn’t quite over. But, there is good news. You can help minimize fall allergy symptoms with some of these helpful tips.

#1: Schedule your preventative maintenance appointment.
Your furnace will accumulate dust, dirt, and other allergens over time. These contaminants can make their way in from the equipment to the air you breathe. Scheduling a regular fall tune-up will help improve your system’s performance and energy efficiency rating. And because our team at Metro Air Heating and Cooling will also clean the system inside, you can rest assured knowing that excess debris or other matter has been removed. This not only helps your allergies, but it also helps prolong the life of your system.

#2: Clean or replace your air filters.
Your filters should be cleaned or replaced every other month. If you own multiple pets, smoke, or live in an area with higher rates of pollution, the filter should be changed every month. Air filters capture airborne contaminants that cycles air into your home. And, dirty air filters will contribute to dirty air and that translates to more allergy symptoms.

#3: Consider an air purification system.
Customers that use air purifiers often note that their allergy symptoms are dramatically better. Some of our most popular air purification systems that we install are:

  • Evolution Air Purifier:
    Uses patented captures & kills ™ technology, capturing up to 95% of harmful airborne particles
    -Kills or inactivates up to 99% of germs captured, proven effective against human influenza, the common cold and streptococcus pyrogenes
    -Can clean up to 100 times more air than portable units
  • Preferred Series EZ Flex Cabinet Air Filter:
    -Captures up to 65% of particles 1.0 to 3.0 microns in size
    -Protects heating and cooling equipment
    -Easy to replace filters
    -10-year limited parts warranty

No one likes to experience fall allergies, but by following our helpful solutions here, you can live a healthier, happy autumn! So, contact our experienced team of HVAC professionals at Metro Air Heating and Cooling today for a preventative maintenance appointment or to talk to us about our air purification systems available for installation.

 

Posted on:
12. 9. 2019

How to Improve Winter Indoor Air Quality

Written by: Metro Air

Cooling & Heating installed by Metro Air Heating & Cooling

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!