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5. 3. 2021

Does Indoor Air Quality Impact Allergies?

Written by: Metro Air

Springtime brings beautiful blooms and sunnier weather. Unfortunately, people living with allergies or asthma are often miserable this time of year! Did you know that your indoor air quality can impact allergies? Here’s how your HVAC system plays a part in this and how you can make sure you can minimize your allergy symptoms.

#1: Schedule your spring tune-up.
Your heating and cooling system accumulates dirt, dust, pollen, and other allergens. These enter the equipment and are circulated through the air. Making sure you stay on top of preventative maintenance is a great way to ensure the system is cleaned and functioning at its peak. Our team at Metro Air Heating and Cooling will clean the filters as well as the outside and inside components. This will help your allergies! Not to mention, you can take a breath of relief knowing that preventative maintenance also helps prolong the life of the system.

#2: Add an air filter system.
Bacteria, pollen, allergens, mold spores, viruses, and more travel through the air. This contributes to asthma, allergies, and illness. The easiest way to combat unclean air is with a top notch air purification system. Our Bryant air purification systems can help! Here are two of the most popular.

Evolution® Perfect Air ™ Purifier:
This outstanding system cleans the air in your home in only 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 destroy 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 purifier is great for smaller spaces.

#3: Don’t neglect changing your air filters.
Filters in your system should be checked regularly and cleaned or replaced often. This is especially true if you own pets or if you suffer from seasonal allergies! We recommend changing your one-inch filters every 1-2 months. If you have four-inch media filters, we recommend changing them every 3-6 months.

So, are you ready to say goodbye to those pesky allergy symptoms? Contact our experts at Metro Air Heating & Cooling for details on air purification systems or to schedule your maintenance appointment. We service all brands! Or we’re glad to help provide options for a new, reliable heating or cooling system installation so you and your family can stay comfortable all year long.

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4. 5. 2021

Avoid Costly HVAC Repairs with These Maintenance Tips

Written by: Metro Air

Coming up with the money for unexpected home repairs in your Minnesota home is frustrating and stressful. Reduce your chances of having a costly HVAC repair by following these simple maintenance tips.

#1: Listen.
Listening to your heating and cooling system is important. If you hear rattling, humming, clanging, banging, or screeching/screaming, there is likely a problem that needs some attention. It may be an electrical issue, or it could mean that a part is broken or loose. Pay attention to how your machine sounds when you’re using it. If it’s working at peak efficiency, it should just be a quiet hum. Loud noises should never be ignored and should always be looked at by a certified HVAC professional.

#2: Don’t neglect regular professional maintenance.
Our experts at Metro Air Heating and Cooling recommend one to two tune-ups every year, ideally at the beginning of the fall or spring. HVAC maintenance ensures that if there are any undiagnosed or hidden problems with the machine, they can be addressed before a full system breakdown occurs. During a preventative maintenance appointment, our technicians will clean and/or replace air filters, clean the blower motor, replace or repair any parts that are causing issues, and check for any other potential problems. We have over 30 individual items cleaned or inspected at each maintenance appointment.

#3: Pay attention to your air filter.
Filters in your system should be checked regularly and cleaned or replaced often. We recommend changing your one-inch filters every 1-2 months. If you have four-inch media filters, we recommend changing them every 3-6 months.

#4: Sign up for the Customer Care Club.
Our Customer Care Club gives you the peace of mind knowing your heating and cooling system will be ready to go, no matter what season we’re in. Our staff will call you in the spring to set up an appointment for an air conditioning tune-up. And in the fall, we will call you for a furnace tune-up so you don’t have to worry about remembering to schedule. So, for only $15 a month, you get access to exclusive club benefits including:

  • $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

There is no convenient time for an expensive HVAC repair or full system breakdown. So, stay head of the game and call the experts at Metro Air Heating and Cooling to get ask questions or to get your system professionally maintained.