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1. 25. 2021

All About Geothermal Heat

Written by: Metro Air

The earth is a powerful thing. Did you know that it can actually help heat and cool your home? You might be wondering how. The answer: a geothermal system! These systems utilize the earth’s thermal energy and can help you save up to 60% on your cooling, heating, and hot water bill every month.

As a factory authorized Bryant dealer, our experts at Metro Air Heating and Cooling proudly carry and install geothermal comfort systems. We work with you to design and install a system that will help keep your home comfortable for many years to come. Some of our most popular geothermal heat pumps are:

-Evolution Split System Geothermal Heat Pump
This system is designed to work in tandem with gas/propane furnace or fan coil. It has a wide operating range for temperatures, making it a great option for the coldest Midwest winter days.

-Evolution Variable Speed Geothermal Heat Pump
This is a versatile option for homeowners and is one of the most efficient models available. And it also comes with the optional dehumidification option, which helps during the humid Midwest summers.

-Legacy Multi-Speed Geothermal Heat Pump
This is very efficient and delivers comfort, value, and additional energy savings. It’s incredibly quiet, has a corrosion resistant coil, and comes with a 10-year parts and 5-year labor limited warranty.

-Preferred Variable Speed Geothermal Heat Pump
This model offers savings and comfort all year long. It has variable speed delivery, it’s extremely quiet, and features two-scroll compressor operations help with more consistent cycles for enhanced savings.

Do you want to know if your home is a good candidate for these outstanding systems? Let us help! We are glad to answer any additional questions you have about geothermal heat. We’ll work with your budget, help explain how the system will be installed in your home and recommend the best options for your home’s unique lay out during your free in-home estimate. So, contact us today to schedule!

Posted on:
1. 18. 2021

3 Ways To Stop Wasting Energy

Written by: Metro Air

For many of us, the pandemic has forced most of us to be housebound for the last 10 months. Our homes are being put to good use! Stoves, computers, microwaves, air conditioners, and heaters are just some of the major appliances and products that have been put to the test. Because of this, home electricity use has increased significantly. Has your energy bill increased? Are you looking for ways to cut energy costs and save money? Here are some suggestions on how to do that.

#1: Minimize your heating costs.
Minnesota winters are brutally cold. You’ll need to use your heater, there’s no getting around that. But instead of cranking the temperature up to sauna levels, consider layering up your clothing instead. If you’re working remotely, you don’t need to keep your home at the same temperature as your office. Wear a sweater and shirt, wrap yourself in blankets, and wear two pairs of socks! Being aware of how much heat you use can take a big chunk out of your energy costs.

#2: Turn off what you’re not using.
This is a no-brainer, but it’s easy to forget about. If you leave a room, turn off the lights. Unplug devices that you’re not using for prolonged periods of time. And if you decide to leave your home for an extended period, turn the temperature down.

#3: Install a programmable thermostat.
Programmable thermostats work in tandem with your heating system. Simply customize the temperature to be exactly how you want it. The thermostat will adjust automatically so you don’t have to worry about it. For example, program it to turn the temperature down while you’re away during the day, then program it to come up a few degrees warmer before you get home. That way, you’re not wasting energy on warming a space that you’re not in, and you’ll use only what you need. These are an affordable way to save energy and money!

Our team at Metro Air Heating and Cooling will gladly answer questions you have about installing a new energy-efficient system or a new programmable thermostat! Maybe you simply need a tune-up on your existing system to ensure it’s running as energy efficiently as possible. Contact us today for information.