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5. 10. 2021

Is a heat pump right for you?

Written by: Metro Air

Spring is flying by and summer weather will be here before you know it. Now is the time to think ahead to your cooling system. Not sure what the best option is? Heat pumps are some of the most installed machines today. Here’s why.

Heat pumps provide cooling and heating in one machine! That’s right – with just a touch of a button, you can switch from cooling to heating. Tired of hauling in big, bulky window air conditioning units in the summer? These are not only a pain to bring in and out every year, but they use a lot of energy. On the other hand, heat pumps use less energy than air conditioning systems and chances are, you’ll see a drop in your utility bill right away!

In Minnesota, one of the biggest reasons to install a heat pump is because liquid propane is so expensive. A quality heat pump system is an affordably priced option. And because they use less energy, you’ll pay less in utility costs not just in the summer, but in the winter too. So, the upfront cost of the system can be offset a bit by the money you’ll save through the year. Not to mention, Metro Air Heating and Cooling offers several easy financing options to fit with your budget and make it more affordable. As a proud Bryant dealer, we will make sure we find a quality, durable system that fits comfortably within your budget guidelines.  We install:

-Bryant Legacy Line Heat Pumps
-Bryant Preferred® Series Heat Pumps
-Bryant Evolution Series Heat Pumps

So, whether you are installing a completely new system for your home or replacing an inefficient furnace that is at the end of its life, we can help! Heat pumps provide room to room temperature control year-round. That’s worth the investment!  Contact our experienced team at Metro Air Heating and Cooling today to learn more about heat pumps and find the right one for your space.

Posted on:
4. 26. 2021

Your HVAC System & What to Listen For

Written by: Metro Air

Your heating and cooling system is a complex machine that has many different components that keep it running smoothly in your Minnesota home. If it’s working properly, you should barely notice when it’s running.  Unusual sounds are often an indicator that something needs professional attention – either a tune-up, cleaning, repair, or even a full replacement. Perhaps the machine is not only making noise, but there are also some unusual odors coming from it, too. This is something to pay attention to.

Want to troubleshoot before you call the experts at Metro Air Heating and Cooling? Here are some of the most common sounds and what they could mean.

Screaming: This could mean there is too much pressure in the compressor. Or, there could be a refrigerant leak. If you hear this sound, it’s don’t use it until it is looked at professionally.

Clanking: Sometimes parts can fall off or be disconnected over time. This could cause a bang or clank sound.

Humming: This could mean there is something wrong electrically, including a wire that’s loose. It’s best not to use the machine if you think there is something wrong with the electrical components. This could cause not only damage to the machine, but it could become a fire hazard.

Screeching: The sounds of metal on metal could mean there is something going on with the motor bearing or there could be a worn or broken belt. These are not things you should attempt to look at or repair yourself.

Sounds coming from your heating and cooling system can be a little frightening! Pay attention to any noises that may signal a potential issue. So, be proactive and don’t ignore the sounds. Call the experts at Metro Air Heating and Cooling can decipher what the noises are and ensure the system is up and running again.