Posted on:
2. 22. 2021

Home Improvements You Can Make with Your Tax Return

Written by: Metro Air

Many homeowners will be getting a tax return this year. Maybe that money will go into a savings account or toward a vacation, but what about using it to improve your home? Certain home improvements will even add value to your home, so when it comes time to sell the house, you’ll be able to ask for more. There are a variety of home improvement options that will not just give you an updated space, but one that’s more comfortable, too.

#1: Insulation.
Insulation is often unseen, but it makes a huge difference in how comfortable your home is. Not enough insulation causes heat to escape through your home’s structure. Adding insulation is an affordable way to ensure your home retains heat in the winter and cool air in the summer. The most critical places to have insulation are your crawlspace, basement, walls, or attic.

#2: New heating and cooling system.
How old is your home’s heating and cooling system? If it’s 15 to 20 years old, you’ll need to consider replacing it soon. Using your tax return money can help pay for a new, energy efficient system that will last for years. A heat pump could be a great option for both heating and cooling in one system. Or perhaps you don’t need a new furnace, but a new air conditioner for later in the year would be wise. Whatever your home needs, our experienced team at Metro Air Heating and Cooling will provide options that fit withing your budget.

#3: Preventative maintenance.
Preventative maintenance on your home heating and cooling system is one of the best ways to maintain its lifespan. Professional tune-ups also help keep your utility bills reasonably priced! In fact, our experienced team at Metro Air Heating and Cooling will check over 30 different items during your preventative maintenance appointment, including:

  • Clean flame sensor
  • Clean condensate line and trap
  • Check/adjust gas pressure
  • Check blower motor current draw
  • Check inducer motor amp draw
  • Measure temperature rise across furnace
  • Perform combustion analysis to verify Carbon Monoxide level

#4: Customer Care Club.
Did you know that we have a Customer Care Club that provides huge savings all year long? For only $15 a month, plus $90 for an initial tune-up of your system (and NO contract), you can get the following benefits:

  • $58 discount on initial tune-ups
  • Fall furnace tune-up ($119 value)
  • Spring A/C tune-up ($119 value)
  • Get priority scheduling and accommodations
  • 10% discount on repairs
  • 10% discount on upgrades
  • 2% on replacements

Metro Air Heating and Cooling care about your comfort. Contact us today to ask about repair, replacement, or maintenance for your home’s heating and cooling system.

Posted on:
2. 15. 2021

What’s A Heat Pump?

Written by: Metro Air

Keeping comfortable in your home is one of your top priorities. Figuring out which system is right for your space is important, too. And when it comes to the variety of weather systems that we get in the Midwest, it’s important to have a machine that will handle it all. A heat pump is a great option!

What is a heat pump?

A heat pump is one of the most versatile systems on the market today! They use outside air to cool your home in the summer and heat it in the winter. In other words, the heat pump takes the heat from the outdoor air and brings it inside during the cold months. In the warmer months, it takes the hot air from inside your home to the outside, keeping it cool and comfortable in your home. They run on electricity and are very energy efficient, too.

Which heat pump is right for you?

As a year-round heating and cooling solution, we recognize how important it is to find the right heat pump for your home! We install a variety of Bryant heat pumps that keep our customers comfortable year after year. Our most popular systems are:

Bryant Legacy™ Line Heat Pumps:
This is an reasonably priced entry-level heat pump that will keep you and your family comfortable no matter what the weather’s like! It has a SEER rating of 15 and is durable enough to last for many years.

Bryant Legacy® Series Heat Pumps:
This mid-range option is still affordable and offers up to a 17.5 SEER rating. The system comes in single stage or compact options for your convenience. And they are extremely quiet – you won’t even know they’re on!

Bryant Evolution® Series Heat Pumps:
These are the most efficient heat pumps with SEER ratings that range from 15.5 to 20.5. They come in two-stage, variable-speed, single-stage, or extreme variable-speed models. They’re versatile and help save you money and energy all year long.

A heat pump is a worthwhile investment for your home! We will work with your budget and provide a free estimate with some heat pump options. So contact us today to learn more.