Posted on:
1. 11. 2017

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Written by: Metro Air

Dirty air: no one should breathe it!  Whether it’s in your home or your office, breathing clean air is important and critical to your overall health and wellbeing. Here are some simple ways to help improve indoor air quality.

Tip #1: Keep your furnace/HVAC system maintained.
Routine maintenance is important to keeping your furnace system running well for years to come, but it is also important when it comes to indoor air quality. It’s normal for your furnace to develop dust or debris build up. Over time, this can not only disrupt how your system is operating, but it can also affect the quality of air that comes into the area that you’re working or living. Be sure to schedule routine maintenance appointments for your system once a year.

Tip #2: Replace your filters regularly.
The filters in your heat pump or furnace should be cleaned and/or replaced on a regular basis. This will help keep your system working at its peak efficiency. In addition, it will also reduce the flow of dust, mold, debris, and other harmful allergens into the air that you’re breathing. You should notice a recognizable difference in the quality of the air when you have clean/new filters.

Tip #3: Clean the ductwork and consider adding an air purification system.
Your ductwork should be cleaned on a regular basis. If it’s not, there is likely a lot of dust and debris build up that could contribute to regular sickness, allergies, or asthma for you or others in your home or office area. Air purification systems are also great options. Talk to us about which air purifiers could be right for your space.

The air that you breathe inside is oftentimes worse than outside air that you breathe, so be sure that you can do everything possible to ensure you’re breathing air that won’t make you sick. If you need to set up a service appointment for a routine maintenance check or you need a completely new system to start out 2017, we can help! Our experienced sales team can help get you set up for a great system that will help you breathe clean air!

Posted on:
1. 4. 2017

3 Signs Your Furnace Needs To Be Replaced

Written by: Metro Air

Have you had to repair your furnace several times already this year? If you’re tired of replacing parts and calling a service technician again and again, you’ve probably wondered if it’s time to replace your furnace completely. The winter weather requires a reliable furnace system that will keep you and your family warm, even on the coldest winter days and buying a new furnace or heat pump is a big investment that should be weighed carefully. Here are some signs that your furnace needs to be replaced.

  1. It’s making strange sounds.
    Have you noticed that your furnace or heat pump is making loud noises throughout the day or night? Strange noises that are coming from the unit often indicates that something is wrong. A part could be broken, something may need to be replaced, or the furnace is at the end of its lifespan completely. A new, energy efficient furnace is incredibly quiet – in fact, sometimes you won’t even notice that it’s on! If your unit continues to make loud noises even after parts have been replaced, contact us today for options on a new furnace.
  2. It’s old.
    Furnaces aren’t built to last forever, especially if you use it year after year. Quality furnaces will last 10 to 15 years usually, but if the unit is older than that, you’ll likely need to replace it with something that’s new and more energy efficient.
  3. Your utility bill is steadily increasing.
    If your furnace is being used throughout the day and night, you’ll likely see an increase in your utility bill each month, but if you notice that there is a huge spike in costs and utility rates have not increased, there may be an issue with your system. Old furnace systems will not only become inefficient over time, but they will also drain your wallet because of wasted energy.

There are a variety of high quality furnaces and heat pumps that can keep you and your family comfortable during the coldest months of the year and our team can help you find one that fits your home and your budget. We won’t pressure you to buy an expensive model if your system doesn’t need to be replaced right away, and we hope you contact us for all of your heating and cooling needs.