Posted on:
3. 15. 2021

How to Mitigate Airborne Pathogens

Written by: Metro Air

The pandemic has caused people around the world to do what they can to keep their health and wellbeing at the forefront of everything. Many of us are trying to find the best ways to keep immune systems strong and healthy. Airborne pathogens are a very real threat to our health. Here’s how you can reduce your exposure to them.

#1: Maintain the same temperature in your home.
Find the ideal temperature for your home and eliminate fluctuating temperatures. A programmable thermostat is a great way to do this. You can accurately control the temperature of your home, ensuring that each room is evenly heated and cooled. It’s also important to control humidity in your living space. Very high and very low humidity can increase pathogen problems. It is best to have humidifier or dehumidifier equipment, such as those from Aprilaire to keep humidity within the healthy range.

#2: Pay attention to your indoor air quality.
When we think about ‘dirty’ air, we think about cities full of smog. But did you know that the air inside your home can also be contaminated? Bacteria, allergens, mold spores, viruses, and more travel through the air you breathe. This contributes to asthma, allergies, and sickness. The best way to combat dirty air and clean it is through a quality 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.

Stay healthy by mitigating airborne pathogens! Keep your home safe and free of viruses or other harmful toxins that contribute to poor health. So contact our experts at Metro Air Heating & Cooling for details on air purification systems. 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.

Posted on:
3. 8. 2021

When should you get your HVAC tune-up?

Written by: Metro Air

Your heating and cooling system has an important job keeping you comfortable, regardless of what the weather decides to do outside. Regular tune-ups on your machine ensures the system can keep up with the demand that you put on it. It also helps prevent expensive repairs and helps prolong its life. Wondering how often you need your HVAC tune-up? Keep reading.

Tune-Up Timeline

Our experts at Metro Air Heating and Cooling recommend one to two tune-ups every year. If the system is more than five years old, having two tune-ups is important. If the system is newer than that, an annual maintenance appointment should be enough. Tune-ups should be ideally scheduled at the beginning of the fall or spring. This is usually when the weather begins to shift. That means you’ll need a reliable system to keep up.

Reasons for a Tune-Up

Less Energy Use:
Your system will run more efficiently with regular maintenance. In other words, it won’t have to work has hard, which reduces energy use. That means you’ll likely see a noticeable reduction in your utility bill and energy usage.

Reduces Risk for Repair:
During your maintenance appointment, our technicians will go through a 30-point checklist that confirms that everything is working as it should. We’ll inspect your system for minor and major problems. We’ll address any major issues with you so you can prevent any unnecessary expensive breakdowns in the future.

Increases Lifespan:
Staying on top of regular maintenance appointments help keep your system working well for 15-20 years. If you neglect those professional tune-ups, you could be cutting the lifespan of your unit down significantly.

Strengthens Reliability and Safety:
You want a system you can rely on that is safe and functioning at its peak. Professional HVAC tune-ups ensure the system is reliable and that no potentially dangerous problems happen. For example, what if you have a leak and didn’t know it? This could cause carbon monoxide to be released, which is potentially deadly and could have been prevented with a regular checkup.

Spring is right around the corner and now is the perfect time to get your appointment scheduled. Contact our team at Metro Air Heating and Cooling today!