Posted on:
4. 15. 2019

Go Ductless for Your Home Remodel

Written by: Metro Air

Remodeling your home is a big job and requires juggling a lot of different details. If you’re about to start remodeling your home and a new heating and cooling system is order, consider going ductless! Chances are, you’ve heard of ductless mini splits at some point. These systems have become very popular in recent decades because they provide heating and cooling in one system!

If your home is older, adding ductwork for a traditional heating and cooling system can really dig into your remodeling budget. The good news is you don’t to worry about it! And, you don’t need to settle for inefficient and bulky window units in the summer or electric baseboard heat in the winter. A ductless system can be a great option! They can be installed into any home, they’re affordable, and they are incredibly energy efficient. Ductless systems are so energy efficient, that the average homeowner can save hundreds of dollars a year in utility costs.

If you or anyone in your family lives with allergies or asthma, ductwork is known to bring in dust, lint, debris, and other dander while it’s being used. Ductless systems, however, circulate less contaminants around your home. This allows for better indoor air quality. And that could make a big difference in the lives of people that have seasonal hay fever, asthma, or other respiratory issues.

If you’re remodeling just a portion of your home and adding a new room or living space onto it, a ductless system could be a great option in this scenario, too. You won’t need to worry about extending the existing ductwork anywhere and you can finish the remodel as you had envisioned it.

If you’re considering a home remodel, consider installing a ductless system that will serve as your reliable heating and cooling source. Our experienced team of heating and cooling specialists at Metro Air Heating & Cooling can help you determine which Bryant ductless system is right for your home and its layout. Contact us today to get your project on the books, so you can enjoy staying comfortable all year long!

Posted on:
9. 24. 2018

Does Rain Affect Your Furnace

Written by: Metro Air

The official first day of autumn arrived this weekend and that means the Midwest weather will be changing.  Rainier days are ahead, but do you need to be concerned about how it will affect your heating and cooling system?   Here are some tips on how you can keep your HVAC system working at its peak, even when the rainy days hit.

#1: Know your system.
Outdoor HVAC units are created to withstand various types of weather, so running your system during rainy days isn’t an issue. If the inside electrical components like wires and connections are protected as they should be, your system is safe to use. However, if the weather is posing some extreme threats like lightening, high winds, or if there is a hailstorm, it could pose a problem with HVAC performance

#2: Make sure to turn off in the event of heavy rain.
Unfortunately, floods can happen in our area, especially during the rainy season. If a flood should occur and there is over 15 inches of rain, it’s imperative that you turn off your entire HVAC system at once. This amount of water could damage the outdoor unit as well as the inside electrical components. Once the water starts to recede, contact our team at Metro Air Heating & Cooling for advice on when it’s safe to turn it back on.

What should you do if there are issues with performance after rainy weather?
If you notice that your HVAC system isn’t working well after the water hits it, don’t fret. We offer 24-hour emergency service because we know that you and your family don’t want to be left in the cold this autumn. Our team will help get the problem diagnosed and fixed as quickly as possible, so you can stay comfortable.

Last but not least, be sure you schedule a preventative maintenance appointment every year and keep your air filters cleaned or replaced every other month. By keeping your system taken care of, you can ensure that your system will be able to function at its peak, no matter how much rain our area gets this year. Not sure if your heating and cooling system can make it through another fall season? Contact us today for a quote on a new system!