Posted on:
5. 20. 2019

How to Cool Older Homes

Written by: Metro Air

Older homes are usually full of history and charm. Unfortunately, they often don’t have the ductwork system that modern homes are accustomed to, which means air conditioning could be non-existent. If your older home was built 50+ years ago, you can still enjoy the benefit of quality air conditioning in your home. Here’s how.

Ductless heating and cooling systems are one of the best inventions in the last few decades and they have become one of the best and most popular ways to provide energy efficient cooling to your home. And better yet: they can also provide heating during the cold winter months – all in one system! These units do not require ductwork but instead, utilize an exterior heat pump that is connected to interior head units that distribute the air-conditioned air or heat to the home. One outside unit can support several interior air handling units. That means your home will stay evenly cooled all summer long. You decide what temperature is the most comfortable and with a touch of a button, you have a cool, comfortable home!

Ductless systems can be installed high on the wall, in the ceiling or near the floor. We will talk to you about which options are best! Our mini-split ductless systems include:

  • Mitsubishi Ductless Air Conditioners
  • Mr. Slim Ductless Systems
  • Bryant Evolution Series Ductless Systems
  • Bryant Preferred Series Ductless Systems
  • Bryant Legacy Line Ductless Systems

We love the flexibility and energy savings that ductless mini splits provide. Want to know more about the details of these systems? We are happy to talk to you about this option for your home! Warm weather is on its way and it is important to think about how you will cool your home this year. Spring is one of the most popular times to get a new air conditioning system installed!  We will come take a look at the unique layout and design of your older home so we can determine which options are best for you and your budget. Contact us today for a free quote!

Posted on:
10. 13. 2017

How much is a furnace replacement?

Written by: Metro Air

Autumn is here and the days are getting chillier and as time passes, your furnace will become a necessity. Your furnace is an essential item in your home. If your furnace needs to be replaced, you may be fervently searching for information on how much it’s going to cost. Even if your furnace just needs simple repairs, it’s good to know how much a full replacement will cost in the event that you need to buy a new unit.  Here are some important details on how much a furnace replacement costs.

Which furnace is right for you?
The first question you’ll need to ask yourself is what type of furnace your home needs. Most furnaces will last 15 to 20 years, so it’s likely that you haven’t bought a furnace for a while, or maybe not at all. Commonly, a natural gas furnace will cost between $2,500 and $14,000. Another popular option for homeowners is a ductless heat pump, which are incredibly efficient and affordable machines. Air-source heat pumps are generally priced a little bit lower, generally in the $7,000 or less range, but ground-source units can cost quite a bit more, from $7,000 to $15,000. Ductless heat pumps are a great investment because they provide not only heat during the winter months, but they can keep your home air conditioned during the hot summer months.

Which machines are the most energy efficient?
For many homeowners, saving energy and being environmentally friendly is important, especially when it comes to owning a home. When you’re looking to find specific furnaces, be sure to look for reviews on best ratings and reviews for efficiency. Generally, new models are rated with a 90 percent or higher energy efficiency, which not only means that you’re doing your part in helping the environment, but you’ll also see a reduction in your utility costs.

Are there rebates or other savings out there for new furnaces? 
Manufacturers regularly offer rebates or other incentives that can help save you money.   We can also help you find any energy rebates, tax incentives, or other deals or promotions that are happening with specific furnace models. This can often bring you hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars in savings. In addition, many furnaces will come with warranties, which means you will be able to save money down the road on repairs.  If you cannot pay for the system in full right away, we have a variety of financing options that can help you get the furnace you need at the price you can afford.

Not sure if you need a new furnace or if it’s the right time to upgrade? Contact our team today! We’re happy to come and look at your existing system and offer a quote on a system that would work well for you.