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. 1. 2021

Why Preventative Maintenance is So Important

Written by: Metro Air

Our winter isn’t over quite yet. And because of that, it’s important to know how to keep your heating system running well throughout the snowy, icy weather. Preventive maintenance is one of the most important ways you can ensure your system will function as it should. Here’s why.

#1: It prolongs the life of your heating system.
Having our team of professionals at Metro Air Heating and Cooling work on your system regularly is key to maintaining the life of your furnace system. The average furnace lasts 15-20 years with regular maintenance. If you neglect that maintenance, it could only last 8 to 10 years. In short, regular maintenance helps double the life of your heating system! That’s a big deal. It’s important to also note that annual maintenance is recommended and required by the manufacturers to maintain your system’s warranty.

#2: It helps diagnose problems early on.
Professional maintenance ensures that if there are hidden problems with your machine, they can be fixed before they cause a full system breakdown. During a preventative maintenance appointment, we’ll clean and/or replace air filters, clean the blower motor, replace or repair any parts that are causing issues, and check for any other un-diagnosed problems. We will make sure the machine is working at maximum efficiency, too. That way, you aren’t surprised with a high utility bill or an expensive repair when you least expect it!

#3: It saves money in the long run.
Investing in regular maintenance appointments helps save you money on expensive HVAC repairs later on. No one wants to have a machine break down during the coldest time of winter. Not to mention, those unexpected system breakdowns can be very costly to fix. And over time, that money adds up. In addition, a system that is not maintained may stop working entirely, forcing you to come up with money for a new furnace sooner than you were anticipating.

Our experienced team at Metro Air Heating and Cooling is your trusted resource for heating and cooling repair, maintenance, and installation! We are proud Bryant dealers & service all brands! Contact us today for a maintenance or repair appointment!