11. 11. 2019
Written by: Metro Air
Being a homeowner can get expensive and saving money is always a great thing when possible! Did you know that programmable thermostats can help save you money? These are becoming more and more standard in homes now because of their amazing benefits.
Replacing a manual thermostat is a good idea, especially when the fall and winter weather brings cold, frigid days and nights. Cold weather means you will be running your heating system almost non-stop. This time of year, homeowners usually see a spike in their utility bill. A programmable thermostat can help! They will help you adjust the temperature to a degree that matches exactly what you want, when you want it. No need to keep your heat on while you’re away at work, so program the thermostat to turn down slightly when you’re gone. Then, schedule it to turn back up right before you get home so you can walk into a warm, comfortable space. Some homeowners turn the furnace way down, then think that the system isn’t keeping up because it takes an hour or two to get to the temperature you designate. There is no need to turn the system completely off or down 10 degrees – all you have to do is reduce the set point by a few degrees to see a reduction in your utility bill.
Keeping your furnace running all day and night means that it’s working hard. But programming it to adjust as needed will help prolong the life of the system by not putting it to use when not necessary. Not to mention, you won’t be wasting energy. That means you’re doing something great for the environment.
A new higher end thermostat also has unique diagnostic functions that can help ensure that your equipment is operating at peak efficiency. Some can even detect when the filter is dirty or if the unit is short cycling. New WIFI thermostats can also tell you if your furnace breaks down or has an issue while you’re away, which could prevent serious damage from happening to your house while you’re at work or on vacation.
A programmable thermostat is well worth the investment! It will help evenly heat your home and will work alongside any existing heating system that you currently have. They are affordable and are a great upgrade to add! Our experienced team at Metro Air Heating & Cooling can help you with programmable thermostat options. Some of these include:
- Bryant Housewise Wi-Fi Thermostat
- Nest Learning Thermostat
- Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat
- Bryant Evolution Connex Control
Contact us today to get your old thermostat replaced!
1. 22. 2018
Written by: Metro Air
It is official 2018 and that means many homeowners are writing out their home maintenance to-dos. If your home has a heating system that is old or inefficient, consider adding an HVAC replacement to your list. Upgrading your HVAC system will help you save energy and it will also help save you money in costly repairs. In addition, it will work reliably for many years to come and that will help take off any undue pressure! Here’s why you should upgrade your HVAC system in 2018.
Reason #1: Reliability.
Tired of turning on your HVAC system and not having it run efficiently? Or, maybe when you turn it on, it just simply doesn’t work well. Winter weather is especially cold and this is when you need your heating system to work reliably. No one wants to have a furnace breakdown! A new system will keep you comfortable for many years to come and that reliability will give you and your family peace of mind.
Reason #2: Energy Efficiency.
Our team at Metro Air Heating & Cooling recognizes that conserving energy and saving money is a big part of being a homeowner. The technology today in new HVAC systems is unrivaled and is unlike the previous models made years ago. New HVAC systems are created to be incredibly energy efficient and that means throughout the years, you’ll see a cost savings and you’ll feel good about doing your part to helping the environment.
Not sure where to start when it comes to finding out which HVAC system you need? One of the first points to read about is what the efficiency ratings are. Good efficiency ratings mean you’ll save money through the year, not only in energy, but on repair costs as well. The higher the rating number for Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) and Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), the better it is for overall energy and efficiency savings.
Our HVAC professionals at Metro Air Heating & Cooling can help provide options on what system size and style would work best for your home’s specific layout. We will also work to stay within your budget, because we know that is a big part of your decision! If needed, we will go over various financing options, too. Contact us today to learn more so you can stay comfortable throughout 2018!