Monthly Archives: July 2015

Top Reasons for Installing an Air Cleaner or Purifier

Anyone who suffers from asthma or allergies knows: the air we breathe is a precious commodity. If you’ve experienced tightness in your lungs, coughing, sneezing or any other respiratory issues, you’ve no doubt considered purchasing an air purifier to help combat – or at least alleviate – these symptoms. Today, we’re going to look at a few key facts that may convince you to invest in an air purifying system.

  1. Reduce the amount of allergens in your home

With fall and spring being the major seasons for allergies, it’s important to have a system in place to manage the amount of pollen, dust and dirt particles in your home. Placing an air purifier near your home’s frequently used entry points can essentially trap them, preventing them from spreading throughout your house and stop them from wreaking havoc on your eyes, throat and lungs.

  1. Stop pet dander in its tracks

We all adore our pets, however, these lovable companions carry dander that can cause a whole host of issues. A pet’s urine, saliva and skin cells all contain pet dander, a leading cause of allergies among the U.S. population. By using a HEPA air purifier, not only will you cut down on the amount of pet dander in the air, you’ll reduce the odors caused by your furry friend.

  1. Put an end to annoying food odors

Whether you’re a health-conscious fan of pan-cooked fish or a lover of deep fried comfort foods, you know that long after dinner is done, food odors can linger. And linger. And linger. To combat this, a highly-rated MERV air cleaner will help to purifier your home’s air, leaving your home feeling cleaner, fresher and more comfortable.

At Metzger’s Heating & Cooling of Kalmazoo, we feel like that’s the bottom line. A home is designed to be a relaxing place. If you’ve got invisible, airborne particles threatening your comfort, you should consider the advantages of a HEPA air purifier. We can help you reduce the impact of your allergies, lessen the effects of the symptoms of asthma, decrease the annoyances of household odors and, perhaps most importantly… we can help to make your home more comfortable.

Common Factors That Lead To Air Conditioner Repair

When warm weather rolls in, homeowners want to be certain that their air conditioner is up to the task of keeping them cool and comfortable. Nobody wants to flip that switch the first time only to hear a ghastly rattle, a high-pitched whine or worse… complete silence. In order to be certain that your family will have a pleasant summer while indoors, regular tests and checks are recommended throughout the year to ensure that your AC unit is functioning and prepared. In this post, we’re going to look at a few of the most common causes of air conditioner malfunction and, more importantly, how to prevent them.

Mechanical failure

If your air conditioner isn’t in optimal shape, several of its critical components can be negatively affected. If you find that your air conditioning unit is cycling on and off repeatedly, it is likely causing wear and tear to internal components that could lead to a serious malfunction. A good way to prevent your AC from turning on and off is to supplement it with ceiling or standing fans. By circulating air throughout your house, a fan will help your AC unit run more efficiently and reduce the stress placed on it.

Lack of maintenance

Just like your car, your air conditioner requires periodic tune-ups to ensure its long-term health. And, again, like a car, allowing these tune-ups to fall by the wayside can lead to a decrease in performance and, in some cases, a complete breakdown. To avoid this, it is important to check your air conditioner’s filters and coils for any dirt or buildup that could interfere with the unit’s compressor or fans. An easy way to be sure that you avoid AC problems come summer is to schedule a yearly tune-up at the tail end of winter or during the early spring.

Thermostat issues

Aside from the air conditioner parts, external devices such as faulty thermostats can be trouble. If it’s been a while since you last changed the batteries in your thermostat, you may consider doing so for a number of reasons. First, drained or depleted batteries can cause your thermostat to function improperly. Second, if your batteries die, you risk losing the settings that you have created to keep your home comfortable.

At Metzger’s Heating & Cooling, we want everyone to have a pleasant – and cool – summer. With our affordable pricing and 100% satisfaction guarantee, we’re certain that you’ll rest easier knowing that your home’s AC is in working order.