When is the Best Time to Replace my Furnace?

October 13, 2021

Many people make the mistake of waiting until their furnace breaks down before replacing it. They know their furnace is old, may be running rough and costs more in gas and electricity to run than it used to. However, some people decide they’ll just wait until their furnace stops working before purchasing a new one. On the surface, budget wise, it seems to be a good idea to wait. However, let’s think this through. On a standard Fall day, your furnace doesn’t need to work very hard to keep your home warm. Even

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Furnace Safety Tips

September 16, 2021

When the temperatures begin to cool down and the leaves start changing, you may be ready to start using your furnace. Before you turn it on for the season, however, there are several points to consider for safety. After months of disuse, all furnaces need some maintenance and general upkeep to ensure that you and your loved ones will be safe and warm in your home. Whether your furnace runs on natural gas or electricity, the same rules apply for both. Furnaces are appliances capable of providing a great amount of heat, and as such, are also capable of being

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End of Summer Maintenance Tips

August 19, 2021

As the summer begins to wind down, your thoughts are probably turning toward all things fall – leaves changing, school starting, and cooler temperatures. You may also be wondering what you are supposed to do with your air conditioner before it is turned off for the fall and winter seasons. Also, what should happen with your furnace before you turn it on to start heating your home? Metro Air Limited is happy to provide some end-of-summer maintenance tips to prepare your HVAC system and your home for the changing season and temperatures. Prepare Your AC Unit for a Well-Deserved

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Best Practices for Home Air Conditioning

July 12, 2021

Your air conditioner is responsible for a great deal of your comfort. In addition to cooling your home, it can also help combat humidity levels. Choosing the best possible air conditioner for your home and unique cooling habits, keeping up with maintenance and many other practices can lead to more efficient and effective cooling in your home year after year. Metro Air Limited in Ontario is glad to provide you with this guide to help you understand how to make the best use of your home air conditioning. Buy a Properly Sized Air Conditioner

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Is Your Central AC System Running Properly?

June 30, 2021

Summer has finally arrived! Your AC is turned on, BUT, is it running the way it should be? Will it last the long hot humid months ahead? Most people schedule annual maintenance visits by a qualified HVAC technician to catch any issues. For newer equipment, this is also critical to protect your Manufacturer’s Limited Parts Warranty. By paying attention to your HVAC system and scheduling maintenance for your air conditioner, you can make sure your home will be comfortable during the hottest months of the year. What Can I Do? To ensure your

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Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

May 10, 2021

From taking showers and doing laundry to washing your hands, water heaters make daily life easier. However, these appliances are a massive contributor to your home’s utility bills. If you want to cut costs, reducing your energy usage is an effective way. Unlike traditional water heaters, tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters, heat water only when you need it. Therefore, they are very energy efficient. The benefits of going tankless are numerous, including increased energy efficiency, space-saving capabilities, and an endless hot water supply. Making the Decision It’s essential to consult with

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How To Tell If Your Furnace Needs to Be Replaced

February 18, 2021

The cold weather is here, which means it is time to ensure that your furnace can keep you warm this winter. The cold weather can bring unpredictable weather, and the most you can do is have a functional furnace to keep your home warm and safe. As with other appliances in your home, furnaces are not made to last forever. You can check out this checklist to identify the signs you need to replace your furnace. Your Furnace Is More Than 15 Years Old Furnaces usually have a lifespan of about two decades. Most gas furnaces

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Why is Fresh Air Ventilation Important For Your Home?

January 20, 2021

Most people spend at least 90% of their time indoors. You’ll spend the majority of that time in your Brampton, ON, home. Breathing in stagnant, stale and contaminated air may make you feel uncomfortable or even unwell. Bringing fresh air into your home is good for your health, comfort and well-being. Consider these reasons why fresh air ventilation is important for you and your home. Moisture Control Fresh air ventilation helps maintain optimal moisture control in your home. The ideal indoor humidity level is 30% to 50%. If your home’s air is drier than this, your

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7 Steps in a Safety Tune-Up for Your Furnace

December 18, 2020

As autumn transitions into winter, it’s important to schedule a safety tune-up for your Brampton, ON, area home’s furnace. A problem with your furnace could put your and your family’s health and safety at risk. Here are seven steps we take when performing a safety tune-up of your home’s heating system. 1. Check Electric Controls Furnaces have several electronic controls. These controls must be receiving the right current and voltage in order to operate safely. We check the electrical connections, wiring and voltage passing between the furnace and your circuit breaker. We also test the wiring

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Things You Can Do to Avoid Furnace Repairs

November 20, 2020

During those cold winter days in Brampton, your furnace will become one of your home’s most important appliances. Therefore, you’ll want to make sure that your furnace works properly throughout the entire season. The good news is that there are steps you can take to help reduce the likelihood of a furnace breakdown this heating season, so you can enjoy reliable heating and potentially lower utility bills. Here are a few things that Metro Air Limited recommends to our residential customers most often. Run Your Furnace Before It’s Necessary If you want to avoid major furnace repairs, it’s

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