What Are The 6 Major Indoor Air Pollutants?

January 5, 2024

Indoor air quality is crucial in safeguarding our health and well-being, given that most people spend most of their time indoors. Poor indoor air quality can lead to various health issues, including respiratory problems, allergies, and other adverse effects on the cardiovascular system. Common indoor pollutants such as particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, and mold (just to name a few) can contribute to these health concerns. Maintaining good indoor air quality is vital for physical health, cognitive function, and overall productivity. Recognizing the impact of indoor air pollutants’ impact on health can help you create a

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Your Heat Pump Myth Busters!

November 27, 2023

Let’s break down some heat pump myths at Metro Air Limited. First off, forget the idea that heat pumps can’t handle Canadian winters. Modern heat pump tech is all about performing in sub-zero temps. Having a furnace alongside a heat pump is key; it’s a dynamic duo for top-notch warmth, especially when it’s freezing outside. With the Greener Homes Canada Program offering a sweet rebate, there’s no better time to dive into energy-efficient heating. Let’s debunk those heat pump myths together! Myth 1. Heat Pumps Don’t Work Well When It’s Cold Discover the capabilities of

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How Long are Furnaces Supposed to Last?

November 23, 2023

During the winter months, you heavily rely on your furnace to keep your household warm and comfortable. It’s likely that you’re so used to your heater working at the flip of a switch that you don’t even consider that one day it could stop working altogether. Even with the best maintenance tune-ups and consistent attention to every little change your heating system makes, eventually, your system will meet its end. So the question is, how long are furnaces supposed to last? Let’s do a deep dive into how long your furnace should last and what you

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Heat Pumps and Greener Homes Canada: For a Brighter Future

October 3, 2023

At Metro Air Limited, we understand the importance of sustainable and eco-friendly solutions for your home’s heating and cooling needs. In Canada, where winters can be harsh and energy costs are a concern for many homeowners, embracing greener technologies is not just a choice, it’s a step towards a brighter and more sustainable future. Heat pumps are innovative heating and cooling systems that operate on the principle of transferring heat rather than generating it. They are highly efficient, eco-friendly alternatives to traditional furnaces and air conditioners. At Metro Air Limited, we offer a range of heat pump solutions designed to meet

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What Maintenance Does a Furnace Need?

September 25, 2023

Gas furnaces keep you and your family warm during the chilly months so it is critical to have annual tuneups to ensure they are operating safely, efficiently, and reliably. In addition, in order to maintain furnace warranties, many manufacturers require proof of annual tuneups by a licensed HVAC technician. In this comprehensive guide, we’re excited to take you through the key components of effective furnace maintenance to keep your furnace in optimal condition. Regular Inspection: Keeping the Heart of Your Furnace Healthy Our approach to furnace

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Do UV Lights Really Work in HVAC?

August 17, 2023

It might surprise you to know that the air inside your home is significantly more polluted than the air outside. From pollen and dust to allergens and dirty air from your HVAC, many nasties are circulating around your home at any one time. Fortunately, there’s an effective and efficient way to help maintain clean and healthy indoor air quality — UV light systems. In this article, we’ll delve into the features and benefits of UV lights and how they work alongside your HVAC system to deliver cleaner and purer air. If you’ve been considering an indoor air

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Should I Replace My 20-Year-Old Air Conditioner?

April 17, 2023

There are several reasons why you should consider replacing your air conditioner, including its age, energy efficiency, cost efficiency, and quality of air. If your air conditioner is anywhere between 10 to 20 years old, it may be less efficient and more prone to breakdowns. This means it could be costing you more money in energy bills and repairs than a newer system would. Upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient air conditioner can significantly reduce your energy consumption and lower your monthly utility bills. A new air conditioner can also be more cost-efficient over time. Older units

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Is it Worth Switching to a Tankless Water Heater?

March 20, 2023

What makes tankless water heaters a great alternative to traditional tank-style water heaters? First, let’s consider the benefits. A tankless water heater provides energy efficiency, cost savings, extra space in your basement and endless hot water. Ready to dive deeper into why you may want to consider getting a tankless water heater installed? To get you started, a traditional “tank-style” hot water heater consists of a very large tank containing water that is constantly heated and reheated. In comparsion, a tankless hot water heater is a small (travel suitcase sized) unit that is attached

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A Heat Pump Cost Less Than An Electric Furnace

February 15, 2023

When the heater in your Brampton, Ontario home reaches the end of its lifespan, you’ll have the chance to upgrade to an option that saves you money all winter long. Although electric furnaces are receiving considerable attention for their sustainable, emission-free designs, they’re hardly the most economical choice in electric heating. Heat pumps can use up to half the electricity that electric furnaces require, and this can mean both lower energy bills and a smaller carbon footprint overall. Heat Pumps Don’t Actually Produce Heat Electric furnaces force air over heated electrical coils before distributing it

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Does Winter Make Indoor Air Quality Worse?

January 20, 2023

If you’re like most homeowners, you want to do everything possible to keep your home safe for your family and all your guests that come over. One area of concern that always seems to arise during the winter months is indoor air quality. Understanding how the weather affects the quality inside of your home can allow you to better determine what method you need to utilize to increase it. Human Habits During Winter To understand how indoor air quality changes during the winter months, it’s first important to look at how your habits change. During the

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