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Programmable Thermostat Installation | Metro Express Service in Fort Worth & Arlington

Enhance Your Home Comfort and Energy Efficiency At Metro Express Service Air Conditioning & Heating, we are your leading specialists for programmable thermostat installation in Arlington, Mansfield, Fort Worth, Kennedale, and Grand Prairie. Our advanced programmable thermostats are designed to upgrade your comfort and boost energy efficiency. Why Consider a Programmable Thermostat Upgrade? Energy Savings:…


What Should You Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal?

As summer heats up across the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area, including cities like Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington, maintaining your home as a cool, comfortable retreat means ensuring all aspects of your household are functioning optimally—especially your plumbing system. During the intense Texas heat, the last inconvenience you want is a problematic garbage disposal adding…


Top AC Installation & Repair Services in Arlington, Carrolton, Dallas – Stay Cool with MES

Feeling the Texas heat? Since our founding in 1987, Metro Express Service (MES) has grown into one of the largest residential and light commercial HVAC service companies in the Dallas Fort Worth area. We’re here to provide top-notch assistance in Arlington, Carrolton, Dallas, and throughout the DFW area. If your AC is struggling with the…


Tankless Water Heater Services: Everything You Need to Know

Tankless water heaters have become a popular option for homeowners who are looking for energy-efficient and space-saving solutions for their hot water needs. However, like any other home appliance, tankless water heaters require maintenance and repair services to function effectively. In this article, we will address the top questions homeowners have about tankless water heaters…


Garbage Disposal Services in Dallas – Fort Worth

Garbage disposals have become a common feature in many households. These devices help to make the process of cleaning up in the kitchen more convenient by allowing the disposal of food scraps directly down the drain. However, as with any household appliance, garbage disposals can become problematic and require plumbing services. In this article, we…


Plumbing Services in Dallas Fort Worth

Plumbing is essential to any home, and regular maintenance is crucial to avoid costly repairs. Homeowners in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas should know about the various general plumbing services available to them. This article will provide an overview of some of the most common plumbing services that homeowners might need. Plumbing Inspection Services Regular…


The Best Smart Thermostats for Your Home

Arlington, TX – With so many options available, it can be hard to find the perfect thermostat for your home. Smart thermostats are a great way to maximize energy efficiency while keeping your home comfortable. They offer convenience, comfort, and energy savings by automatically adjusting temperatures based on preset schedules or user preferences. Additionally, smart…


Harnessing Solar Energy for Your Home

Arlington, TX – Solar energy is rapidly becoming the preferred energy source of households across the world due to its many advantages. It is a clean, renewable, and abundant resource that can be used in a variety of ways. From powering homes and businesses with electricity to heating water or providing heat for space heating,…


How Regularly Replacing or Cleaning Your Air Conditioner Filters Can Increase Efficiency

When it comes to HVAC maintenance, replacing or cleaning your air conditioner filters is one of the most important and cost-effective ways to increase efficiency. In fact, changing the air filter regularly can make a big difference in how much energy your AC unit uses. This simple task can help keep your energy bills low…


5 Reasons Why Your Utility Bills Are Increasing

If your utility bill has been steadily increasing each year, you could be spending more than is necessary. You can’t change the increasing rates, but you can ensure your home’s major energy users are in peak condition. In the following, we’ll look at common reasons for high utility bills—and solutions for bringing your cost down….


Is a Smart HVAC Right for Your Home?

As a part of smart home technology, homeowners can use the technology for their home’s heating and air conditioning. Smart technology connected to the HVAC system provides homeowners with greater comfort, greater energy efficiency, and monitoring. If you’re not familiar with smart home technology, you may be wondering how it can help you. Some examples…


How a Heat Pump Can Save You Money

There are many options available for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC). When you want to save money on energy costs, a heat pump is a cost-effective winner among the options. Heat pumps provide heating and air conditioning, providing you with an efficient means of staying comfortable while saving you money throughout the year….


Why Won’t my AC Run?

No one wants their air conditioner to break down on a hot day, and this seems to often be when they will. The following lists some common reasons why your AC may not be working. Included are potential remedies, and when you need to contact your Metro Express Service technician for air conditioning repair. Check…


Trane Air Conditioner

There are several types of residential air conditioners to choose from, including central, window, and portable. Central air has long been the gold standard, and industry renown Trane sells only central air conditioners.  A central air conditioner is designed to cool all of the home’s living space. There are two types of central air conditioners:…


A Guide to Indoor Air Quality

It shocked many Americans in 2016 when the Environmental Protection Agency announced its findings on indoor air quality. It found that the average homes were two to five times more polluted than the outside air. Fungal spores, smoke, cooking residue, carbon monoxide, pet dander, and chemicals are known to be harmful to your health. Unfortunately,…


Variable Speed Compressors – Arlington, TX

Variable-speed air conditioning compressors offer several advantages over single or two stage compressors. Whether you are replacing a worn compressor, or need to buy a new AC unit or heat pump, they are certainly worth your consideration. In the following we’ll answer common questions about them and you’ll learn : How variable-speed compressors work How…


Maintaining Your Outdoor Unit

Best Ways to Landscape Around Your Air Conditioning Unit By landscaping correctly around your air conditioner, you can hide it from view without interfering with its required airflow. The following tips will provide you with a safe way to landscape around it, and help to improve its efficiency.  However, keep in mind that the system…


Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

Thermostats very seldom fail, and when they do it’s typically due to minor issues.  Of course, in time it can wear out and will require replacing. This article will assist you in checking your HVAC thermostat before you call your technician for repair. The first step is to check the thermostat settings. The fan setting…


AC Refrigerant Leaks

AC refrigerant leaks are among the most common AC repairs required. The signs of refrigerant leaks often go unnoticed until the air conditioner stops working. In the following article, we’ll help you to understand why the air conditioning system may leak refrigerants and the signs you need to be aware of. The Signs of Freon…


All About Air Filters

Arlington, TX – Not all homeowners realize the importance of their air conditioner’s air filter. Using the correct filter is essential for the unit’s performance, air quality, service life, efficiency, and for your comfort. The air filter traps particles that can damage your air conditioner and can potentially help to protect your health. However, air…


AC and Energy Saving Tips

Arlington, TX – If you are looking for reducing how often your AC runs and are looking for energy saving tips continue reading on. Professional maintenance is key to your air conditioner’s service life, best performance, and comfort. In between maintenance appointments, use the following tips to aid your air conditioning systems performance. Check out…


Are Home Warranties a Scam?

A lengthy review and opinion piece on whether Home Warranty Service plans are scams. We go in-depth with how to use search engines in order to determine whether a product or service is legitimate. We also share how to look for when a company is intentionally providing misinformation. Arlington, TX – If you are 40…


Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

When your air conditioner randomly starts blowing warm air rather than cold, that can be a bit alarming. Fortunately, AC units that blow warm air are fairly common, and they’re relatively simple to diagnose. What might be causing your air conditioner to blow a bit too warm for your taste? Read on to learn all…


Types of Heaters | Arlington Heater Install

Everyone in North Texas knows that the winters can get cold. It’s important to have a good heater that can handle the worst days of winter and keep you warm and safe. Here at Metro Express Service, we know all about how different types of heaters work. In order to be sure you have the…


No Heat from Heat Pump

Arlington, TX – When the cold weather sits in there is nothing like kicking back, relaxing, and enjoying the cozy warmth inside your home. That is until it does not. If your heating has been running for awhile and the area is not warming up, then that poses that there is a problem with your…


What is Magnetic Air Conditioning?

Arlington, TX – Magnetic air conditioning also known as magnetocaloric air conditioning is a new high-tech method for keeping cool. These AC systems operate by utilizing a phenomenon known as the magnetocaloric method. First discovered by a German physicist around the same time as the beginning of the industrial revolution.  This makes it almost as…


Troubleshooting an Electric Furnace

As the days get shorter and colder, you will inevitably turn to your heater for warmth and comfort once again. Everyone needs to be able to beat the cold in the winter months, and your electric furnace has proven more than able to complete the task. Unfortunately, furnaces can run into trouble. Parts break. Systems…


What Is the Difference Between a TFA and an AHU?

Every home and building in Texas needs access to cooling. Summers are warm everywhere in Texas, and without cooling, things can be miserable. The weather can even be downright dangerous. So it’s important to understand your options and choose the right cooling system to match your needs. One choice before you is the specific type…


Heat Pump vs. Furnace

A definitive guide on whether a heat pump or a furnace is right for your home. Read on to learn which of the two heating systems may be best for your home. Arlington, Texas – During the winter, it is every homeowner’s prerogative to ensure that the indoor temperature is cozy and warm. If you…


What Are the Pros and Cons of Heat Pumps?

If you’re looking at major HVAC components for a home, you’re going to see a lot of mentions of heat pumps. Compared to air conditioners and furnaces, they are a new technology, and they bring new options to homeowners. Heat pumps come with their own slew of pros and cons. So to help you understand…


Fall Heat Pump Tips

A Helpful article with tips for getting your home’s heating system ready for the upcoming winter months. Arlington, TX – Fall is just around the corner and that means that there will be cooler nights ahead of us. Now is a great time to get your home ready for the coming winter. The first thing…


Poor Indoor Humidity

Arlington, TX – Living in the south, humidity is something that we can all relate to. Not only can humidity be extremely uncomfortable, but it also can have a major impact on your health.  One of the worst things about humidity is the fact that it makes the heat feel even greater than it is….


How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Air quality is easy to overlook, but when you do, you suffer for it. Anyone who has to deal with allergies can attest to the importance of air quality. But even if you don’t have such a condition, better air is obviously a worthy goal. The truth is that you have more power over your…


Are Mini-Split AC Systems For You?

Arlington, TX – Mini-split air conditioners are a great alternative for cooling a room or new addition in a home that may not be equipped with ductwork. One of the benefits of a mini-split system is they are much more compact than Central AC systems. Additionally, they also produce much less noise than window units….


How to Maintain an Air Conditioner

The best thing about living in the modern age is that we have access to air-conditioning. It’s amazing that it can be a hundred degrees and humid outside, yet we can sit comfortably in our homes, enjoying the day during such unpleasant weather. Especially in Texas, people really do appreciate their air conditioners. That’s why…


6 Ways to Improve Your AC’s Efficiency

Your air conditioner is pumping on full blast, and your electricity bill is skyrocketing. But it’s still not comfortable in your home. What’s going on with your air conditioner’s efficiency? Over time, most systems start working a little less well. Eventually, they may be operating terribly. But there are things you can do. 1. Check…


How Much Does a New HVAC System Add to the Value of a House?

Texas summers are hot and sweaty. Whether you’re facing the damp, humid heat of the east or the dry, brutal heat of the west, Texas homes need dependable cooling systems. Despite that, the winters can sometimes get surprisingly cold, and central heating is also necessary. If your HVAC system isn’t up to the job, life…


Creative Ways to Hide Outdoor Unit

You love your air conditioner. It keeps you alive in the brutal summers. You know how much you need it, but it’s really not making your yard look pretty. It’s out of place. The color is wrong, and you have an otherwise gorgeous lawn that doesn’t accommodate this random testament to industry, just sticking out…


Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

When the Texas heat beats down, your air conditioner can be the most important and beloved appliance in your home. When your ac has trouble, life can get miserable pretty quickly. So, if you notice a water leak coming from the unit or the HVAC, you’re likely to feel a pit in your stomach. Don’t…


What Does AC Maintenance Include?

People around the world are familiar with the legendary heat in Texas. For half the state, that heat comes with brutal humidity, and only a powerful air conditioner will suffice. Even in the dry half of the state, the temperatures reach and stay so high that lesser forms of cooling rarely get the job done….


How to Use an Attic Fan

In Texas, we spend a lot more energy beating the heat than fighting the cold. We’re always looking for a better way to stay cool when it is warm, and in that pursuit, we discover that some strategies work better than others. It turns out that many Texans are unaware of a simple, affordable cooling…


Top Thermostats for Heat Pumps in 2021

1. Trane ComfortLink™ II XL1050 The ComfortLink™ II XL1050 system and zone control combined with Trane’s TruComfort™ Variable Speed System works with a network of controls and sensors to optimize temperature and humidity by adjusting compressor and fan speeds in real time. Real time adjustment provides the most comfortable air conditions as efficiently as possible….


Boilers and Furnaces

What is the Difference between a Boiler and a Furnace? Arlington, TX – Determining which heating system is best suited for you and your home will vary due to multiple conditions. If you are in the market for a new furnace or boiler and you are wondering what the difference is between the two –…


What is Furnace Maintenance?

Furnace Maintenance – is a service provided by HVAC companies that involves a thorough inspection of a home’s furnace. During furnace maintenance the technician will tune-up the system and make any necessary repairs or adjustments. Most homeowners only contact an HVAC service company when something breaks down. So, is furnace maintenance service really something you…


Arlington Heating and Air Conditioning – HEPA Filters

Arlington Heating and Air Conditioning – Everyone wants to breathe cleaner air, and indoor air has a significant impact on our health. According to the EPA, the air we breathe inside our homes is up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. This is due to newer homes being both tightly insulated and sealed…


Heating Repair in Arlington, TX

Heating Repair in Arlington, TX – With fall and winter approaching, now is the time to provide routine maintenance on your home’s HVAC system. Inspection, service, and any required heating repair in Arlington, TX,  will ensure it is ready for the winter months ahead. Preventative maintenance is the most reliable way to ensure your heating…


Signs It’s Time to Get Ductwork Replaced

Your HVAC system is an important part of your home that most people rarely think about. It keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It helps you bring air into your home, keep the house clean, and promote healthy air quality. It is constantly working for you, but if you’re like…


Indoor Air Quality In Arlington TX

Indoor Air Quality in Arlington TX – The best practice from becoming infected with Covid-19 is frequent hand washing, avoiding touching your mouth, nose and eyes. In addition, it’s important to cover your coughs and sneezes. If you’re sick, stay home and contact your primary care giver for additional instructions. Your homes heating and air…


Signs You Need Emergency HVAC Repairs

HVAC systems sit at the heart of modern comfort. You can be warm in the winter and cool in the summer because these modern systems are so effective. Unfortunately, the convenience they provide is not always reliable. Problems can arise, and since these are major systems for any home, the problems can require equally major…


How to Improve Home Energy Efficiency

If you live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, then you know just how brutal the summers can be. From the scorching heat to those muggy evenings, staying cool and comfortable can be a serious challenge. And although beating the heat can be hard enough, the rising energy bills are even scarier to deal with. While…


Central Air Conditioner vs Ductless Mini-Split

Whether remodeling a home or replacing an old, malfunctioning system, there may be a time when you need to decide between a central air conditioner or a ductless mini-split system. Let’s talk about the differences between central air conditioners and ductless mini-splits, as well as the pros and cons of each. While they’re both excellent…


The Benefits of Air Duct Cleanings

If you’re like most DFW homeowners, you don’t often worry about the condition of your HVAC ductwork, but you absolutely should. Every other area of your home requires routine cleaning and maintenance, and so does your ductwork! If you neglect regular duct cleanings, there’s a good chance your HVAC system and health will suffer the…


Should I Get My AC Unit Repaired or Replaced?

Is your AC unit on the fritz? With summer fast approaching, having a fully functional AC unit to cool your home is essential for indoor comfort. But if your unit is currently nonfunctional or less efficient than usual, it can be difficult to determine whether repair or replacement is the best course of action. While…


Central Air Conditioner vs. Window Unit

Time to update your home’s air-conditioning system? If so, you may be wondering whether window units or a central air conditioner is the best choice for you and your family. To help you decide, here’s a side-by-side comparison of these two popular options for DFW homeowners. 1. Size Self-contained windows units come in sizes that…


How to Check Air Ducts for Leaks

The cool blast of ice-cold air, the comfortable heat during a cold winter day — our air-conditioning and heating systems provide many useful benefits for our homes. If we didn’t have these units, it would be very difficult to stay comfortable. But simply buying an AC and heating system isn’t enough. You must always ensure…


Gas vs Electric Heater: Which Furnace Type is Best For Your Home?

Comparing heating systems may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. For example, comparing the advantages and benefits of gas furnaces and electric furnaces is really about looking at just a few key performance metrics. You’ll want to consider the cost of your heating appliance, energy efficiency, safety factors, operating costs, and durability, or…


Indoor Air Quality Tips

Heating and Air Conditioning in Arlington, TX – Heating and air conditioning systems offer the dual purpose of controlling the temperature and improving indoor air quality in the home. Indoor air quality is an important consideration as indoor pollution can affect your health. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air is…


The Best HVAC Systems for 2020

When you’re at home, shoes off, kicking back after a long day at work, you deserve to enjoy your living room in total comfort. Here in Dallas, temperatures rise drastically as summer rolls around, and you’ll need an HVAC system that can take the heat. To make sure you enjoy your home in comfort, we’re…


Heating Repair Arlington TX

Heating Repair in Arlington, TX – If you are shopping for a new heating and air conditioning system for your home, consider a heat pump. A heat pump will provide both heating and air conditioning for your family’s year-round comfort.  Metro Express Service provides professional installation, replacement, maintenance and repair for your HVAC needs. Heat…


Furnace Noise | Heating and Air Conditioning Plano, TX

It’s wise to be attentive for any problems when you turn your furnace on for the first time this fall. Besides the obvious failure to turn on, unusual furnace noise indicates a problem with the furnace. Identifying specific noises aids in determining the cause. If your furnace is making any unusual noise, there is a…


Programmable Thermostats

The thermostat is essential for the function of the heating and air conditioning system in your home. It is responsible for detecting the changes in temperature and turning the system on and off. It also controls the home’s temperature. Which of course is according to the mode of heating or cooling and the settings you…


Heating and Air Conditioning – Furnaces

With fall’s arrival, many homeowners will need to select a new heating and air conditioning system or a furnace.  For most, energy efficiency is typically a major consideration in selecting a new system.  Choosing between a furnace, and a heat pump is easier when you understand the differences. A MES professional can assist you in…


Metro Express Service – Heat Pumps

As the colder temperatures of winter approach, homeowners may find their heating source has problems or even may not cut on. Depending on the cause and age of the heating system, homeowners have the choice of repair or replacement. There are advantages of a new energy efficient heating system, including greater comfort and potentially lower…


Fall Heating System Maintenance

It’s important to ensure your heating system is ready for fall and winter use before cold weather arrives. Not only can fall maintenance assure your home has heat when required, maintenance can reduce the energy costs, and helps to ensure long term reliability and an extended lifespan of the unit. Fall maintenance consists of simple…


Why Choose a Smart Thermostat?

Your home’s thermostat is designed to give you complete control over your air conditioning and heating system. You’ll be able to alter the temperature, schedule heating at the appropriate times, and set up cooling/heating zones around your house. In the past, thermostats were wired directly to an HVAC system. Today, however, wireless thermostats provide the…


Signs You Need HVAC Replacement in DFW

Knowing when to opt for an HVAC replacement instead of repairs can save you money and from headaches in the long run. For many homeowners, it’s easy to ignore their HVAC system for long periods. But if you expect the system to work through the winter and during the heat of summer, it’s crucial to…


Carbon Monoxide: A Guide for Homeowners

Of all the contaminants that put your home at risk, nothing is quite as scary as carbon monoxide. It’s tough to detect, often referred to as the “silent killer,” and has no smell, color, or taste. Carbon monoxide typically leaks out from fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces, and the built-up poison leads to hundreds of…


Top 5 Reasons to Schedule an Air Conditioning Tune-Up

The summer sun can take quite a toll on your air conditioning system. When temperatures reach 100 degrees and higher, your air conditioning system has to work overtime to keep your home cool. During the hottest months of the year—July and August—your system may wind up faltering. But it will keep on trucking along as…


Shutting Down Your HVAC Has Consequences

We’re all looking to save some money this summer. The mild temperatures, for many, mean using a fan is a viable option, but when temperatures begin to rise, it’s common to crank up the air conditioning. This tactic can be costly, though. By shutting down your HVAC system to save some cash, you invite other…


Why Does My Air Conditioning Hum?

Typically, your air conditioning system will make a slight humming sound while in use. It’s completely normal, for the most part. However, if you notice a distinct change in the tone or volume of the humming, it could be a condenser fan motor or contractor relay switch. Either one could be potentially problematic over time….


How Attic Insulation Increases HVAC Efficiency

If you have an attic in your home, you would be surprised to learn that much of your heating and cooling loss goes through the attic. But if you add in the proper insulation, the attic can offer huge energy savings per month. Furthermore, your heating and cooling system will operate more efficiently. It’s a…


Your Complete Guide to Spring Air Conditioning

With winter firmly behind us, it’s time to prepare for the warmer months. Depending on the weather, your air conditioning system may need a bit of attention. To help you avoid annoyances, like a busted air conditioner on a hot day, it’s always recommended that you perform regular maintenance. Spring is often the best time…


Furnace Blowing Cold Air : Causes and Fixes

If your furnace isn’t producing hot air, then it’s time for some troubleshooting. Unfortunately, it happens to far too many homeowners. The time comes to turn on the furnace, but you are greeted with cold air. That’s not right! Well, chances are you are suffering from a common furnace problem. Here are the top causes…


How to Save Money on Heating System Bills in Winter

On average, an American household will spend over $2,000 annually on their energy bills. Most of that money goes to heating. In fact, around 30-percent of that amount goes towards heating the home. In most households, the heating system is never turned on until winter. For a few short months per year, you’re paying an…


Prepare your Heating System for the Winter

This winter, don’t you deserve to be warm and cozy in your home? One way to ensure you are prepared is by readying your home’s heating system for the coming cold. It would be terrible to wake up one morning, when temperatures have dropped to their lowest, only to discover your heating system has failed….


Air Conditioning in Arlington, TX – Heat Pumps

Air Conditioning in Arlington, TX – Not too long ago, heat pumps were only practical in regions across the United States that experienced mild winters. Heat pumps would not work that well at providing heat indoors when the temperatures outdoors fell below 40°F. However, with new innovations in technology, newer and more efficient heat pumps…


Fort Worth Heating and Air Conditioning – Single-Stage, Two-Stage, and Variable Speed

Fort Worth Heating and Air Conditioning – If you are looking to have your aging central heating and air unit replaced with a newer, more energy efficient heating and cooling system and you are wondering if you should choose a single-stage, two-stage, or variable speed HVAC unit then continue reading. You will need to understand…


Air Conditioning Services in Dallas, TX

Guide to Repairing or Replacement  Air Conditioning Services in Dallas, TX – Sometimes it may make more sense to replace your existing HVAC system then to continue having it repaired. There are different factors that can come into play that will help determine when it may be more appropriate to have an air conditioning system…


Standby Generators 101

While most people know about gasoline-powered portable generators, which can power essential electronics in the event of a major power outage, these options are not great in the event of a major, multi-day outage. However, there is another option, called a standby generator, which can power your whole home for several days, nonstop. The downside…


The benefits of sealing your HVAC system

While everyone readily acknowledges the heating and air conditioning segments of an HVAC system, “ventilation” is often overlooked or forgotten. However, your home’s ductwork is an important aspect of your home’s air quality. By providing channels for the heated or cooled air to be transported into the different areas of your home, as well as…


Choosing the Right Furnace Filter

Furnace filters are often one of the most overlooked pieces of home maintenance; they’re not at all exciting like power tools, and far from eye-catching like crown molding. But that does not mean they are unworthy of your attention. The right furnace filter can save you money and improve your indoor air quality. Originally, these…


Winter Indoor Air Quality

Winter indoor air quality is critical for your family’s health. Air quality is defined as a comparison of the total pollutant levels in a home or other building space to the ambient air volume. In other words, a home with good indoor air quality will have minimal pollutants, whereas a building with poor air quality…


Understanding the Components of your HVAC System

Your HVAC system is as important to the health and comfort of your family as the air the system cycles. HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, and just as those three terms cover a wide array of capacities and variables, the system requires an array of components to function at its most efficient…


Prepping your HVAC System for Winter

The effectiveness of your HVAC system is important during every season of the year, but winter is one of the worst times to encounter a problem. While a summer outage in your cooling system can be mitigated with fans and iced lemonade, in the winter, there may not be enough blankets and sleeves to warm…


Staying Safe This Winter

It’s not over yet! Technically, we are only five weeks into the winter season, so it’s helpful to talk about safety for the remainder of the season. There are so many things to look forward to during the winter months. Beautiful snowfalls. Holiday relaxation. Delicious food. But there are also many things to be careful…


Using Space Heaters Safely

Each year, more than 65,000 home fires occur due to heating equipment use. Portable electric space heaters are a convenient source of heat to supplement your central HVAC system. Unfortunately, they can pose significant fire and electrical hazard if not used properly and safely. The Electrical Safety Foundation International provides a list of points to…


Prepping your Fireplace for Winter Safety

Chestnuts roasting in the crackling flames of your cozy fireplace. There’s nothing that more captures the essence of the winter season than a beautiful fireplace that your family can enjoy on a cold night. Aside from the heating potential and electricity savings, there is just something about a blazing hearth that screams “Home.” There are definitely…


How AC Invented the Modern World

In our previous blog post, we discussed some of the inventions that have made our modern world the marvel it is today. We touched on air conditioning, the plow, the gramophone, and even mechanized looms. The last thing mentioned, by writer Tim Harford and journalist David Thompson, was this elusive idea called: “The Welfare State”…


When Was AC Invented

How AC invented the modern world History of Air Conditioning – Back in August, we talked on this blog about how Willis Carrier invented the air conditioning unit as a way to control humidity in a printing warehouse during a New England heatwave. In a new book by Tim Harford, titled Fifty Inventions That Shaped…


Many will Need New AC Systems by 2020

Air conditioners are making a shift. Many air conditioners use a refrigerant called chlorodifluoromethane, though it is often known better by the generic term R-22 or the brand name Freon. Unfortunately for many homeowners, this chemical is being phased out of use under something called the Montreal Protocol. By the year 2020, production of R-22…


Risks of High Temperatures in Schools without AC

Earlier on this blog, we discussed how school districts, at elementary schools and even colleges, have the complete freedom to make the decision to continue with classes or cancel classes if a power outage occurs and knocks out the air conditioning and other climate control measures. It seems there is not a lot of discussion…


Minimizing AC Use in Summer, Part 2

More money saving summer AC tips We ended the previous blog post, talking about ways you can give your air conditioning system a rest. It may seem like a counterintuitive option, but sometimes, your AC needs a nap, too. It works hard in the heat of summer to keep your family cool. Why not give…


Minimizing AC Use in Summer, Part 1

Hot and Cold, Saving Summer on AC Costs It gets so hot in the summer that all we humans want is to drop the needle on the thermostat as low as it can possibly go; sometimes, even that is not enough. We break out the popsicles, or frosty cold beverages (both adult-friendly kinds and the…


Sneaky Summer AC Repairs

Hot under the collar? Problems with your air conditioning seem to come up, right at the worst possible times; like, when you really-really need it to be working well. When the demands on the air conditioning system increase – when summer temperatures increase – the chance for problems and repairs increases. Common repair calls for…


Is an AC Tune Up Really Necessary?

As we move into the warmer months you may be asking yourself, “Is an AC tune up really necessary?”  It’s a common question that we frequently hear, and the short answer is “yes”, and here’s why. Your AC unit is a major investment. Annual AC tune ups can add years to your unit’s life. Your…


Save Money on Summer Cooling Costs

Everyone is always trying to save money on summer cooling costs.  Keeping the home cool during the summer can feel like a constant battle, kind of like trying to keep up with laundry. As the leading Forest Hill air conditioning service company, we like to give our customers as many tips as we can to…


Make Your Home as Energy Efficient as Possible

If you’ve never evaluated if your home is energy efficient or the quality of insulation in your home, now’s the time. Having a well-insulated outer envelope will mean big savings on your cooling bill. Here are some ways you can insulate your home and ensure it is energy efficient: Upgrade windows and doors Add weatherstripping…


How to Avoid AC Repairs and Replacement

Needing AC repairs in Garland, TX in the middle of summer can be a nightmare! One crucial way this can be avoided is by having your system cleaned and maintained on an annual basis. When you schedule maintenance with Metro Express Service, we perform a thorough cleaning and inspection. We will check the thermostat settings…


Insulate Your Home for Maximum Energy Efficiency

Insulate your home to get the very best performance from your air conditioning system. Metro Express Service works hard to help their customers achieve the best results possible with indoor air quality and comfort, and that’s why we’re the leading choice for air conditioning Richardson Texas locals trust. Part of getting the most out of…


After-Summer AC Maintenance

While most North Texas residents don’t associate autumn with air conditioners, fall is the perfect time to schedule after-summer AC maintenance. At Metro Express Service, we recommend a bi-annual inspection to prevent system deterioration and keep your unit running at its best. Why Schedule After-Summer Maintenance? Taking care to protect and prepare your system against…


How to Winterize AC Unit Systems

At Metro Express Service, we always recommend that customers make sure to comprehensively winterize AC unit and related devices. Taking care to disconnect power and provide sturdy protection against the harsh winter weather can help to prolong your system’s life, as well as maintain efficiency. Steps to store  winterize AC unit systems properly: Disconnect Power…


Most Common Heating and Furnace Problems

As professionals in the industry, we at Metro Express Service know just how much our customers rely on their homes’ heating systems: particularly during the bitter North Texas winter. There are hundreds of things that can go wrong with the average furnace. However, there are a few extremely common heating and furnace problems that can…


How to Handle Fall and Winter Allergies in Texas

While the long, hot summer can leave many of us longing for cooler weather, fall and winter can be downright miserable for those with allergies in Texas. As your local HVAC specialists, our team at Metro Express Service appreciates how important clean ducts and filters can be for maintaining indoor air quality. In addition to…


How Bad HVAC Installation Can Hurt You

More than likely, if you’re thinking of purchasing a new air conditioner or heater you’ve seen something about how important it is that the installation of that system is performed correctly. In fact, you may have seen a great many articles stressing this same point over and over again. It’s extremely vital that you take…


The Consequences of Ignoring Regular HVAC Maintenance

Many of us don’t pay much attention to our heating and cooling system until there’s an issue. We take them for granted, simply assuming they’ll continue to keep us comfortable throughout the year. However, it’s extremely important that you have regular HVAC maintenance performed by a professional. If you don’t, sooner or later you’re going…


Traditional Water Heaters vs. Tankless Water Heaters

If you’re looking at different types of water heaters, you’ll undoubtedly come upon comparisons of tankless and conventional models. Most people associate the term “water heater” with the regular tank-type model that sits in a home’s utility room or closet. However, tankless models have been extremely popular in other parts of the world (chiefly Asia…


Understanding Furnace Energy Efficiency

When winter hits in North Texas, it hits hard. As a result, heating costs go through the roof. If you are in the market for a new furnace, it’s very important that you pay attention to the furnace energy efficiency ratings of the models you are considering. While it’s not difficult to do so, far…


How to Choose an Electric Provider

Any time you turn on the television, it seems, you see an advertisement from an electric company. You obviously won’t have any shortage of options when the time comes to choose an electric provider – in fact, there are so many you could feel a bit overwhelmed. Whether you’re choosing on price alone or you want to…


Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat is a great way to easily – and much more accurately – control your heating and cooling system so that you can enjoy not only reliable comfort, but also substantially increased efficiency as well significant cost savings. Our trained technicians are experts at all makes and models of thermostats, so we can…


What to Do Before You Call for Emergency HVAC Repair

There’s never really a good time to have a need for HVAC repair, but these types of problems tend to occur when it’s most inconvenient. While there are some true emergencies that need to be dealt with immediately (such as if you smell gas or you see smoke coming from the indoor portion of your…


Three Ways to Reduce Your Cooling Costs

If you dread summer because of the damage it does to your bank account due to cooling costs, there are some relatively simple things you can do to help keep your energy bill in check during the hottest part of the year. You won’t have to sacrifice comfort, either; whether you stay at home all…


Frequently Asked Questions on Thermostats

Do you have questions on thermostats?  If your home isn’t as comfortable as it used to be, the problem may not be with your heating and cooling system. Instead, you could be having an issue with your thermostat. You should get in touch with the professionals with Metro Express Service to see if your current system can…


Why You Can’t Ignore a Dirty Air Filter

While it’s extremely easy to ignore a dirty air filter, failing to perform this most basic heating and cooling system maintenance job is one of the worst things you can do regarding its efficiency and effectiveness. When you don’t clean or replace your filters on a regular basis, dirt, debris and contaminants can clog your ductwork…


Dealing with Humidity Problems in Your Home

In North Texas, we thankfully don’t have the kind of humidity that you’ll find around Houston and other areas of the state that are closer to the Gulf of Mexico. However, it can still get pretty sticky around here sometimes. When it does, the last thing you want to have to deal with is humidity…


Quality Installation – It’s More than Promise, it’s a Standard

More than likely, you’ve heard or seen contractors of all sorts claim they will provide you with a quality installation. Whether you’re talking about a refrigerator, air conditioning unit, a washing machine or just about any other type of appliance, they’ll make the phrase “quality installation” almost seem like an advertising slogan. However, there’s actually…


Why NATE Certification is so Important

Whether you are having a new air conditioner installed or you just need some routine maintenance, it is extremely important that the technician who comes to your home or office has NATE certification. This will be your guarantee that the person who works on your HVAC (heating, ventilation and cooling) system is a true professional…


What to Look for in Your New Air Conditioner

While you may be able to purchase a great many products without giving it a single thought, that’s not the case when it comes to a new air conditioner. You can’t rush into this kind of decision; you have to take your time, do your homework, and consider a lot of factors before you make…


Troubleshooting Common Thermostat Problems

If you’re having problems with your heating or cooling system, the culprit might not be the system itself – you may be having one of the common thermostat problems. We’ve received phone calls from several people worried that there was something seriously wrong with their furnace’s motor or their air conditioner’s compressor. However, once we…


The Importance of Air Conditioner SEER Rating

If you’re considering a new cooling system, you’ll no doubt see a lot about air conditioner SEER rating. You’ll obviously surmise that this is an important number, but you may be wondering why. The professionals with Metro Express Service would like to share the following information so that you’ll be a better informed customer once the…


Tips on Choosing the Right Furnace for Your Home

If the time has come for you to replace your old furnace, or you’re just looking for ways to increase your home’s energy efficiency, there are a lot of factors that you need to consider in choosing the right furnace before purchasing your new model. If you simply get something similar to what you had…


Should You Consider Having a Heat Pump Installed?

A heat pump can help you save a great deal on your heating bill each month, but there are several factors that you need to take into consideration before you call to have a heat pump installed in your home. At Metro Express Services, we want you to be as well informed as possible so we…


What Size of Furnace Do You Need for Your Home?

If the time has come that you need a new furnace, it’s very important that you take the time to make sure it’s the right size of furnace for your needs. It has probably been several years since you needed a replacement, and your home situation may have changed. For example, you may have added…


Choosing Furnace Repair or Replacement

Your furnace has provided reliable service for several years, but you may be wondering if it is on its last legs. Or, you’re like most of us and you really don’t give your heating system a whole lot of thought until something goes wrong. No matter what your situation may be, in most cases you’ll…


Heat Pump Maintenance is Key to Peace of Mind

While we’re typically lucky in North Texas that it doesn’t get bitterly cold all that often, there are obviously times where it can get downright frigid for days at a time. When that happens, the last thing you need is something going wrong with your heating system. Heat pump maintenance is key to making sure…


Before You Buy That New Heating Unit…

If you are in the market for a new heating unit, there are several considerations you need to take into account before making your final decision. This isn’t a choice to be taken lightly; you need to do a little research and make sure that the system you get will meet your exact needs. Things…


Why Insulation is So Important for Your Home

Insulation is easy to overlook, but it is a vital part of saving energy. If done correctly, there is a possibility that you could lower your energy bills by as much as 20 percent. It’s very important, however, that you have a professional with Metro Express Service help make sure you not only have the right type…


Air Handler Trouble Signs

are one of the most important components of heating and cooling system. If they don’t work, you’re not going to be comfortable, whether you’re trying to cool off or warm up. At Metro Express Service, we want to you to be aware of some of the common signs of trouble so that you can take the…


Important Factors in Thermostat Installation

There’s nothing to programmable thermostat installation, right? Just pop out the old one and hook up the new one. Well, there are actually several factors you need to take into account before deciding on your new unit. Here are some of the things the experts at Metro Express Service would like you to think about before you…


Heat Pump Installation Options

If you are thinking of heat pump installation for your home, you may not realize that you have several options when it comes to choosing the right one. The Arlington technicians with Metro Express Service want you to be as well informed as possible, so here is some information that will help you make the right decision….


Going Green With a New AC

We’re in the time of year now where your air conditioner may already be an afterthought. However, you may be taking stock of how high your energy bills were over the summer. If you are, you may be trying to figure out how to lower them when the heat gets turned back up outside. By…


Heat Pump Repair Brings a Warm Feeling

While it usually doesn’t get bitterly cold in North Texas in the winter, it can get downright chilly at times. When the temperature has you shivering outside, you definitely want to be warm inside. That’s why prompt, reliable heat pump repair is so important whenever something goes wrong. At Metro Express Service, our Arlington technicians know…


Regular Maintenance Prevents Furnace Repair Issues

Don’t Let Furnace Repair Issues Spoil Your Winter As cold weather approaches, many people start thinking about turning on their heating system to keep their thermostat from dipping lower during the cooler nights. For many people, the first few nights of cold temperatures is usually the first time they think about their furnace since the cold…


Why Make the Switch to Programmable Thermostats?

At Metro Express Service we offer a range of helpful Arlington HVAC services from maintenance, to repairs, to installation. One of the more popular services we offer is the installation of programmable thermostats by our trained technicians. Whether you want a digital thermostat in your home or your business, we have the trained workers ready…


Preparing All Types of Furnaces for Winter Season Rising Fuel Prices

Government projections suggest that homeowners may face higher heating bills this winter due to rising fuel prices in electricity, propane and natural gas. Here at Metro Express Service we work with clients to help reduce the financial impact of these rising prices. We offer an Arlington HVAC service that is customized to each client’s needs…


Air Duct Cleaning Saves Money

Maintaining clean air ducts is not only important to help you breathe better, but doing so can actually save you money. When debris and dust build up in your [ac_and_heating] units, it can impede the flow of air and force your unit to work harder than necessary. However, with regular air duct cleaning services, your HVAC…


Guide to Air Duct Cleaning and Allergies

Did you know that the condition of your air ducts can be adversely affecting your health? If you have seasonal allergies during the summertime, there could be several ways that your HVAC system is contributing to the problem.  Air duct cleaning and repairs can help your system to run more efficiently. At Metro Express Service,…


Summer Savings Guide: Insulation

Did you know that investing in high quality insulation could save you hundreds of dollars each year? If you are looking for ways to save money on your cooling costs this summer, the answer could be in your attic and your walls. A poorly insulated home is an inefficient home in the summertime, and many…


Signs Air Conditioner Breakdown Is Inevitable

Air conditioning systems break down for a number of different reasons. While defects can lead to an untimely air conditioner breakdown, a lack of servicing and maintenance is generally the reason for a majority of residential AC breakdowns. If your AC is suddenly not performing like it once was, it’s time to pay attention to…


A Guide to Choosing the Right Air Conditioner

With hundreds of models offered by dozens of vendors, shopping for a new air conditioner can be confusing and frustrating. Metro Express Service is pleased to offer the following guidelines to assist you in your search for enhanced comfort and enjoyment of your home. Types of Air Conditioning Units Window Units This type of unit…


How Freon Cools Homes

The refrigerant cycle is the core technology behind every Arlington air conditioning system. Refrigerant, popularly called Freon, is a chemical that is easily converted from liquid into a gas and back again. As the Freon loops through the system, it “conditions” the air by extracting heat from it. During air conditioner repair or maintenance services,…


How Much Can I Really Save with a Programmable Thermostat?

A programmable thermostat is an affordable household device that can quickly pay for itself through lower heating and cooling costs. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), heating account for around 30% of the average American household’s energy use. Equipped with multiple settings that let you schedule your household temperatures in advance for different periods…


Are You Protected from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

Carbon monoxide gas occurs in combustion fumes, such as those generated in natural gas furnaces. When a person breathes in carbon monoxide, the body’s red blood cells absorb the substance faster than they take in oxygen. Lack of oxygen in the blood causes tissue damage that can result in serious health consequences and even death….


Same Day Heating Emergency Service

The last thing that you want in the middle of a cold Arlington night is for your heating system to falter or fail. When a heating emergency occurs, the knowledge that Metro Express Service is here to provide repairs and services when you most need them offers peace of mind. As a leading Arlington heating…


Quality Heating Repair from Metro Express Service

Even though you may think everything is under control, there is always the chance that something could go wrong at any point with your furnace. To prevent any unexpected issues, you will want to have an Arlington heating contractor come out and look at your unit before winter sets in. In case there is anything…


How to Save on AC Energy Costs This Summer

Summers in Arlington, Texas, can be taxing on home air conditioning systems but by employing a few savvy strategies, staying cool in the summertime needn’t lead to higher energy bills. These energy saving tips for your home can help you save money without sacrificing comfort. Metro Express Service is pleased to show you how to…


Air Duct Cleaning in Arlington, TX from Metro Express Service

When it comes to your health, it is extremely important to ensure that you are breathing the cleanest and freshest air possible. The air inside your home can often be more contaminated than the air outside it, which is why it is oftentimes necessary to have your air ducts and vents cleaned thoroughly. With the…


Air Conditioning Repair from Metro Express Service in Arlington

Metro Express Service specializes in air conditioning repair in Arlington, TX. We provide 24-hour emergency air conditioning repair, and we offer same-day service. If your air conditioning unit is broken or not functioning properly, we can repair or replace it at affordable rates. We are a full-service air conditioning maintenance and repair company. We can…


Air Conditioning Maintenance and Repair from Metro Express Service in Arlington, TX

When your air conditioning system gives out, you can be unsure of what steps to take next to ensure your home stays cool amidst the summer heat. As with many things in life, the best defense for your air conditioning system is a good offense. With the proper air conditioning maintenance services from our Arlington TX…


Air Conditioning Inspections from Metro Express Service in Arlington, TX

Just in time for summer, air conditioning inspections from the Arlington TX air conditioning experts at Metro Express Service can make sure that when summer sets in, your home is ready. A fully-functioning air conditioning unit will ensure that your home never overheats, no matter what outside temperature the hot Texas summer takes on. At…

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