HEATING & COOLING OVERVIEW
At Metro Heating & Cooling, our mission is to provide heating and air conditioning services that exceed your expectations. When you have problems with your heating and air conditioning, the last thing you need is a hassle or a company that is continually trying to “sell” you something that you do not need. Simply, we provide the help you need, when you need it.
No matter how large or small your project is, we can help you complete the job from start to finish. Our experienced technicians will give solutions to help you decide what’s best for your home needs by presenting you with a clear-cut proposal. The new installation or repair will be scheduled based on your timeline, not ours. You can trust that our fully trained, licensed technicians will complete the job neatly, promptly, and with great attention to detail.
See Our Products
Lennox & Carrier furnaces are some of the most efficient and quietest heating systems you can buy. See our options engineered for perfect warmth and savings.
Lennox and Carrier air conditioners among the quietest and most energy-efficient units you can buy. See the units we carry and make the best decision for your home.
See all of our programmable thermostats, digital thermostats, temperature control systems, and other comfort controls from Lennox & Carrier.
Indoor Air Quality
View our Indoor air quality systems including home air cleaners, air purifiers, home air
filters, and more from Metro Heating & Cooling.
Did you know that your own backyard has the potential to be an energy source for HVAC comfort? See our line of Geothermal Products.
Are you in the market for a new fireplace or not sure if your existing fireplace is working properly? See our line of Heat-N-Glo options.
Why Choose Us
With over 30 years experience in the Des Moines Metro Area, and a real focus on customer satisfaction, you can simply trust us for your all of your HVAC needs. Metro Heating & Cooling works hard every day to earn your trust and provide the maximum comfort in your home.
Popular Questions on Sizing
How important is it to get the right size of heating and cooling equipment?
Sizing HVAC equipment is very important from the standpoints of both comfort and energy use. Heating and cooling equipment that are over-capacity will not run as frequently or as long when it does run. In both cases, this may mean poor humidity control. It could also result in temperature variations or noticeable cycling.
Over-capacity equipment will not be as energy efficient as properly matched capacity either. On the other hand, equipment that is under-sized, will obviously result in loss of comfort during temperature extremes.
What size HVAC system should I have?
Unfortunately, there’s no simple equation for determining the ideal size of an HVAC system for each home. Depending on the construction of your home, one ton of air conditioning can cool anywhere from 300 to 800 square feet. The only way to insure the size of the system you purchase will be large enough to heat or cool your home, but not any larger than you need, is to have your home’s individual heating and cooling needs evaluated by a licensed professional.
Is a system with more capacity better?
No. A larger heating system with more capacity delivers less comfort and costs more to operate. An air conditioner is at its least efficient when it is first turned on. A system with too much capacity will run in numerous short cycles, turning on and off repeatedly, therefore causing it to be less efficient. Also keep in mind that an air conditioner only removes humidity when it’s running, so a system with shorter run cycles doesn’t remove humidity from the air very well.
How are the sizing capacities of heating and cooling systems measured?
Heating and cooling systems sizing is based on B.T.U.H. (British Thermal Units Per Hour). Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps are also rated in tonnage. 12,000 BTUH equals one (1) ton. Residential systems can range from 1 to 5 tons.
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