Who we are
Over the years, Air Assurance has received many awards including the ACCA National Contractor of the Year, Best of Tulsa, Best of Broken Arrow, and Best in Oklahoma along with Tulsa's Fastest 40 growing companies in 2011-2012. They have been recognized by Lennox as one of their top 1% of dealers in North America. Air Assurance was the first contractor in the nation to provide their customers with an all-NATE certified (highest qualifying certification) technician staff. This means, when they send a technician to your home, you can count on safe, effective, and efficient service and installations of today's most sophisticated heating, air conditioning, and plumbing equipment.
A Short History
"Our philosophy has always been and will always be to provide the best possible service to our customers. Exceptional service and customer satisfaction have been instrumental in our growth and we will, in fact, do everything possible to make your experience a positive one." -Mike Rampey
Awards and Recognition
- 2015 Tulsa World Best in the World
- 2015 Angie´s List Super Service award
- 2015 Broken Arrow Ledger´s Reader´s Choice
- Ok Magazine Best of the Best award 2010-2015
- Tulsa People´s A List Readers Choice Winner 2015
- PSO Top Performer 2013-2015
- GTR Readers Choice award 2008-2015
- Journal Record´s"Tulsa´s Fastest 40 Growing Companies 2012-2013"
- Dave Lennox Award Winner 2012-2015
- Daily Oklahoman Top Places to work 2014-2015
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Whenever humidity falls below 30 percent, both you and your home suffer. The dry air causes a host of problems that are easy to solve with a humidifier, from chapped skin to cracks in the wood inside your home.
Dry indoor air speeds the evaporation of moisture from your skin, which has a cooling effect. Turning up the thermostat to combat dry air increases heating costs, and may not increase comfort as much as raising the humidity can. As air warms, it dries even more, increasing the discomfort. Besides feeling cooler, air that’s too dry will:
- Spread viruses and bacteria faster. Winter is the cold and flu season because overly dry air speeds the transmission of the bacteria and viruses. When these microorganisms enter your body, parched throats and nasal tissues are particularly vulnerable to infection.
- Dry skin quickly. Besides being uncomfortable, chapped skin can result in skin cracks that may become infected.
- Heighten respiratory distress. Dry air increases symptoms associated with allergies, asthma, and sinus issues.
Home Health Issues
Besides the health concerns, a humidifier solves problems associated with your home, like:
- Wood shrinkage. As the humidity falls, the air pulls moisture out of anything made from wood inside your home. Cabinets, flooring, furniture and even the wood from which your house is made will shrink, which may or not recover once humidity rises.
- Electrical damage. Static electricity increases as the air dries, and appliances and devices are vulnerable to static electricity, especially the low voltage components inside them.
Increasing the Humidity
Whole-house humidifiers offer the most energy efficient and easiest way to combat dry indoor air. They tap into the plumbing system and deliver water automatically. Unlike portable devices that need manual filling and weekly cleaning, central units require little maintenance.
Working in tandem with furnaces, they use little energy and control the level of humidity with a humidistat, which operates just like a thermostat.
A humidifier is an indispensable way to manage humidity indoors during the winter. For more information, contact Air Assurance, providing trusted HVAC services for Broken Arrow homeowners.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Tulsa and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about humidifiers and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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Many homeowners take for granted the insulation that’s hidden in the walls, floors and attic of their house, yet insulation plays a crucial role in both energy efficiency and comfort. While all houses have some level of insulation, many don’t have enough, or else have it in the wrong places. Areas to insulate include the basement and attic and everywhere in between.
How Does Insulation Work?
Insulation, in whatever form, provides a barrier to slow down the movement of heat energy between the inside and outside of a building. Heat energy is always striving to move from warm to cold, which means in the summer, the outside heat is trying to infiltrate the inside of your house. During the winter, heat inside your home is seeking to escape. Insulation slows down that movement of heat energy (not the same as air movement). While insulation will stop some movement of air, a house also should be tightly sealed against air leaks. Insulation without air sealing doesn’t work any better than air sealing without insulation.
Without sufficient insulation, your house will suffer from heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter. This will force your HVAC equipment to work harder than necessary to keep the house comfortable, which means energy is being wasted, equipment is being stressed, and your comfort is compromised.
Areas to Insulate
The walls of a house form the greatest amount of square footage exposed to the outside. Consequently, it’s vitally important to have adequate insulation in your home’s walls. The basement or crawl space are also areas that are prone to heat loss/gain, which means they also need insulation.
Your home’s attic is probably the area where the greatest amount of heat movement occurs — coming in through the roof down into the living spaces in summer, and stealing heat from those living spaces in the winter.
A properly weatherized home should have an energy-efficiency strategy that combines insulation and air sealing with energy-efficient HVAC equipment.
For help determining what areas to insulate in your Broken Arrow area home, please contact us at Air Assurance.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Tulsa and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about insulation and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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An HVAC air filter captures only about 7 percent of airborne debris in the average home. That means that roughly 93 percent of the dust in your air keeps circulating through the heat vents and HVAC system. To improve your air quality and protect your costly HVAC equipment from damage, it’s wise to have the condition of your ducts checked every two years. When duct cleaning is needed, make sure you hire an experienced professional who adheres to standards established by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) and uses the correct cleaning procedures to safeguard your home and HVAC system.
In between checkups, watch for these telltale signs that your ducts need cleaning.
Evidence of Mold
When the right amount of warmth and moisture exists in your ducts, mold can gain a foothold and start to flourish. If you notice what might be mold on your heat vents and HVAC components or smell musty odors when the blower is running, your duct system should be checked by an experienced professional. If the presence of mold is confirmed, the HVAC system and ducts will need to be cleaned, but you’ll also have to address the underlying issues that are allowing mold growth.
Excessive Amounts of Debris and Dust
If your heating vents are covered with soot, dust or cobwebs and particles are sent floating through the air when the blower is running, there’s likely a considerable buildup deep inside the duct system that should be removed. If your home is newly built or you’ve recently had remodeling done in your older home, you may need the ducts cleaned to clear out any leftover construction debris.
Signs of Pests
When pests invade the ductwork, contaminants like insect parts and rodent droppings can make the air circulating through your home unhealthy to breathe. If you hear to see evidence of insects or vermin in the heating vents, call in an exterminator. Once the infestation has been eradicated, have the duct system professionally sanitized.
To learn whether cleaning the heat vents is necessary in your Broken Arrow home, contact us at Air Assurance.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Tulsa and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about heat vents and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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Whether you’re going to visit family for the holidays or planning on heading to a warmer place to get a break from the cold, it’s important to make sure your HVAC system is prepared. Your heating system should continue running when you’re gone to lower the risk of having your pipes freeze and burst. Ensuring that it’s in good condition is essential in order for it to run properly and safely. Use the following vacation maintenance tips to help you get your HVAC system ready.
Adjust the Thermostat
Turn your thermostat down at least a few degrees before leaving for vacation. You’ll save a bit of money on heating costs while also making sure your home doesn’t get too cold when you’re gone.
Open Air Vents
You might be tempted to close the air vents in certain area in order to save money, but this makes your HVAC system heat your home less efficiently. Go around your home and open every air vent before heading out the door for your trip.
Check the Air Filter
Your HVAC system’s air filter traps pollutants, which helps it run more efficiently and improves your home’s indoor air quality. If your air filter looks dusty or dirty, replace it with a new one before you leave.
Clean Your HVAC System
Your HVAC system should be free of debris, dust and dirt, so it can function properly. When parts of your system are dirty, it can end up breaking down and needing repairs. Your heating system will also have a harder time running efficiently when it has debris inside. Check the burners, pilot and other parts of your HVAC system for debris, and clean them as needed.
For peace of mind, having a technician come by to perform vacation maintenance on your heating system. A technician can do a thoroughly cleaning and check for problems that might occur and take steps to prevent them from happening when you’re gone.
If you need HVAC maintenance or repairs done, please contact Air Assurance. We provide reliable HVAC services for Broken Arrow homeowners.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Tulsa and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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In Broken Arrow’s climate, your home HVAC system is something to be grateful for. Keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer, it does a lot of work to keep the Oklahoma environment livable.
But if you want a bit of extra gratitude for your home comfort solutions this year, consider some of these perks to make a good thing even better:
- A programmable thermostat. You can save money on your heating and cooling by setting back your thermostat when you’re out of the house for a while — but that means having to remember to reset it when you get home, and waiting for the temperature to adjust when you do. A programmable thermostat lets you tell the house to do all that for you, saving you money without you needing to remember a thing.
- A smart thermostat. Like a programmable thermostat, a smart thermostat can manage your heating and cooling schedule. It may also provide a number of other benefits, such as learning from the adjustments you make and offering you a way to check in or change the schedule from your phone or mobile device.
- Air purifiers and cleaners. Americans spend a lot of time indoors — away from the natural breezes that continually renew the outdoor air. Indoor air is typically more polluted than outdoor air, but an air cleaner or purifier can address this issue and leave your indoor environment healthier.
- Whole-house humidifiers or dehumidifiers. Whether it’s too dry or too humid, humidity problems can tank your home comfort. In some cases, they can also make your home environment less healthy, contributing to excessive dust production or the growth of bacteria and mold. A humidifier/dehumidifier combination can keep your home humidity balanced.
- Home zoning system. Not all parts of your home are in use at the same time — so why heat them and cool them as a single unit? A home zoning system lets you direct conditioned air where you need it, when those rooms are occupied.
To learn more about home comfort solutions available to you, call Air Assurance today!
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Tulsa and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about home comfort solutions and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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Saving water in your household can be a win-win from two standpoints. You’ll save money on your monthly water bill and you’ll save a precious natural resource, water.
Saving water is not as difficult as one might think, especially with the help of new technology that allows for reduced flow in showerheads and other water fixtures, while still allowing for what seems like a high-pressure spray. Fortunately, the federal government runs a program that’s intended to help American consumers and businesses save water.
Called WaterSense, among other things this program certifies plumbing fixtures that save more than a benchmark minimum of water.
Your water-saving efforts can start in the shower. First of all, when deciding between a bath and a shower, go with the shower. That will save substantial water right from the get-go. Then, once you’re in the shower, don’t stay there any longer than it takes to wash your body. (Again, this isn’t only in pursuit of the altruistic goal of conserving water; you’re saving money, too.)
Then, replace old-style showerheads with modern WaterSense-certified low-flow showerheads. These fixtures spray under 2 gallons per minute, while still providing plenty of water pressure (as long as your home has sufficient water pressure from outside). That’s a big improvement over standard showers that spray 2.5 gallons or more per minute.
You can save plenty of water with your home’s toilets, too. WaterSense-certified toilets can save 20 percent or more over industry-standard toilets that consume 1.6 gallons per flush. Plus, they’ll remove all the waste, preventing situations where the toilet has to be flushed twice.
Bathroom faucets also provide opportunities for saving water. Current federal rules don’t allow newly manufactured faucets to deliver more than 2.2 gallons of water per minute. Older faucets sprayed as much as 3-7 gallons per minute. Most low-flow brands will still supply adequate water pressure while delivering much less water.
For more information on water-efficient showerheads and other water-saving strategies for your home, please contact us at Air Assurance, providing superior plumbing and HVAC services in Broken Arrow and the surrounding area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Tulsa and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about showerheads and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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Bravo if you know how to correctly set your home’s programmable thermostat for maximum energy savings. But it’s important to remember that the temperature settings need to be changed once the weather shifts from summer to fall and winter. A programmable thermostat with improper settings is no better than an old-school manual thermostat.
A properly set programmable thermostat allows you to program temperature changes (sometimes called “setbacks”) to fit your lifestyle and schedule, or those of family members. It turns down the heating or cooling when nobody’s home or when everybody’s sleeping. A manual thermostat can save money, too, though it requires a vigilant human being to monitor the settings and adjust them constantly. It also doesn’t allow for temperature changes when nobody’s around to adjust the thermostat.
Resetting the programmable thermostat is necessary when cooling season changes to heating season, since the setbacks need to be adjusted to account for the shift from a cooling system to a heating system. Here’s a sample schedule for resetting the programmable thermostat for the heating season:
- Program the temperature several degrees — as many as 10 or 12 — lower for times when you’re going to be gone for more than several hours, such as at work or school.
- Set it to return to your comfort level shortly before you expect to arrive home. Leave it that temperature throughout the evening.
- Lower the temperature several degrees for overnight, since most people prefer it several degrees cooler while they’re sleeping and are covered with blankets.
- Program the thermostat to return to your daytime comfort level shortly before you expect to awaken in the morning. You might decide to skip this temperature change if you’re planning to go right out the door after a quick breakfast. It may strain your heating system to crank up the temperature several degrees, for a half hour or so, then reduce it again for the day.
For more advice on resetting the programmable thermostat for the heating season, please contact us at Air Assurance. We provide superior HVAC services to the Broken Arrow area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Tulsa and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about thermostats and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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With winter just around the corner in Oklahoma, now’s the right time to start preparing your furnace or heat pump for the cold weather. This means both professional maintenance and do-it-yourself tasks, to make sure your forced-air heating system will be ready when the temperatures go south of freezing.
Preparing your heating system for winter early is a good idea since many HVAC businesses get very busy once cold weather arrives.
A professional furnace or heat pump maintenance visit will accomplish the following:
- Enhance energy efficiency. An efficient furnace or heat pump will require less energy to provide comfortable heating than a system for which maintenance has been neglected.
- Ensure safety. The technician will inspect and adjust your heating system to minimize the risk of fire or hazardous gas leaks in a combustion furnace, or electrical or refrigerant issues in a heat pump.
- Repair small problems before they turn into big, expensive ones.
- Ensure proper airflow so all parts of your home are evenly and comfortably heated.
What Happens During Professional Maintenance?
While different levels of maintenance are available, a comprehensive heating system maintenance visit will include an inspection of your equipment and air distribution system. The technician should clean and lubricate moving parts, check the thermostat, electrical connections and system controls, and perform appropriate diagnostic tests. They’ll also replace the air filter if necessary.
With furnace maintenance, the technician will check and/or adjust the ignition system and combustion burners, making sure the burners aren’t clogged. They’ll check that the exhaust system is working correctly, among other things.
If you have a heat pump, the technician should check the refrigerant level, ensure that heat-exchange coils are clean, and make sure the condensate drain system isn’t clogged.
Homeowner maintenance steps include regular air filter checks, making sure the area around the heating appliance is clean and clear of clutter, and removing any items that might be blocking heating vents and registers.
To schedule a fall maintenance tune-up for your heating system, please contact us at Air Assurance, providing quality HVAC services to Broken Arrow and the surrounding area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Tulsa and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about furnaces and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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When you’re buying a house, it’s only human nature to pay attention to the look and feel of the home. It’s just as important to explore the HVAC system as well, since it’s likely the most expensive appliance in the home and the one that keeps you comfortable year-round.
- Find out its age. Like all mechanical systems, HVAC systems age over time. As you inspect the home, write down the brand and model number if the homeowner can’t tell you its age. Any system that’s over 12 years old may need replacing sooner rather than later.
- What kind is it? In our region, homes might have a gas-pack HVAC system, which means it has a gas furnace and an air conditioner. Heat pumps are becoming more common and provide both cooling and heating by means of heat transfer. It’s important to know which type the home has.
- What’s the configuration and condition of the ductwork? The ductwork for the home may reveal some efficiency aspects of the home. Ductwork configurations that are simple and direct provide better efficiency, as do insulated ducts.
Duct leakage is a common energy waster that can be fixed. Look for areas of dust around the registers to spot potential leakage. Have the HVAC system and its ductwork inspected by a licensed HVAC contractor if you’re serious about buying a house in particular.
- What’s its efficiency? The outdoor condenser’s cabinet may state the SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) of the cooling system, and the air handler indoors should have an AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating inside the cabinet if the home has a gas furnace. Higher ratings for both indicate better efficiency.
- Has it been adequately serviced? Ask the homeowners for their receipts and records of professional HVAC maintenance and repairs. Routine maintenance increases the longevity and efficiency of all HVAC systems.
Paying attention to the HVAC system when buying a house will help you avoid surprises as you go forward, since this system is a crucial home appliance. To learn more, contact Air Assurance, providing HVAC services for Broken Arrow homeowners.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Tulsa and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about TOPIC and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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Your garbage disposal can break down, clog your drains, and cause other problems if not operated and maintained properly. Repairing it and the plumbing mishaps that result can be a costly affair. Follow these tips to use and maintain your garbage disposal correctly.
Allow enough time for food particles to get ground thoroughly and flushed. Leftovers can cause odors.
Clean your disposal at least once a week. Use a bottle brush to scrub the inside. You can clean the grinding elements and eliminate odors by filling the disposal with ice cubes and one cup of rock salt, and running it for a few seconds. They will grind up against the interior components and scrape sludge and debris away. Alternatively, you can use vinegar ice cubes or pieces of fresh citrus fruits.
When your disposal malfunctions unexpectedly, turn off the power switch before doing any repair work. Use tongs or pliers to dislodge any objects that may be stuck inside. Never insert your fingers.
What to Put In
- Cold water — Run cold water whenever your disposal is on. It solidifies grease and oils that can get into the unit.
- Small food scraps — Your disposal is intended for small bits of food. Avoid putting in large chunks.
- Cooked vegetables and meat — These are soft enough to be ground with ease.
What Not to Put In
- Rice and pasta — They expand inside your pipes when mixed with water and can cause clogs.
- Grease, fats, oil and fat-based foods — They harden when cooled and can gum up blades and cause clogs.
- Stringy vegetables — Vegetables like asparagus and celery can twist around the blades and impede their functioning.
- Anything that’s not food — Although the name is deceptive, your garbage disposal shouldn’t be used as a trash can. Non-food items can damage the motor and blades.
Your disposal will give you many years of excellent service if you properly care for it. If you have any questions about your garbage disposal, please contact us at Air Assurance. We’ve served the Broken Arrow area since 1985.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Tulsa and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about garbage disposals and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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