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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Everyone wants to save money, and when it comes to your HVAC systems, the more you save the better. One way in which you can save money, frustration and even wear and tear on your system is with preventive maintenance. Here are three reasons why investing in maintenance for your system is a wise choice.
Help Your Equipment Last Longer
If there’s one thing you can do to ensure your air conditioner or furnace lasts as long as possible, it’s preventive maintenance. Regular maintenance reduces stress and wear and tear on your unit, and helps ensure all of the parts stay in good working order. By investing in preventive maintenance, you can ensure you get the longest possible life out of your system.
Help Keep More Money in Your Pocket
Preventive maintenance saves you money in two ways. First, it lowers your energy bills by keeping your systems running at their most efficient levels. Maintenance will remove obstructions, oil moving parts and check all system components for signs of wear. By taking care of these small problems, the maintenance check can help improve the system’s overall efficiency.
In addition, regular maintenance helps save money by lowering your repair costs. At your annual maintenance check, your HVAC technician will catch small problems that you can address before they grow. This prevents the risk of a bigger, more costly breakdown later.
Help Protect You From System Failure
Finally, investing in maintenance will help protect you from system breakdown. Breakdowns are almost always at the least convenient time, and when you know your system’s well maintained, you don’t have to worry about it going out in the middle of the hottest or coldest day of the year.
Invest in Preventive Maintenance Now!
The bet time to have your maintenance done is in the spring before the cooling season and in the winter before the heating season. If you are due for a maintenance check for your Broken Arrow home, the Air Assurance team is here to help. Contact Air Assurance to schedule a maintenance check 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 preventative maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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Air sealing your home’s shell is one of the most practical and cost-effective home efficiency upgrades you can do. When you consider all of the potential benefits — better comfort, improved IAQ, energy savings and less HVAC wear — put a star next to it on the top of your home improvement to-do list! Read through the following tips to get started.
Ways to Detect Air Leaks
Air bypass and leaks may occur anywhere two (or more) different home building materials meet. So, that’s a lot of ground to cover.
- Outside your home: Note any gaps between the materials of your home’s exterior, such as walls to foundation, walls to windows and doors and cladding to cladding. Note any pipes, cables and vents that protrude the walls.
- Inside your home: Use a smoke pencil or incense stick to detect air movement by wavering smoke. Check around windows, all entry doors to the living spaces, wall switch plates, electrical outlets and your attic hatch.
- Basement: Note cracks and gaps in the floor, walls and ceiling of your unconditioned basement. Check for gaps around pipes, ducts and cables.
- Attic: Look for dirt marks on insulation. Note gaps around pipes, ducts, cables and the flue. Does the attic door seal tightly? It should.
- Garage: Sealing off an attached garage is a matter of safety and health.
Sealing Up Your Home
- Outside your home: Potential air leaks through gaps and cracks can be sealed with silicone caulk or a can of expanding spray-on foam.
- Inside your home: Replace brittle, damaged or missing door weatherstripping with silicone tubing. Caulk of various types, such as squeeze tube and rope, is great for sealing windows. Foam strips generally work well for sealing off your attic door. Gaskets are used to seal wall switch plates and outlets.
- Basement and attic: Use caulk and expanding spray-on for gaps and cracks in your attic and basement. Seal loose ductwork with metal tape.
- Garage: Finish, seal and paint unfinished walls.
If you need a professional’s touch detecting and sealing air leaks in your Broken Arrow area home, contact us at 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 air leaks and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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When you’re in the market for an HVAC contractor, the process can become quite vexing. After all, you need to find a company that you can fully trust with essential systems that ensure a high level of home comfort. Our goal here is to make the process easier for you by providing a few simple tips.
Ask Around for Recommendations
If you can get a recommendation from someone you know — family member, friend, or co-worker — your search may be over only a few moments after it’s begun. This is definitely the first step you should take.
Check Out Referrals
The first time you contact a new contractor, ask for a list of referrals of past clients. You can receive a fair sampling by choosing one or two letters from the alphabet, and then asking for referrals with last names that correspond to your choices.
Ensure NATE Certification
NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certification provides testing on technicians to ensure vast knowledge of various HVAC systems and topics. If a potential company doesn’t utilize certified technicians, go somewhere else for service.
Make Sure They’re Attentive
While it’s true that HVAC contractors typically have a lot of customers to deal with at any given time, that’s certainly no excuse for providing bad service. You should always expect to be treated respectfully and responded to in a timely manner.
Check on Industry Knowledge
We’re not talking about basic industry knowledge — every HVAC company will obviously employ technicians who know their jobs. What you should look for, though, is a contractor that keeps up with evolving technology and techniques.
Take a Look at the BBB Website
The Better Business Bureau website is a great way to get a feel for the quality of an HVAC contractor. You can use the site to check out a company’s ratings and see how they handled any complaints against them.
For more expert advice on how to find a reputable HVAC contractor, or any other home comfort concerns, contact the professionals at Air Assurance. We’ve been serving the needs of Broken Arrow and the surrounding 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 HVAC contractors and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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When it comes to improving your home’s efficiency, don’t forget about the attic. Experts calculate that leaks in the attic floor can drain away 30 to 50 percent of your heating or cooling.
Heat rises upward and migrates through cracks into the unconditioned attic space, eventually escaping through the roof or vents. In the summer, a hot attic and uninsulated attic floor can make it more difficult for you to cool your home, as heat moves through conductivity into the living space.
What’s the solution? In most cases, more attic insulation will do the trick.
Start your attic sealing project by identifying the various areas where energy is being lost. Lay wooden planks across joists to walk on before you start moving around.
1. Check for gaps around fixtures, pipes, wires, ducts and anything else that enters the attic space from the living space. Roll back existing insulation batts to get at all the holes; if you have loose-fill insulation, it might be better to get a professional to locate the leaks. Fix all the smaller leaks you find with caulk. For holes up to an inch wide, use expanding urethane foam. For still larger holes, use a piece of drywall to plug it, sealing edges with foam. You can also use fiberglass insulation.
2. Seal gaps around stove flues and chimneys with a sheet metal collar and heat-resistant caulk, separating these structures from insulation.
3. Put extra insulation on top of the attic hatch door. Place weather stripping around the edges of the hatch.
4. Next, check to see if the insulation on your attic floor reaches the top of the joists. If not, add more to the top or over the joists. Make sure it is evenly distributed, and reaches the sides of the attic.
5. Insulate behind knee walls.
6. Build airtight boxes with rigid foam insulation to cover recessed lighting canisters. Get professional advice about how any insulation you are considering might overheat when used in proximity to the lighting canisters.
To learn more about attic insulation, contact Air Assurance of Broken Arrow.
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 attic insulation and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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While repairing or replacing your air conditioner and furnace can help lower your utility bills, these systems won’t deliver the highest comfort and efficiency levels if airflow is poor or unbalanced. Air balancing can help you get the best performance from your HVAC system. Let’s find out what it is and how it can improve your system and home.
What Is Air Balancing?
The air that passes through your HVAC equipment carries the heat or cold inside. The equipment’s effectiveness depends on the volume of airflow.
Air balancing involves carrying out tests and adjustments to your heating and cooling system to ensure the correct amount of air is delivered to the rooms in your home. An HVAC technician uses manometers to measure the current system pressures, hoods to get the airflow levels at each grille, and hygrometers to measure humidity and temperature.
The technician compiles the test results into a report to establish your system’s performance. He or she may then make changes to your vents and ducts to balance the return and supply channels.
Why Do You Need To Balance Airflow?
Improper balance in your air distribution system can make your HVAC system work harder to achieve the ideal temperatures. This may put unnecessary strain on the system and damage its parts. It may also cause premature failure of the system.
Balancing the airflow in your system involves adjustment of the quantity of air flowing into each room. When this is done, your rooms will have similar temperature levels, improved humidity control, and cleaner air. You’ll enjoy maximum comfort in each room, and your system’s efficiency will be optimized.
Although balancing your system’s airflow isn’t a simple task, the energy savings and reduced system wear and tear you’ll get will partially or entirely cover the costs. To learn more about air balancing, please contact Air Assurance. We’ve been proudly serving the Broken Arrow area for more than 30 years.
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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You might be surprised to hear how much control you have over the amount you pay in heating bills, as well as how big a furnace or heat pump is required to heat your home. Furnace sizing is directly related to your home’s heating load, as is the amount you pay in monthly energy bills. If you lower the heating load, you can get away with a smaller furnace and lower heating bills.
Following are some effective ways to reduce the heating load of your home:
- Seal air leaks. When warm air is escaping your home via gaps in the outer envelope, the furnace has to work harder to replace that warm air. In the summer, when warm air is infiltrating your home through the same openings, your A/C has to work harder. Using caulk, weatherstripping or spray foam (depending on the location and size of air leak), seal your house so it’s as airtight as possible.
- Upgrade insulation. Without adequate insulation in walls, foundation, ceilings and attic, heat energy has an easier time transferring to the outside in winter and inside in the summer. As with air leaks, this forces your furnace to work harder, wasting energy and stressing parts. Attic insulation especially is important to keep heat inside.
- Get a programmable thermostat. These devices allow you to set energy-saving programs to match your daily schedule. The thermostat will lower heating when nobody’s home or when everybody’s asleep at night, and return it to your comfort level shortly before home occupants are expected to awaken or return home from work or school.
- Use ceiling fans. In the winter, set the fan blade rotation to clockwise. This blows air upward, where it displaces warm air that collects near the ceiling, pushing it down into the room where people can feel it.
- Schedule preventive maintenance. Make sure you schedule a maintenance tuneup on your furnace once a year, to ensure it’s operating effectively, efficiently and safely.
More more information on how to lower the heating load in your Broken Arrow area home, please call 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 heating loads and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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In the midst of cool winter weather, the last thing you need is for your furnace to give you problems. If and when that happens, you’ll need to rely on your furnace troubleshooting expertise until you can get your HVAC technician to take a look at the problem. If you’re not getting enough heat or any heat at all, here are a few furnace troubleshooting tips to consider:
Not getting enough heat?
First, check your thermostat and make sure it’s set to your desired temperature. Also make sure the furnace filter isn’t clogged with debris. An undersized furnace can also fail to produce enough heat for your home’s space.
Not getting any heat at all?
Check the circuit breaker or fuse box for any tripped breakers or blown fuses. Afterwards, make sure your thermostat is set to “heat” and the desired temperature is set above the current indoor temperature. Also make sure your pilot light is on or your electric ignition is working properly.
Blower running continuously?
Have your HVAC technician check and, if necessary, replace the limit switch on the blower motor.
Not getting enough airflow?
Make sure the furnace filter isn’t clogged with debris. Also check the ducts for any breaks, holes or other damage that could accidentally reroute airflow.
Furnace too noisy?
Make sure there aren’t any loose components on your furnace. Some noises, including rumbling or squeaking sounds, could indicate a mechanical problem that your HVAC technician should deal with.
Furnace frequently cycling?
It could be a bad thermostat, clogged furnace filter or poor airflow at play. Oversized furnaces can also cycle frequently, resulting in increased wear and tear.
Can’t see your pilot light?
Try relighting the pilot. If it won’t stay lit, there may be a problem with the thermocouple or the gas supply. Don’t forget to check the surrounding area for drafts.
For more furnace troubleshooting tips and other advice, turn to the professionals at Air Assurance. We proudly offer the best in heating and cooling service and installation for homeowners in 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 troubleshooting and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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People complain about humidity in the summer months, but many don’t know that it can also be a problem in the winter. However, in the winter, the issue lies with having too little moisture in the air instead of too much.
Who Needs Humidity Anyway?
Even though it may not feel like it during the summer, moisture in the air does serve a useful purpose. It helps prevent:
- Cold and allergy symptoms feeling worse as dry air can irritate your throat and mucous membranes.
- Leather clothes, shoes, or furniture drying and cracking.
- Skin, especially the sensitive skin on your lips, getting dry and chapped.
- Wood furniture and floors drying out, leading to cracks and other structural problems.
Can Humidity Save Money?
Perhaps one of the best reasons to control the moisture in your home is your energy bill. The higher you set your thermostat in the winter, the more energy you pay for. Obviously, you’d like to keep your home temperature reasonably low for cost reasons. You may find that you’re sacrificing your family’s comfort when you lower the thermostat, though.
The solution may just be to raise the humidity in your home. If your air is dry, it will wick away the moisture on your skin more quickly. This has the same effect as a cool breeze when you are sweating on a hot day – it leaves you feeling cooler.
Keeping your home’s relative humidity at 45-55% in the winter means that the air has enough moisture not to dry out your skin. In turn, this leaves you feeling warmer. You can lower your thermostat a few degrees without noticing a drop in comfort.
How Do You Maintain Consistent Humidity?
Even though plug-in humidifiers will add humidity to your home, they are unable to adjust the amount of moisture they put out to keep the moisture in your air at a consistent level. A whole-home humidifier works through your HVAC system to deliver the right levels of moisture and adapt to changing air conditions.
For more information about controlling humidity in your Broken Arrow home, contact 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 heat and humidity balance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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When it comes to home comfort and energy efficiency, ventilation – aka effective air exchange – plays a crucial role. Without adequate fresh air in a home, indoor air quality will suffer, with the environment becoming stale, stuffy and unhealthy.
Learn what areas of your home will benefit from effective ventilating strategies, along with why whole-house mechanical air exchange may be necessary as well.
Nowadays, with energy efficiency increasingly stressed in building construction, working mechanical ventilation has become more important than ever. In the past, much of a home’s air-exchange needs were satisfied incidentally, with abundant air exchange through cracks and gaps in the home’s exterior envelope. That’s not the case any longer with the tight home construction of today.
The most common type of mechanical ventilation in a home is the bathroom exhaust fan. Most bathrooms are equipped with this fan, which not only de-fogs the room but also carries away unpleasant and noxious odors and contaminants.
Next on the list is the kitchen, which almost always has a stovetop fan that carries away smells from cooking and food preparation, keeping them from spreading through the rest of the house.
One area where many homeowners neglect ventilation is the attic. Yet, effective air exchange is essential in the attic. Without it, during the summer, an attic can get superheated, and that heat eventually will transfer into the living spaces below. During the heating season, an attic without proper venting may help cause ice dams on the roof that can lead to extensive structural damage in a home.
In many homes, mechanical air exchange is necessary on a whole-house basis. Increasingly popular are balanced and supply-only systems, with the most common balanced system being Energy Recovery and Heat Recovery ventilating systems (ERV and HRV, respectively). Using parallel air streams, one blowing out and one blowing in, these systems ensure fresh air while also transferring heat and moisture (in ERVs) to help with home heating and cooling and humidity control.
We can help devise an effective ventilation strategy for 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 ventilation and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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When your furnace is on the fritz, a dozen doubts and questions may run through your mind. “What’s wrong now? How do I get it to work? Who do I call? How much will it cost?” and more. Suddenly, the quality and integrity of the company you invite into your home to assess and solve the HVAC problem becomes a principal factor. Use the following tips to narrow your field of companies and ensure you receive the quality customer service you deserve.
Testimonials and Reviews
You can find out a lot of information about companies these days with a few simple searches on the Internet. Many companies with websites may have a “Testimonials” page to browse. There are other Internet resources to research, such as Google reviews and Angie’s List, that offer customer reviews. Your local Better Business Bureau provides reviews from actual customers, in addition to their popular rating system.
Years of Service
Quality matters, but so does quantity in terms of years in business. Why go with a rookie company when there are many veteran companies to choose from?
If pricing is a factor when considering hiring a newer company, bear in mind that your HVAC system is only going to work as well as the quality of skills and customer service your HVAC company and technician bring to the table. Invest your time and resources in an HVAC company with a proven track record.
Business Best Practices
There are a few red flags to watch for. If a company asks you to pull permits, buyer beware! The individual may not be licensed. If an HVAC company doesn’t provide you contact information to confirm that their insurance policies are up to date, move on to the next prospect.
The Fine Print
From the free estimate to the work order contract, get everything in writing! It’s for your own protection and clarification of work to be performed, replacement parts, workmanship guarantees and manufacturer warranty.
For the best results, contact the experts at Air Assurance. We’ve provided superior customer service for our Broken Arrow customers for more than 30 years!
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 quality HVAC companies and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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