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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Even though it doesn’t get a lot of discussion, the electrical system in a home ranks near the top as an important component. Without it life wouldn’t be as we know it. Besides modern conveniences, a home’s wiring dictates how safe and comfortable it is.
How It Gets There
Power comes into your home from a thick wire that connects to a meter and into a breaker box that has individual circuits. Each circuit can handle a specific amount of electricity flowing through it at one time, and each of these has its own breaker. When the power flow exceeds the circuit’s capacity, the breaker heats up and snaps shut, which shuts the power off.
If you have an electric stove, dryer, or water heater, it’s likely each of these has its own circuit, since they draw a lot of electricity. Your central HVAC system also has its own circuit.
What to Know
If your home was built in the 1960s through the mid-1970s, there’s a chance it has an aluminum electrical system, which is a known fire hazard. You can check by looking at a switch or outlet. If you see copper wiring, it’s likely you don’t have aluminum wiring. If you find silver wiring, you should contact a licensed electrician who can assess its condition.
Check over your home to see where the GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) is. It stops the flow of electricity when anything electric contacts water. Sometimes these switches are in bathrooms or kitchens. They have a button to reset the circuits should the GFCI turn the power off outlets.
More recent building codes require AFCIs (arc fault circuit interrupters). Pounding a nail or inserting a screw into a hidden wire causes electricity to arc, which can raise the temperature to10,000 degrees F and start a fire.
Most homeowners are aware of home safety, but since it’s hidden and somewhat mysterious, many don’t think about the condition of the electrical system. If you have any concerns about yours, contact Air Assurance. We provide trusted HVAC 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 electrical systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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Each year, incidents involving natural gas leaks cause 68 injuries, 17 deaths and an average of $133 million in property damage. Given its potential suffocation and explosion risk, a natural gas leak can be dangerous for everyone in your home. This is why it’s important to understand the following gas leak signs and what to do if you encounter a gas leak.
- Rotten egg smell – The sudden odor of rotten eggs is one of several gas leak signs to look out for. If you smell this odor, there may be a gas leak somewhere within or near your home.
- Hissing sound – If you hear a hissing sound coming from one of your gas lines, you may have a large-scale gas leak on your hands. Keep in mind that a leaking A/C line can also produce this sound.
- White fog – The appearance of white fog, clouds or mist around your home could signal the presence of a ruptured gas line.
- Dead vegetation – You may see a large patch of dead grass surrounded by green foliage, signaling an underground gas leak.
- Sudden increase in gas bill – If your gas bill increases for little to no reason, it may be due to an undetected gas leak.
If you’ve detected any of the above natural gas leak signs, here’s what you’ll want to do next:
- Get some fresh air – Open all of the windows and doors in your home and leave them open to disperse the gas.
- Get outside – Get yourself and all other occupants out of the house and outdoors.
- Call your gas company – Contact your local natural gas provider immediately.
The best way to deal with any above ground or underground gas leak is to have a certified professional take care of the problem. For all your other heating and cooling needs, contact us at Air Assurance. We proudly serve 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 gas leaks and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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The drains in your home are an essential part of providing quality home comfort for you and your loved ones. If you want your plumbing problems to remain at a minimum, then drain safety is an absolute must. A big part of that is ensuring that none of these things ever go down one of them:
Paper Towels and Similar Products
Many people seem to think that paper towels are no different from tissue paper and other flushable products. This is absolutely not true. If you want to clog up your toilet, flushing paper towels, cotton balls, baby wipes, and similar items is definitely the way to do it.
This is similar to the list above, but it is so common for these things to be flushed, it deserves its own point. Please do not flush feminine products down the toilet. These should be placed in the trash every single time.
Despite popular belief, kitty litter does not belong in the drain. What happens is that a bit of this sand-like product often stays behind and settles in the drain. It won’t take long before it’s fully clogged, which means you’ll be making a call to your local plumber before you know it.
It’s almost second nature these days to reach for a drain cleaner at the store for a quick DIY job. The problem is that these cleaners are corrosive and cause damage to your pipes. A HVAC professional can clear your pipes without hurting them.
Grease and Oil
Sorry, bacon lovers! Pouring grease down the drain is a great way to plug it up. Instead, collect the grease in a container, and once it’s full, throw it away in the garbage.
You know how pasta expands in size when you cook it in water? The same thing happens when you shove it down your drain, which can cause a clog quite quickly.
For more expert advice on drain safety or other home comfort issues, please contact the experts at Air Assurance. We’ve been serving the needs of Broken Arrow 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 drain safety and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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You may not know it, but your home is host to a wide variety of airborne particulates that can cause physical distress, from allergies to headaches, nausea and more. Among the worst of these particles are volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. VOCs are organic chemicals that turn to vapor at room temperature.
Both manmade and naturally occurring, they are everywhere, and while you can’t get rid of them totally, you can do a lot to control them and improve your indoor air quality.
Sources of VOCs
One of the best ways to control VOCs is to keep them from entering your home. So here are some of the sources for VOCs, which you may want to think about eliminating or containing in your home.
- adhesives and glue
- carpets and textiles
- dry cleaned clothing
- stored fuels
- pressed wood products
Putting the Lid on VOCs
Here are some ways to contain or keep VOCs out of your home.
- Cap all chemicals tightly. Store them in cabinets, or better, away from the living space, in the garage.
- Air out carpets, textiles, drapes, pressed-wood products and dry-cleaned clothing for a few hours or longer before bringing these items into your home.
- Buy natural products whenever possible. Avoid pressed wood or particle board, as they give off formaldehyde. You can also look for alternative items with low VOC emissions.
- Open windows when working with cleaners and other chemicals.
- Install a dedicated ventilation system. Most homes are airtight these days, so it’s sometimes challenging to get as much fresh air as you need. We can’t always open the windows in Broken Arrow, due to dust and cold winds, so to add fresh air to your home, you may want to install a dedicated ventilation system.
- An air purifier with an activated carbon filter can do wonders to absorb not only odors but some VOCs in your home.
Curious about other tips on controlling volatile organic compounds in your home? Contact Air Assurance of Broken Arrow. We have been providing quality service 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 VOCs and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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Taking a spring vacation sure can be exciting, but if you want everything to run smoothly while you’re gone, there’s certain things you need to do. To help you out, here are some quick tips that will help you prepare your home for when you’re gone:
Adjust the Thermostat
You definitely don’t want your heating system to run while no one is in the house, so either adjust the thermostat or shut it down altogether. This will help you save energy while you’re having fun on your vacation.
Turn Off Water Valves
Although it’s not likely to happen, coming back to a flooded home due to a busted pipe is definitely not something anyone wants. You can avoid this very easily by turning off all the water valves in your home.
Leave a Light On
You don’t want it to be obvious that you’re not home, and leaving a light on inside is a great way to fool would-be burglars. For a longer vacation, put a light or two on a timer to help keep your energy bills under control.
Ask a Neighbor to Use Your Driveway
Those pesky would-be criminals are always on the lookout for empty homes. The lack of any vehicles in the driveway can lead them to take a closer view. Avoid this by asking a neighbor to park his or her automobile in your driveway.
Stop Your Mail
Upon request, the United States Postal Service will hold your mail while you’re gone, and you can easily pick it up once you return. This will keep people from knowing you’re gone.
Unplug Small Electronics
You never know when a power surge might occur. Since you won’t be home to take care of any potential dangers, it’s a great idea to unplug small appliances and electronics that might be in danger.
If you would like to more expert advice on how to make sure your home is prepared before leaving on a spring vacation, please contact the friendly professionals at Air Assurance. We’ve been serving the HVAC 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 maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
Changing your air filter is one of the simplest things you can do to maintain your heating and cooling system. Unfortunately, it’s also the one thing that many homeowners forget to do. Forgetting about this small yet important task can have a negative impact on your HVAC system’s performance and your home’s overall indoor air quality.
If you find yourself forgetting to change your air filter time and again, you can use these tips to give yourself a reminder when the time comes:
- Put it on your chore list – One of the best ways to remember to change your HVAC air filter is to include it in your list of household chores. The chore list itself should be placed in a highly visible and commonly visited spot in your home. Your refrigerator door makes a perfect spot for a chore list.
- Use your phone or computer to set a reminder – you can also use technology to help remind you of those all-important filter changes, along with other HVAC maintenance items. The vast majority of phones, tablets and computers have calendars with built-in alerts and notifications. All you’ll have to do is pick a date when you want to change your HVAC filter, add a brief message and set your audio or visual alert.
- Keep spare filters in an obvious spot – Another thing you can do is place a brand-new air filter in a location where you’re bound to see it on a daily basis. This way, you’ll always have a reminder to change your filter. You can even slap a bright sticky note on the filter with the intended date of your next change.
- Have someone else remind you – You can even have a friend, roommate, family member or other loved one reminds you of when it’s time to change your HVAC filter.
To learn more about air filters and other HVAC accessories, contact the professionals at Air Assurance, addressing the heating and cooling needs of Broken Arrow residents 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 air filters and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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When buying a new air conditioner, you obviously need to focus on buying a dependable model that won’t blow your cooling bills sky high. But other considerations are important, too, including a number of things to avoid when buying a new A/C.
Save a lot of time and trouble by following these tips:
Don’t allow the A/C contractor to talk you into a certain capacity model without considering the unique factors of your home. A professional air conditioning installer should insist on conducting a cooling load calculation on your home. This involves taking into consideration a range of factors including your home’s size and layout, amount of window coverage, energy efficiency (level of air sealing and insulation), building materials, orientation to the afternoon sun, and more. Only when they determine your home’s cooling load can they recommend the right-sized A/C.
Don’t accept an estimate for a new air conditioner over the phone. The contractor should insist on inspecting your home, and learning about your energy habits, past cooling bills, and other factors that may affect what sort of central A/C is right for your home.
Avoid choosing the cheapest A/C available. While the upfront cost may be affordable, you’ll likely be plagued with higher monthly bills years into the future, as well as poor performance and more frequent repair bills. The A/C’s service life probably will be shorter than it would have been with a better model. In areas with hot summers, it pays to invest in a higher-efficiency A/C that will provide more cooling at a lower price.
Don’t forget about available rebates that might be available from the manufacturer, electric utility or HVAC contractor for purchasing a higher-efficiency air conditioner. Some years the federal government offers tax credits for high-efficiency A/Cs.
Likewise, don’t neglect to consider purchasing a maintenance contract that will assure annual professional maintenance for your new air conditioner. A well-maintained A/C will deliver better cooling at a lower price for a longer period of time.
For help choosing the right air conditioner 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 new air conditioner and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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Spring allergies can leave you with a runny nose, itchy eyes, and other unpleasant symptoms, but it’s not just the outdoors you have to worry about. Pollen and other outdoor allergens can make their way into your home through windows and on your clothes. You can also have dust and other indoor allergens in your house all year round. Use the following information to reduce allergens in your home if you have allergies.
Get Rid of Dust
Dust mites are the main reason why you might sneeze when you’re exposed to dust. These tiny critters feed on dust particles and trigger allergic reactions. You can reduce the amount of dust in your home by vacuuming and dusting on a regular basis. You should also place dust mite covers on your pillow and mattress to protect you while you’re sleeping.
Change Your HVAC Filter
If your HVAC filter hasn’t been changed in awhile, it’s most likely covered in dust and debris. This filter helps keep the air in your home clean while your HVAC system is in use. Replace your old filter with a new one to reduce the amount of allergens in your home.
Place Doormats at Each Entrance
Putting doormats at each entrance in your home helps prevent you and other family members, as well as guests, from bringing allergens in on your shoes. Put one doormat outside each entrance and another doormat just inside each entrance. You should also have anyone who comes into your home take off their shoes to avoid spreading allergens around.
Invest in an Air Filter
Air filters can boost the indoor air quality in your home throughout the year. You can get filters that are used in one room only or invest in a whole-house filter that covers your entire home. These filters can help cut down on the amount of allergens that are in your home.
If you need help reducing the amount of dust and other allergens in your home, please contact Air Assurance. We offer indoor air quality services for customers 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 spring allergies and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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Tankless water heaters are becoming a popular alternative to water heaters with conventional hot water storage tanks. Their unique design and ability to provide near-instantaneous hot water makes them a compelling option for homeowners looking to replace their existing water heater. As with any other type of appliance, a tankless water heater has its share of benefits and drawbacks to consider.
It’s no secret that tankless water heaters offer several advantages over their conventional counterparts. For starters, these water heaters can be up to 34 percent more energy efficient than a traditional water heater if your home uses 41 gallons of hot water or less on a daily basis. A typical tankless water heater also offers a longer lifespan than its traditional counterpart. Whereas a typical conventional water heater offers a lifespan of up to 15 years, you can get up to 20 years out of a tankless variant with proper care and maintenance.
There are plenty of other advantages to consider:
- Tankless water heaters provide near-instant hot water for ordinary washing, bathing and other household activities.
- The tankless design of demand-type water heaters takes up significantly less space than a conventional water heater. As a result, these units can be placed in areas where conventional water heaters can’t go.
- Tankless water heaters consume up to 50 percent less energy than their conventional counterparts.
- Unlike with a conventional water heater, you won’t have to deal with sediment issues.
Although tankless water heaters offer a broad range of benefits, there are a few downsides associated with these appliances:
- Tankless water heaters usually carry a higher purchase price than their conventional counterparts. This can be a sticking point for homeowners on a tight budget.
- Demand-type water heaters that still utilize a standing pilot light may consume more energy than those with electronic ignition.
- In some cases, tankless water heaters may not be able to offer the consistent flow rate of a large conventional water heater.
Still interested in having a tankless water heater installed in your Broken Arrow home? Then contact the seasoned experts 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 tankless water heaters and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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To keep your HVAC system working at its most efficient level, you must have tight ducts. Leaks in your ducts allow energy loss as heated or cooled air leaves the system before it’s delivered where it’s needed. Uneven or overly high energy bills are a clear sign of leaking ducts. Here’s why it’s important to keep your ducts tight, and what you can do if you suspect you have an issue.
Tight Ducts Keep Your Home More Efficient and Comfortable
Tight ductwork is crucial for two reasons. First, it keeps your home more comfortable. Leaky ducts can allow heated or cooled energy to escape before it reaches areas of your home, and this can hurt the overall comfort of your home.
Second, ducts that leak allow energy to leave the system, and with it the money you’ve worked hard for. Leaky ducts make your energy bills higher than they should be.
Signs of Ductwork Leaks
So beyond the discomfort or high energy bills, are there any signs that indicate you have a problem with your ducts? These can be signs of ductwork issues that need to be addressed:
- Rattling noises from the ducts
- Uneven heating and cooling throughout the home
- Loud “swoosh” of air flow
While these may or may not indicate a leak, if you’re noticing them, you need to talk to a qualified HVAC professional to ensure you don’t have a serious problem brewing.
How to Fix a Leak
Fixing a ductwork leak requires the right knowledge and understandings about how these systems work. Duct tape, unfortunately, is all-too-common of a solution, but one that does little real good. Instead, you need to seal leaks with mastic sealant or a quality metal tape designed for the purpose. However, finding the leaks is not always easy, so it’s always best to consult with a qualified HVAC professional.
Of you suspect that you might have a leaky duct problem in your Broken Arrow home, contact the Air Assurance team for an evaluation and workable solution. With tighter ducts, you will enjoy a more comfortable and more efficient home.
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 tight ductwork and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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