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Thermostat problems! Why? Smart Thermostats and the common user!

Trane Thermostat for the everyday user!

Trane Thermostat that is not for the everyday user! But for the ones who want to be connected, this is the thermostat.

 

If you are looking for a new thermostat for your heating and cooling system, do some research. Or call a professional that installs and services them everyday. Why? Because the choices are endless or least it seems that way.

 

Programmable or Non-programmable, gas heat or heat pump heat, emergency heat or auxiliary heat, Single stage or two stage, digital or led display, smart stat or no smart stat, internet ready and accessible or no internet access at all! The features and benefits are endless!

 

If you need help or repair for your thermostat call 405-618-2AIR today and we can help! And yes, even if you have tried to replace your own thermostat and now nothing works, call us or go to our website at airokc.com to schedule a service call and we can resolve the issue quickly in most cases.

“Need Air, Call 618-2AIR!”

405-618-2247 or 405-421-519

Gas Furnace Heating Equipment Rebates – Up to $2500

Need a new gas furnace? You may qualify for up to $2500 in rebates through the Oklahoma Natural Gas Energy-Efficiency Program. If you have consider replacing your gas furnace and replacing it with a high efficiency rating this may be a great way to save some money and improve your comfort level during the cold weather.

For more information on the rebate program click on the link below:

https://www.oklahomanaturalgas.com//media/ONG/EnergyEfficiency/HeatSystem.pdf

Or call A.I.R. Plus as 405-618-2247 or 405-421-5191 for additional information and details.

How much should an A/C, Heating or Air Conditioner Service Call Cost?

At A.I.R. Plus we charge only a Service Call Fee for quick repairs. What is a quick repair? Any repair that takes less than an hour to complete. 

So let’s say you call us for service. We arrive at your home and diagnose the problems as just a faulty capacitor on the blower motor inside the furnace. We would get your approval for the repair and quote you the cost for Service Call Fee and the part.

We would not charge you a service call fee and a labor fee. Just one price for the service and the part. 

If the repair would take longer than an hour to complete. We would only charge labor cost AFTER THE FIRST HOUR OF ACTUAL LABOR PERFROMED FOR THE REPAIR.

So don’t get caught by the double charges and misleading tactics of some of the HVAC business out there. Ask upfront how much the service call is and what it includes.

For comfortable air call A.I.R. Plus today at 40-618-2247 or 405-421-5191 for immediate service on your air conditioning, heating or cooling system.

A/C or Air Conditioner Leak! What kind of damage can it cause?

 

 

Look closely and you can see the hole on the bottom left hand side of the picture. This A/C leak destroyed flooring and trim in home. The home owner had to have the evaporator coil replaced to stop the leaking water into the hall way  of their home.

 

 

 

Electrical shorts were caused by this A/C drain not being properly maintained. Luckily the home owner was home when the short occurred and shut the A/C unit off at the electrical breaker. Otherwise it could have caused a serious and hazardous fire!

 

Mold Alert!

Look at the mold growth on this air handler in the attic. The mold from the backed up drain was so bad it was growing on the outside of the A/C equipment! This mold contaminated air is being introduced to their home and lungs! Please do not let a drain issue persist, it can cause serious damage and cost many of dollars to repair after the fact. Call A.I.R. Plus today if you need help with an A/C drain issue at 405-618-21247 or 405-421-5191 or go to or website at airokc.com to schedule an appointment online.

Air Conditioned Air – where is it going and why am I uncomfortable?

Supply Plenum – allowing cooled or heated air to escape to the attic!

 

As you can see from these pictures there are two different air flow issues that could be causing your discomfort in your home or business.

The supply plenum supplies the conditioned air to your duct work that distributes the air into the living space or work space. If it is losing that cooled or heated  conditioned  air into the attic the system will never perform up to it’s ability.

The return plenum pulls the conditioned air back into your heating or cooling system to be reconditioned to the desired temperature you have set at the thermostat. If the return air is pulling in unconditioned air from the attic it will never be able to perform during extreme outdoor weather.   

So have your heating and cooling system inspected every season to insure your system is not trying to do something it can’t do. Heat and or Cool outdoor air!

Your system will thank you and your pocket book will thank you for the lower utility bills and most of all for your improved COMFORT!

Call A.I.R. Plus today at 405-618-2AIR or 405-421-5191 to have your comfort level checked out! Or email us at gcollins@airokc.com to schedule an inspection or tune-up. Or go to our website at airokc.com

Return Plenum sucking in hot or cold attic air!

How much does a new A/C or Air Conditioner cost?

The cost for a new a/c unit or system can be very complex. In fact there is not a simple straight forward answer without some detailed information gathered at your home or business.

For example: You have may have a 5-year old complete heating and cooling system and it just went out of  factory part warranty coverage and your indoor equipment (furnace and evaporator coil) are in good shape and have more life in them. You may not need to purchase the entire system, just the outdoor a/c condensing unit is all you need.  Especially if it operates on the newer 410A refrigerant. So all you need is an estimate for the outdoor equipment and this may save you thousands of dollars in replacement cost.

Another example: You have a 11 year old complete system, operating on R22 refrigerant (R22 is the old refrigerant that is being deleted by the year 2020) and you find out you have a leak in the evaporator coil and the compressor is weak on the outdoor unit when it runs! But the system is a heat pump system set-up on dual fuel (gas furnace inside instead of an air handler) and the furnace has hardly been used because the heat pump has been used for all the heating for your home or business. The furnace may be of value for another 10-years if it is in good shape, which means you may only need to replace the evaporator coil and the outdoor unit -heat pump.

Last example, but here are many I could use: You have a 20-year old complete heating and cooling system and you have had a major failure with the outdoor condensing unit, the compressor has failed and needs to be replaced. The evaporator coil holds a charge but it looks like it is about to fail any minute and the air handler looks like it has been standing in water with all the rust you can see from the outside and inside! It’s time! Time to replace all the equipment and get a new 10-year factory part warranty on a new complete system – indoor and outdoor equipment.

Free Estimates, Free 2nd Opinions are a premium service that most HVAC – Heating and Cooling Contractors offer. If they don’t offer free on site estimates, then you need to keep calling until you find contractors that will give you free estimates and 2nd opinions. Get as many estimates as you can, this will give you some additional insight to all the options you may have. One contractor may see some other option the other did not. And always be wary of the contractor pushing for quick buying decision – quick sale!   

A.I.R. Plus offers free estimates and 2nd opinions for major repairs or replacement. Call 405-618-2AIR (2247) or Call 405-421-5191 today to set-up an appointment. Or go to our website airokc.com and click on Free Estimate.

 

 

 


Annual Summer A/C Inspection pays off big for customer!

We found this air low issue during an Semi-Annual Summer A/C Inspection

A customer called A.I.R. Plus for their annual A/C inspection and during the inspection we found this issue – see attached picture. This is a very common issues found inside air handlers and furnaces. This customer had no idea this had happened and would have had to endure the discomfort for the upcoming hot summer.  Luckily they called to  have their A/C system checked and inspected.

They said it was an investment they are glad they made!

Call 405-618-2AIR today to make your investment! Or go to airokc.com to schedule an appointment on line.

 

A/C Air Flow Restriction – What is it? Why is the amount of air so slow coming out of my a/c system?

Air Flow Restriction – Loose Insulation inside the air duct system or plenum-causing air flow problems in Cooling or Heating System.

What can cause an air flow restriction in your air-conditioning or heating system? The most common reason is a dirty or clogged air filter. The next most common reason is aging air duct work and or lack of knowledge. For example: air duct dampers are installed in the duct work system and the new home owner or business owner is not aware of them, flexible duct pipe has sagged and now has a kink in the run,  there is another air filter in the system up in the attic (double filtering), the evaporator coil is older and has never been cleaned, etc.

Or it could be a unwanted object restricting the air flow in the duct work system that is causing poor air flow into the home or a particular room. See the attached picture –  this is a good example of an older system that has experienced a problem with the glue that holds the insulation to the side of the sheet metal plenum, when the glue ages it will allow the insulation to come loose and then restrict the air flow.  And ultimately your Cooling/Heating or A/C system works harder to keep you comfortable!

So if you have concerns about the amount of air flow in your home or business, call A.I.R. Plus today for an inspection.

Phone 405-618-2247 or 405-618-2AIR or go to airokc.com to set-up an appointment .

Thanks for reading our post!

May God bless you and yours!

It is cold in here! Why? The dog chewed a hole in the heating and cooling duct work!

Hole in the return air plenum/platform.

As you may be able to see from the picture, a dog chewed into the bottom of this return air plenum which is located in the garage. The furnace being located in a garage area is very common, the furnace platform or return air platform/plenum in this case is one piece. So the outdoor air that is in the garage area is being pulled into the heating and cooling system. Then the heating and cooling system must heat or cool the outdoor air, not the conditioned air in the home. And this my friends is not good!

Your heating and cooling system is now responsible for heating and cooling conditioned air that it has conditioned in addition to outdoor air. This system will never keep you comfortable! So, check those HVAC units that are located in the garage. You never know what they have been subjected too in the past few weeks or months and may need to be repaired. Check them especially if you are having system performance problems or concerns.

Pets, bicycles, lawn mowers, cars and really any moving object can penetrate the old sheet rock casings for older systems. And penetrations are bad!

Call A.I.R. Plus if you need help with your system. We would love to help you!

Have a blessed day!  

Free Estimates for Air Conditioner, Gas Furnace or Heat Pump Systems

Do you need a new Heating and Cooling System? If so make sure you receive multiple free estimates from all the contractors you contact. And if the contractor or technician try’s to charge you for the estimate, you have the wrong contractor to do the job!

At A.I.R. we provide free detailed estimates for equipment replacement and for major repairs. All of our estimates will provide you with model numbers, manufacturer information, warranty information and financing information. And we always thank you for the opportunity to estimate the job and earn your business!

Call 405-618-2247 or 405-421-5191 free your free estimate today!  

 

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