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Purchasing a new air conditioning system should not be a frustrating experience. We will provide you with all of the information you will need to make the best choice for you and your family. We will install a system designed for your needs, with maximum efficiency, at a price you are comfortable with. Superior Service of Broken Arrow performs all installations to manufacturers standards to ensure an accurate SEER rating and proper airflow.

Why Buy Now?

  • New technology has enabled the creation of air conditioning systems that use so little electricity compared to older models.  By investing in a new, higher efficiency system, you will save money on electricity bills each month.
  • Air conditioning replacement is an investment in your Oklahoma home.  A new system will increase the value of your home as well as reduce your monthly operating expenses, making your home more attractive and affordable.
  • Financing your investment has never been easier.  With a low monthly investment plan, a new home comfort package is affordable for anyone.

Not sure if you should repair or replace? Well, consider this: if you’re operating an inefficient air conditioning system that breaks down a lot, it’s likely that it’s going to break down again. That means more expensive emergency service calls or possible damage to the other components of your heating and cooling system.

Also consider the ongoing cost factor. You could save up to 60% on your energy bills with new high-efficiency equipment. You see, even if your air conditioner is only a few years old, it could be terribly inefficient by today’s energy efficiency standards. Installing a new, high-efficiency cooling system can actually pay for itself in energy savings within a relatively short time.

If you are looking for an Oklahoma air conditioning company please call us today at 918-357-2248 or complete our online request form.

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Heat pumps are a great solution for your heating and air conditioning system. That’s because they work to provide both heating and cooling. Whether it’s the hottest day of the summer, or the coldest day of winter, heat pumps work day in and day out to provide your family with premium comfort.

By definition, a heat pump is a machine which moves heat. Heat exists in all air at all temperatures down to “absolute zero” (-460F). In the winter, a heat pump draws heat from the outdoor air and circulates it through ducts into your home. During the summer, it reverses the process and draws heat from your interior air and releases it outdoors. It also dehumidifies the indoor air as it cools it.

Benefits of a Heat Pump System

  • Because a heat pump does not burn fuel, it is safer and cleaner to run than a gas powered furnace.
  • A heat pump provides a more uniform temperature throughout a building. It does not produce a sudden blast of hot air as traditional furnaces do each time they kick on.
  • In the heat mode, heat pumps do not dry out the air the way traditional heaters do. The higher humidity maintained by heat pumps during cold weather provides for a healthier environment.
  • Heat pumps are more efficient and cost less to run than electric furnaces.
  • Because heat pumps are used year round (for cooling as well as heating needs), they cost less per hour of use (cost of purchase and installation divided by total number of hours used per year) than do individual heating and cooling systems, which each sit idle for a good part of the year.

The Heat Pump as an Air Conditioner

The heat pump serves as an air conditioner by absorbing heat from indoor air and pumping it outdoors. The heat pump contains an indoor coil which, in turn, contains a very cold liquid refrigerant. As indoor air passes over the indoor coil, the refrigerant-cooled coil absorbs heat from the air and so quickly cools that air. The cooled air cannot hold as much moisture as it did at a higher temperature. The excess moisture condenses on the outside of the coil, resulting in the dehumidification of the air. The cooled, dehumidified air is then forced (by a fan) into the duct system which, in turn, circulates it throughout the building.

At the same time, the absorption of heat by the refrigerant turns the refrigerant from a liquid into a vapor. A compressor pumps the heat laden vapor through a vapor line to an outdoor coil which discharges the heat extracted from the indoor air. As the heat is discharged, the vapor is cooled and changes back into a liquid refrigerant. The refrigerant is then pumped back through a liquid line to the indoor coil and the cycle is repeated.

In addition to serving as an air conditioner, the heat pump contains a reversal valve which reverses the flow of refrigerant and thus allows the heat pump to serve as a heater during cold weather. .

If you are looking for an Oklahoma heat pump contractor, please call us today at 918-357-2248 or complete our online request form.

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Residential hot water is a significant energy consumer for most households. In fact, hot water is sometimes the largest single energy cost. Using solar energy to provide at least some of the hot water in your household can result in significant savings.

There are several ways that solar energy can be integrated into a hot water system. Although solar boilers can be used on their own, they are most often used in conjunction with traditional water heaters which are powered by gas or electricity. In this kind of system, the water heated with solar energy can be used on its own (if it is hot enough) or as preheated water for the traditional water heater. Pre heated water will also dramatically decrease your energy bill.

Solar boilers can be used in any type of climate but are most practical in areas which don’t have freezing weather during the wintertime. Solar hot water systems in colder climates can use indirect heating systems which do not expose the water to the freezing temperatures. Instead, a fluid that resists freezing circulates through the solar panels and is used to heat the water. Southern climates can use direct heating systems where the water itself passes through the solar panels installed on the roof.

There are two basic types of solar hot water systems — active and passive. Passive systems rely on gravity and the natural flow of water from hot to cold. They are simple systems and require very little maintenance. They are durable and long-lasting. You can easily build simple systems yourself all you will need are parts that you can find in any hardware store.

Active systems make use of pumps to circulate the water. In some systems, the pumps can be powered with solar energy; otherwise they must be connected to the household electrical supply. In both systems a storage tank is needed to hold the heated water.

On hot days with plenty of direct sunlight solar systems can heat water with surprising efficiency. During this kind of weather, there may be no need to use electricity or gas as a backup. When the weather is colder, the solar heaters can preheat the water which passes into the traditional water heater. This preheated water requires much less energy to bring to proper temperatures which can result in significant savings on your energy bills.

As with all alternative energy systems there is a lot of room for your own imagination if you like that. If you don’t you don’t and just use the technology, but for those who like to play around with technology like myself these systems offer a myriad of possibilities to think about.

For example, a stirling engine converts changes in temperature into mechanical motion, for example to generate electricity. Mmm, that’s a nice thought. A change in temperature is something this system will provide, but it will also heat your water. A double benefit?

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Controlling your indoor humidity is very important. In many cases, the air inside an Oklahoma home is drier than a desert. Dry, indoor air is often the culprit for such common problems as itchy or cracked skin, eye irritation, dry nasal passages and damaged home furnishings. Dry indoor air can also increase the possibility of catching cold and flu viruses and can reduce the efficiency and effectiveness of your heating system.

Maintaining ideal humidity in your home can be the key to relief from dry nasal passages, static electricity, and dry, itchy skin. Proper humidity control is also important for minimizing the growth of bacteria, molds, viruses and dust mites.

We have the solution for dry indoor air. At Superior Service of Broken Arrow,  offer several different humidifiers, each designed to enhance your comfort by adding moisture to dry, indoor air. As warm, dry air passes through the humidifier pad, moisture is absorbed into the air and distributed throughout your home for a more comfortable indoor environment.

What can I do?

Your grandmother intuitively knew the answer to dry winter air. She left a pot of water simmering on the stove to add moisture to the house. While effective, this is not necessarily safe or economical. The best solution is to use an automatic furnace central humidifier that will maintain indoor humidity at the optimum level without the need to ever give it a thought.

How expensive are humidifiers?

Actually HUMIDIFIERS ARE FREE. They will pay for themselves in a couple of seasons from energy savings. Though you may not notice it, your body is constantly perspiring. When the air is dry, your perspiration evaporates instantly, creating a cooling effect. This is why rubbing alcohol feels cool when applied to the skin, even though the rubbing alcohol is kept at room temperature. Thus, proper levels of humidity result in a more comfortable home, at a lower thermostat setting. Simply lowering your thermostat a degree or two will pay for the cost of the humidifier in a couple of seasons. It doesn’t take much

If you are looking for an Oklahoma indoor air quality company please call us today at 918-357-2248 or complete our online request form.

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An air handler, or air handling unit and often abbreviated to AHU, is a device used to condition and circulate air as part of a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system. Usually, an air handler is a large metal box containing a blower, heating and/or cooling elements, filter racks or chambers, sound attenuators, and dampers. Air handlers usually connect to ductwork that distributes the conditioned air through the building, and returns it to the AHU. Sometimes AHUs discharge (supply) and admit (return) air directly to and from the space served, without ductwork.

At Superior Service of Broken Arrow, we offer air handlers that delivers comfortable conditioned air throughout your Oklahoma home. It works with an air conditioner to circulate cool air in the summer. Or, when paired with a heat pump, it circulates cool air in the summer and warm air in the winter.

If you are looking for an Oklahoma indoor air quality company please call us today at 918-357-2248 or complete our online request form.

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It would be great if you knew exactly what brand and model you wanted when you started shopping for your new heating or air conditioning system. Unfortunately, that’s very difficult to determine. In order to work like it’s supposed to, all three major components have to be matched exactly to each other.

You could come up with literally hundreds of combinations within one brand alone! There are all kinds of different models of furnaces, condensing units and evaporator coils as well as different efficiency levels, capacities and sizes. Once you start taking bids, you’ll see how many different choices you’re given. How can you decide what you need?

Most Oklahoma heating and air conditioning contractors will give you an estimate on one or two different brands. That’s probably what they warehouse and sell and there’s nothing wrong with that. Just remember, it doesn’t matter what brand you choose if the system is installed improperly! Most of the problems that arise after you purchase a system (including shortened equipment life) are caused by the installation and/or improperly sized equipment. I’ll tell you more about that later in the report.

While it is important to choose a heating and air conditioning brand with a history of quality, performance, reliability, and customer satisfaction – the brand itself is not as important as the installation of the equipment. If you are in love with a specific HVAC brand – We can get it.  But regardless, Superior Service of Broken Arrow, Inc. will repair and install ALL makes and models.

If you are looking for an Oklahoma heating and air conditioning company please call us today at 918-357-2248 or complete our online request form.

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For people who suffer from allergies, it may seem like there is no escape from irritants. One study showed that indoor air quality can be up to 5 times more detrimental to one’s health than air outside.

This can be caused by several reasons, or a combination of these reasons, with the most common problem being improper filtration. When allergy symptoms are at their peak, the problem is only exacerbated by this issue.

Sources of Indoor Air Contaminants

There are many causes of poor indoor air quality, and most of these problems can be detected and dealt with by professional heating and air technicians. Seasoned HVAC technicians possess the necessary knowledge, tools, and experience to identify and rectify most problems pertaining to poor indoor atmosphere quality.

Air Filters

As the air circulates throughout your home, the filter/s will remove harmful contaminates, dust particles, pet dander, and other allergens. Dirty, damaged, or poorly designed filters decrease the amount of contaminates that are filtered. Not only that, but clogged filters will also increase your HVAC system’s work load and decrease the life of your equipment.

Duct System

Poorly designed, incorrectly installed, or dirty ductwork will greatly increase the amount of contaminants and allergens found in your home. Leaky ductwork can let mold, dust, and other particles into your home, because the leak will usually be located in an area that bypasses the filter.

HVAC System

Improperly maintained central heating and air systems will lead to problems over time, including the accumulation and spreading of allergens in your home. It is recommended that you have your Oklahoma HVAC system routinely inspected by a professional HVAC technicianat least once every other year. Also, improperly sized systems can lead to the same problems.

Other Sources of Indoor Air Contaminants

Improper ventilation is another leading cause of the issue at hand. This includes all areas of your home, including attics and crawlspaces. Inadequate ventilation can lead to humid or damp conditions, which increase the appearance of allergens and contaminants.

Along the same lines, poor humidity controls can lead to the same problems.

Negative atmospheric pressure can also cause your home to contain unhealthy levels of allergens and irritants. Negative pressure can cause mold spores, dust, and pollen to be literally sucked into your home through cracks in the foundation and walls.

Experienced and reliable service technicians in Oklahoma can help you with your home’s poor indoor air quality issues. There are many services and products that can provide easy solutions, such as purification devices, humidifiers, treatments, filters, and duct sealing and cleaning.

Mr. Oliver is a marketing agent of Arundel Heating and Air Conditioning. The heating and air conditioning contractor provides comfort service in the areas of heating and air throughout Maryland and the surrounding areas. For information on their Heating & Air Conditioning Contractors in Maryland please visit their website.

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Whether in a home or in a commercial building, the heating, ventilation and air conditioning(HVAC) system is crucial to ensure a comfortable temperature, fresh airflow, and an overall healthy indoor environment. But over time, these systems can get dirty or damaged, reducing indoor air quality and efficiency, hitting your health and energy bill hard.

Some people believe air distribution systems do not get dirty, but thousands of buildings throughout the world suffer from significant ventilation issues including particle accumulation, insulation deterioration and mold growth. They mistakenly think that ventilation systems are pristine when installed, or believe filtration will stop everything. Some believe that it is less expensive to replace an HVAC component rather than keeping it clean and properly maintained. Others mistakenly believe that you just can’t clean ductwork. Here are some of the issues you need to know about:

Filtration Issues

HVAC systems become contaminated in a variety of ways. Improper filtration is a major factor. Low-efficiency filters, lack of a filter replacement program, and improperly sized filters can all allow particles and debris to flow into a home or building. The age of the system is also a factor. Filters may keep large particles from entering a system, but small particles will accumulate over months and years of service.

Duct Work Contamination

One of the most underreported problems in HVAC system maintenance is the deterioration of the insulation duct liner. It is estimated that more than 90 percent of HVAC systems installed over 10 years will have some level of insulation deterioration. Over time, the insulation fibers are distributed and blown into occupied spaces every time the blower turns on. Fibers from fiberglass insulation can become an eye, nose and throat irritant for some people.

Debris also enters HVAC systems during the installation process. When ductwork sits waiting in a construction yard prior to installation, it gets filled with dirt, debris, and rainwater. During many projects, newly installed ductwork may be dirtier than already existing ductwork. Many engineers are finally recognizing this issue and requiring contractors to seal the ductwork during transport and before installation.

Dirty Evaporator Coil

Over time, evaporator coils become matted with dust and dirt, which insulates the coil and significantly reduces the system’s ability to cool the air. This system will work longer and harder to keep a conditioned space cool, which very quickly leads to sharp increases in energy costs.

Cleaning your HVAC system will improve indoor air quality, air flow, efficiency and thermal comfort. Because your system is more efficient, energy costs also go down. Coil cleaning alone has been shown in multiple studies to increase air flow and increase efficiency of an entire system by up to 30 percent.

Indoor air quality is another major reason that HVAC systems are cleaned. A dirty evaporator coil has the potential to cause the largest amount of mold in the system. The combination of condensation and dirt buildup on a coil creates an ideal breeding ground for mold, which can get into the air and cause health problems.

So what is involved in cleaning an HVAC system? A proper cleaning includes the elimination of all visible debris and particles from all components of a ventilation system. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) has published an internationally recognized standard that specifies requirements for proper cleaning. NADCA is a widely recognized nonprofit trade organization representing certified contractors worldwide that sets standards and provides certification and training for the industry.

What about the effectiveness of cleaning insulated ductwork? In many cases, after cleaning, insulated ductwork can be treated with coating products specifically designed to “lock-down” deteriorated fibers and provide a new surface and extended life. Many of these coating products contain anti-microbial additives, which help to inhibit future mold growth. When insulation is beyond repair, fiberglass insulation can be replaced with a closed cell insulation product.

The best way to determine the need for cleaning any air-conveyance system is to perform a visual inspection. Many NADCA contractors have the capability and equipment to provide this inspection. For more information about HVAC cleaning and to find a certified and knowledgeable contractor, visit http://www.NADCA.com.
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How often do you drive past a home or other building and notice the air conditioner? Probably never, unless it is a window air conditioner that looks like it doesn’t belong there. True air conditioning means not only controlling the temperature, but reducing the humidity and purifying the air. Air-cooling is simply forcing cool or cold air into a room, space or building. For the purpose of this article, the terms will be interchangeable. The simplest way to describe it works is the same way your refrigerator keeps food cold.

That would be a fair enough explanation, if you know how a refrigerator keeps things cool. You do know that almost everyone has a refrigerator. You know they make a very quiet noise every few minutes. You know things stay cold and fresh longer. The refrigerator isn’t that complex. It circulates a refrigerant through a system of coils. The noise you hear is a compressor. The compressor compresses the gas refrigerant into a liquid. The liquid then moves through the coils and absorbs heat. We will go into greater detail shortly.

Many homes have air conditioner units in the back or side yard. Some have the window air conditioner, which is effective for cooling a smaller area. Office buildings and other larger buildings have the units on the roof or in large metal structures containing a system.

No matter what the size or the shape, most all air conditioners function the same way. As we said, it works essentially the same as your refrigerator. The principal is evaporation. Both the refrigerator and the air conditioner unit use a refrigerant that, in its normal state, is a gas. The gas may be one of several types or composition, but it is commonly referred to as Freon. The process of cooling the inside of a refrigerator, or for an air conditioner to cool a building space, is a cycle.

The first piece of the air conditioning system is the compressor. The compressor does just that, it compresses the refrigerant gas. The process makes the refrigerant become hot and, of course, under pressure. The now hot gas circulates through coils on the outside of the refrigerator or building and dissipates the heat. The heat dissipating cools the refrigerant gas back into a liquid. After the refrigerant becomes a liquid it goes through another piece of the system called an expansion valve. Running through the expansion valve produces evaporation and the refrigerant becomes cold and at low pressure. The cold gas continues through the interior of the refrigerator or building via coils. The cold, low-pressure refrigerant attracts and absorbs heat inside a refrigerator. In an air conditioner, a fan propels the cold air throughout the area or building. The cycle starts then all over again.

There is little doubt that most people look at air conditioning and air cooling as a welcome miracle. It is a simple process of converting a refrigerant gas to a hot liquid under pressure, then changing it to a low pressure-cooling agent to absorb heat; keeping us and our food cool.

Michael Russell Your Independent guide to Air Conditioning

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Superior Service of Broken Arrow provides you with the lasting peace of mind that comes from the best extended protection plan in the industryHere are just a few of the plan’s excellent benefits.

  • Provides up to 10 years of total coverage – Parts & Labor
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  • Protects you against rising repair costs
  • Can be transferred to a new owner if you sell your home
  • Paid via a one-time payment at time of purchase

And the benefits of Performance Promise coverage don’t end there. You can also enjoy:

  • No limit on the number of repairs
  • No worry about the cost of regular business hour service calls
  • Fast and easy access to service from the Indoor Outfitter™ who sold you your Coleman® system

Performance Promise is designed to help keep your home comfort system running at peak performance—without expensive repair costs.

If you are looking for a heating and air conditioning company in the Tulsa County area, please call us today at 918-357-2248 or complete our online request form.

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