Three Reasons to be on a filter program:
- The filters help keep the HVAC clean so your system runs efficiently.
Having filters changed on a consistent basis will help with the dust in your home as well as the air quality.
But most importantly, you won't have to remember to go to the store and buy the filters and the correct size will be shipped to you.
How often do I really have to change my filter?
In the summer or winter, changing your filter once a month is a good idea – for your health and your HVAC system! Besides reducing allergens like pollen and dust in your home’s air, a clean filter keeps dust and dirt from building up in your HVAC system, a problem that can lead to early system failure.
A dirty filter also slows down air flow, so your air conditioner has to work harder to keep you cool. That means a high energy bill you’ll have to work harder to pay for.
One Hour Heating offers a special filter system called the MicroPower Guard which helps purify the air in your home. The particles hit the polarized media technology which generates an active electromagnetic field to charge both the airborne particles and the fiber of the disposable carbon-filled media pad. The polarized particles stick to the media and each other. This creates a virtual force field within the ductwork, capturing 97% of the most dangerous-to-breathe airborne particles.
Not only does it catch the particles, the carbon-filled media pad helps absorb odors and gases for better air quality in your home.
This MicroPower Guard system fits easily into your existing 1” furnace filter area. The carbon-filled media pad should be replaced every 3 to 4 months for peak operating efficiency. The replacement media pads are available in 3 or 4 packs.
If you would like more information, please visit our website.
A heat pump is a machine or device that transfers thermal energy from one location called the "source," which is at a lower temperature, to another location called the "sink" or heat sink which is at a higher temperature.1 In the winter, a heat pump removes available heat from the air outside your home (yes, there is heat in cold outdoor air) and moves it indoors, providing an even, comfortable temperature level throughout your home. There are seldom any warm or cold spots such as those that exist when a gas furnace alone is used. In the summer, it removes heat from inside your home and replaces it with cool air.
Heat pumps seem like they are running all the time because it actually is heating/cooling your home 85% of the time and only using your other heat source (furnace) a small amount of the time. The heat pump is considered the work horse or the heart of your system. Once the temperature outside goes below 35 degrees, then your gas or electric furnace will activate the burners or heat strips to heat your home. When your system is installed or when you get it serviced, the technician can set the lock-out temperature. The lock-out temperature of 35 degrees is industry standard for the Puget Sound area. So when the outside air hits that 35 degree temperature the heat pump communicates with the thermostat and kicks on the backup heat (furnace).
The heat pump is your first source of heat and your electric or gas furnace is your second source of heat. Heat pumps that have a Heat Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) 7.7 to 9.0 rating (what the heat pump is rated for in the heating season) will save you money on your utility bills and be energy efficient. So if you have a heat pump as your first source of heat with electric furnace as your backup heat source system, you would typically pay approx. $480 annually2. Versus an electric furnace as your only heat source, you would typically pay $1,266 annually2. So you can see that a heat pump/electric furnace combination could save up to $786 annually2. That’s quite a savings.
The other nice feature for us Washingtonians, is that we get the added bonus of air conditioning during our short hot summer months.
For more information on rebates in Olympia, Thurston County and Tacoma, Pierce County, click here.
1 Wikipedia Definition, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_pump
2 Tacoma Power Home Heating Cost Comparison, http://www.mytpu.org/files/library/heat-pump-cost.pdf
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is a service company and its promise to you is:
"Always on Time ...or You Don't Pay a Dime"
So if we are a minute late, your repair is FREE! We believe your time is valuable and we want to make sure we honor your time! Especially if you took time off of work or have other obligations, we want to make sure our professional service technician are there on time; hence our promise.
For your convenience, you can choose different time windows that meet your specific needs and then we guarantee that we will be there on time or it's free! Here are the 5 different time windows that will be presented to you by our customer care representative (CCR): Express, Reserved, Standard, Standby, and Emergency. One of our most popular windows is the Express appointment window. It is a "One Hour" window meaning we will be there within that hour specified. We have the flexibility to meet your time constraints with these 5 options.
A lot of times, customers see our name and think we install home comfort systems in 1 hour. The One Hour part of the name refers to the service part of the company. However, our install technicians will replace your system in a timely manner.
After you make an appointment by choosing your window, our CCR will dispatch our drug-free, background checked service technician to your home. Our CCR will call the customer to notify them when our technician is on their way. The service technician will call the office when they arrive, during the visit, and when they complete the call. This way our CCR can always make sure our technicians are on schedule before, during, and after a call.
We want to make sure we take care of your heating/cooling home comfort system in an efficient, timely manner.
Direct Energy Services is acquiring Home Warranty of America (HWA), a US nation-wide home warranty protection plan company, for $48 million. In 2010, Direct Energy Services acquired Clockwork Home Services to become the largest provider of heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical services, serving more than three million households annually in North America. The Clockwork network includes the One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and Mister Sparky brands.
This deal will eventually allow Direct Energy to sell protection plans in all 50 states, which means 100 million households will be able to use the benefits of the HWA. Based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, HWA provides whole home warranty services directly to customers through a national network of real estate agents, insurance professionals, relocation companies, developers, title companies, bankers, home inspectors and mortgage brokers.
The warranty plans offer full coverage for every buyer without the home age restrictions that are common on competitor's products. Service is a convenient 24/7 toll-free call away and repairs are performed by qualified, approved technicians. The Company offers a 30-day, money back guarantee on every home warranty. More information is available at www.hwaHomeWarranty.com.
"Adding HWA's capabilities will position Direct Energy to become the first high quality national home services player offering dependable, peace of mind home protection. American homeowners will be able to rest easy knowing their major appliances are covered 24 hours a day," said Eddy Collier, President of Direct Energy Services. "What's more, the acquisition of an established nationwide home warranty provider brings infrastructure for significant cross-sell opportunities with our residential energy customer base."
The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. It is expected to close during the first quarter of 2012.