Are you paying too much in repair bills for your heating system? Does it seem like those repairs occur more often than they should? When that is the case, upgrade to a new system from Pass One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning.
An HVAC unit that malfunctions on a recurring basis will leave you with a chilly house and cost you more in the long run than replacing it with a more energy-efficient model. Today’s energy-efficient systems have much higher AFUE ratings than older units, which will keep you warmer at a lower utility cost throughout the coldest stretch of winter.
When it comes to AFUE ratings, the higher the number, the more efficient the heater. Pass One Hour offers several highly-rated replacement units.
Signs it is Time For a New System
How can you tell it is time to replace your heater instead of having it repaired? There are telltale signs that include:
- When your heater has been in use for 10 years or longer
- When your home has hot & cold areas instead of consistent heating
- When your utility bills increase even though you have not changed your heater usage habits
- When you find yourself making more frequent repairs
- When the unit makes loud noises while operating
When you notice these signs, it is time for you to upgrade to a new system. Pass One Hour Heating & AC has been the industry leader for HVAC products and services throughout Southern Illinois for almost 40 years!
Our company has earned an A-plus rating from BBB, the highest industry standard. We are certified by the Comfort Institute.
Furnace Repair & Replacement
From the safety of your home to the cost of your energy bill, your home heating system can make all the difference. Among the most popular heating options for American homeowners is the furnace. Pass One Hour Heating & AC will make your furnace the safest, and most efficient, that it can be.
The last thing you need in the cold winter months is a furnace breakdown. Should it happen, our certified technicians will have it back up and running in no time. Our emergency crews are available around-the-clock, 7 days a week, to meet your needs.
Each of our trucks is stocked with more than $5,000 in parts. That provides a 99% probability that your Pass One Hour service technician has the solution to your problem on board and can fix it on the initial visit.
Furnace Maintenance Services
Your heating system is no different than your car. It needs to be properly maintained to run efficiently and reliably. That is why we offer a 20-point Precision Tune-up & Professional Cleaning to maintain your system’s peak performance, as well as your safety, throughout the extreme winter months. The steps include:
- Test & Cycle Furnace
- Check Thermostat Operation
- Check & Adjust Gas Pressure (Helps Keep Furnace Running Efficiently)
- Check Ignition System
- Check & Record Temperature Rise
- Remove & Clean Burners
- Clean Flame Sensor
- Check operation of Safety Controls
- Check for Gas Leaks in Furnace Area
- Lubricate Motors (If needed)
- Air Filters
- Primary Heat Exchanger
- Secondary Heat Exchanger
- Combustion Intake & Exhaust Piping
- Flue Piping
- Electrical Connections
- Circuit Boards
- Blower Assembly
- Draft Inducer Assembly
- Furnace Condensate Drain Line
Furnace System Installation
If your heating system is outdated, Pass One Hour offers a full line of furnaces to ensure the right fit for your home. The list includes:
- Highest Efficiency (95% AFUE rating)
- High Efficiency (92% AFUE rating)
- Basic Efficiency (80% AFUE rating)
Heat Pumps Installation & Repair
A heat pump is extremely versatile. Not only will it cool affordably and efficiently, it will also heat your home. For budget-conscious homeowners, a heat pump from Pass One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning can effectively replace your air conditioner and furnace.
Heat pumps are designed to pull heat out of the air or ground to heat a home or office building. When the cycle is reversed, they can cool a building just like an air conditioner. Because they transfer heat rather than generate it, heat pumps are more cost-efficient to use than other HVAC systems.
In a heat pump, the heat is transferred from a source (e.g. the ground or air) into a heat sink (e.g. your home). That is how it warms your home. Using a reversing valve, it reverses the flow of the refrigerant. Instead of pumping heat inside your home, the heat pump releases it just like an air conditioner and cools the home.
Different Types of Heat Pumps
There are many different kinds of heat pumps, but they all operate on the same basic principle of heat transfer. Heat transfer means that rather than burning fuel to create heat, a device moves heat from one place to another.
The most common heat pump is the air-source heat pump. It takes heat from the air outside your home and pumps it inside through refrigerant-filled coils. Inside this basic heat pump, you’ll find two fans, refrigerator coils, a reversing valve and a compressor.
This system is more commonly known as an air-air heat pump because it takes heat from outdoor air and transfers it to indoor air ducts. With the proper modification, air-source systems can work with other types of indoor heating systems. Other types of heat pumps are water-source and geothermal. They collect heat from the water or ground outside your home and concentrate it for use inside.
The bottom line is that a heat pump system is less expensive to install and operate than a centralized HVAC system. Pass One Hour can install a top-of-the-line heat pump and provide all the required maintenance and repairs to maximize its lifecycle.
Split System Heat Pumps
For homes without ductwork, a split system heat pump from Pass One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is the best option to heat multiple rooms at the same time. A split-system unit is cost-effective and energy-efficient. In addition to installing a new unit for your home in Southern Illinois, our certified technicians can repair and maintain the system throughout its life cycle.
What is a Split System Heat Pump?
A split-system heat pump is one of the few available options for distributing warm air as well as cool air into different areas of a home. This ductless system uses an external and internal unit(s) to keep a home warm during cold days and cool during warm days. It provides the perfect solution for homeowners who desire a centralized heating and cooling system but have no ductwork.
A split system is energy-efficient because you can independently control the internal units connected to the single external unit, setting different temperatures in each room as desired.
How a Heat Pump Works
Unlike heaters and furnaces that generate their own heat, heat pumps simply warm air from the outside during cold days to keep a home comfortable. By reversing the process on hot days, a heat pump will keep your home cool when temperatures rise by absorbing the warm air inside your home and blowing it outside to cool your indoor environment, much like an air conditioner. With a split-system heat pump, the external unit blows the warm or cool air into the home via individual internal units that can be controlled separately in the areas where they are installed.
Boilers Installation & Repairs
Although a boiler is one of the oldest heating systems around, it remains a favorite among homeowners because of its even heating in an energy-efficient manner. A boiler system uses radiant heat to warm the rooms of your home, giving you more comfortable and longer-lasting heat than you would get from other HVAC options.
For almost four decades, Pass One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning has been installing and repairing superior boiler systems for our customers in Carbondale, Mt. Vernon and Marion, Illinois.
How Does a Boiler System Work?
Using hot water from a boiler that is typically installed in the basement of your home, a boiler system generates radiant heat to keep rooms warm. The heated water is coursed through pipes, which are installed in the walls or beneath the floors of the rooms that need heating. This radiant heat keeps rooms warmer longer because of the warmed surface. Depending on your preference, you can choose from gas-fired boilers or oil-fired boilers with high AFUE ratings to provide energy-efficient heating.
Key Benefits of a Boiler System
Boiler systems are selected by budget-conscious homeowners who crave the advantages of this heating option. Some benefits include:
- Fewer allergens in the air – Compared to duct heating, boiler heating does not distribute dust and allergens into the air you breathe inside your home.
- Control of which rooms are heated – Boiler heating systems come with controls that allow you to choose which rooms or zones to heat, allowing you to pinpoint high-traffic areas.
- Cost savings on utility bills – Greater control of which areas are heated and which are not makes it a more economical and more energy-efficient choice than duct heating