Tips for Keeping Kids Busy When It’s Too Hot Outside

Brandi JohnstonAir Conditioning, Things to do

The summertime temperatures in Springfield, MO can be brutal when you consider heat indexes of over 100 degrees. If you’re looking for something to do with the kids during summer vacation, here are some great ideas. Indoor Fun Staying inside with the air conditioning keeps everyone comfortable. If you can’t go anywhere, you may need to get creative to keep … Read More

Beat the Summer Heat With These Cool Ideas

Frank ElstonAir Conditioning, Things to do

Stunning Sunlight beaming through trees - parkland with trees in the background a large double trunk tree middle distant and a grand golden burst of sunshine breaking through the trees

More sunshine and outdoor activities make summer welcoming, but with those perks come unpleasantly high temperatures and humidity levels in Missouri. You don’t have to suffer the whole season, though. There are ways for you to beat the heat in addition to running your air conditioning, so you can still enjoy your summer festivities. 5 Cool Ways To Beat the … Read More

Alleviate Allergies By Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

Frank ElstonAir Quality

Mature man taking out a dirty air filter from a home ceiling air return vent. Male removing a dirty air filter with both hands in a house from a HVAC ceiling air vent.

Allergies are a hassle to deal with any time of year, but especially when mold, pollen, and dust are high. You may think that staying indoors is the best thing to do under the circumstances, but the truth is that your home may also be a source of the very allergens you are trying to avoid. Just as important as … Read More

Get Set for Summer Heat With an AC Checkup

Frank ElstonAir Conditioning, Energy Efficiency, Maintenance

Technician is checking air conditioner in factory

The last thing you want to cope with on the hottest days of July is an AC repair. Make sure your air conditioning system is in optimal working condition before summer rolls around with a maintenance checkup from One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning. Our skilled technicians provide affordable, professional service with an on-time guarantee. Components of AC Maintenance Even … Read More

What exactly is Preventative Maintenance?

Frank ElstonAir Conditioning, Energy Efficiency, Furnace - Heating, Maintenance

  Heater Maintenance and Air Conditioning Maintenance in Springfield MO to Keep Your HVAC System Performing Hiring an experienced HVAC technician to inspect your HVAC unit every spring and fall is a good idea if you want to keep your unit running at its peak condition year round. They will perform maintenance tasks like cleaning wires and other mechanisms within … Read More

3 Issues Caused by a Dirty Condenser Coil


  Get more efficiency and longer life span of your air conditioner You may be wondering just exactly what condenser coil is. A condenser coil is located outside your home within the condensing unit. Condenser coils are a vital part in the reliability and overall operation of your air conditioning unit. The condenser itself is responsible for converting gas into … Read More

Have You Had Your Furnace Inspected Lately?


  Furnace Inspection and Furnace Repair Prevention is perhaps the most important part of home maintenance. Stopping problems before they start is always best way to avoid costly repairs. To keep your furnace functioning, you can do just that by having a qualified HVAC technician inspect your furnace every year. Annual furnace inspection and maintenance will make sure your furnace … Read More

How to Build the Cost of Heat Pump Maintenance into Your Budget


Heat Pump Cost As the heartbeat of your home, you do not want your heat pump to be out of sight, out of mind. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a neglected heat pump operating in your home will consume from 10-25 percent more energy than its well-maintained counterpart. Not only is more energy required to produce the same … Read More

What You Should Know About the New HVAC Federal Regulations


HVAC Federal Regulations 2015 will be seeing some big changes in the HVAC manufacturing and contracting world. The Department of Energy (DOE) and the American Public Gas Association (APGA) recently reached an agreement on the application of new Federal Regional Efficiency Standards, which will go into effect January 1, 2015. The regulations will apply to air conditioners and heat pumps, … Read More

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning Springfield MO Announces 24 Hour Emergency Heat Pump Repair Service and Support for All Major Brands of Heat Pumps


  Excerpt: One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning Springfield Offers 24 Hour Emergency Heat Pump Repair to Springfield MO Residents in Preparation of the Upcoming Cooler Months – Servicing All Makes and Models of Major Brand Heat Pump Systems. Providing 24 hour emergency heat pump repair and emergency system replacement of Trane, Goodman, Carrier, Rheem, Amana systems in addition to … Read More

Is Your Indoor Air Quality Making You Sick?


  Indoor Air Quality We spend so much time indoors breathing recycled air, yet it is quite rare that we consider the ill effects of doing so. According to, 70% of people don’t consider the quality of indoor air to be an issue at all, and only 9% do consider it to be a health issue. However, airborne contaminants … Read More

Do AC Cleaning & Tune-Up Services Improve Performance and Save Money


  Ways to Save Money – Get your Air Conditioner Cleaned and Tuned Up When an air conditioner breaks, your first thought may be to simply get another one to replace it (especially in the summer). However, there are several distinct advantages to getting your air conditioner cleaned and tuned up instead of running out to get a new one—not … Read More

Air Conditioning Tune-Up Discount Available


Save money with One Hour Heating and Air Condition Tune Up Discount Excerpt: “Springfield, MO’s residents can now take advantage of a limited-time offer for an air conditioning tune-up from leading A/C and heating company, One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning.” Read full article at: Download PDF: Click Here

The Benefits of Programmable Thermostats for Your Energy Bill (and More)


  Programmable Thermostats Springfield MO If you have a manual thermostat and find yourself forgetting to turn the heat down at night or before leaving the house, a programmable thermostat just might be the answer for you. A programmable thermostat can help in a variety of ways, the most significant being you’ll use less energy and save money on your … Read More

Maintenance For Your Gas Heating System


  Care for your gas heating system Keeping your gas heating system running smoothly, safely and efficiently is an important part of home ownership. Proper furnace maintenance supports optimal functioning and helps prevent hassles and breakdowns down the road. Maintaining your gas heating system can be done in just 5 basic but important steps: 1. Visual Inspection Start by turning … Read More

Repair or Replace Your Aging Furnace?


  Should I repair or Replace my Furnace Homeowners have to make a difficult decision when their aging furnace starts to become problematic – to hire a professional to repair the unit or to replace it with a brand new model. There is no right or wrong choice to make when faced with making this type of decision, but there … Read More

How Your HVAC Unit Impacts Property Value


  Increase Your Property Value with the help of HVAC Homeowners expecting to list their property often focus on updating appliances and fixtures, grooming the lawn and making the curb appeal as inviting and welcoming as possible. One area that many homeowners fail to address is their home’s heating and air conditioning systems (HVAC). It might surprise homeowners to learn … Read More

Signs That You Need to Call for Heating Repair


Heating Repair in Republic MO Dealing with a heater that has stopped working in the middle of a cold winter’s night can be frustrating at best; at times, it can be downright dangerous. Instead of waiting until your furnace has completely given up, now is a great time to take a good look at how well your system is performing … Read More

Winter is Coming—Does Your Home Need Heating Repair?


Do you need heater repair to prepare for the upcoming weather? The days are becoming shorter, leaves are changing colors, and you may have already started noticing that old familiar chill in the Missouri air—yes, autumn has finally arrived. While many of us are probably glad to leave those hot and sticky summer days behind, autumn’s arrival means those bitter … Read More

For Those in Need, a New Heater and Heater Maintenance is a Blessing


Heater donation Getting heater maintenance done can be a pain. Going without heat and paying ridiculous amounts for a company’s services is often what people endure when they need to get their heater fixed. At One Hour Springfield, we promise that our services are competitively priced and convenient. When you call us for maintenance, keep in mind that while your … Read More

4 Ways to Keep Your Heater Working Efficiently


Properly maintaining your heater with heater maintenance services from One Hour Springfield will save you on heating repair and utility bills and will ensure that you aren’t without heat when it’s cold outside. Besides receiving a regular inspection on your heater, here are four ways that will keep your heater working efficiently this winter. 1. Invest in a Carbon Monoxide … Read More

What Could Go Wrong With My Air Conditioner?


Issues with your Air Conditioner On a hot summer day, the last thing any homeowner wants to deal with is a broken air conditioner. While regular air conditioner maintenance can prevent many problems, air conditioners can and do break down, often at the most inconvenient time. Our HVAC technicians at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of Springfield explain what … Read More

Are You Abusing Your Air Conditioner?


Avoid costly air conditioning repairs A properly installed air conditioner is engineered to keep everyone in your household cool and comfortable for many years to come. Improper care, however, will not only cut years off of the unit’s service life but impair performance and drive up your energy bills too. Check out these savvy tips from the professionals at One … Read More

How to Save Money During Summer


How to Save Money on your Utility Bill When summertime comes, so also do high utility bills. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Summer energy savings is possible by changing routines, performing regular air conditioner maintenance and other home improvements. Saving energy this summer does not have to mean sweating in a hot house if you follow these … Read More

When to Be Concerned About Your Air Conditioner


Replace or Repair Your Air Conditioner? You do not have to be an HVAC expert just to know how to spot the signs that your AC unit needs to be repaired or replaced. If you are a homeowner, it’s in your best interests to know just what signs to look for. Here at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of … Read More

Protecting Your Home with the Comfort Club Program


Benefits of the Comfort Club Program Your home is a shelter that protects your family against harsh weather and seasonal temperature extremes. The last thing you want is for your air conditioner or furnace to fail you when you need it most, yet that’s exactly what can happen if your HVAC equipment isn’t properly maintained. During the heat of summer, … Read More

When to Consider Upgrading Your Air Conditioner


Replace Your Springfield MO Air Conditioner If your air conditioning system is more than 10 years old, needs a major air conditioner repair, or simply isn’t doing its job at keeping you and your family comfortably cool, chances are that a new cooling system can be a worthwhile investment. The experts at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of Springfield … Read More

The Science Behind Refrigerants


How do refrigerants work? Unless it’s a new model, vehicles are useless without gas. Your air conditioner unit happens to be in the same boat. Because the air conditioner’s gas—also known as refrigerant, Freon, or coolant—is so important to a well functioning unit, we highly recommend it as an integral part of your air conditioner maintenance. In fact, proper knowledge … Read More

What’s the Best Thermostat for Me?


Do you have the right thermostat for your heater and air conditioner? In today’s economy, homeowners are paying attention to home expenses more than ever. Energy-saving products such as a programmable thermostat can help lower your heating and cooling costs and manage your home’s energy usage. According to the Department of Energy, you can reduce your energy bills up to … Read More

The Particles You Breathe in Your Home


Air Quality in you Springfield MO Home Knowing what you are breathing in your home is important to protecting the health of your household. Many people do not think about this issue until a family member begins to show symptoms of certain skin and respiratory conditions. In fact, they may be surprised to find out that the air in their … Read More

Programming Your Thermostat for Summer Heat Savings


How to Save Monday on Your Summer Utility Bill The arrival of summer marks that time of year when air conditioning systems all over Springfield switch into high gear as city residents seek relief from oppressive heat. It’s also the season when cooling costs can skyrocket to new heights. At One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of Springfield, we understand … Read More

Why Choose One Hour Springfield for Your Home


Only The Best for Your Home in Springfield MO A home is sometimes referred to as a person’s castle. This analogy is indicative of how much value is placed on a dwelling. It’s a place where occupants don’t just desire but expect to have peace and comfort. With this understanding comes the action of ensuring that all methods of conveniences … Read More

Your Springfield Emergency HVAC Repair Specialists


Emergency HVAC Service and Repair Around the Clock When your heater or air conditioner goes out, you need it fixed right away. Whether the weather is freezing outside or it’s a summer heat wave, you need to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your home for the health and happiness of your family. Fortunately, you can trust One Hour Heating & … Read More

How Air Handlers Work to Save You Money


Air Handlers Save Springfield Homeowners Money The right air handler will improve the energy efficiency of your system and make your home more comfortable. Working with your home heat pump or central air unit, the air handler is what moves air throughout your home to create and maintain a consistent temperature. Below, discover how the right air handler from One … Read More

How Freon Helps Cool Your Home


How Does Freon Work? Although Freon is actually a registered trademark of the DuPont company, the name is commonly used to describe the refrigerants used in Springfield air conditioning systems. Refrigerant is the component most responsible for keeping your Springfield home or business comfortably cool. Because an understanding of the refrigerant cycle can be helpful when troubleshooting problems, One Hour … Read More

Upgrade Your Old System with One Hour Springfield


Upgrade to a new Springfield MO HVAC System At One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of Springfield, we understand that managing monthly fuel and energy bills can be challenging in winter. We also know that energy efficiency is the key to savings; the less energy your heater expends, the more money you’ll save. There are multiple ways to enhance the … Read More

Are You a Comfort Club Member?


Save Money by Joining the Club in Springfield MO Are you a Comfort Club member? If you are, it’s likely that you already know that regular heating system maintenance is the most economical way to make sure that you get the most from your home heating systems. Well-maintained systems operate with improved energy efficiency, better performance, and lower monthly energy … Read More

How Healthy is Your Home’s Indoor Air?


Springfield Indoor Air Quality The air ducts inside your home are a breeding ground for debris, dust, and other particles such as pet dander and mold. Once your air ducts are properly cleaned, your ducts will be free of all these contaminants and you will not have to worry about any particles being released into your home. At One Hour … Read More

How to Program Your Thermostat for Winter Temperatures


Program Your Thermostat for Winter Weather Adjusting your programmable thermostat inside your home to the most efficient setting possible will help to protect the environment and preserve the natural resources we currently have. Beyond helping the environment, you will also be saving money on your energy bill every month. Programming a thermostat to the desired settings will help save your … Read More

What Does a Heat Pump Do?


What is a heat pump? If you’re considering a replacement for a Springfield heating system that’s in need of heating repair, a heat pump is a cost-saving option. A heat pump installed by One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of Springfield can be up to 50% more energy efficient than a top-rated gas furnace. With the average home in Springfield … Read More

It’s Time for a Seasonal Heating System Tune-Up


HVAC and Heating Tune Up and Repair As you prepare for the change in climate, you will want to ensure your HVAC system undergoes heating system maintenance at an early stage. The benefits to heating repair far outweigh the amount of money you are going to invest by enlisting the assistance of One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of Springfield. … Read More

Heating Services in Springfield MO


Heating Service in Springfield, Republic, Ozark, Nixa and more Keeping you and your family warm is important, especially during the fall and winter months. When the days and nights start to turn colder, you need to make sure that your furnace is working correctly. If you need maintenance or repairs to ensure you don’t have major problems later, you need … Read More

Tips on Choosing the Right HVAC Company


Who is the best HVAC Company in Springfield MO The right HVAC company will not only ensure that you remain comfortable in your Springfield home all year round but will also help you save money by keeping your HVAC systems operating at peak efficiency. Whether you’re looking for a quality Springfield heating and air conditioning company for maintenance services or … Read More

Reasons to Schedule Maintenance for Your Heating & Cooling System


Schedule your Heating and Cooling System Maintenance with One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning The only thing to be expected from life is the unexpected. It becomes too easy to neglect the basic duties of tending a home, such as having your heating and cooling system checked. Rather than trying to remember to make appointments in the fall for a … Read More

What Does an Air Handler Do?


What is an air handler? An air handler (AH) is a critical component of a Springfield home’s heating or cooling system. In a central air conditioning system, the AH is typically housed indoors in the system’s central unit, a metal box that contains an air filter, a blower, dampers and other components that help the air conditioning system distribute and … Read More

Programming Your Thermostat for Summer Savings


How to Program your Thermostat to Save Money in the Summer Imagine walking through the front door of your Springfield home to a comfortably cool environment while still saving money on your energy bills, and you’ll understand why programmable thermostats have become so popular. With a programmable thermostat installed by One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of Springfield, you can … Read More

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality


Is Air Quality in my Home Important? Although a well-insulated home makes air conditioning systems work more efficiently, saving you money on monthly energy bills, indoor air quality can become a real issue in the hot days of summer. The air inside your Springfield home can be many more times polluted than the air outside. For those who suffer from … Read More