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    Ductless heating systems afford numerous advantages for the Webster Groves household, facing an HVAC system replacement this fall. Hoffmann Brother’s Heating and Cooling identifies seven facts and reasons for Webster Groves homeowners to consider:

    Because ductless mini split systems condition both hot and cool air, these heating and cooling systems go by a few monikers: a ductless heating system, ductless cooling system and or a ductless system.

    For an entire Webster Groves household, a ductless heating system can be used as an alternative to a ducted system.

    Functioning comparable to a heat pump, ductless systems cycle refrigerant between an indoor and outdoor unit. In the heat mode, an indoor coil assumes the role of condenser and the outdoor unit acts as an evaporator. When the ductless heating system is in the cooling mode, its coils switch refrigerant responsibilities, absorbing and releasing functions (between liquid and gaseous states).

    The underlying difference between a ductless cooling system and a standard split heat pump is the indoor unit layout. The split heat pump has one indoor unit versus the multiple indoor units, contained by the blower fan and refrigerant coil of the ductless system.

    With a ductless system, there are multiple indoor units that contain a blower fan and a refrigerant coil.   Individual power and refrigerant lines connect each room’s blowers to the outdoor cabinet of the ductless heating system.

    Please contact Hoffmann Brother heating and cooling to determine if a ductless system installation is suitable for your Webster Groves’ property.

    A ductless heating system appeals to a household looking to curtail energy costs. Because these systems do not rely on duct systems to condition air, there is less energy loss. Hence, ductless systems are quite efficient, directly generating air to each room.

    Control flexibility represents another redeeming feature on a ductless heating system. Controlled by each room or a thermostat, household occupants have the ability to manage warmth and coolness according to his or her personal preference. Not to mention, for an added energy savings, a ductless system allows Webster Groves homeowners to shutdown heating or cooling in certain rooms.

    During operation, many Webster Groves homeowners rave about the ductless system’s quietness.

    If you’re interested in a reliable ductless system installation, or financing options, please visit Hoffmann Brothers heating and cooling at http://www.hoffmannbros.com/webster-groves.html

     

     

    Hoffmann Brothers encourages University City residents to observe National Preparedness awareness month, this September.

    If your University City household does not have an emergency disaster plan, September is a good month to develop a contingency blueprint and emergency kit," endorses safety advocate, Robert Hoffmann.

    “As the owner of a heating and cooling company, I preach to my employees the importance of safety, specifically on house calls," shares Mr. Hoffmann, who is also owner and founder of Hoffmann Brothers Heating and Cooling.

    1) Start with an emergency kit if your home does not already have one.

    • What are the contents of an emergency kit?Flashlights, batteries, an emergency (solar) crank radio kit with solar, food supplies for two weeks, a hazmat mask, maps, one to two gallons of water a day per person, hand sanitizer and other emergency goods.
    • Does your home have a lower level room, void of windows? During a tornado watch, meteorologists recommend that people seek shelter in subterranean spaces.
    • What is the evacuation route from your home in the event of a flood, tornado or other disaster?
    • Where should the occupants of your home meet in the event of an evacuation? Select a church or another public landmark to have family members converge in the event of a crisis.
    • Remember to test fire detectors and carbon monoxide testers.
    • “Furnaces, water heaters, and air conditioning systems call for annual inspections to prevent fires, carbon monoxide poisoning and other combustive scenarios,” urges Robert Hoffmann, founder and owner of Hoffmann Brothers.

    2) The next step of the emergency preparation is developing a plan of action. Refer to the following checklist to create an emergency plan for your University City household.

    3) Several other household tests can ready your home for a crisis or prevent a tragedy.

    4) Try to keep an emergency stash of cash. Figure $150 per family occupant

    5) For additional tips on being ready for an emergency http://www.ready.gov/september

    For the best heating and cooling service in University City, add this URL address to your favorites http://www.hoffmannbros.com/university-city.html. Share your safety tips, photos and videos on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Hoffmannbros.

     

    A ductless installation affords a flexible option for heating and cooling a Town and Country household.

    What characterizes a ductless mini split heat pump's energy savings?

    Energy savings transpire for two primary reasons with a ductless system. The first is that a ductless mini split heat pump directly supplies each room with conditioned air, eliminating the energy losses associated with a ventilation shaft. Moreover, a ductless heating and cooling system enables end users an ability to adjust temperatures where and as needed throughout the home.

    Noteworthy: Ductless heating systems also go by the moniker: ductless mini split heat pumps.

    Does ductless mini split heat pumps negatively affect indoor air quality?

    Ductwork is oftentimes a hotbed for airborne contaminants. With a ductless installation, Town and Country, households improve indoor air quality (IAQ), especially those suffering from allergy and asthma.

    "Ductless installation’s suit homeowners, who are rebuilding or constructing a new property in Town and Country. Ductless mini split heat pumps also provide homeowners additional living space, because there's no ductwork to factor in the design.

    What types of Town and Country properties are compatible for a ductless system?

    Any residential property in Town and Country designed with a lengthy or intricate ventilation system is incompatible for a ductless mini split heat pump. However, a ductless system is ideal in homes using separate air-conditioning units, new additions and households with poor air flow.

    What other parts comprise a ductless system?

    A ductless system includes three primary parts:

    An indoor unit is one component of the ductless mini split system. It can be mounted either on a ceiling or wall, each room manages its temperature via ductless system.

    A ductless heating and air-conditioning system connects to one outdoor unit.

    And to fine tune each room’s temperature, the ductless system also connects to a remote controller.

    Please contact Hoffmann Brothers at 314-664-3011 or to read more about the various parts of a ductless split system, please visit our resource pages at http://www.hoffmannbros.com/heating/installation/ductless-heating-systems.html

    OR http://www.hoffmannbros.com/town-and-country.html

     

    When Sunset Hills' residential property owners call Hoffmann Brothers, it's often for air conditioner (AC) maintenance, an emergency AC replacement or to amend other indoor air quality services. What many homeowners don't know--is that Sunset Hills’ preferred contractor for AC provides an extensive menu of professional contractor services.

    “We know that good help is hard to find. Fortunately, Sunset Hills residents can rely on us for other household services calls,” declares a customer service representative of the local air-conditioning company.

    Where to Schedule Other Household Services in Sunset Hills?

    Many Sunset Hills residential property owners prefer the convenience of relying on one entrusted contractor to provide expert service. In Sunset Hills, that expert would be Hoffmann Brothers.

    Bathroom + Kitchen Remodeling

    There's no remodeling kitchen or bathroom project to large or small for Hoffmann Brothers. Even though, the air-conditioning contractor contributes to major commercial buildings and developments in southeast Missouri, Hoffmann Brothers is a trusted contractor for bathtubs and bathroom faucets, garbage disposals and water treatment.

    Plumbing

    Water line replacements, plumbing inspections, and back flow water device testing, is a short list of the Sunset Hills plumber services.

    Water heater service

    From draining a conventional gas water heater, replacing a hot-water tank to designing a tankless water heating system, Hoffmann Brothers is a licensed water-heating specialist, serving Sunset Hills residents.

    “Although we service any type of water heating brand (GE, Rheem, AO, Bosch AO Smith, Bradford White, Whirlpool, Rinnai, Paloma, Kenmore, and more) we endorse only the best: Noritz and State hot-water heaters.

    Read more about these premier water heating products: http://www.waterheaterstlouis.com/tankless-water-heaters/products.html

     

    Geothermal heating and cooling systems.

    Energy tax credits afford up to 60% annual savings in energy costs associated with air-conditioning and heating the house and water supply. Hoffmann Brothers is also an ENERGY STAR certified, preferred contractor for Sunset Hills’ homeowners.

    Stash this discount coupon http://www.waterheaterstlouis.com/coupons.html for your next house all in Sunset Hills residents.

     

     

    Renter 101: Tenant - Air Conditioner Maintenance

    What Every St. Louis City Tenant Should Know About the AC

    Because renters are not vested in a rental property, they're often unaware of the ramifications of a broken or hazardous air-conditioning system. St. Louis City (SLC) air-conditioning contractor provides landlords and tenants with an AC checklist of facts and details to observe.

    1) Air conditioners have meltdowns and breakdowns.

    2) When a cooling system never shuts off, it's generally the sign that the system needs a tune-up and cleaning.

    3) Other warning signs of a malfunctioning air conditioner includes: an unusual vibrating noise and the release of tepid air, or excessive condensation.

    Safety

    1) Never try to repair a faulty air conditioner.

    "Inspire responsibility, by requiring tenants to report any faulty cooling systems. If your tenants own their own system, require that only an AC contractor licensed in St. Louis City has the authorization to administer repairs in your building," advises a spokesperson of Hoffmann Brothers Heating and Cooling

    2) Never refill the air conditioner with refrigerants, such as R-22, which has combustive elements.

    3) To prevent mold growth, do not open windows on muggy days. Keep moisture out by sealing air pockets, drafts and other air leaks.

    4) Keep clutter, items and debris clear of the air conditioner to complement safety.

     

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    For the best safety and energy savings, an air conditioner should be clear of debris and clutter.=

    Saving energy

    1) To reduce energy costs associated with cooling the home. By replacing the air conditioner's filter every 30-45 days,

    2) Air conditioners need maintenance every year for safety and energy conservation purposes.

    3) When the apartment or house is vacant, turn the thermostat up to 78 degrees. Remember to close any blinds and window dressings to block out the sun. This energy-saving strategy will cut 5% of your summer bill.

    Note to Property Owners and Landlords

    If your building provides individual air-conditioning units or maintains a roof top unit or other cooling system, Hoffmann Brothers employs an elite staff of HVAC technicians. With high grades in Angie's List, the St. Louis Better Business Bureau and St. Louis City property owners, Hoffmann Brothers is a trusted expert.

    Score a discount>> http://www.hoffmannbros.com/coupons.html <<on air conditioning repairs

     

     

    As for choosing an air-conditioning contractor (AC) in St. Peters, residents do not have a shortage of contractors. Inflated repair costs, unprofessional service and a lack of guarantees leave many homeowners unsatisfied with AC serve in St. Peters. With so many AC contractors in St. Peters, sometimes it’s hard to find the best expert.

    However, when it comes entrusting one’s home to a consummate professional, Hoffmann Brother’s Heating and Cooling is the contractor of choice in St. Peters.

    “We try to take the pain and uncertainty out of hiring an AC contractor,” admits an AC expert at Hoffmann Brother’s heating and cooling.

    Reputation matters.

    Hoffmann Brothers upholds an impeccable reputation from Angie’s List, local municipal officials to the Better Business Bureau (BBB). For more than 3-decades, Hoffmann Brothers heating and cooling contractors have designed, installed and repaired every HVAC system imaginable in the counties of St. Charles, St. Louis and St. Clair. With that expertise, Hoffmann Brothers has become an entrusted AC contractor for many of St. Peters residential and commercial property owners.

    <<Read more about air conditioning service in St. Peters >> http://www.hoffmannbros.com/st-peters.html <<.

    Higher hiring standards

    Meticulous hiring practices are another reason that Hoffmann Brothers outdistances other AC contractors in St. Peters. The HVAC company also upholds stringent service call standards. For instance, AC technicians are prohibited from smoking cigarettes during service calls.

    “We have a low turnover rate. Most of our HVAC specialists have been with the Hoffmann Brothers team for more than 10 years.”

    Service guarantees.

    Affordable prices and service guarantees are two reasons St. Peters’ residents choose Hoffmann Brothers over other AC contractors. “To ensure satisfaction, we offer a service guarantee on any part that we install. Not to mention, we offer a fuss-free two-year service guarantee with all AC installations,” states another spokesperson of the St. Peter’s AC company.

    Take the guess work out of your next AC repair call in St. Peters. Please dial 314.664.3011.

    “In observation of ‘Air-Conditioning Days,’ we’re reminding Richmond Heights residents the importance of a programmable thermostat and other approaches to curtail energy costs around the home this summer,” asserts an air conditioner (AC) contractor.

    Here’s how it works:

    During the day when the home is vacant, setting the thermostat on a high temperature saves 1% of your Richmond Heights home’s cooling costs for every degree raised.

    In other words, when Richmond Heights households raise the temperature on the thermostat from 75 degrees to 78 degrees, your home could save as much as 3% a month in cooling costs in Richmond Heights.

    After work and school hours, cool the home’s atmosphere by reducing the temperature two to three degrees.

    For extra energy savings, raise the thermostats’ temperature when the occupants are sleeping to conserve energy for 6 to 8 eight hours. The thermostat can be set to go on when your family wakes up.

    FACTOID: In Richmond Heights, programmable thermostats accommodate energy management in the winter too.

    Summer Energy Tips for Richmond Heights residents.

    In addition to installing or using a programmable thermostat, here an air-conditioning contractor of Hoffmann Brother prescribes the following strategies:

    Replace the AC’s filter every 30-days to improve energy efficiency and indoor air quality (IAQ). Not to mention regular air filter changes extend the life cycle of an air-conditioning system.

    To improve your air conditioning’s energy efficiency, have it tweaked each year, saving as much as 5% in energy costs. Air conditioning studies illustrate that improperly maintained ACs have an abbreviated shelf life than a well-maintained air conditioner.

    Whether you reside in Richmond Heights, need an air-conditioning repair or just require dependable HVAC service year round, you can always count on Hoffmann Brothers for reliable support. Please add our URL address> http://www.hoffmannbros.com/richmond-heights.html <to your favorites.

     

    St. Louis AC Contractor Reviews, Energy Saving Tactics

    With 2.5 months of summer left, it’s not too late to explore approaches to curtail the season’s energy expenditures. A representative of Hoffmann Brothers, a preferred heating and air conditioner specialist in St. Louis highlights several money-saving tactics to lowering cooling costs this summer.

    Programmable thermostats help manage temperatures. “Many of our customers save as much as 15% a year on energy costs to cool and heat the home,” divulges an air-conditioning engineer of Hoffmann Brothers.

    Reduce the temperature three to five degrees when the home is vacant. Studies, documented by the U.S. Department of Energy show that homeowners save 1% for every lowered degree.

    Light fixtures, the TV and other appliances generate heat when turned on. As a result, these appliances counter the AC’s cool. When rooms are not in use, power down televisions, light fixtures and all other appliances.

    In St. Louis City and County, Hoffmann Brothers has been the preferred air-conditioning contractor for the last three decades.

    In the daytime or very sunny days, block out radiant heat. Close window dressings, such as blinds, drapery and shutters.

    Supplement the cool.

    Use a fan or portable cooling system to supplements the air conditioner’s chill.

    “To protect against a fire or other unforeseen situations, never ever leave a fan plugged in when your home is vacant,” advises the founder of Hoffmann Brothers Heating and Cooling, Robert Hoffmann.

    Air-conditioning systems are predisposed to accumulate dust and other debris. This accumulation impedes the AC’s ability to cool the home efficiently. To improve the life of your air conditioner and complement energy conservation, swap out the air filter every 30 - 35 days.

    And when you contact Hoffmann Brothers heating and cooling, don’t forget to claim this discount on your next house call in St. Louis

     

    How to evaluate air conditioning contractor reviews in Oakville? On the Internet, it’s a known fact that all information is not always factual. If you’re reviewing which AC contractor to call for a repair, installation or replacement, refer to these smart consumer tips.

    Missouri Attorney General’s Office

    The Missouri Attorney General’s office embodies the most reliable source of illicit air-conditioning complaints. Because the agency has to investigate these cases, Oakville and St. Louis County residents can always rely on the agency for unbiased complaints or reviews on air-conditioning contractors.

    Which resource reveals unbiased reviews on contractors?

    The Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List represent the most reliable resources for investigating complaints and positive reviews for air conditioning contractors in Oakville,

    www.hoffmannbros.com/oakville.html. Similar to the AG’s office; property owners and businesses can solve problems related to service.

    An air-conditioning contractor should be a member of the ACCA or the ASHRAE.

     

    BBB

    The Better Business Bureau is another reliable resource for reviews and feedback on air- conditioning contractors in Oakville, MO. The agency often serves as a liaison between a disgruntled customer and air conditioning contractors.

    FACTOID: The founder of Hoffmann Brothers heating and air-conditioning service is not only a recognized leader in Oakville but also an active chairman of the BBB St. Louis.

    Angie’s List

    In recent news, Hoffmann Brother air-conditioning earned a coveted rating on Angie’s List.

     

    How to evaluate air conditioning contractor reviews in Oakville? On the Internet, it’s a known fact that all information is not always factual. If you’re reviewing which AC contractor to call for a repair, installation or replacement, refer to these smart consumer tips.

     

    Missouri Attorney General’s Office

     

    The Missouri Attorney General’s office embodies the most reliable source of illicit air-conditioning complaints. Because the agency has to investigate these cases, Oakville and St. Louis County residents can always rely on the agency for unbiased complaints or reviews on air-conditioning contractors.

     

    Which resource reveals unbiased reviews on contractors?

     

    The Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List represent the most reliable resources for investigating complaints and positive reviews for air conditioning contractors in Oakville,

     

    www.hoffmannbros.com/oakville.html. Similar to the AG’s office; property owners and businesses can solve problems related to service.

     

    An air-conditioning contractor should be a member of the ACCA or the ASHRAE.

     

     

     

    BBB

     

    The Better Business Bureau is another reliable resource for reviews and feedback on air- conditioning contractors in Oakville, MO. The agency often serves as a liaison between a disgruntled customer and air conditioning contractors.

     

    FACTOID: The founder of Hoffmann Brothers heating and air-conditioning service is not only a recognized leader in Oakville but also an active chairman of the BBB St. Louis.

     

    Angie’s List

     

    In recent news, Hoffmann Brother air-conditioning earned a coveted rating on Angie’s List.

     

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    Social Media

     

    “Although many Internet users turn to Yelp for consumer information, some illicit companies use the site to decimate their competition,” reveals a social media marketer.

     

    Nevertheless, an AC contractor’s social media sites can be a good resource for positive and negative reviews. Please stop by our Facebook page to read our consumers reviews on our AC service in Oakville.

     

    “We aim to please and stand out from other air conditioning contractors in testifies founder Robert Hoffmann(314) 664-3011.

     

    Social Media

    “Although many Internet users turn to Yelp for consumer information, some illicit companies use the site to decimate their competition,” reveals a social media marketer.

    Nevertheless, an AC contractor’s social media sites can be a good resource for positive and negative reviews. Please stop by our Facebook page to read our consumers reviews on our AC service in Oakville.

    “We aim to please and stand out from other air conditioning contractors in testifies founder Robert Hoffmann(314) 664-3011.

    “Ductless air-conditioning systems are becoming a common upgrade among Mehlville homeowners. Unlike an air conditioner that relies on the duct system to impel cool air, ductless air conditioners work independently. However, these are not the only facts to know about a ductless air system. Read more on the ductless air-conditioning units in Mehlville.

    “Before you invest in a ductless air conditioner, here are 10 data points to know,” shares an air-conditioning contractor of Hoffmann Brothers Heating and Air-Conditioning.

    DID YOU KNOW? Ductless Air Conditioners are often referred to as a ductless mini split heat pump, a ductless system or heat pump.

    FACTOID: Hoffmann Brothers has more than three decades of experience repairing, installing and designing energy-efficient cooling systems in southeast Missouri.

    Mehlville homeowners need not to worry about ductwork damage with a ductless mini split system. Because heat gain is non-existent in a ductless system, these cooling systems tend to be more energy efficient. However, in the winter, some Mehlville homeowners need more than a heat pump to keep the home toasty.

    An ability to control temperature from room to room appeals to some Mehlville homeowners, switching over to a ductless system.

    With a ductless cooling system, it alleviates contamination concerns, associated with poor indoor air quality (IAQ). In a standard, cooling system, contaminants become entrapped in the ductwork. Through wall mounted blowers, ductless systems deposit cool air into certain rooms. As a result, many households in Mehlville often need two to three ductless systems.

    We will perform an energy audit to determine your home’s cooling and heating load calculation. Depending on your home’s layout, a ductless mini split heat pump may or may not be necessary. But, whatever the cooling and heating requirements are for your Mehlville residential property, we’ll design a cool, energy-efficient air-conditioning system.

    If you have a question for our air conditioning specialists, please post it here or call us at 314-664-3011.

    When to Replace the Home’s Cooling System?

    When is it time to for Lemay homeowners to make an AC replacement? What are the warning signs of an imminent air conditioner replacement? Cooling contractor, Hoffmann Brothers highlights the warning signs of an AC replacement.

    Meteorological Fact: According to Weather.com, July is the warmest month of the year in LeMay, MO.

    Although air-conditioning manuals outline how and when to maintain an AC, none tell when an AC replacement is in order.

    Outmoded

    Age factors in with the air-conditioning replacement. Ten years is the average time span for an AC. Cooling systems designed more than a decade ago are not as energy efficient as the air-conditioning systems of today. Because the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US. Department of Energy (DOE) have instituted new carbon emission standards; air conditioners are far more energy-efficient than ever.

    “If your AC’s parts are still under warranty, an AC parts replacement may be in order opposed to an outright upgrade. We’ve been” shares a representative of LeMay’s preferred air conditioning specialist.

    Unreliable cooling performance.

    When an air-conditioning system is unable to maintain its cool, or is perpetually malfunctioning, AC replacement part or unit is imminent.

    “Lemay homeowners may consider replacing a poor performing AC sooner than later. By the time you add up those higher monthly energy costs and repairs, a new system offers more value and definitive comfort ”

    ”However, not all air-conditioning problems involve an outright AC replacement. Sometimes, poor insulation, a faulty coil, or undersized air duct problems hinder an AC’s performance and overall energy efficiency.”

    We’re in the business to service and help save our client’s heating and cooling costs. So, we tend to over-investigate all components before, recommending any air-conditioning replacement to LeMay homeowners,” divulges Hoffmann Brother’s spokesperson.

     

    Are the occupants of your St. Clair County household suffering from allergies? Are you concerned about poor indoor air quality (IAQ)?

    Particulate matter (PM) is a common problem in some St. Clair County homes.

    Smoke, dust and fumes contribute to a household’s indoor air quality. Bacteria, dust mites, viruses, pollen and mold represent the most prevalent biological contaminants found in the average U.S. home.

    Some St. Clair County households benefit from high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. These air filter systems are effective at removing larger airborne particles, such as pollen, dust mites and cockroach allergens. The only drawback is that because airborne contaminants tend to settle, an HEPA does not have the capacity to capture these particles.

    ”In commercial buildings, an HEPA can be quite effective at filtering out mold spores, dust, pollen, and animal dander,” reveals an IAQ expert of Hoffmann Brothers Mechanical Contractors.

    “To prevent pollen from entering the home, try to keep windows and doors shut to block these airborne contaminants. If your St. Clair County home uses a window unit air conditioner, be sure to check the filter often for air filter replacements.

    Some contaminants settle and thrive on heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVACs) systems. These interior environments are ripe for the spread of mold, viruses and other bacteria.

    During preventative maintenance of the heating and air-conditioning system, Hoffmann Brothers cleans parts (ductwork, drain pans, and/or cooling coils) of the AC system for better indoor air quality.

    To terminate biological pollutants, some experts recommend ultraviolet germicidal irradiation UVGI cleaner that is used with UV lamps to eradicate biological pollutants such as mold, bacteria, and viruses could be growing on an HVAC’s parts.

    If you consider an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation UVGI cleaner, note that the UV exposure is not always strong enough to defend against biological contaminants, such as mold and bacterial spores.

    Remember that monthly air filter replacements are an aspect of healthy indoor air quality.

    Whether you opt for an HEPA, UVGI or other type of air purification system, Hoffmann Brothers can prescribe a solution to help your family breathe easier at home.

    Please save this special discount on your next house call for air conditioning, IAQ, or heating in St. Clair County.

    Are the occupants of your St. Clair County household suffering from allergies? Are you concerned about poor indoor air quality (IAQ)?

    Particulate matter (PM) is a common problem in some St. Clair County homes.

    Smoke, dust and fumes contribute to a household’s indoor air quality. Bacteria, dust mites, viruses, pollen and mold represent the most prevalent biological contaminants found in the average U.S. home.

    Some St. Clair County households benefit from high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. These air filter systems are effective at removing larger airborne particles, such as pollen, dust mites and cockroach allergens. The only drawback is that because airborne contaminants tend to settle, an HEPA does not have the capacity to capture these particles.

    ”In commercial buildings, an HEPA can be quite effective at filtering out mold spores, dust, pollen, and animal dander,” reveals an IAQ expert of Hoffmann Brothers Mechanical Contractors.

    “To prevent pollen from entering the home, try to keep windows and doors shut to block these airborne contaminants. If your St. Clair County home uses a window unit air conditioner, be sure to check the filter often for air filter replacements.

    Some contaminants settle and thrive on heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVACs) systems. These interior environments are ripe for the spread of mold, viruses and other bacteria.

    During preventative maintenance of the heating and air-conditioning system, Hoffmann Brothers cleans parts (ductwork, drain pans, and/or cooling coils) of the AC system for better indoor air quality.

    To terminate biological pollutants, some experts recommend ultraviolet germicidal irradiation UVGI cleaner that is used with UV lamps to eradicate biological pollutants such as mold, bacteria, and viruses could be growing on an HVAC’s parts.

    If you consider an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation UVGI cleaner, note that the UV exposure is not always strong enough to defend against biological contaminants, such as mold and bacterial spores.

    Remember that monthly air filter replacements are an aspect of healthy indoor air quality.

    Whether you opt for an HEPA, UVGI or other type of air purification system, Hoffmann Brothers can prescribe a solution to help your family breathe easier at home.

    Please save this special discount on your next house call for air conditioning, IAQ, or heating in St. Clair County.

    Madison County, air-conditioning contractor, Hoffmann Brothers recognizes National Safety Month with several facts, recommendations and safety statistics.

    June is National Safety Month

    Accidents and unintentional injuries account for the fifth leading cause of death, following heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, and stroke in the U.S.

    Freak Accidents

    Every four minutes, someone in America perishes due to an unintentional injury-related accident.

    Fires

    The National Safety Council shows fires to be a common hazard in American households. Twenty-six hundred (2,600) is the average number of deaths due to residential property fires in the U.S., each year.

    A faulty air conditioner electrical connection has the ability to spark a fire. During an AC maintenance check-up, an air-conditioning contractor will check electrical connections for safety, wear and tear.

    Maxim: Schedule preventative maintenance on the air conditioner to ensure your Madison County residential property’s safety. (Moreover, annual maintenance promotes an AC’s energy efficiency by at least 5%).

    Did you know? Hoffmann offers three different AC preventative maintenance plans in Madison County?

    Drowning

    Twenty percent of drowning incidents involve children under the age of 14 or younger.

    Thoughtless Candle Lighting

    Candles account for more than a one-third of fires in the average American household. The month of December logs the greatest number of candle fires in the home.

    Annually, consumer products have been implicated in approximately 60 electrocutions. Lighting fixtures, power tools and small appliances are prevalently associated with household electrocutions.

    Fractions contusions sprains, lacerations and sprains account for the highest injury associated with extension cords.

    Maxim: To prevent trips, falls and other injuries, run extension and electrical cords along the wall off the floor.

    UV Rays

    Excessive exposure to the sun ultraviolet (UV) rays pose a great health risk. The National Safety Council advocates sun safety. With 20% of Americans being afflicted with skin cancer (melanoma), the NSC advises that sun safety begins in educating children.

    Hot Weather

    Exposure to heat and humidity triggers a host of disorders. Ranging from heat stroke, heat cramps to heat exhaustion, sultry temperatures have the ability to result in serious to even a fatal illness.

    “Although we have nothing to do with controlling outdoor temperatures, Madison County residents can always count on Hoffmann Brothers AC contractor to keep their home cool and comfortable all summer long.”

    Be sure to dial us at 314.664.3011 and redeem this coupon on your next AC house-call in Madison County.

    All Des Peres AC contractors are not qualified to service your home's air-conditioning system. From safety, licensing, adequate certification to service guarantees, there's a host of qualities to qualify a reputable provider from an uncertain one.

    License

    An air-conditioning contractor in Des Peres should have a current license. AC contractors are generally certified to fix specific manufacturers cooling systems (air handler, heat pump, air conditioner, condense and etcetera).

    By nature, cooling systems are intricate; hence, AC repairs are not suited for just anyone. For safety reasons and because air-conditioning manufacturers generally require certification to fix or install products. Verify that the AC Company possesses the certification or expertise to repair your cooling system.

    Caption: To hire the best AC contractors in Des Peres, please dial (314) 664-3011.

    "Our technicians are certified to repair most air conditioner brands," discloses a spokesperson of Hoffmann Brothers heating and cooling in Des Peres.

    Credentials

    A dependable heating and air conditioner contractor should have a few affiliations and accreditations with any organizations, validating the company's credibility. For example, Des Peres AC contractors, who are members of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) are the most qualified experts to hire. Annually, ASHRAE plays a role in recommending the design of more energy-efficient cooling systems.

    Check with the local Better Business Bureau for any overwhelming complaints, looking for a pattern of unsatisfactory service.

    When Des Peres homeowners choose Hoffmann Brothers; they have the confidence that the preferred AC contractor is not only an accredited business of the BBB. But that the owner, Robert Hoffmann is a Chairman of the BBB organization.

    Years of experience matters. A seasoned air conditioning contractor has the capacity to make fixes that don't necessitate a complete replacement.

    For your Des Peres household's safety, always hire an AC company that conducts a background check on its employees.

    "Before we hire any new AC technician, they have to pass a series of evaluations (i.e. background check, drug test, AC certifications). So when you hire Hoffmann Brother's you have the confidence that we are sending over a qualified pro to fix your home's AC unit.

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    If you live in Affton, MO, you may be wondering if preventative maintenance or a tune up on your air conditioner (AC) is really necessary. From household safety, saving monthly energy costs to cool the home to the expense of replacing the air-conditioning system

    To ensure maximum energy use, an air-conditioning system's fan motor and blowers need an inspection. An AC contractor will tweak the fan motors and blower to improve energy conservation by as much as 15%.

    Save money on your next AC house call in Affton.

    Improperly lubricated parts represent another energy zapper on an air conditioner. Friction triggers energy spikes. An air conditioner contractor will lubricate the bearings and other moving components to improve the AC's performance and energy conservation.

    When the air conditioner's coils are embedded with dirt, this cause the AC to run for extended periods of time, hence inflating the monthly energy bill and accelerating the cooling systems replacement life cycle.

    An Affton AC contractor will examine interior and exterior cooling coils that can cause and AC to work harder than necessary. After the air conditioner, technician does not find any signs of wear and tear, the coils are thoroughly cleaned to improve energy efficiency.

    The condensate drains has to be cleared to prevent water damage, mold and unmanageable indoor humidity levels. During the AC tune up, the air-conditioning contractor releases any debris accumulation in the primary and secondary condensate drains.

    Certain components of the air conditioner can influence its safety and performance. Preventative maintenance on the AC also entails tightening electrical connections and examining its electrical wiring connections for safety. Not to mention, this extends the life of the cooling systems.

    Trim your Affton household's energy costs this summer, when you schedule preventative maintenance on your AC. Please dial 314-664-3011 for first-rate air-conditioning service in Affton, MO.

    Is it really a good or bad idea to schedule preventative maintenance for your home’s cooling system? This year, the downside of foregoing an air-conditioning (AC) tune up or preventative maintenance --overshadows scheduling an appointment, "When it comes to the cost, comfort and health of your family, there’s no time like the present to schedule preventative maintenance for your AC,” claims an air conditioner technician of Hoffmann Brothers, a premier AC service provider of Collinsville, IL.

    Cost Implications

    The cost for an AC tune up is nominal versus the expense of an emergency air-conditioning meltdown on the muggiest day of the summer in Collinsville, IL. An air-conditioning system becomes susceptible to air obstructions because debris accumulates around the AC’s coils, connections, and other parts. When airflow is blocked, the air conditioner works harder to cool a Collinsville home; hence, energy loss and waste.

    As a result, the air conditioner generally patters out when it's expected to work at peak performance: the muggiest day of the year.

    Factoid: Based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) assessments, AC tune-ups improve a cooling system's energy efficiency by 5-10%.

    Health Risks

    Most parts on the air conditioner collects dust, debris and other unsavory elements that need to be cleaned prior to powering on the home's cooling system. A dirty air-conditioning system contributes to a host of airborne contaminants such as mold, dust mites and other allergens.

    Redeem this special discount on your next air-conditioning tune up in Collinsville, IL.

    An accumulation or blockage transpires around the condensate drain. The collection of water can promote mold growth. If mold grows on parts of the air conditioner, this negatively impacts indoor air quality.

    Safety Issues

    During an AC tune up, a licensed HVAC contractor should make other adjustments to assure safety (i.e. tighten connections). Lubricating certain components of the air conditioner's motor reduces friction while boosting its energy efficiency, and safety.

    Treat your family and home to the best service for air-conditioning in Collinsville, IL or Call us at 314-664-3011.

    Clayton Air-Conditioning Pro Reveals Energy-Saving Secret

    An air-conditioning meltdown is an inevitable occurrence for the Clayton household that foregoes an AC tune up. Because air conditioners are exposed to dust and condensation, these cooling systems necessitate an annual checkup, referred to as preventative maintenance.


    Why is preventative maintenance or an AC tune up essential each year?

    Between use and being dormant, an air-conditioning unit accumulates debris. The dirt collection impedes its ability to cool the home. As a result, an AC will work harder to keep the home cool, ultimately exerting more and more energy. Overtime, this obstructs the cooling system’s airflow, rendering a malfunction.

    “In Clayton, these air-conditioning systems malfunctions generally happen on the sultriest day of the year. That’s when we’re inundated with emergency AC repair calls. That’s why now’s a good time to schedule and AC tune up,” comments a customer service representative of
    Hoffmann Brothers heating and cooling.

    An AC tune up impacts a Clayton home in four vital areas: comfort, indoor air quality, energy savings, and repair costs. The US Department of Energy advises homeowners to schedule preventative maintenance to avert malfunctions and unforeseen costs.

    Claim a savings on your next AC Tune up

    A standard AC tune up (preventative maintenance) involves inspecting cleaning and tweaking this abbreviated list of check points:

    • Evaluate the air-conditioners controls when it's powered on.
    • Remove debris accumulation around evaporator and condenser coils. (Dirty coils pose a number of ramifications on an air-conditioning system, preventing cooling performance, extended run times, extortionate increasing energy costs and a shortened equipment life).
    • Gauge electrical voltage, and the current on the air conditioning unit’s motor.
    • Lubricate the air-conditioner's parts to counter friction and wasted energy
    • Inspect the condensate drain to ensure that there are not any obstructions when the system is in the cooling mode).
    • Check for loose parts such as electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors. Faulty electrical connections are a detriment to an AC’s safety, performance and longevity.

    Schedule an AC tune up at 314-664-3011.

    With the warmest months of the year approaching, some Brentwood homeowners and residents may consider preventative maintenance or even an air conditioning replacement? However, hiring a reputable air conditioning contractor calls for a few consumer savvy tactics. Here’s what to know:

    Which credentials suggest the expertise of an air conditioning contractor in Brentwood, Missouri?

    Foremost, Air conditioning contractors should possess a current license in Brentwood, MO. Air conditioning certification for specific manufacturers, membership with the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) are two credentials that indicate a company or contractor’s expertise.

    Are there other criteria that a Brentwood resident should use to qualify the reliability of an air conditioning contractor?

    For any American consumer, regardless of Brentwood residency, a certificate of insurance and bonded air conditioning contractor exemplifies a consumer protection of sorts. In the event that an air conditioning contractor falls or other work related injury, a certificate of insurance eliminates the homeowner’s obligation or financial responsibility. Bonded employees have to submit a background check.

    Maxim: Hire a Brentwood air conditioning AC contractor, who has a liability or certification of insurance with a minimum of $1 million.

    Hire air conditioning contractors, offering and guaranteeing 100% money back guarantee, for the installed equipment as stated. For instance, Hoffmann Brothers guarantees a system removal and 100% of the customer’s investment within the first 2 years of the installation. The guarantee instills the confidence and security that you’re hiring a reliable AC contractor.

    Because a number of disreputable AC contractors are known to recommend unnecessary replacements to impel greater revenue, shop for air conditioning AC contractors in Brentwood, who can provide a 100% money back guarantee:

    A reliable AC contractor should be able to present a comfort guarantee, warranting that the installed AC will cool the home within a specified temperature range.

    For Brentwood homeowners and residents, Hoffmann Brothers provides a 100% money back guarantee, a “comfort guarantee” as well as a “no lemon” guarantee.

    Please review this guarantee for AC and heating customers in Brentwood.

    Earth Day commemorates how fortunate we are to have the planet's clean air and water supplies. Conserving electricity, gas and other natural resources not only benefits the earth but also saves energy expenditures in Belleville, and in other towns in Madison County, IL. Here are a few reasons to make these ideas for Earth Day 2014 a part of your home’s energy efficiency plan, all year round.

    This year, Earth Day falls on April 22, 2014.

    How energy costs affect the average Madison County IL household?

    Heating and cooling, in most Madison County, IL households accounts for more than 50 percent of the annual energy consumption.

    What does recycling mean in terms of energy conservation?

    Recycling aluminum cans is comparable to energy conservation. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reports that recycling 10-aluminum cans is equivalent to 1.7 hours of running an air conditioner or hair dryer. The same DOE report shows that recycling 10 cans is also equal to 51.9 hours of energy it takes to operate a laptop. A 60W equivalent CFL light bulb, illuminating for 199.5 hours, generates the same energy as 10 recycled aluminum cans.

    What minor changes can a Belleville, IL resident make to save energy costs and benefit the planet?

    • To help lower carbon pollution in the earth’s atmosphere, swap out five incandescent light bulbs to save at least $75 on the energy bill each year to a compact fluorescent light bulb, or other ENERGY STAR qualified products.
    • Belleville, IL residents reduce energy costs by unplugging lights and electronics that are infrequently used.
    • For each year an air conditioning system foregoes preventative maintenance, the appliance loses five percent of its energy efficiency. As a result, preventative maintenance plays a critical role in managing home energy savings in Belleville IL.

    For air conditioning maintenance, energy conservation and

    healthy indoor air quality, Hoffmann Brothers provides

    premier heating and air conditioning service calls in

    Belleville, IL and other towns of Madison County.

    For a cool and comfortable summer, schedule air conditioning maintenance at 314.664.3011.

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