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Robert Hoffmann

This is a blog about Hoffmann Brothers Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing. I am Robert Hoffmann, the owner and President of Hoffmann Brothers. I am a licensed Mechanical Engineer with many years of experience in HVAC, Mechanical Contracting, & Plumbing.

"We know that reducing energy heating and cooling costs to keep the home comfortable isn’t the only method for being environmentally responsible in St. Louis City. Recycling and minimizing waste helps the local and national ecological system. November 15th happens to be America Recycles Day. We compiled a checklist of recommendations, pertaining to recycling," announces a spokesperson of Hoffmann Brothers heating and cooling. Recycling Factoids to Know ü  St. Louis County waste department says that the value of one aluminum can is the equivalent to halfway filling the same can with gasoline and then spilling it on the ground. ü  Glass can be recycled endlessly. ü  Paper fibers, such as cardboard and packaged food boxes contain 100 percent recycled fibers. ü  Most paper goods can be recycled about seven times, prior to being too small to recycle. How to Recycle in St. Louis? Invest in a separate recycling bin for...
Heating a home is an unavoidable expense in Collinsville IL. Utility bills account for one-third of the average American household’s expenditures. Yet, managing energy costs comes easy with the right strategy. Hoffmann Brothers heating and cooling experts reveal how to manage heating utility and maintenance costs.      Basic Energy Saving Tactics in Collinsville IL If your Collinsville IL home has older windows where air is leaking in, apply a clear plastic application to block out cold drafts, which cause the heating system to operate longer and harder. Also, many energy advocates advise filling up cracks and other air leaks with an appropriate sealant. Heating Tune up / Maintenance Preventative maintenance on the home’s heating system affords three critical purposes for a Collinsville IL home. 1) Foremost, preventative maintenance ensures that your home’s heating system is safe to warm the home. 2) Heating systems using a fossil fuel, in particular, call...
  “It’s completely unnecessary to fret over harmful air particles affecting your children. With the right air cleaning system, removing airborne contaminants from your Clayton household is hassle-free,” imparts a heating contractor, licensed in Clayton, Missouri. What does an air cleaner do? Air cleaners address several indoor air quality issues. Primarily, an air cleaner removes fine particulate matter associated with triggering an allergic reaction, asthmatic episode, or respiratory distress.   Types of Air Cleaners to Consider in Clayton Air cleaner technology includes an UV germicidal light, electronic precipitator ion generator, and whole-house air cleaners. ü  Indoor air quality is not only applicable to a comfortable, cozy or chilled environment. Airborne contaminants trigger asthmatic attacks and other respiratory related health conditions. A UV germicidal light exterminates biological contaminants by interrupting mutation. Yet, despite a UV germicidal light’s ability to eradicate airborne contaminants, the air cleaning devices do not have the capacity to...
  Heating Contractor Prescribes Healthy IAQ Tips Heating contractor: “In Brentwood MO, the autumn season emanates falling leaves, harvest time and the beginning of flu season. Resident heating and cooling specialist offers some words of advice on breathing healthy indoor air this fall.”           Facts on the flu: Seasonal reports show that the flu affects 5 to 20 percent of                   the U.S. population, annually. The contagious respiratory ailment lasts up to two      weeks, as documented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention                 (CDC). 5 Tactics to Avert the Flu In Brentwood MO The following tips are rudimentary steps on flu prevention.   Ü Bacteria and germs thrive on surfaces for several hours. Clean hands after touching any public fixtures. For the best sanitation practices, lather hands for at least 30 seconds before rinsing in hot water. Ü In the car, keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer...
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  Earlier this year when Mayor Tim Pogue and eight aldermen signed a resolution to uphold life quality in Ballwin MO without raising costs for residents, the move signaled that municipal authorities acknowledge Ballwin families continue to face financial constraints. With the holiday season approaching in Ballwin, MO, many homeowners and residents share the same objective: stretch the household budget.  A preferred heating contractor accommodates the frugal mindset with several cost saving deals. From a heating system check up to vacation rewards to a new heating and cooling system, preferred heating contractor, Hoffmann Brothers is doling out several deals. Heating Maintenance on a Discount "Although we're no financial experts, our experience shows that Ballwin residents' household expenditures are directly linked to your family's health, and heating and cooling expenditures. To offset the cost of managing your home's heating costs, we recommend an annual heating system check up. Preventative maintenance on the...
Heating Contractor: Home Safety October 5 through 9 is National Fire Protection Awareness Week. Ballwin's preferred heating contractor, Hoffmann Brothers, offers fire safety advice, facts and recommendations. Fire Facts + Statistics >> Fire loss attributes to at least $6 billion in direct damage every year. >> From 2007 to 2011, U.S. home fires assumed seven lives per day on average. >> In the U.S. smoking, cooking, and heating systems represent the top three causes of home fires. >> Heating equipment has been implicated as the second highest cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Source: National Fire Prevention Administration (NFPA) QUOTE: "Safety first has always been our motto for heating and cooling service. Belleville, IL homeowners have been relying on our dependable service for more than four decades," shares a customer service representative of Hoffmann Brothers HVAC company.   How to Protect Your Belleville IL Home from Fire   Use...

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Serving the residents of Arnold for more than three-decades, Hoffmann Brothers helps keep your home warm and toasty. An extremely harsh winter has not been ruled out in Arnold this coming season. The Farmer's Almanac indicates a return of the polar vortex. Residents could face another extremely cold winter. Regardless, if temperatures dip below freezing, every Arnold household may prepare for the upcoming winter with three straightforward approaches. FYI: With Hoffmann Brothers as your selectively appointed heating contractor in Arnold, it's completely unnecessary to run the fireplace; unless you want to--of course." Tune it. A home's comfort depends on a reliable heating system. The performance of your heating system hinges on its age and how well it has been maintained. ENERGY STAR (R) reports that a furnace and other components lose 5 percent of their energy efficiency for every year it foregoes a tune up. Aside from the heating system...
Kindling an Energy Savings in Alton, IL. Alton, IL. homeowners need not upgrade to a new heating system to curtail energy costs this winter. “Four fundamental fixes help boost your home’s energy savings,” recommends a heating contractor. Dust serves as a nemesis in most Alton, IL. households. Because dust mites impede clean air quality, these particles collect on the furnace’s or heating system’s filter, creating an obstruction. As a result, an Alton IL home’s heating system works double time to maintain warmth causing higher energy bills. The fix: Replace the air filter every 30 to 45 days. This tactic alone helps extend the life of your heating system. Alton, IL. Heating Insider Hoffmann Brothers HVAC Company garners a reputation for being the preferred heating contractor, serving Alton, IL. In some Alton, IL. households occupancy fluctuates. During the day, open window dressings (blinds, curtains, shutters, etc.) where sun exposure is available...
Hoffmann Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning, a heating and cooling contractor serving the residents of Chesterfield, reviews the latest news in Chesterfield. Last Call for Summer AC Tune Ups in Chesterfield On Facebook, Hoffmann Brothers issued a reminder to its club members, who have not had a seasonal air conditioner tune-up. September 30th marks the deadline to schedule an AC tune-up with Chesterfield’s preferred air-conditioning company. FYI: “Hoffmann Brothers membership comes with many cool and hot savings. Become a service club memberships for the VIP treatment, here >> http://www.hoffmannbros.com/service-club-membership.html Budweiser Taste of St. Louis Celebrates 10th Year Voted St. Louis’ ‘best food event.’ by St. Louis Magazine, the Budweiser Taste of St. Louis starts on Friday September 19 at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. This year, culinary presentations by celebrity chef Tyler Florence and pastry chef, Duff the Ace of Cakes is among the feature attractions at the event’s 10th year, Big...
Around Affton, autumn is a much welcomed reprieve from the summer’s muggy temperatures. As summer ends on September 21st, a few tasks transition preparations for the autumn in Affton. Seven task’s around the home beckon Clean the gutters. A clogged gutter can wreak havoc on any Affton residential property, from roof damage to mold growth. Avert any unnecessary mishaps by clearing up your home’s gutters, using a tall ladder, garbage bag, hanger and safety equipment. Make touch ups. Caulk windows and doors where air leaks are countering heater. If the deck is looking worn, and you don’t plan to redesign it for next year, put a slab of wood protectant to whether the snowy and rainy seasons. If paint is peeling on your home’s exterior, add a layer of primer to stunt the chipping process over the winter months. Attend to the greenery. Fertilize trees and shrubbery in preparation of...

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Wildwood Heating Contractor Talks Maintenance Cold temperatures are something that most Wildwood residents don’t want to think about as the summer winds down. The Farmer’s Almanac predicts another record cold winter for the Midwest. Skyrocketing fuel costs coupled with another polar vortex—means higher heating costs. Whether your Wildwood home’s heating system needs preventative maintenance or a furnace replacement, here’s what to know: Go with a simple checkup. If your home’s furnace malfunctioned, the previous season, a winter checkup is in order for safety purposes and to augment energy efficiency. Not to mention, a heating maintenance check up prepares your home’s heating system to whether the chilliest wintry days. FACT Heating systems need annual maintenance to uphold its performance, energy efficiency and safety. In other words, furnace and split-level heating systems lose 5% of its energy efficiency each year. Determine if your Wildwood home needs a new heating system? Answer yes...
  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...
  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...
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...
  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,...
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  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...
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...
“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...
  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...
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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...
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