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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.

“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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Keywords: Ballwin, air conditioning, AC, St. Louis County, preventative maintenance, HVAC   How does your Ballwin household plan to curtail energy costs this summer? Is air conditioning (AC) preventative maintenance really essential? How is Ballwin, unique from any other suburb in America? Ballwin heating and air conditioning contractor provides several data points and factoids to know about owning a home in Ballwin to keep the AC performing cool. With more than 9900 single-family homes in Ballwin, property values continue to hold steady in St. Louis County. FACTOID: Ballwin happens to be the only city in America, with its own moniker. Aside from not paying a municipal tax, homeowners also enjoy three other amenities in Ballwin: ample energy sources, inexpensive water, and sewage treatment capacity. St Louis County requires homeowners to uphold residential properties by keeping the items of the Neighborhood Preservation Property Maintenance Inspection Checklist updated. Preventative maintenance for the air...
AC Contractor Talks Customer Savings Tips   Do you know how to get the most out of your heating and cooling system to offset energy costs in the home? If you’re like most Arnold homeowners, it may seem impossible to manage these household expenses. Hoffmann Brothers, an air conditioning contractor serving the Arnold community, provides four easy strategies to cut energy costs this spring and summer. Manage energy costs all year round. Households equipped with a programmable thermostat save as much as 15% more in annual energy costs than the Arnold household with a standard thermostat. For remote control, many programmable thermostats sync data work with a mobile phone technology. At Ameren, customers qualify for a rebate with an ENERGYSTAR-certified programmable thermostat investment. Keep the cooling system efficient. Preventative maintenance is the second best solution for keeping the home’s comfort system, energy efficient. Because air conditioning systems are comprised of many...
Although spring-cleaning seems like a chore of yesteryear, for health reasons, some tasks cannot be ignored. Over the winter months, there's a lack of fresh air in St. Louis household. This deficit of clean air makes for poor indoor air quality (IAQ), a genesis for airborne contaminants and other respiratory side effects. To minimize allergens and alleviate poor indoor air quality here are seven spring-cleaning tips not to skip. St. Louis Indoor Air Quality Tips   Clear shelves, counters and other household surfaces, where dust accumulation is common. Apply a dry dust cloth, and then follow up with a moist cloth sprayed with an antibacterial cleaner or a natural-cleaning agent (i.e. distilled vinegar). “Remember that household products known to contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are toxic for indoor air quality and found in some all purpose cleaners,” reminds an indoor air quality (IAQ) specialist of the St. Louis AC company. Cleaning...
Ballwin Heating Contractor Sounds Off on Heater Noises As winter winds down and spring moves in, some Ballwin homeowners may be tempted to defer scheduling maintenance for a noisy heating system. However, some noises and rumbles cannot wait until next season for a check up. Although older heating systems emit louder noises than today's finely tuned heating systems, certain sounds indicate danger, energy losses or the potential for a replacement. If you're hearing any of the aforementioned sounds from the furnace, boiler, heat pump or other heating system, a service call is necessary. The most common sounds necessitate a heater repair service call. A raucous thumping and clanking noise generally suggests that there is a loose part in the heating system. Usually, the problem stems from a malfunctioning air handler, where the blower motor fan belt is damaged or the fan blade is bent. This is a risky malfunction to overlook...
Heating and Air Conditioning Contractor Offers Poison-Free Tips In Alton, Illinois, March 16th through 22nd is National Poison Prevention Week. "In our line of business, we witness potential poisonous situations all the time. Lead exposure, unhealthy indoor air quality (IAQ) and carbon monoxide poisoning represent some of the toxic elements that some residents of Alton Illinois are vulnerable to," explains a heating and air conditioning contractor of Alton, IL. Hoffmann Brothers, heating and air conditioning company recognizes National Poison Prevention Week with the following facts and tips. The U.S. federal government documents some 2 million poisoning reports each year across the nation. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reports that most child poisonings happen under a parent or adult guardian's watch. How to prevent and respond to child poisoning incident? Several household items should be kept out of children's reach. To protect against poisoning (among youngsters eight years old an under),...
For the residential property owners of Affton MO, Hoffmann Brothers fields answers about heating and cooling systems. QUESTION We purchased a new furnace for our Affton, MO home. After reading the installation specifications, my husband thinks that he can manage the installation without professional help. Is this advisable? ANSWER Even though your husband feels as though he can install your home's new furnace, there are several nuances involved in a furnace installation. For safety purposes and code compliance in Affton MO, a certified heating and cooling contractor possesses the expertise to assure a safe furnace installation. ----------------------------------------- QUESTION: We bought our single family home in Affton, MO three years ago. The heating system, air conditioner, and water heater were brand new. Our neighbors schedule maintenance on their heating and cooling system every year. We have never had our heating and cooling system checked. Are our neighbors wasting money on unnecessary service...
Hoffmann Brothers, a name synonymous with heating and cooling service in St. Louis City and County, recently refreshed its online presence. Flaunting a streamlined new website, Hoffmann Brothers emphasizes its social media visibility. Celebrating more than 30 years, the full service HVAC company provides more than the average heating and cooling contractor. A complete list of service offerings is what distinguishes Hoffmann Brothers heating and cooling services. The St. Louis City-based firm provides purification systems, water heaters, plumbing services, bathroom and kitchen remodeling and more. "Our goal is to provide the homeowners of St. Louis City with all the HVAC and plumbing services they need to maintain their property's value, safety and compliance with local codes," reveals a spokesperson of the heating and cooling company. Start the site tour here: http://www.hoffmannbros.com/sitemap.html Demonstrating the company's commitment to hire quality heating and cooling technicians, the majority of the Hoffmann Brothers staff has been...

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Des Peres MO: Heating Contractor Prescribes 6 Smart Household Tips No Brainer day falls on February 27 every year. For the homeowners of Des Peres, there are a slew of savvy approaches to recognizing this day. Seal it. Just because winter is on its way out doesn't mean that Des Peres homeowners should forego sealing up drafty doors and windows. Sealing these openings now also supports energy conservation in the summer. Program it. One of the easiest approaches to recoup as much as 15% on the monthly heating bill is via a programmable thermostat. In the daytime, program the thermostat at least five degrees below the comfortable setting of the evening, when the home is occupied. Then prior to bedtime, the thermostat can be set at another temperature to assure an energy savings all day long. Improve it. For the sake of your family's health and to improve indoor air quality,...
In Southeast Missouri good air quality counts, inside and out. Hoffmann Brothers, a premiere heating and cooling company of St. Louis County, provides a count of what's considered good indoor air quality to pollutant standards. Three Three major illnesses cancer, heart disease and respiratory ailments represent three major illnesses associated with poor indoor air quality. 72 Seventy is the average temperature for comfortable environment for most St. Louis County residences. 5 Five different elements impact indoor air quality and pose as a health risk. These are radon, mold, asthmatic triggering elements (dust, dander), wood burning fire, and second hand cigarette smoke. 30 To help manage mold in the home, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribes a minimum of 30 percent humidity level relative to the outdoor temperature. 31 St. Louis County households should change the comfort system's air filter at least every 31 days to promote clean door air quality. Heating...
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