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  Just last week in St Louis, the pollen count was off the charts. The pollen count typically ranges from 60-260, last week Monday the pollen count was 7654 and on Tuesday it was 4446. St Louis is continuously the worst place for allergies and pollen. There are a number of defenses to enhance your indoor air quality in your home since the outdoor air quality in St Louis is so poor. Here are a few suggestions for you: Replace HVAC air filters oftenDuring the summer, St. Louis residents tend to run their air conditioner a good part of the day. Monthly air filter changes improve both indoor air quality, as well as the energy efficiency of your air conditioner.  You can also upgrade to a large media filter that collects more dust and particulars from the air so you can breathe better. Maintain the air conditionerFor at least six months...
Over the summer months, a broken central air conditioner can really cause issues. There are three vital signs that indicate that an air conditioning unit is on the verge of a breakdown. Hoffmann Brothers, a heating and air conditioning contractor serving the St Louis area Community, highlights the symptoms of a sickly AC. The AC requires more cooling time.When the AC demands an extended cooling span, it generally suggests that there is a problem with the air conditioning system. Sometimes, the problem is as minor as being low on coolant. Conversely, the issue could be attributable to rusty or corroding pipes or even the need for an entirely new air conditioning system. Knowing today’s SEER ratingsToday’s air conditioners meet a minimum seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER) of 13.  The higher the SEER, the less time the AC requires to cool the home. An ill-performing AC consumes substantial energy to produce cool...
We reviewed essential questions regarding ENERGY STAR qualified, air conditioner efficiency and other air conditioning system information. Hoffmann Brothers, St. Louis’ heating and cooling contractor also describes why buying an ENERGY STAR, qualified air conditioning unit lends more advantages than keeping an older one. What are the benefits of replacing an older air conditioner with an ENERGY STAR qualified unit?  ENERGY STAR qualified air conditioning units are not only moderate on the utility bill, but also afford better indoor air quality (IAQ). These units have a smaller carbon footprint because anything that saves energy reduces pollution. Primarily, air conditioner efficiency is one of the measurements used to qualify ENERGY STAR appliances, which render a higher seasonal efficiency rating (SEER). However, SEER is not the only measure used to assess air conditioner efficiency. This means that during the summer months, homeowners can expect to save a minimum of 10 percent.   What...
In our DIY culture, YouTube likely has so many instructional videos for your air conditioning issues. Promising products stock the shelves of Home Depot from rudimentary duct tape to insulated flexible ductwork. Before you pick up a speedy HVAC install kit for $100, here’s a guideline for DIY versus professional air conditioning tasks for your St Peters home. DIY Air Conditioning Tasks Check out and replace air filters. Note the appropriate size from your air handler and the MERV filtration level from your manual. Some filters are designed for monthly replacements and others last up to three months. If you are unsure what type of air filter your St Peters, MO home takes, call Hoffmann Brothers at 314-664-3011. Program the thermostat. You know your home and family best. The factory settings may not suit your preferences and needs change due to the hot St Peters, MO summers, vacations away, houseguests, and...
Conserving energy and saving money is a win-win. And it’s possible in air conditioning. Consider a programmable thermostat for your air conditioning unit to save both the environment and your utility dollars this summer. Even if you have an existing digital thermostat tied to your HVAC system, you may not be using it optimally. The best approach is to set up an automated temperature cycle. Here are the steps: 1. Learn about your thermostat. Determine which type of thermostat you have. If your control panel is a non-programmable dial, consider an upgrade. If you already have a digital programmable thermostat, check the manual or plug the model number into YouTube. Obtain the manual directions, follow a video walkthrough, or call your HVAC installer. An experienced HVAC company should be able to help with any brand, make, and model. 3. Jot down a 5-2 or 5-1-1 program that works for your family....
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