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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...
  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...
“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...
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,...
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