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In St. Louis County, St Charles County & Jefferson County among all the festivities of this time of year, several vital tactics complement the holiday season’s jolliness and warmth. Hoffmann Brothers, your St Louis HVAC Contractor, reminds homeowners to add these items onto the holiday ideas checklist. Bake safe. Baking holiday cookies with the hearth oven crackling in the background is ambient and reminiscent of the season, as along as the home is not collecting an invisible poison, named carbon monoxide. Make sure the carbon monoxide detector is properly working, has not expired and contains updated batteries. Also, set the humidifier at the level recommended in the manufacturer’s instruction manual to reduce dry air. When the indoor environment consists of dry air, carbon monoxide coupled with poor ventilation, it is a recipe for combustion. Practice preventative care.Replace filters on a monthly basis. Maximize the efficiency of the home’s heating system, by...
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 hvac systems, here are 10 things you should know,” shares a professional at Hoffmann Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning. DID YOU KNOW? Ductless heating and cooling systems are often referred to as a ductless mini split heat pump, a ductless system or heat pump. FACT: Hoffmann Brothers has more than three decades of experience repairing, installing and designing energy-efficient cooling systems in South County, Missouri. Mehlville, Lemay, and other South County homeowners need not to worry about ductwork damage with a ductless mini split system. Because heat gain is non-existent in...
These days, the burning question is: How can we reduce the energy bill and save energy?From the home’s heating and cooling system, insulation to the use of energy efficient appliances, a variety of factors not only conserve energy, but also add up in savings. Around the home, more than 10 areas represent how to reduce the electric bill. These include: •    Air Conditioning•   Heating•    Heating Options•    Insulation•    Lighting•    Moisture•    Ventilation•    Caulking and Weather-stripping•    Ducts•    Water Heaters•    Water Usage How to reduce the electric bill with insulation? Insulation represents an easy method for maximizing the home’s heating and cooling systems. With adequate insulation, homeowners don’t need to set the thermostat on high or run space heaters throughout the house. A heating and cooling contractor may help identify which rooms and areas of the home require insulation as well as the best application for insulating the home. Request a bid with one of...
Here is a question we received recently from a Homeowner in Chesterfield, MO. Dear Hoffmann Brothers, Recently, I noticed that our furnace was making clanking noises. Our heating and cooling system is only five years old, so it’s never needed any maintenance. But since this summer has been extraordinarily hot, the uninterrupted use is probably more than the central air conditioning system can handle. However, we recently noticed a water leak in a room directly underneath where the cooling system resides in the attic. Is it possible for an air conditioning unit to leak, causing water damage? My husband thinks that it was probably due to the condensation. Thank you, Joann Spellman First, Thank you Joann for your question. We get many questions of customers who are noticing things in their home towards the end of a heating or cooling system. Many homeowners will just put them off until next year and...
Air duct cleaning is a dirty yet controversial topic related to heating and air conditioning systems. While air quality analysts suggest that dirty ducts promote allergies, allergens and dust mites, the Environmental Protection Agency contends that there is insufficient evidence about the repercussions of dirty air ducts. Nevertheless, air duct cleaning has been proven to maximize a heating and cooling system’s efficiency as in its functional lifespan and conserve on other heating and cooling maintenance needs.   What is air duct cleaning? Typically, duct cleaning refers to cleaning the components of the heat and cooling system, these include:  Duct cleaning, generally, refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components, which include:   •    Air handling unit housing •    Cooling Coils •    Drip pans (condensate drain pans) •    Fan housing •    Fan motor •    Grilles and diffusers •    Heat exchangers•    Heating and cooling coils •    Supply and return air ducts...
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