What are BTUs, what do you need to know about them, and what does it mean for your HVAC system? No need to be an engineer to figure it out because we've got all the answers. If you've ever shopped for a new furnace or air conditioner, you've likely come across the term BTU on the spec sheet. Most people don't use this acronym daily, so it can be confusing to see it pop up. At Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating, we take pride in being a locally owned and operated HVAC company. With … [Read more...] about What Does BTU Stand For and What Does It Mean for Your HVAC System
Buying the right size furnace for your home is essential, but choosing the right system can be overwhelming if you've searched online. Every furnace has a limited lifespan - you'll need to replace yours at some point. Any homeowner that's had to buy a new furnace understands how tricky this can be. How do you find a furnace that's the right size and price? Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning and Heating can help! Whether your current furnace needs to be replaced or you've had a new home built and … [Read more...] about Furnace Installation – What Size Furnace Do I Need?
Knowing what's causing the problem and when to call a professional HVAC tech can keep your home warm all winter! You've set the desired temperature on your thermostat, the temperature drops, but the heat doesn't kick on, and then your heart drops. There are few things worse than your furnace breaking on a cold day. If your heater isn't working correctly, you need furnace repair services immediately. Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning and Heating can help! Call us and speak to our professional … [Read more...] about Heat Not Kicking On When Temperature Drops
The last thing you want to deal with is surprise heating repairs during a cold snap. These fall HVAC maintenance tips can help! When temperatures begin to cool, leaves start changing colors and then begin to fall, there's always a lot to do around your home. From cleaning gutters to raking leaves, your to-do list stays pretty full. When making your list, don't forget that fall is also the time to check your HVAC system. Your system needs to be ready to switch from cooling to heating. This … [Read more...] about Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips for Homeowners
Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating is here to help. We've compiled a list of ways to help you save on your winter heating bill. Many households look for ways to lower their energy costs this time of year. Understandably so, heating bills are predicted to rise for the 2022/2023 winter heating season. While natural gas is one of the most efficient methods of heating your home, it is expected to increase by as much as 28% over last year. The forecasted increase is due to colder weather … [Read more...] about How to Reduce Your Energy Bill This Winter
Which type of boiler system is best suited for your commercial building - gas or electric? Small commercial buildings and manufacturers usually rely on some type of boiler system to heat their premises. Most often, they use what are known as hot water boilers, where water is heated and then distributed throughout a closed system. Boilers typically run on gas, but some models run off of electricity or even oil. Which type is best suited for you is a discussion you should have with a qualified … [Read more...] about Gas or Electric Boiler