With more than 30 years of experience, we will help you decide which air conditioning system is right for your home and budget. So what features should you consider when buying an air conditioner? The typical rule of thumb is prioritizing features that will help your system operate more efficiently and increase energy savings. But given that ACs have many features, it can be hard to tell which features you should focus on. Worry not! In this post, we talk about a critical feature we believe … [Read more...] about Why Is an Air Conditioning Thermal Expansion Valve Important
To reduce the chances of short cycling, you should schedule regular AC maintenance. Schedule an appointment with Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating. When you turn on your air conditioner, you expect it to start working without any problems. However, there may come the point where your unit will start when turned on but then die almost immediately afterward. This problem is known as short-cycling, and it can come at any time without warning. Here’s everything you need to know about … [Read more...] about Why Is My Air Conditioner Not Staying On?
Heat Pumps are usually more efficient than air conditioners but are they right for your St. Louis home? Heat pumps and air conditioners both work to cool your house. Both systems use compressed refrigerant to transmit heat from your home's interior to the outside when air moves over the coil in the air handler. In essence, heat pumps and air conditioners transfer heat from within your house to the outside. Contrary to popular belief, air conditioners actually work by extracting heat energy … [Read more...] about Heat Pump vs AC – Which One is Right for You?
There are a variety of reasons your home may be having this problem. However, whatever the reason, Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating can help! Have you noticed hot or cold spots in your home? Do certain areas feel warm and humid while others are almost chilly? It's a common issue many homeowners face but also annoying and often costly. You can try several things to balance the air in your home, but other issues will require an HVAC technician's assistance. What is Air … [Read more...] about What Is Air Balancing? Ways to Avoid Hot and Cold Spots in Your Home
Don't wait until your AC fails this summer to decide whether to repair it or have it replaced. Your AC has worked wonderfully for many years. You've taken good care of it and had regular maintenance checks, but at some point, it will begin to have issues or up and fail one day. The decision to repair or replace your air conditioner isn't always an easy one to make. Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating specializes in installing, repairing, and maintaining the cooling system for your … [Read more...] about Is It Time to Repair or Replace Your AC?
After this chilly winter, you're likely ready for spring. But is your AC ready for the warm weather? The St. Louis area is already experiencing spring-like weather. Is your air conditioning system ready? It's likely been months since you turned it on. Now that it's warming up, most homeowners expect to turn their AC on, and everything works perfectly. While that would be ideal, not everyone is that lucky. If your AC isn't ready to start working, you might be disappointed when you finally need … [Read more...] about Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for Spring?