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?
Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for Spring?
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?
Signs You’re Overworking Your Air Conditioner
Most homeowners are unaware that they’re overworking their air conditioner. Here are some signs to watch. What’s the first thing you do when your home gets a little too warm for your liking? If you’re like most people, you probably turn the AC down for seamless cooling. There’s nothing wrong with that, just as long as you don’t overwork your air conditioner. It’s not uncommon for people to overwork their ACs to match the searing summer heat. Unfortunately, this means sky-rocketing energy … [Read more...] about Signs You’re Overworking Your Air Conditioner
5 Signs Your AC Unit May Be Low on Refrigerant
If your AC hasn't been working optimally, low refrigerant is often the first culprit. Here are five common signs that may indicate your AC is running low on refrigerant. Refrigerant is the lifeblood of your air conditioner. Ideally, your AC shouldn't need more refrigerant because it isn't getting used up. Therefore, low refrigerant is usually an indication of a leak. If your AC hasn't been working optimally, low refrigerant is often the first culprit. Here are five common signs that may … [Read more...] about 5 Signs Your AC Unit May Be Low on Refrigerant
6 Common AC Issues That Happen During the Summer Months
During the hot summer months, some AC issues are more common than others. Here are some AC repair issues you may face. This August has been especially warm! Hot summer weather certainly strains your air conditioner system and can, as a result, develop issues for many different reasons. However, some problems are more common than others. Maintaining your air conditioner is the best way to protect your system. While regular AC and furnace maintenance should be done annually, it’s something … [Read more...] about 6 Common AC Issues That Happen During the Summer Months
What Temperature Should You Set Your Air Conditioner?
Most HVAC experts recommend setting your unit at around 78 degrees Fahrenheit during summer and around 68 degrees Fahrenheit during winter. What temperature do you usually run your air conditioner? Many people blast the unit during summer to cool the house and keep the temperature at medium during winter to make it feel comfortable. However, it is important to understand that the temperature you set your air conditioner to can significantly impact your energy bill, and a few minor tweaks can … [Read more...] about What Temperature Should You Set Your Air Conditioner?