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?
How Does a Heat Pump Heat and Cool My Home?
If you want to know more about heat pumps, contact Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating. Did you know that a heat pump can cool and heat your home? The term includes the word heat, so you may be a bit confused. And that's understandable. However, it's often preferred to separate heating and cooling systems in some applications. There are different types of heat pumps, but they all operate on the same basic principle - heat transfer. New technologies may make heat pumps safe and more … [Read more...] about How Does a Heat Pump Heat and Cool My Home?
How Long Do HVAC Systems Last on Average?
Let the experts at Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating handle your HVAC maintenance and get the most out of your HVAC. Like most things, your HVAC will someday blow its last gust of air and shut down permanently. And when it happens, you’ll have to have a new HVAC system installed. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to improve the longevity of your HVAC system. But before taking these steps, it’s a good idea to know how many years you should expect from your HVAC. How Long … [Read more...] about How Long Do HVAC Systems Last on Average?