Knowing how your HVAC system works and why each element is essential will help improve your family's comfort and reduce monthly energy costs. The job of your HVAC system is to maintain comfort in your home, regardless of the temperature outside. Each system component contributes to your home's air quality, including humidity, temperature, and cleanliness. At Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating, our experienced technicians are dedicated to providing top-quality heating, cooling, and … [Read more...] about A Closer Look at Your St. Louis HVAC System
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Indoor Air Quality Assessment for Your Facility
The indoor air quality (IAQ) of your facility is vital to the health and well-being of your occupants. Therefore, the risk of air contamination due to airborne pathogens makes testing essential. As a business owner or building manager, you can increase your business's productivity and reduce the adverse health effects on your employees. At Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating, we can measure the air quality levels and make appropriate recommendations. These evaluations include … [Read more...] about Indoor Air Quality Assessment for Your Facility
Asthma-Proof Your Home – How to Reduce Asthma Triggers
Your HVAC system could be causing asthma triggers. Improving your indoor air quality can play a significant role in alleviating asthma symptoms. Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the airways in the lungs. Individuals with asthma have difficulty moving air in and out of their lungs. Allergens, dust mites, pollen, and other airborne irritants can trigger asthma and worsen symptoms. While these triggers don't cause asthma, they can worsen it, causing the person to cough, wheeze, and have … [Read more...] about Asthma-Proof Your Home – How to Reduce Asthma Triggers
Is Indoor Air Quality Worse in Winter?
We can help you identify specific factors contributing to poor indoor air quality and ways to improve it this winter. On cold days, the air outside feels so crisp and clean. Unfortunately, winter is one of the worst times of the year regarding the indoor air quality of our homes. Why? Well, many factors contribute to this issue. Fortunately, Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning and Heating can help! With more than 30 years of experience and a mechanical engineer as our owner, we can repair, … [Read more...] about Is Indoor Air Quality Worse in Winter?
4 Common Reasons Your HVAC Filters Are Getting Dirty So Fast
If you have ever wondered: "Why do my air filters get dirty so fast?" you're not alone. Many homeowners have asked this question. Where does all of the dust and dirt come from? And more importantly, what can you do to stop it? Possible Causes There are many reasons why your air conditioner filters are getting dirty quickly. Here are the top four culprits. Cheap filters: Cheap filters tend to have shorter lifespans than high-quality filters. Take, for instance, the standard … [Read more...] about 4 Common Reasons Your HVAC Filters Are Getting Dirty So Fast
Why Schedule an Assessment of Your Indoor Air Quality
Routine assessment and testing of your facility's indoor air quality will identify issues before they become significant problems. Protecting your employees by providing a safe, high-quality indoor environment is essential as a building owner or manager. However, many managers or supervisors request air quality testing when an employee makes a complaint or files a grievance. But this is often too late. At this point, employee morale and productivity have already suffered. Routine assessment … [Read more...] about Why Schedule an Assessment of Your Indoor Air Quality