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Lowering energy consumption costs has become very popular among St Louis area households, who enjoy attaining the best value for their money. That’s why more and more homeowners in St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles Counties are spreading their dollars this winter in the investment of high efficiency heating systems, furnace and boilers. Five answers, provided by Hoffmann Brothers Heating and Air conditioning clarify the basics of the boiler installation. Are the latest models of boilers so easy to install that anyone can do-it-themselves?Regardless of the age of a boiler, there are specific safety precautions that a licensed engineer has the expertise to manage. More than standard furnaces and heating systems, boilers are complex and involve either water, steam or gas. It is absolutely best to use a licensed HVAC Contractor who has experience with Boilers. What is the recommended annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating for an Energy Star qualified...
Certain repetitive heating system failures are indicative of the need for a system replacement. Whether the furnace, boiler or heating systems are aging or rooms are drafty, a heating contractor can diagnose the temperature control problem.  Here are a few ways to evaluate the health of your heating and cooling system: Constant heating repairsThe need for constant heating or furnace repairs is generally a warning sign that a heating or cooling system is not providing efficiency, indicating the potential need for a replacement. An ENERGY STAR certified heating contractor could diagnose the safest, energy efficient solution for heating the home. An aging Heating systemThe age of the heat pump, furnace, or boiler determines whether an HVAC system replacement is inevitable. Since, older heating and cooling systems are not manufactured for energy efficiency, most heating contractors contend that a unit replacement represents an approximate 20 percent savings in heating and cooling the...
Replacing a furnace for a new one is comparable to searching for a surgeon. Just as an experienced physician assures a modicum of reliability, the same philosophy applies to hiring heating and air conditioning contractors to install the home’s heating and cooling system. Refer to these qualifying instructions: Search online Googling a contractor is one way to look. But do your research before choosing your contractor. Check their online reviews, look at their social media pages, see how long they have been in business. All of these things can help determine a valuable contractor. Experience matters: Try to select three different heating and air conditioning contractors with a minimum of 15 years experience. Since, the average heating and air conditioning system is more than 10 years old, a seasoned contractor is most likely familiar with a wide array of hvac systems. Analyze credentials: On each heating and air conditioning contractor’s company...
The holiday season is upon us in Richmond Heights, MO. Some of the most treasured gifts are the least expensive. Consider a cozy scarf knitted by Grandma or a black and white photo of your newlywed home framed by your husband. Other memorable gifts involve time. Take a break with family and friends to listen to carolers, look at light displays, and catch up at lively holiday parties. Here are some inexpensive ways to save money on heating this winter, like treasured DIY gifts. They’re also quick to implement, so you can get back to spending time with those who matter most. Program your thermostat. Every degree cooler over an eight-hour period saves you a percentage point in energy costs. Take full advantage of holiday travel and days out shopping to lower your thermostat and save utility dollars. Seal air leaks and clear your registers. Ductwork air leaks can account for...

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You’re not alone if you’ve made some warranty mistakes in your life. Did you fail to purchase AppleCare for your MacBook, which wouldn’t hold a charge on day 366? Did you buy a comprehensive plan for your Barnes and Noble Nook and decide to upgrade to a Kindle Fire HD after only six months? Designed to protect valuable purchases, a warranty can fail to meet your expectations. Here are the steps to protect your HVAC investment and ensure your warranty coverage. Step 1: Install the equipment properly. This step is intended for the HVAC contractor. A manufacturer will only accept a warranty claim for properly installed equipment. As a St. Clair County homeowner, correct installation is also in your best interest, like a parent who wants to give his child the best possible start in life. Your role is to choose a licensed HVAC company with years of experience installing your...
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