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Vogel Heating & Cooling Celebrates 70th Anniversary

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Melissa Bresler

Established in 1946, we are family owned and operated (3rd Generation), specializing in Residential and Commercial HVAC Installation and Service, as well as Commercial Architectural Sheet Metal. Our original shop originated in South St. Louis by our founder Leo Vogel (aka Papa Vogel).  Leo set out to make his mark in St. Louis in 1946 and started Vogel Sheet Metal. Back in “the day”, Architectural Sheet Metal was as much art as trade.  Gutters were not run out of machine, they were built by hand; seams were soldered; miters were hand cut, and ALL buildings had architectural sheet metal elements. 

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Home Heating Myths

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Vogel Heating

Home Heating Myths that actually waste your money. Everyone likes to save money, especially on their heating bills.  In fact whole industries have sprung up to help people lower their heating bills and be more comfortable in their homes. The vast majority use methods backed by good engineering and are proven to work. Unfortunately a lot of “home grown” ideas on how to lower your heating bills have also sprung up. Many of these sound logical but in reality end up wasting a lot of money. Here we are going to look at a few of the more common myths

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Importance of Humidifiers

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Vogel Heating

Humidifiers and Why You Want One. Have you ever walked across a room and been zapped when you touch a door handle? Do your wood floors creak in the winter? Get sick more often or have allergies in the winter? Do you have to keep your home a few degrees warmer than your friends to feel warm? Answer yes to any of these and you’re probably suffering from a lack of humidity, otherwise known as a dry house. Most people think these are things they just have to deal with, but if there were a way to be more comfortable,

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Indoor Air Quality Testing

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Vogel Heating

Vogel Heating & Cooling is excited to announce that we have teamed up with an independent third party whose Indoor Air Quality program enables us to identify and resolve key indoor air quality problems that can affect you and your family’s health, comfort and safety.  This device analyzes your homes air 24 hours a day.  Every minute the monitor samples the air in your home and records the six key parameters of indoor air quality; temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, particulates, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon monoxide. After the air sampling, we will then provide you with a full report

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90% AFUE FURNACE STANDARD WITHDRAWN

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Vogel Heating

  Good news for many consumers in the state of Missouri!  After months of talking about the new 90% AFUE furnace efficiency standard, we have learned that the federal government has agreed to withdraw this new law, which was supposed to take effect May 1st, 2013.  Many consumers were concerned about the increase of cost with the higher efficient furnace, while others were concerned about the installation process.  90% furnaces do not vent up a chimney like furnaces have traditionally and they must have a water drain pipe as well causing potential installation problems for certain homeowners. Currently, the minimum

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