How Dust and Dirt Negatively Affect Your Heating System

October 5th, 2015

You’ve probably seen a thick, stubborn layer of dirt on things sitting in your garage, or maybe on items that have been in your basement for a long time. That same layer can and will accumulate on your heating system and its components, gumming things up and making operation cumbersome and difficult. Annual maintenance is the best solution for getting rid of that stubborn layer, and experts at Boehmer Heating & Cooling are ready to take your call and schedule you for professional heating maintenance in Pittsburgh. Continue Reading

Do You Need to Replace Your Heating System Before This Winter?

September 28th, 2015

It creeps up quickly: first the slight change in the leaves, then the need to have an extra blanket at night. Soon we’ll be opening our windows during the day but closing them at night, and then after that, they’ll stay closed for a while. If you ended last heating season grateful that you no longer needed to heat your home because your heater was ready to fall apart, it is time to get going on that replacement system. Continue Reading

Have You Scheduled Heating Maintenance Yet?

September 21st, 2015

We know many of you haven’t even turned off your AC yet, but it is the time of year to start thinking ahead to the heating season. Specifically, it’s time to make sure your heating system is ready to go for that first chilly morning in the fall all the way into next spring, and the best way to do that is to schedule heating maintenance with your Boehmer Heating & Cooling technician. Our thorough tune-up for your heating system will help ensure that you get the warmth, comfort and performance you need all winter long in Upper St. Clair, PA – just give us a call! Continue Reading

How Issues with Your Condensate Array Can Lead to Leaking

September 14th, 2015

If you have a traditional split system air conditioner for your home, the system has two distinct units: the outdoor unit, which holds the condenser, compressor and condenser fan, and the indoor unit, which holds the blower and evaporator coils. Depending on your home and your preference, the indoor unit may be placed in a basement above your furnace or in your attic space. In either location, the moisture the system pulls from your indoor air as it dehumidifies has to go somewhere, and this moisture gets to your sewer line from two components known as the condensate array. When the condensate array is working properly, it directs the excess moisture, in the form of water, to your sewer line; when it isn’t working properly, it can cause major leaking issues. Continue Reading

Suffering from Late Summer Allergies? Upgrade Your Air Filter

September 7th, 2015

This is the time of year when everyone starts shifting gears from summer relaxing to back-to-school. However, if you are an allergy sufferer this may be one of your most challenging times of year thanks to allergens like ragweed. However, you have a great tool at your disposal for countering the effects of late summer allergies: your AC’s air filter. The standard air filter that comes with your air conditioner isn’t going to help you much, but an upgraded air filter installed by the indoor air quality experts at Boehmer Heating & Cooling can help alleviate many of your allergy symptoms. Continue Reading

Zone Control: It’s Great for Cooling and Heating

August 31st, 2015

Have you been looking for a cooling and heating solution that will help you customize your heating and cooling while also satisfying the people in your home? Then you are going to want to consider the installation of a zone control system. This type of system works directly with the source of your air delivery: your home’s ductwork. The HVAC experts at Boehmer Heating & Cooling can help you with a zone control system for your home in Bethel Park, PA – just give us a call! Continue Reading

Why Good Insulation Is Necessary for Your Home

August 24th, 2015

With temperatures in the 80s and 90s, you may be wondering why we would be talking about insulation. After all, insulation is a winter season thing, not a summer season thing, right? Not exactly. While insulation is most associated with keeping in warmth during the winter months, its function isn’t for that alone: it’s for slowing the transfer of heat. This is why having good insulation is important year-round, not just during the cold months. Still not sure how this affects you now? Let’s take a closer look. Continue Reading

Should My Air Conditioner Have an Odor to It?

August 17th, 2015

You expect your stove to emit odors when cooking, or even your dryer if you use dryer sheets, but there’s never a good reason for any kind of smell to come from your air conditioning system in Mt. Lebanon, PA. In fact, if you are detecting an odor coming from your AC system, whether through the vents or from a component, it’s time to call your Boehmer Heating & Cooling expert for help. Continue Reading

Is Your AC Losing Energy Efficiency? Schedule a Mid-Summer Maintenance Appointment!

August 10th, 2015

If there’s a month that represents summer’s heat, it’s August, and your air conditioning system is working full time to make sure your home has the cool air you need. Have you noticed that your system may not be running as well as it was in the beginning of the summer? Not in the sense that something is wrong, but that it just seems off? The experts at Boehmer Heating & Cooling have a great solution for that: mid-summer maintenance. Continue Reading

How Does a Geothermal System Cool My House?

August 3rd, 2015

It may seem a strange idea to cool your home using the natural resources of the Earth, but that’s exactly what happens when you have a geothermal system in Bethel Park, PA. However, cool air isn’t generated, as we’ll explain more below. The important thing is that should you be interested in using a geothermal system, or have one that needs servicing, that you hire professionals who have experience with this type of system. The HVAC specialists at Boehmer Heating & Cooling have been working with geothermal systems for a number of years, and can help you with all of your geothermal needs. Continue Reading