Boehmer Heating & Cooling Blog

Repair or Replace: What’s Better for Your AC System?

May 2nd, 2016

It’s getting warmer and warmer, and you’re not sure whether your AC system is going to be up to the challenge of another cooling season. You noticed problems the previous season, but you put off repairing them as long as possible. Now, you’ll have to have it fixed soon. But can it be repaired? Or will you need to replace it?

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Do You Need Better Air Filtration?

April 25th, 2016

Most technicians recommend that you change the air filter in your HVAC system every 1-3 months, although this number can change based on how often you use your HVAC equipment and whether or not you have pets in the home. When it does come time to change your air filter, you might reach for the cheapest filter that fits into your HVAC system.

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How to Decrease Your Utility Bills, Increase Your Comfort, and Ensure Your Safety: A Guide to Home Performance Contracting

April 18th, 2016

If you have the opportunity to schedule a home performance assessment for your home, don’t miss out! Home performance contracting describes the process of assessing major home efficiency, air quality, comfort, and safety issues. Learn more about how scheduling service with a qualified contractor can transform your home below!

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Is Your HVAC Equipment Holding Up with These Temperature Swings?

April 11th, 2016

The spring weather has been rather unpredictable this year, and it’s tough to know whether you’ll need your heater or your air conditioner next! In the meantime, your heater is taking on a lot of extra work, and you may have noticed that it’s not performing as well as you’d like. Can it wait to be repaired? Our experts say no.

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Why a Bigger HVAC System Isn’t Always the Better Choice

April 4th, 2016

Are you considering an HVAC system replacement? The best time to do so is springtime, as our temperatures mellow out and technicians will be less likely to be out on emergency calls. Before you rush out and get the biggest unit you can, however, you need to know that a bigger unit is not necessarily better. If your system is too large, then it will continuously shut on and off to compensate for its size. This process is called short-cycling, and is damaging to your HVAC system, plus it doesn’t efficiently cool or heat your home.

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Get New Indoor Air Quality Equipment for Spring

March 28th, 2016

Spring allergies can be a major pain, and they’re even worse when your air conditioner and heater seem to exaggerate the problem. You always hope that coming home to a climate-controlled space will make you feel more comfortable. But an HVAC system can often make things worse, pushing the air throughout the home so that any contaminants in the air, like dust and pollen, only continue to circulate.

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Poor Insulation: Why You’re Spending So Much on Heating

March 21st, 2016

If your heating bills seemed higher than average this past season, you might have some concerns. Could your heating system be at fault? Possibly. But what if you have a fairly new system, or you’ve recently gotten the okay from technicians about your heater’s performance?

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Don’t Skip Routine AC Service This Year

March 14th, 2016

This year, be sure to call technicians to your home for a routine maintenance visit, no matter the age of your AC system. Many people decide to skip AC service for a year or two because they got maintenance last year, or because their air conditioners are only a couple of years old. But maintenance is a vital service for comfort and efficiency in the spring and the summer.

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2 Things You Should Know about Your Home’s Air Filter

March 7th, 2016

An air filter is a vital component to your HVAC system, preventing pollutants from entering your indoor air. These pollutants include dirt, dust, tree pollen, smoke and more. Choosing the right air filtration system for your HVAC system can make a huge difference in the quality of air circulating through your home. Without proper filtration, your indoor air quality can actually be worse than the outdoor air quality of where you live. But is a simple air filter all you need? What should you know about your home’s air filter?

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My Heater Stopped Working: Is It the Thermostat?

February 29th, 2016

When the heating system stops working in a home, the phone call that heating contractors get often goes as follows: “I think my thermostat stopped working. We’re not getting any heat.” Of course, the thermostat has electrical components, which means it could fail at some point in time. However, of all the components of your heating system, could the thermostat really be at fault?

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