Boehmer Heating & Cooling Blog

Should I Buy a Bigger Air Conditioner?

July 25th, 2016

Does your air conditioner have trouble cooling down certain parts of the home? You may have been disappointed to learn after purchasing your AC or after moving into your new home that the air conditioner does a poor job of cooling your entire home. Air conditioners do, however, come in different sizes, so you might have come to the conclusion that your air conditioner just needs to be bigger.

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Have You Signed Up for a Money-Saving Maintenance Plan Yet?

July 18th, 2016

One of the most important things you can do for your air conditioner and for your heater is to schedule maintenance each and every year. When you sign up for a maintenance plan with a qualified HVAC contractor, this is taken care of! Learn more about HVAC maintenance and the benefits of joining a local maintenance program from the guide below.

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A Quality Air Conditioner Provides the Right Amount of Dehumidification

July 11th, 2016

Our summers are not only hot, but also very humid. This means there is an exceptionally high amount of water vapor in the air, which makes it feel warmer than it really is. When relative humidity levels are about 50% or higher, your body no longer has the means to dissipate sweat—as it cannot evaporate into the air around it so easily—and this is your body’s natural way of cooling off.

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How Air Leaks Around the Home Affect Energy Efficiency

July 4th, 2016

It’s tough to save money in the summer. Not only do you spend more time going outside and having fun (we hope), but your home energy bills can also be rather high. And often, it has little to do with the air conditioning system itself (especially if you schedule routine maintenance visits every year).

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Is Your Home Performing Efficiently This Summer?

June 27th, 2016

When temperatures are at their highest, it often feels like the only way to save money is to shut the air conditioner off. AC systems use a lot of energy. But sometimes, circumstances in a home contribute to bills that are much higher than they should be.

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The Hot Humid Air Makes Your AC Work at Maximum Capacity

June 20th, 2016

When temperatures reach their peak this summer, your air conditioner will be working at maximum capacity. Most air conditioners (those without variable speed settings) only run at one speed. They are on or they are off. So when it’s hot out, your air conditioner has to run for a lot longer to reach the temperature you’ve set on the thermostat.

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3 Tips for Summertime Efficiency in Your Home

June 13th, 2016

Your air conditioner is going to be on for much of the daytime for the rest of the summer. And it’s going to cost you—but the comfort you get even in the most extreme heat is certainly worth it. Luckily, there are things you can do to keep costs manageable without shutting off the system for the season.

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Is the Humidity Getting to You?

June 6th, 2016

In our area, humidity is sometimes worse than high temperatures. Temperatures outside might seem somewhat reasonable, but the presence of water vapor in the air adds to it. This isn’t to say that the temperature actually increases because of a high percentage of water vapor. It only means you feel like the temperature has increased.

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Why Would Water Leak from an Air Conditioner?

May 30th, 2016

When water leaks from your air conditioning system, it could result in hundreds or thousands of dollars in damages to your home. We’ve heard of some pretty severe situations where water leakage has ruined kitchen cabinets or floor boards and we want to make sure this doesn’t happen to you.

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Signing Up for a Service Agreement Can Save You A Lot

May 23rd, 2016

When you have a problem with your air conditioning system in the middle of the summer, there’s a lot to be annoyed about. There’s the matter of…

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