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Why a Home Energy Audit Is the Best Way to Save Energy

November 28th, 2016

What’s a home energy audit? It’s a way for you to find out where energy is wasted in your home, so that you can get on the path towards lower bills and better heating and cooling system performance.

In fact, we think a home energy audit, followed up with active home energy solutions, is the best way to save money on your monthly bills. What makes it the most effective means to that end?

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About Blower Door Tests and Why Your Home Needs One

November 21st, 2016

If air was leaking out of your home, you would know about it…right? This is what a lot of homeowners think. Areas around the house where air and heat are able to move in and out should be obvious, as these may be points of entry for moisture or pests. But this isn’t necessarily the case.

If you’ve been assuming your home is airtight, think again. A blower door test, a test offered by companies that provide home performance testing and home energy audits for energy efficiency, usually determines that a house has far more air leaks than the homeowner would assume.

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Schedule a Home Energy Audit for 3 Important Reasons

November 14th, 2016

At Boehmer Heating & Cooling, we’re committed to helping customers save money without sacrificing their comfort. We’ve been helping customers in the Greater Pittsburgh area since 1933, and we’d like to help you too. That’s why we encourage homeowners in our area to schedule a home energy audit, and find solutions to cut back dramatically on energy usage.

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Prevent Heating System Burnout before Winter

November 7th, 2016

In the winter, your heating system is working its hardest. That’s when problems are most likely to come up—when you need heat the most.

That means you need to be prepared for a potential heating system breakdown in the middle of winter. Having the number of a heating contractor who offers 24 hour services comes in handy, but that’s not all you need. Make sure that you have the protection you really need by scheduling heating system services before it gets too cold.

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3 Fall Heating Services to Make Winter a Whole Lot Easier

October 31st, 2016

We believe that prevention is key, especially when it comes to having an easy, carefree winter. This fall, take care of the little things so that the cold stays outside, and you and your family have consistent, efficient comfort indoors.

These services can make your furnace or boiler more efficient, durable, and reliable. While every homeowner should schedule annual heating system maintenance year after year, all three services can help you maintain your heater for years to come.

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Have You Had Your Furnace Checked Yet?

October 24th, 2016

Now is the time! If your furnace has not had a thorough inspection yet this year, we strongly recommend getting on the phone with your local heating and air conditioning company ASAP! What makes this service so important?

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4 Things to Do for Better Home Efficiency This Fall

October 17th, 2016

Are you hoping to have lower bills this year than you did the last? That can be difficult, especially as your heating system starts to decline a little bit in efficiency with each passing year. Still, if it’s not the right time to replace your heating system just yet, there are certainly tasks you can do and services you can schedule that help to improve efficiency and lower your bills. Check it out!

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Zoning Your Home for Better Energy Efficiency

October 10th, 2016

When you have a large home, heating and cooling costs are always higher than you’d like. The energy it takes to warm a home that has several bedrooms and, therefore, several vents can be costly. And some days, it seems like the only way to save is to lower the temperature beyond comfort.

Upgrading your AC or heating system to include zone control could be the solution you need for lower bills during even the most extreme temperatures—and an improvement to your comfort!

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Can a Ductless Mini Split System Offer the Comfort You Need?

October 3rd, 2016

Ductless mini split systems are unlike other heating and cooling units in that they move air into a room without the need for a set of air ducts. And it’s not the same as a window unit or a portable heater! These have a reputation for being loud, inefficient, and/or ineffective. But a ductless system is completely different.

Ductless heating and air conditioning systems look a lot like a standard heat pump (or central AC), and they’re just as powerful too! Is it the right choice for your home?

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Get a Boiler Cleaning and Check-Up Before Winter Comes

September 26th, 2016

When you have a boiler, you know that it provides heat and comfort unlike you can experience from many other types of whole-home heating systems. A boiler uses a large tank to heat up water and then distributes the hot water to different points around the home. Heat radiates to reach objects and people and make you feel direct heat.

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