How Does a Geothermal System Heat?

November 23rd, 2015

It can be hard to imagine how any heating system works without generating a flame of some sort, or using electricity to power a heating element. But there is a device that heats using refrigerant: the heat pump. And in a geothermal system, the ground-source heat pump is one of the key components of the system. A geothermal system works very differently from traditional heating systems, and understanding how they work can help you decide if a geothermal system is a good HVAC option for your home in Mt. Lebanon, PA. Continue Reading

Is It Time to Repair Your Boiler?

November 16th, 2015

Many homeowners in our area enjoy the use of a boiler system to heat their homes. If you are one such homeowner, you need to be aware of signs that can indicate that it is time for an expert to attend to your boiler before a full breakdown ensues. To help you discern these signs, and get ahead of a potential repair for your boiler system in Bethel Park, our experts have put together some of the more common signs or problems to be aware of: Continue Reading

Does Your Home Get Too Dry During Winter? Consider a Whole Home Humidifier

November 9th, 2015

We may not have the heat on full-time yet, but we soon will, and if you suffer from dry eyes, noses and throats each year because of your heat, there’s too little humidity in your home. This may not seem like a big deal, but too little humidity can actually cause as many problems as too much humidity, particularly when it comes to personal health. Adding a simple room humidifier, or several, doesn’t do the job necessary. Instead, you’ll want to consider the benefits a whole house humidifier can offer. Continue Reading

Just Because It Is Almost Winter Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Have Allergy Problems

November 2nd, 2015

One of the (very few) blessings of cooler weather is that the annual frost comes, effectively shutting down vegetation that can cause a tremendous amount of allergy problems for many. However, a large number of allergy sufferers aren’t challenged just by outdoor allergens: they also struggle with indoor allergens like dust and pet dander. Sneezing your head off all winter long is not something anyone wants to deal with, so if you suffer from indoor allergies, or someone in your home does, it’s important to make sure that you continue to use an upgraded air filter in your home. Continue Reading

How a Home Energy Audit Can Help Your Home This Winter, Part 2

October 26th, 2015

In our last blog post, How a Home Energy Audit Can Help Your Home This Winter, Part 1, we took a look at what a home energy audit is and the different kinds of actions our Boehmer Heating & Cooling pros take to assess how much energy you have been using, and what kind of shape your appliances and home systems are in. Now we are going to give an overview of the kinds of tests that are performed during a home energy audit appointment so that you can get an even clearer picture of how in-depth this service is: Continue Reading

How a Home Energy Audit Can Help Your Home This Winter, Part 1

October 19th, 2015

Homeowners are always looking for ways to save on energy bills, particularly during the long winter months, when it seems they just climb and climb. But you can’t do anything about the problems you don’t know about, and this is where a home energy audit can really help. Using several specific kinds of tests, the experts from Boehmer Heating & Cooling can pinpoint the exact locations where your home in Mt. Lebanon, PA may be losing air and/or the appliances that may be driving your monthly energy bills up instead of down. First, let’s take a look at what a home energy audit consists of. Continue Reading

Tips to Save Money This Winter

October 12th, 2015

The cold weather isn’t here yet, but there’s a definite chill in the air. Winter can be a very expensive season between heating costs and other winter-related expenses. While you can’t heat your home for zero costs, you can reduce your costs by taking some simple steps ahead of the heating season. Here are some tips from the heating and cooling experts at Boehmer Heating & Cooling. Continue Reading

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