Has Your Heater Broken Down in the Middle of the Night?

February 8th, 2016

In our area, we cannot go for very long without a working heating system. When the heater breaks down, you need it to start working again ASAP, especially if there are seniors or small children in the home, and if you have no alternative means of keeping warm. So what can you do when your heater breaks down in the middle of the night? Continue Reading

A Guide to Choosing Quality HVAC Technicians

February 1st, 2016

The heating and air conditioning industry is one that’s often changing. New technologies allow for better efficiency and greater home comfort. The smart thermostat has changed the industry for the better, and more and more homeowners are thinking about how they manage their energy usage, leading to an increased demand for efficient products.
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Even Newer Heaters Should Be Serviced

January 25th, 2016

Most technicians recommend that homeowners seek out services for their furnaces once a year. This can improve efficiency for the winter and take care of some of the wear and tear the heater may have developed over the year. Continue Reading

Upgrade Your Thermostat Today and Save Big

January 18th, 2016

Looking for a way to save money on heating and cooling without getting rid of your older HVAC system? One simple change can make it a lot easier for you to stay comfortable, and it can help you regain control over your monthly heating and cooling costs. All you have to do is trade out the thermostat on the wall (with the help of a professional). Continue Reading

Only Call Trained Technicians to Service Today’s Complex Heating and AC Systems

January 11th, 2016

Today’s furnaces and AC systems are safer and sturdier than they have ever been before. But this does not make them any easier to service. In fact, the opposite is true. When you need any amount of service for your HVAC systems, you should always choose a highly trained technician with plenty of experience so that the most complex components stay in the best condition possible. Here’s why. Continue Reading

When Is It Time to Upgrade That Older Furnace?

January 4th, 2016

Your furnace has been a huge help through the years, but at some point you’ll have to move on to a new unit. Of course, you don’t want to spend the money unless it’s necessary. On the other hand, upgrading your furnace means better efficiency, performance, and safety. Here, you’ll see why it’s so important to replace your furnace after 15 years, and how a brand new furnace could help you to save money from month to month. Continue Reading

How Can Lime Scale Cause Problems for My Boiler System?

December 28th, 2015

There are many parts of our state that are pastoral or rural, leaving many homeowners getting their home’s water from a well. This isn’t a bad thing, but water that comes directly from a well tends to be “hard water,” aka, water that has high mineralization. This mineralization can actually be healthy for people but not so healthy for your plumbing system, which will include your heating system if you use a boiler to heat your home in Mount Lebanon. Continue Reading

Is Your Home Properly Insulated from Top to Bottom?

December 21st, 2015

At first passing, most homeowners feel their homes are well-insulated. This is because when we think about insulation, we usually refer to the rooms in which we do our living. If your home has an unfinished basement, attic, or both, you may actually find that these spaces are not well-insulated, and this lack of insulation in these areas could be costing you a lot in terms of comfort and energy efficiency. The home energy specialists at Boehmer Heating & Cooling have seen this many times, and can help determine if you do need additional and/or better insulation in these spaces of your home. Continue Reading

How Do I Judge the Efficiency of a Heating System?

December 14th, 2015

If you need to install a new heating system, either now or in the imminent future, one of the most important things you need to assess before installation is the efficiency of the system(s) you are reviewing. The major types of heating systems – furnaces, boilers and heat pumps – come with an assessment you can easily see right on the packaging. However, if you don’t understand what the given rating is telling you, it won’t be of much help. Here is a basic overview of what efficiency ratings you will see on these kinds of systems. Continue Reading

Furnace Not Igniting?

December 7th, 2015

It’s pretty frustrating listening to the sounds of your furnace starting up and then almost immediately shutting down. If you hear this happening, it usually means that your system isn’t igniting. When your system doesn’t ignite, the safety controls within the furnace immediately shut the system down to prevent anything dangerous from developing. It isn’t your job to see what’s happening with your furnace’s ignition – this is a potentially dangerous scenario. Instead, call the heating experts from Boehmer Heating & Cooling and schedule furnace repair  in Baldwin-Whitehall. Continue Reading