Boehmer Heating & Cooling Blog

Tips for Starting Up Your Air Conditioner This Spring

April 24th, 2017

changing-filter-air-ductSoon enough, you’ll be running your central air conditioner just as often as you ran your heating system this winter. In our part of the country, it can get pretty humid, so you may be anxious to get the air conditioner started up right away at the first sign of heat. But we’re here to remind you that you cannot expect your air conditioner to run properly when you need it, unless you prepare.

Just like heating systems, air conditioning units need maintenance before the warmer weather is in full swing. Today, we’ll talk about the importance of scheduling a maintenance visit in the spring and offer you more helpful advice for getting your air conditioner into gear. To learn more, contact your friendly local HVAC specialists.

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The Best In-Home Solutions for Pollen Allergies

April 10th, 2017

sneeze-woman-tissueDid you know that about 20% of Americans are allergic to pollen? If you are one of the millions, you might notice that your symptoms don’t discriminate based on location. Whether you are indoors or out, allergies can come up and bring you down, and this is particularly upsetting when you are in your own home.

Pollen allergies can act up anywhere—mostly because pollen can be just about anywhere. It travels well, moving easily in the air and into your lungs, but you may be able to take some control at home.

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Why You Should Schedule an AC Tune-Up Early in the Year

March 27th, 2017

ac-maintenance-air-conditioner-unit-toolsSoon enough, you can expect to start using your air conditioner all the time. The heat and humidity will not be tolerable for very long unless you are relaxing at the lake with a cold beverage in hand—or spending time indoors with the air conditioner. If your AC system breaks down on a hot day, you’re in trouble.

You can schedule an AC tune-up to help prevent this type of situation. This service, provided by professional HVAC technicians, offers many benefits to the AC system and to the homeowner, as long as you schedule this service early in the year—and preferably every year.

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How HVAC Experts Can Help You Tackle High Energy Bills

March 13th, 2017

money-saving-home-performanceThis year, don’t let heating and air conditioning bills keep you from enjoying your time at home. Sometimes, it seems like the only way to save on heating and cooling costs is to shut off the AC or heating systems completely, but this is no longer the case.

When you have home performance experts working in the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) industry, you have a resource to help reduce costs where bills can add up the most. Qualified home energy experts can help you find ways to cut bills and stay comfortable for years to come.

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Prepare Your Home for Spring Allergies

February 27th, 2017

cells-indoor-air-qualityEach year, you struggle to truly enjoy the beauty that spring brings as your allergies are at their worst. And, unfortunately, even when you step inside, it can be difficult to keep allergies under control. In fact, it’s possible for your air quality to be even worse inside than it is outside.

Most likely, you keep your home sealed up tightly as you run your air conditioning and heating systems. While this is better for efficiency, it allows contaminants to recirculate throughout your home, contributing to worsening symptoms and potentially making you sick. Prepare your home with the help of our expert indoor air quality tips.

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Insulating Your Home for Warmth and Savings

February 13th, 2017

save-money-home-insulationIt’s been a cold one this year, and you might not have felt the relief you wanted from your home comfort system. It could be that you have noticed hot or cold spots around the home or never felt quite warm enough at all. And that may be something you thought you’d have to put up with for a long time to come.

But often, these types of problems do not necessarily indicate that you need to replace your furnace or boiler. Instead, you might need to rethink the insulation in your home.

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Try This Before Scheduling Heating Repair

January 30th, 2017

inside-natural-gas-burnerWe encourage DIY enthusiasts to try their hands at something besides heating repair, most of the time. Repairing a heating system incorrectly can result in damage to the heater. Moreover, you might create a safety hazard for your home and family members.

However, we know it’s frustrating to call in a technician for heating repair, only to learn you could have resolved the issue on your own. Often, we find that homeowners do not know about some of these methods of troubleshooting a faulty furnace. Try these steps before scheduling heating repair, and then call NATE-certified technicians when the problem cannot be solved quickly.

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3 Reasons to Add a Humidifier to Your Home

January 16th, 2017

In the summer, high humidity is our biggest concern, making the air seem a lot warmer than it really is and weighing us down. But in the winter, low humidity is a far bigger concern. The air dries out for much of the season in certain parts of the country, and the heater in your home won’t help to add any moisture back.

You may need a separate humidifier, and we recommend a whole-home humidifier system that injects moisture through the ducts as you run the heating system. Here are 3 reasons to consider adding a humidifier into your home.

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Save Money on a Comprehensive Home Energy Audit

January 9th, 2017

We are committed to helping homeowners save money all year long. That’s why we offer comprehensive home energy audits in the Baldwin, PA area. And right now, we’re offering a special: you can save $100 on a home energy audit when you book today!

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Heating Equipment?

January 2nd, 2017

This year, make a commitment to better health, wellness, and energy savings with a new heating system from your local HVAC contractor. It’s a great time to upgrade your furnace or radiant heating system to something that operates more and more efficiently and effectively for better whole-home comfort.

Read more about when it’s time to upgrade your heating system and what your options are in today’s guide.

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