Boehmer Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for May, 2015

Is Your Air Filter Ready for Allergy Season?

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Allergy sufferers know that at this time of year as the temperature rises, so do pollen counts. While the flora and fauna releasing the pollen are outside, it isn’t hard for allergens to get inside and into your HVAC system. A great way to drastically reduce allergens from swirling around your home with your forced air system is to use a mechanical air filter. It is true that your HVAC comes with a standard air filter, but this air filter’s job is not to improve your indoor air quality; it is to keep large particles of dirt and dust from coating your HVAC system. If you want a mechanical air filter that will help your allergies, the experts at Boehmer Heating & Cooling can help. Just give us a call, and we’ll schedule you an appointment.

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3 Reasons to Consider Geothermal Cooling

Monday, May 18th, 2015

As we head closer to summer, many people are turning their thoughts to air conditioning. If you are in the market for a new air conditioner, and being “green” is a priority to you, you may want to consider the installation of a geothermal system. Geothermal systems work very differently from other types of home air conditioning systems for several reasons, as we’ll explain below. Because these systems operate differently, they are also designed and implemented differently than traditional HVAC systems, so it’s critical to work with professionals who specialize in geothermal installation and service. The experts at Boehmer Heating & Cooling are these kinds of experts, and we’ve installed and service numerous geothermal systems throughout the Pittsburgh, PA, area. This is why, if you are considering a geothermal system, we should be the first phone call you make.

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Customize Your Cooling with a Zone Control System

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Temperatures are finally moving up instead of down, and if you haven’t turned on your home’s AC yet, you will soon enough. Then comes the battle: the endless fight over the right temperature. We’ve all been there, with someone turning the temperature up while another one turns it down. But if you have a zone control system, that battle no longer exists. Why? Because when your home is divided into different temperature zones that all operate independently from one another, you no longer have to engage in the Battle of the Thermostat. As you may suspect, professional installation is the key to attaining all the benefits a zone control system has to offer you, and the experts at Boehmer Heating & Cooling are here to help. Call us today, and let us show you what a zone control system can do for you and your home in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Why Is There Frost on My Air Conditioning Coils?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Spring is fully underway and with it, summer can’t be far behind. The Pittsburgh, PA area experiences bouts of high heat and humidity throughout the summer months, which means that homeowners need to have their air conditioners fired up and ready to go. One of the most obvious signs of trouble is the appearance of frost on your coils, something that most laymen would see as normal. The air conditioner is supposed to make things cold. Why should a little frost raise an issue? In point of fact, however, frost on the air conditioning system represents a serious problem, required professional service to correct. “Why is there frost on my air conditioning coils?” you ask. Because your refrigerant is likely leaking.

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