Boehmer Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for November, 2015

Keep Your Heat Pump Clear of Snow

Monday, November 30th, 2015

We know that with the continued mild weather of this fall that the last thing you want to think about is snow. However, if you use a heat pump HVAC system, you need to keep the outdoor unit of your heat pump clear of snow throughout the winter months. This is a simple but critical step needed to keep your heat pump running well. Not sure why? Let us explain more below.

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How Does a Geothermal System Heat?

Monday, 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.

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Is It Time to Repair Your Boiler?

Monday, 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:

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

Monday, 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.

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

Monday, 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.

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