Boehmer Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for December, 2015

How Can Lime Scale Cause Problems for My Boiler System?

Monday, 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.

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Is Your Home Properly Insulated from Top to Bottom?

Monday, 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.

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How Do I Judge the Efficiency of a Heating System?

Monday, 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.

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Furnace Not Igniting?

Monday, 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.

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