Boehmer Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Spring AC Maintenance Checklist

Monday, March 27th, 2023

Spring is here, and that means the temperatures are beginning to warm up. If you haven’t already switched your thermostat over to lower temperatures yet, you’ll be doing so soon. You want to make sure that your air conditioner is ready to keep your home cool throughout the summer.

As important as it is to schedule maintenance with a team of professionals, you also want to review your own personal spring AC maintenance checklist. After all, you do have some responsibility as a homeowner to keep up with air conditioning maintenance in some ways. Keep reading to learn more about how you can maintain your air conditioner so that it lasts for a long time to come.

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Don’t Forget To Change Your Filter

Monday, March 13th, 2023

There are plenty of highly important components in your heater and air conditioner that all require upkeep in order to keep these systems reliable. However, there is one part of your HVAC system that is often underestimated in its importance. It doesn’t move, it doesn’t make adjust the temperature of the air, and it doesn’t use energy but this part still has a big impact on your comfort.

We’re discussing the importance of your HVAC system filter and keeping a clean one in place. Let’s look at how this simple part can have a huge impact on your system and your comfort level.

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Myth Buster: Why You Should Avoid High-MERV Filters

Monday, September 12th, 2022

If you’re asking this question, then we’re glad you found our page–because you certainly do need a qualified HVAC professional to help you with your filter replacement. The higher the MERV rating of a filter– that is, the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value– the tighter the weave of the fiber. And the tighter the weave, the smaller particles can be caught.

Not all HVAC filters are created equal. The purpose of this filter that comes standard in your HVAC systems is to protect the system from debris that can get sucked into it and harm its sensitive components. So it sounds like a higher MERV rating would be the best to protect your HVAC system, right?

Well…. not quite. And we’ll get into the reasons why below. First, let’s explain further what MERV ratings are. Read on!

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Play it Cool! 10 Ways to Beat the Extreme Summer Heat

Monday, July 4th, 2022
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If you’ve lived here for even just a year, then you know how brutal our summers can be. We’re here to help make them a little bit more comfortable! With our expert installation, maintenance, and repair services, we’ll make sure that your air conditioner is working as flawlessly as possible. Our services help ensure that your cooling system operates as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible, so you can beat the heat each and every summer.

Of course, there are a number of ways beyond simply using your air conditioner that can help you beat the heat. Read on as we uncover some of our favorite ideas!

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Help! My Air Conditioner Is Leaking Water

Monday, June 20th, 2022

When you hear about water leaks, you probably think about your plumbing system, right? Plumbing pipes have leaks all the time! Well, at least, a lot more than we probably prefer.

While plumbing leaks are certainly inconvenient and sometimes even really expensive to fix, there is another type of water leak you should be concerned about–not because it happens often but because when it does happen, it means trouble–a water leak coming from your air conditioner. Read on to learn why this is happening and what can be done in the future!

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Noisy Air Conditioner? Try These 5 Tips

Monday, June 6th, 2022

We will start by saying that there are many factors that can contribute to a noisy air conditioner. Some of them are more severe than others and will require a call to a professionally trained and highly experienced HVAC contractor, which we’ll get to below.

But whether you’re hearing rattling coming from the outside unit or banging coming from the inside unit, you don’t want an excessively noisy cooling system, right? If anything is out of the ordinary with the sounds you hear coming from your cooling system, please read this list, and don’t hesitate to contact our professionals if these don’t resolve the issue.

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Modern Air Conditioning Solutions for Old Homes

Monday, April 25th, 2022

If you are the owner of an old home in the Pittsburgh area, there are probably many reasons to love it! However, it might not have come with one important component for modern Pittsburgh homes–centralized air conditioning.

While our summers aren’t as brutal as other parts of the country, like down in Florida, it goes without saying that it gets hot and you require much more than a few fans to get through it each summer. Perhaps you already have window units in place but are there other options if you can’t accommodate the bulky ductwork required for a central AC system?

Why, yes, there are! Read on to learn more.

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Should I Cover My Air Conditioner Before Winter?

Monday, September 27th, 2021

When it comes to caring for your air conditioner, the first thing on your mind is probably spring maintenance. And yes, this is a very important part of keeping your AC system functioning as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible! But it’s only part of the equation.

True, you do not need your air conditioner in the winter. So that means you can just forget about it for a season, right? Well, not quite. There are actually some things you can do to prepare your system for winter so that you can rely on it working well for you next spring.

Yes, covering your air conditioner is one of these steps. We’ll dive into that more below! First, we want to outline some steps you should take before putting that cover on the outside unit (the condenser unit) of your air conditioner. Read on…

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Air Conditioner Not Cooling? 5 DIY Fixes to Try

Monday, June 21st, 2021

There are a number of issues that could potentially afflict your cooling system, and require professional air conditioner repair in Pittsburgh, PA. As we head into summer and temperatures warm up even more, it’s important to make sure that your AC is prepared. Hopefully, you had maintenance done so you can be alerted to any repair needs before they grow into emergency problems, such as a complete system breakdown. Tune-ups are also vital to avoiding problems like a system that won’t cool.

This is understandably frustrating—your air conditioner has one job, right? If it can’t cool, then all you’re doing is paying to use a system that’s not even able to keep you comfortable. What can you do? Read on as we uncover 5 DIY methods you can use when you have a malfunctioning air conditioner.

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8 Ways to Cut Your Energy Bill This Summer

Monday, June 7th, 2021

As temperatures begin to spike here in the Pittsburgh area, we probably don’t need to tell you that it is time to ensure your air conditioner is well-prepared for the heat. Not only that but now is the perfect time to ensure you’re using all your home comfort systems and appliances as efficiently as possible. After all, who wants to pay more than necessary on their energy bills this summer?

One of the first steps in doing this is having an energy audit completed, which we’ll dive into more below. Another is making sure your air conditioner is well maintained. Read on as we cover these and more tips on how to cut yoru energy bills this summer!

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