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

Solved! How Often Do You Really Need to Change Your Furnace Filter?

Monday, April 8th, 2024

One of the most common questions we get is, “How often should I change a furnace filter?” A quick Google search will likely cause only more confusion as the answer will range from every month to every 3 months.

Generally speaking, you should replace a standard HVAC filter every 3 months. However, this should be more frequent depending on certain factors. Let’s go through some household circumstances that warrant a furnace filter change closer to the 1-2 month mark.

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Pro Tips on How to Extend the Life of Your Furnace

Monday, March 25th, 2024

Furnaces have an average lifespan of 10-15 years. Unfortunately, having to replace a furnace before even the 10-year mark is not unheard of. Homeowners who have had to replace an HVAC system early have one overwhelming question: “What could I have done to avoid an early replacement?” 

Although furnaces that need to be replaced that early have been grossly neglected, the best way to make sure your furnace lasts for 15 years or longer is to take excellent care of it. Let’s go over 8 pro tips on how to maximize the lifespan of your furnace.

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How to Cut Home Heating Costs This Winter

Monday, February 12th, 2024

How have your heating bills been so far this winter? Have they been surprisingly low or shockingly high? If it’s the latter, this blog post is for you! No one wants to pay more for something when they could be paying less.

Your home’s heating costs are dependent on a number of factors such as the insulation in your home, the quality of your ductwork, and how efficient your furnace is. When your furnace is running efficiently, it provides a whole host of benefits in addition to cutting your heating costs such as reducing the need for furnace repair. Let’s go over 5 important factors to be aware of so you can feel confident you’re paying the least amount of money on heating expenses.

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5 Common Furnace Smells and What They Mean

Monday, December 18th, 2023
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When your gas furnace is working properly, you’ll hardly even notice it. Other than the sound of it turning on and off and the whoosh of air through the vents, it shouldn’t make much noise. And at the beginning of the heating season, you’ll probably smell dust when you turn it on for the first time. But otherwise, your furnace should be operating silently and without emitting any smells.

When your furnace gives off weird smells, it’s a sign to sit up and take notice. Your furnace is trying to tell you that it’s not operating as it should. Depending on the type of smell, the issue behind it could be something that requires urgent attention by a professional HVAC company to something ordinary and run-of-the-mill. Let’s go over 5 common furnace smells and what they mean.

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Should I Choose a Gas or Electric Furnace?

Monday, December 4th, 2023

If you’re in the market for a new furnace, there are a couple of essential decisions you need to make before you move forward. The first thing you’ll need to decide is whether you get an electric or a gas furnace.

This can be an easy decision if your home doesn’t have access to natural gas. However, if your home has a gas connection, choosing between gas and electric requires some deliberation. There are pros and cons to both gas and electric furnaces. Let’s break these down easily for you so you can make the best choice for your budget, home, and family.  

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CO Awareness Month & Cabon Monoxide Safety Tips

Monday, November 6th, 2023

It’s November and that means it’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month! This is the time of year that’s dedicated to helping protect the public from the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO). Accidental CO poisoning is responsible for about 450 deaths per year in the US alone. 

At Boehmer Heating & Cooling, we want to make sure our customers are informed about the risks of CO poisoning and provide tips to keep your home and family safe. Keep reading to learn about the importance of CO Awareness Month and the steps you can take to protect your household from CO poisoning.

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5 Low-Cost Ways to Prep Your Home for Winter

Monday, September 25th, 2023

As the temperatures begin to drop and leaves start to change color, it’s time to prepare your home for the change in season. If you don’t have a checklist of fall home maintenance items, now’s the perfect time to start one and we’ve got 5 essential items to add to the list.

These small tasks can make a huge difference in your home comfort this autumn and winter.  You can help ensure your home stays comfortable, efficient, and well-protected during the cooler months. Let’s get your home ready to embrace the joys of the season.

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Furnace Comparison Guide for New Installations

Monday, September 11th, 2023

Furnace technology has advanced enormously in just the last decade. The furnaces of today are designed to be more energy efficient while reducing your carbon footprint. With greater energy efficiency comes a reduction in energy bills, and with how much you use your furnace during our cold, bitter winters, these are all benefits that homeowners are happy to reap! 

So what do you need to take into consideration when shopping for a new furnace? Some key things to consider are its fuel type, AFUE rating, and blower speed. Let’s take a look at these in depth.

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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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Why is My House So Cold?

Monday, January 30th, 2023

You’ve turned on the heater and are right to expect a prompt response from the system. However, it’s been close to an hour, and all you’ve got is an increase in your frustration and the number of complaints from everyone in the house who is too cold.

We understand why a stubbornly cold house would be frustrating and we want to help. Often, the lack of heat is one of the signs that you need a furnace repair. We will explain this and other warning signs below so you know when you need to schedule expert repairs.

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