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

5 Signs Your Ductwork is Leaking

Monday, February 27th, 2023

Your ductwork plays a highly important role in keeping your home comfortable. If you have any ducted HVAC system such as a heat pump, furnace, or standard split AC, then they need a way to deliver the temperature-controlled air they make into your home. They do this through your ducts.

If something goes wrong with your ducts, it will impact the comfort of your home. Think of it like potholes in a highway–the more holes there are or the bigger they are, the worse the overall delivery will be.

The tricky part is figuring out if your ductwork is actually in need of repair. Detecting duct leaks and fixing them is something you can trust our team to do. Read on to learn more about discovering when you need duct sealing to ensure you can keep things comfortable and improve your home energy efficiency.

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This Ceiling Fan Hack will Keep Your Home Warmer in the Winter

Monday, December 19th, 2022

You may be confused by the idea of your home’s ceiling fans keeping you comfortable in the winter. After all, ceiling fans work hard throughout the summer to help you stay cool. How would the system that you use to keep things cooler on a hot day help you during the coldest months of the year?

Here’s the thing that you may not know about your ceiling fans. Switching up the way they move can help you enjoy better comfort in the winter too. Want to find out more? Then read on!

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5 Reasons Homeowners Love Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Many homes in our area still rely on traditional tank water heaters, which are dependable and time-tested means of providing hot water for your home. But they’re not the only system out there and if you’re looking for a new water heater this holiday season, you might want to consider a tankless system.

Instead of using a big tank to heat up the water, tankless heaters use superheated coils to warm the water instantly as it passes through the pipes on the way to your sink or bathtub. It costs more to install and tends to work best in smaller homes with fewer members (though multiple units can be installed in larger homes). But the benefits can be considerable, and you should consider them when wondering if a tankless water heater is right for your home.

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8 Most Common Holiday Fire Hazards & How to Avoid Them

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. We want you to have a happy and healthy season, but we also want to help you have a safe holiday season. There are many ways to ensure this is the case.

Below, we’ve shared some of the most common holiday fire hazards and how you can avoid them. Read on, and when you need home services such as HVAC or home performance testing, we’re the team to call.

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7 Fall Maintenance Tips That Will Save You Money This Winter

Monday, October 10th, 2022

Get Your Furnace Professionally Tuned-Up

This is tip #1! Have you scheduled your furnace maintenance tune-up yet? If not, don’t worry, it’s not too late. In fact, in the absence of a total system breakdown, it’s never too late. It’s actually more important that you have this service done regularly (once a year) than at what time of the year it is. That said, fall is typically the time we recommend since it’s right before when you’ll need your system the most. Also, acting now means you can take advantage of our $99 gas furnace precision tune-up.

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Solved! Easy & Effective Ways to Ditch the Dust (and Other Common Indoor Pollutants)

Monday, August 1st, 2022

If you are an indoor allergy or asthma sufferer, then you know that “allergy season” can sound like a joke–allergies for us are practically year-round.

And what many homeowners don’t realize is that their indoor air quality can actually be worse than the quality of the air outdoors. This is because of how homes are constructed these days–homes are built to be very tight and efficient, disallowing any air from escaping or getting in. This is great news for the performance and monthly costs of your AC use, but not great news if you have allergies.

From dust to VOCs, there are a number of indoor pollutants that can make the allergy journey even worse. Fortunately, we are here to help! Read on to learn signs that you have indoor air quality problems, what could be causing those problems, and what solutions we have available for you!

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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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Spring Home Maintenance, Don’t Overlook Your Air Conditioner

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Spring is officially here! As the weather warms and you get in the mood for gardening and home improvement projects, you may be wondering where to start. Our basic spring home maintenance tips include:

  • Cleaning your windows and screens
  • Replacing the air filters in your HVAC system
  • Sealing up your doors and windows
  • Touching up your exterior paint
  • Decluttering your home

These are just a few examples! But perhaps the most important thing you can do for your home during spring is taking steps to make the interior of your home more comfortable, and your energy more efficiently. How so? By remembering your air conditioner, as well as your other indoor air quality efforts! Read on to learn more.

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8 Questions to Ask Before You Hire an HVAC Company

Monday, February 28th, 2022

When you hire an HVAC company, you don’t want to work with just any ol’ contractor you find online. You want to make sure they’re qualified for the job, experienced, and that they won’t lead you astray by making expensive mistakes.

It can be hard though, to discern a truly professional HVAC professional from an amateur, if you’ve never had to deal with a choice like deciding between HVAC contractors. Fortunately, we’ve provided you with 8 of the top questions you should ask to ensure you’re getting set up with the right team. Read on!

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6 Ways to Improve Furnace Efficiency

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Saving money might not seem like an easy thing to do when temps drop below freezing and you need your heater to do its magic. Your HVAC systems account for about half of all your home’s energy use, and you can’t exactly stop using it to save energy and improve efficiency.

The good news is, you don’t have to! There are some simple ways for you to boost heating efficiency, and therefore spend less on not only your monthly utility bills, but surprise repair needs, too! Read on to learn what these methods are.

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