How to Cut Home Heating Costs This Winter

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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Give Your Indoor Air Quality a Boost During Cold & Flu Season

January 15th, 2024

When most homeowners think of the main thing that affects their home comfort, they probably think about its temperature. When it’s sweltering hot or freezing cold outside, having a dependable AC and furnace is indeed paramount to comfort and safety. 

However, having the perfect indoor temperature isn’t the only thing that affects your comfort, safety, and health. Your indoor air quality (IAQ) is just as important. That’s why we provide comprehensive IAQ services. From air purifiers to air cleaners, read on to learn how these systems can boost your IAQ not just during cold and flu season, but all year round. 

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5 Reasons Homeowners are Switching to a Heat Pump

January 1st, 2024

Getting a heat pump in Pittsburgh has been surging in popularity lately, and for good reason. If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, you’ve undoubtedly come across heat pumps in your research. 

Recent advancements in heat pump technology have addressed the previous problem of heat pumps struggling with efficiency in cold climates. Now with options like cold-weather heat pumps, there’s never been a better time to upgrade from a central furnace or AC to an all-in-one heat pump. Let’s go over 5 reasons why homeowners are making the switch.

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5 Common Furnace Smells and What They Mean

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?

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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Holiday Fire Safety

November 20th, 2023

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the holiday season is in full swing. From holiday meals to spending more time with friends and family, there is a lot to look forward to this time of year.

Unfortunately, the holiday season is also a time of year when the number of house fires increases drastically. According to the American Red Cross, fires increase for several reasons related to decorations, toys, and cooking. Take a look at these startling statistics.

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CO Awareness Month & Cabon Monoxide Safety Tips

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 Frightening Facts about Indoor Air Quality

October 23rd, 2023

We talk a lot on this blog about how important indoor air quality (IAQ) is. That’s because a lot of homeowners think that their IAQ isn’t “that bad.” We’re not trying to cause unnecessary stress in our readers and we certainly don’t believe in pushing products that we don’t think would vastly improve the quality of life for homeowners. 

To illustrate just how problematic poor IAQ is, here’s a list of five frightening facts about indoor air quality that may surprise you. The good thing about poor IAQ is that improving it is as simple as giving us a call for indoor air quality services. From air purifiers to air cleaners, we can recommend a system that’ll combat poor air in your home.

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Drafty Doors & Windows? Tips for Sealing Air Leaks

October 9th, 2023

As a homeowner, there are a lot of things you need to stay on top of to make sure your home is comfortable. You also need to make sure that you’re not paying too much for your comfort. One thing that’s often neglected is making sure your home is as weatherproof as it can be. That means a home that’s well insulated and tightly sealed against the elements. 

Making improvements in weatherproofing is a great way to substantially decrease your energy bills. Sealing up air leaks is a surefire way to stay more comfortable not just in the winter, but throughout the year. 

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5 Low-Cost Ways to Prep Your Home for Winter

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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