Boehmer Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

Get Your Air Conditioner Serviced This Spring

Monday, March 26th, 2018

AC-repair-maintenanceSpring is here, and that means mild weather and lots of rain. You’re likely still using your home’s heating system quite a bit this time of year, but soon enough you’ll be turning on your air conditioner every day to keep cool while the temperatures soar. Before that happens, however, it pays to schedule a servicing session to your air conditioner. Not only can it avoid nasty surprises over the summer, but it will help your air conditioner do its job more effectively. Here’s a breakdown of what it all entails.

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Don’t Wait: Schedule End-of-Season Air Conditioning Repairs

Monday, August 28th, 2017

AC-repair-maintenanceAs the summer draws to a close in the upcoming weeks, you may still need your air conditioner for a bit longer. A heat wave can come at any time, and humidity levels can rise out of control. But if your air conditioner shows signs of slowing, you may be tempted to put off repairs until next year’s spring shows its head.

But we believe this is a mistake. Read on to find out how much worse your air conditioner can get the longer you wait, and why we think it’s in your best interest to make AC repairs ASAP. For more advise or to reach out to a qualified technician for your air conditioning repair in Bethel Park, PA, give us a call!

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Here’s What You Should Know About AC Refrigerant

Monday, July 31st, 2017

ac-maintenance-air-conditioner-unit-toolsRefrigerant, a substance you may sometimes hear referred to by a name brand—Freon—is a necessary component of any conventional central AC system. There are a lot of misconceptions about refrigerant that cause some homeowners to assume problems exist where they don’t, or worse—that there is no problem when one does exist.

Your air conditioning system is charged with a set amount of refrigerant upon installation (which may not be “Freon” by name). We want to tell you more about the purpose of refrigerant and why low refrigerant may be more of a problem than you think.

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How Minor Issues in a Home Make AC Bills Higher

Monday, July 17th, 2017

ac-unit-moneyWhen your air conditioning bills are higher than usual, you may come to think that’s just the hand you’ve been dealt. After all, air conditioning equipment does become less efficient with time, and variations in the weather certainly have an effect on how much energy your system requires. While AC equipment and outdoor temperatures can certainly be at fault for your high bills, there may be other factors under your control.

Conditions within the home influence how well your air conditioner works, and these are often things that can be repaired. Check out some of the home troubles that can make energy bills soar, and call our team to help you get the changes you need.

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Why You Should Schedule an AC Tune-Up Early in the Year

Monday, March 27th, 2017

ac-maintenance-air-conditioner-unit-toolsSoon enough, you can expect to start using your air conditioner all the time. The heat and humidity will not be tolerable for very long unless you are relaxing at the lake with a cold beverage in hand—or spending time indoors with the air conditioner. If your AC system breaks down on a hot day, you’re in trouble.

You can schedule an AC tune-up to help prevent this type of situation. This service, provided by professional HVAC technicians, offers many benefits to the AC system and to the homeowner, as long as you schedule this service early in the year—and preferably every year.

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4 Reasons You’re Paying Too Much for Your Air Conditioning

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Do you dread your monthly bills in the summer? Have you recently learned that your air conditioning costs are much higher than those of your friends and neighbors? Cooling costs can be quite high in the summer, but if your bills are unreasonable, there are a few reasons your bills may be higher than they need to be.

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The Hot Humid Air Makes Your AC Work at Maximum Capacity

Monday, June 20th, 2016

When temperatures reach their peak this summer, your air conditioner will be working at maximum capacity. Most air conditioners (those without variable speed settings) only run at one speed. They are on or they are off. So when it’s hot out, your air conditioner has to run for a lot longer to reach the temperature you’ve set on the thermostat.

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Why Would Water Leak from an Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

When water leaks from your air conditioning system, it could result in hundreds or thousands of dollars in damages to your home. We’ve heard of some pretty severe situations where water leakage has ruined kitchen cabinets or floor boards and we want to make sure this doesn’t happen to you.

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How Issues with Your Condensate Array Can Lead to Leaking

Monday, September 14th, 2015

If you have a traditional split system air conditioner for your home, the system has two distinct units: the outdoor unit, which holds the condenser, compressor and condenser fan, and the indoor unit, which holds the blower and evaporator coils. Depending on your home and your preference, the indoor unit may be placed in a basement above your furnace or in your attic space. In either location, the moisture the system pulls from your indoor air as it dehumidifies has to go somewhere, and this moisture gets to your sewer line from two components known as the condensate array. When the condensate array is working properly, it directs the excess moisture, in the form of water, to your sewer line; when it isn’t working properly, it can cause major leaking issues.

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Should My Air Conditioner Have an Odor to It?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

You expect your stove to emit odors when cooking, or even your dryer if you use dryer sheets, but there’s never a good reason for any kind of smell to come from your air conditioning system in Mt. Lebanon, PA. In fact, if you are detecting an odor coming from your AC system, whether through the vents or from a component, it’s time to call your Boehmer Heating & Cooling expert for help.

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