Boehmer Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Energy Audit’

Spring Energy Audits Mean Year-Round Savings

Monday, March 12th, 2018

money-saving-home-performanceAt the beginning of spring, Pittsburgh residents can expect chilly weather well into March and April. Soon, though, you’ll be perfectly comfortable sitting in your home even without hearing the heater running. This is what’s called the “shoulder season” when you work in the HVAC industry, an off-period when the rush of repair and installation calls come to a stop.

These services may not seem so important in the spring, but this season should be used as a time to prepare your home for the harsh weather to come. Hot, humid summers are followed by another cold winter season means you pay quite a bit for heating and cooling. But you can take the time now to prepare your home with an energy audit.

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How You Can Benefit from a Home Energy Audit this Season

Monday, December 4th, 2017

money-saving-home-performanceEnergy bills have spiked, and you’ve had enough. You ask the family to be more aware of lights left on, to set the thermostat responsibly, and to monitor appliances closely—with some success. And yet, your next bill is nearly as high as the last. At this point, you may feel that there’s no hope of bills dropping any lower, but there is hope.

An energy audit is a great way to learn more about what’s draining energy in your home. When you follow it up with a few home improvements, you can save a lot of money every month, and the savings each year can offset the cost of these upgrades. Learn more about this benefit and others in our brief guide.

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High Energy Bills? A Few Mistakes You May Be Making

Monday, May 8th, 2017

CFL-bulb-moneyIt’s time to take control over your monthly spending. You’ll find a lot of advice out there on the internet about how to reduce your bills and cut out unnecessary spending—cancelling unused subscriptions and memberships, for one—but unless you reassess the amount of energy used in your home, bills will remain high. This is especially true as we move into another hot and humid spring and summer, so it’s time to take action.

From simple mistakes to structural problems within the home, there are a few issues around the house that may be causing an unnecessary spike in your monthly bills.

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Make a New Year’s Resolution to Reduce Your Utility Bills

Monday, December 26th, 2016

When you commit to having a more energy-efficient home, you may notice energy savings for many years to come. This year, make a resolution to start saving more on your utility bills. For many homeowners, this is something that doesn’t come easily. Using the heater in the winter and the AC in the summer is necessary, but something that takes a big toll on your bills.

These home upgrades and professional services can help lower your bills for the year and for many to come.

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Why an Energy Audit Is the Best Gift for a Home

Monday, December 19th, 2016

The holiday season is almost here, and you’ve probably been busy with gift-shopping for the last few weeks. Now that you’ve found the perfect presents, it’s time to focus on your home. Cleaning and last-minute decorating are on the list, but we think focusing on comfort and energy efficiency should also be a priority.

This holiday season, make your home a more comfortable and efficient place to be. Schedule an energy audit to find out where energy may be wasted in your home, and start saving more money for years to come.

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Sealing Air Leaks: An Easy Way to Improve Home Efficiency

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Making a few changes to your home can create major change in your monthly bills. Sealing up air leaks is one way to reduce your bills and stay more comfortable throughout the year. But many people do not even realize that there are air leaks in the home, or that they are really adding onto monthly costs.

Find out how to detect and seal air leaks in the guide below or by calling our specialists. Schedule an energy audit to find home energy solutions so you can save even more over the years.

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How an Energy Audit Can Make Your Home Safer and Healthier

Monday, December 5th, 2016

We offer energy audit services, in large part to help local homeowners improve energy efficiency throughout their homes. After an energy audit, and after you make recommended changes to your home or HVAC system, the heating and cooling systems run more smoothly. That means lower monthly bills and a more comfortable home.

This is a primary reason to schedule this service—but not the only reason local homeowners ask about home energy audits. This service can also make your home a safer and healthier place.

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Why a Home Energy Audit Is the Best Way to Save Energy

Monday, November 28th, 2016

What’s a home energy audit? It’s a way for you to find out where energy is wasted in your home, so that you can get on the path towards lower bills and better heating and cooling system performance.

In fact, we think a home energy audit, followed up with active home energy solutions, is the best way to save money on your monthly bills. What makes it the most effective means to that end?

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About Blower Door Tests and Why Your Home Needs One

Monday, November 21st, 2016

If air was leaking out of your home, you would know about it…right? This is what a lot of homeowners think. Areas around the house where air and heat are able to move in and out should be obvious, as these may be points of entry for moisture or pests. But this isn’t necessarily the case.

If you’ve been assuming your home is airtight, think again. A blower door test, a test offered by companies that provide home performance testing and home energy audits for energy efficiency, usually determines that a house has far more air leaks than the homeowner would assume.

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Why Are My Heating Bills So High?

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

We don’t want you to feel like you have to shiver under some blankets just to save some money on your monthly bills. If your heating bills seem way too high this year, it could just be that you haven’t taken the right steps to get the problem under control.

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