Boehmer Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating’

The Best Ways To Keep Your Garage Heated

Monday, December 5th, 2022
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We all know that garages are used for so much more than simply parking your cars–you may have a workbench you do projects from, your washer and dryer may be out in the garage, and you likely even have plumbing lines running through the space, whether behind drywall or exposed underneath your garage sink.

Chances are too, that you would like to be able to use this garage space all year long, not just when temperatures are warmer in the spring and summer. The good news is that it’s entirely possible to enjoy your garage, no matter the time of year. How? Read on!

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Common Heating Mistakes that are Costing You

Monday, January 3rd, 2022
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Did you know that the way you use your heating system could be costing you way more money than it should? Sure, your utility bills are going to rise in the fall and winter–this is expected in our area. But your bills shouldn’t be drastically higher.

Read on as we uncover some common heating mistakes you might unintentionally be making, and how to use your heater as efficiently as possible.

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Holiday Home Safety Checklist

Monday, October 25th, 2021
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It may seem a little early to be talking about the holidays, but like it or not they are right around the corner. That said, the time to start thinking about your holiday home safety is now. What do we mean by this?

Well, there are some steps you should take to ensure that the events and festivities you enjoy during this time of year don’t do your household harm. This includes:

  • Installating/Maintaining a Whole-Home Generator
  • Changing the Batteries in Your Smoke and CO Detectors
  • Having Your Furnace Tuned-Up
  • Not Overloading Your Home with Holiday Lights

Read on as we dive a little deeper into each step on this checklist!

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Call a Heating Professional Instead of Attempting Repairs Yourself

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

furnace-service-technician-flashlightWith the spring air growing warmer every day, you’ll soon be using your air conditioner full-time and put your heater away until the fall. If there’s a problem with your heater, now is the time to make any repairs you might have been waiting on until the spring. Enterprising do-it-yourselfers may be tempted to attempt heating repairs themselves, which is a huge mistake. Heating repairs require the services of a professional, with the proper licensing and experience that even the most adept layman can’t hope to match.

Why should you summon a heating professional instead of trying to repair the system yourself? There are three very good reasons.

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Check for Heating Repair Issues Now

Monday, April 9th, 2018

heating-repair-servicesThe weather is turning warmer every day, and soon enough homeowners in the area will be turning off their heaters and turning on their air conditioners. Ironically, we actually see more heating repair calls now – when heaters have been running for months on end – than earlier in the winter when the strain had not yet begun to show. If your system is in need of repairs, it pays to discover that fact sooner rather than later.

You should never attempt to diagnose a problem with your heater, let alone repair one. Proper heating repair requires formal training and licensing. It involves potentially dangerous components like gas, and can constitute a hazard to your whole home without proper care and precautions.

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How Can You Save Money on HVAC Service?

Monday, February 26th, 2018

hand-piggy-bank-coinSo your heater has broken down, your air conditioner needs replacement, or you’re looking for technicians to perform routine service. We know how frustrating this can be, and for many people, it’s a daunting task to take on. Finding technicians in your area that you can trust is hard enough. Will they overcharge you? Is there any way to save money on having technicians out to your home?

It won’t be easy, but there are ways you can cut down on costs when it comes to needing HVAC service. Some will require advance planning, but in the end, you’ll have a comfy home without overpaying.

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Why High-Efficiency Heating Equipment Makes a Difference

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Couple-sofa-comfortableIf you’re like most people, you typically spend time comparing your options before making a big purchase. When you want a new car, you might spend time looking into special features like reclining back seats or sunroofs or any number of safety features. When buying a new washer or dryer, you might prefer them to be stackable or to have a stainless steel finish.

So why are we content to pick just any model of heating and cooling equipment? In our area, high efficiency makes a huge difference, and we recommend putting this as a priority above the initial price. Here’s how this may benefit you.

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Thermostat Troubleshooting: No Heat

Monday, January 15th, 2018

thermostat-maintenance-technicianThe first place to look when a heating system is not working the way that it should is the thermostat. This is what most people do, anyway, but it may be a bit more confusing an endeavor than expected. Today’s programmable thermostats can have complex settings that may be difficult to understand. And you may be wondering how to tell whether your thermostat is actually at fault.

That’s what we’re here for. We hope to help you decipher some of the mystery behind your thermostat so you know what to look for when something goes wrong. If you aren’t getting heat from your thermostat and HVAC system, give us a call or read on for some questions to ask yourself.

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Is Scaling Dangerous for My Boiler?

Monday, January 1st, 2018

mpa-boiler-pressureYou may have been told before that your boiler is affected by boiler scale (or boiler deposits), but you’re not sure whether to take this issue seriously. Scaling in boilers is actually an incredibly common problem. High levels of minerals in the water, such as calcium and magnesium, get left behind in the boiler tank and tubes, which may lead to a reduction in heat along with a loud banging noise, in some instances.

If this is such a common occurrence, is it really dangerous for your boiler? In most cases, yes! A boiler suffering from scale buildup is in danger of breaking down or leaking water into your home, both of which require immediate heating repair. Learn more about these issues in the following guide, and call us in if you suspect an issue.

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Features to Look for in a New Furnace

Monday, December 18th, 2017

new-gas-furnaceWhen on the market for something like a furnace, air conditioner, or any other necessity, it may seem as though the options don’t really matter. Can one furnace really differ so much from another? Shouldn’t you just let the technician pick out your new furnace for you? We don’t think so.

There are so many features in a modern furnace that can make a huge difference in your comfort and in the amount of energy you use. Find a quality contractor, share your furnace must-haves, and make this winter the most comfortable ever!

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