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Is it Time for an Energy Audit on Your Home?

Monday, April 8th, 2019

cardboard-house-cutout-being-held-against-blue-skyHere’s the thing about homes today—if yours was built in the last decade or so, it was constructed tightly. What does that mean? Well, it means that everything is tightly sealed to allow no air from going out and no outside air from sneaking in. This is great news for your HVAC systems, as it allows them to work as efficiently as possible. This isn’t, however, fool-proof

The fact of the matter is, over the years your windows and doors can develop drafts. Your ductwork can degrade to the point that you have conditioned air leaking into unused spaces such as your attic or crawlspace. You may have an aging HVAC system that’s performing inefficiently, or aging insulation that’s not keeping your home warm or cool, depending on the season. Fortunately, there is an answer to these obstacles—a home energy audit!

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How HVAC Experts Can Help You Tackle High Energy Bills

Monday, March 13th, 2017

money-saving-home-performanceThis year, don’t let heating and air conditioning bills keep you from enjoying your time at home. Sometimes, it seems like the only way to save on heating and cooling costs is to shut off the AC or heating systems completely, but this is no longer the case.

When you have home performance experts working in the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) industry, you have a resource to help reduce costs where bills can add up the most. Qualified home energy experts can help you find ways to cut bills and stay comfortable for years to come.

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Insulating Your Home for Warmth and Savings

Monday, February 13th, 2017

save-money-home-insulationIt’s been a cold one this year, and you might not have felt the relief you wanted from your home comfort system. It could be that you have noticed hot or cold spots around the home or never felt quite warm enough at all. And that may be something you thought you’d have to put up with for a long time to come.

But often, these types of problems do not necessarily indicate that you need to replace your furnace or boiler. Instead, you might need to rethink the insulation in your home.

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Save Money on a Comprehensive Home Energy Audit

Monday, January 9th, 2017

We are committed to helping homeowners save money all year long. That’s why we offer comprehensive home energy audits in the Baldwin, PA area. And right now, we’re offering a special: you can save $100 on a home energy audit when you book today!

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Get Better Efficiency from Your HVAC System

Monday, September 19th, 2016

It’s time to reassess the way you use energy for heating and cooling your home. Temperatures will drop quickly sooner than you know it, and you’ll notice a steady spike in your monthly bills as time goes on. Your heating system may seem to be functioning okay, but small issues within the system and around your home can have a major effect on your bills.

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Why You Should Have an Energy Audit Completed before Winter

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Think about what your bills were like in the middle of winter last year. In our area, heating costs can run quite high. And many of our habits and the way our homes work can make energy and fuel costs even higher.

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Why Are Certain Rooms Drafty or Uncomfortable?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

If it’s been going on for a long time, you might just start to think it’s normal for certain rooms of your home to be draft or to feel cooler or warmer than others. However, you should be concerned about this issue for more reasons than one.

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How a Home Energy Audit Can Help Your Home This Winter, Part 2

Monday, October 26th, 2015

In our last blog post, How a Home Energy Audit Can Help Your Home This Winter, Part 1, we took a look at what a home energy audit is and the different kinds of actions our Boehmer Heating & Cooling pros take to assess how much energy you have been using, and what kind of shape your appliances and home systems are in. Now we are going to give an overview of the kinds of tests that are performed during a home energy audit appointment so that you can get an even clearer picture of how in-depth this service is:

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How a Home Energy Audit Can Help Your Home This Winter, Part 1

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Homeowners are always looking for ways to save on energy bills, particularly during the long winter months, when it seems they just climb and climb. But you can’t do anything about the problems you don’t know about, and this is where a home energy audit can really help. Using several specific kinds of tests, the experts from Boehmer Heating & Cooling can pinpoint the exact locations where your home in Mt. Lebanon, PA may be losing air and/or the appliances that may be driving your monthly energy bills up instead of down. First, let’s take a look at what a home energy audit consists of.

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Why Good Insulation Is Necessary for Your Home

Monday, August 24th, 2015

With temperatures in the 80s and 90s, you may be wondering why we would be talking about insulation. After all, insulation is a winter season thing, not a summer season thing, right? Not exactly. While insulation is most associated with keeping in warmth during the winter months, its function isn’t for that alone: it’s for slowing the transfer of heat. This is why having good insulation is important year-round, not just during the cold months. Still not sure how this affects you now? Let’s take a closer look.

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