Boehmer Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Upper St Clair’

Tips for Staying Warm in Your Home

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Young smiling woman sitting on sofa and looking up while drinking hot tea. Young brunette woman thinking at home in a leisure time. Happy girl relaxing at home on a bright winter morning.Temperatures are dropping quickly, and with that you want to make sure you are well prepared. This means making sure your heating system is ready for the season by scheduling maintenance, and taking care of any repair needs that crop up right away, rather than waiting. But getting the right heater service in Upper St. Clair is just part of staying warm in your home. There are a number of steps you can take to actually use your heater more efficiently to get the most out of and to ensure your comfort all winter long. Read on to learn more!

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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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What You Should Know about Joining a Maintenance Plan

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Hand-signing-document-clipboard-homeWhile you might not get your car’s oil changed exactly when you should, you probably make it a point to aim to change your oil every 3 months or after 5,000 miles. You likely drive nearly every day, and you want to make sure your vehicle is as safe and fuel-efficient as possible. Many of us takes steps like these to protect the investments we care about, but some can fall by the wayside.

Take your heating and air conditioning systems, for example. You know these are major investments, and at some points in the year, they are practically necessities. And yet, it’s easy to forget that these systems require regular maintenance as well. Keep reading to learn more about air conditioning and heating maintenance—and how you can make it easy with a maintenance plan.

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Thermostat Habits that Raise Your Bills

Monday, August 14th, 2017

digital-thermostat-male-handMany people don’t give a second thought to how they set the thermostat. After owning a central air conditioner and heater for several years, how you set the thermostat becomes second nature. When it’s hot, you walk over to the thermostat and adjust the settings, and if you’re worried about your bills, you may raise the temperature.

It turns out that some of the most seemingly harmless thermostat habits can raise our bills quite a bit. In fact, even when we think we set the thermostat to help save money, we may actually do the opposite. Find out what habits you should consider changing below. Call our expert technicians to learn from the best!

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Why You Should Invest in Geothermal Energy for Your Home

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

globe-africaRenewable energy is making headlines lately, and it may be something you’ve been hoping to invest in for your home for a long time. Wind and solar power have long been discussed as solutions to a slow depletion of natural resources, but these are not accessible to every home or homeowner.

Geothermal heating and cooling is a way to take in renewable energy for a specific task, cooling or heating a home, which often accounts for the highest spending on your energy bills. A geothermal system is an investment, but it’s one that’s well worth the results.

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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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Prepare Your Home for Spring Allergies

Monday, February 27th, 2017

cells-indoor-air-qualityEach year, you struggle to truly enjoy the beauty that spring brings as your allergies are at their worst. And, unfortunately, even when you step inside, it can be difficult to keep allergies under control. In fact, it’s possible for your air quality to be even worse inside than it is outside.

Most likely, you keep your home sealed up tightly as you run your air conditioning and heating systems. While this is better for efficiency, it allows contaminants to recirculate throughout your home, contributing to worsening symptoms and potentially making you sick. Prepare your home with the help of our expert indoor air quality tips.

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Schedule a Home Energy Audit for 3 Important Reasons

Monday, November 14th, 2016

At Boehmer Heating & Cooling, we’re committed to helping customers save money without sacrificing their comfort. We’ve been helping customers in the Greater Pittsburgh area since 1933, and we’d like to help you too. That’s why we encourage homeowners in our area to schedule a home energy audit, and find solutions to cut back dramatically on energy usage.

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Can a Ductless Mini Split System Offer the Comfort You Need?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Ductless mini split systems are unlike other heating and cooling units in that they move air into a room without the need for a set of air ducts. And it’s not the same as a window unit or a portable heater! These have a reputation for being loud, inefficient, and/or ineffective. But a ductless system is completely different.

Ductless heating and air conditioning systems look a lot like a standard heat pump (or central AC), and they’re just as powerful too! Is it the right choice for your home?

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Should I Buy a Bigger Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Does your air conditioner have trouble cooling down certain parts of the home? You may have been disappointed to learn after purchasing your AC or after moving into your new home that the air conditioner does a poor job of cooling your entire home. Air conditioners do, however, come in different sizes, so you might have come to the conclusion that your air conditioner just needs to be bigger.

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