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Germicidal UV Filters: A Simple Step to Healthier Air

Posted: September 21, 2017

The air inside your home could be anywhere from two to five times more polluted than the air outside of it – and one contributor to that poor air quality is a build-up of microorganisms like mold spores, fungi, viruses and pollen. Left unchecked, these microorganisms can cause respiratory discomfort and even lead to more […]

Labor Day Has Come and Gone – Time to Start Thinking about Your Heating System Maintenance

Posted: September 13, 2017

September is here, which means that cool Pennsylvania days and nights aren’t far ahead for us. Is your heating system ready for the challenge of the coming fall and winter? Regular annual maintenance is the key to keeping your furnace or boiler running better for longer – and for avoiding the expensive repairs that come […]

Seven Ways to Save Energy and Money This Summer

Posted: July 25, 2017

Looking for great ways to stay comfortable with lower energy bills this summer? Here are seven ways to save this cooling season. Install window reflectors – Absorbed heat from the sun can make your air conditioner overwork to keep your house cool. When you install light-reflecting window treatments, you minimize the greenhouse effect in sun-exposed […]

What Is an Indirect Water Heater?

Posted: June 27, 2017

An indirect hot water maker is one of the most energy-efficient, economical, and smartest ways to heat water available today – yet it’s an option that many people have never even heard about, let alone considered. So what is an indirect hot water maker? Basically, an indirect water heating system uses the energy generated by […]

Plan Ahead! Sign Up For SmartPay And Get More Predictable Bills

Posted: May 22, 2017

A high heating bill can be quite a shock around the end-of-year holidays – especially if a good old-fashioned Pennsylvania cold front settles in for a while. But there’s a way to avoid those unpleasant surprises and make your monthly bills much more predictable: sign up for sign up for Oehlert’s SmartPay Budget Plan. With SmartPay, […]

Benefits of Ductless Mini-Split A/C Systems

Posted: April 24, 2017

Many people choose window air conditioners if they don’t have the ductwork to support a central A/C unit. But there is an alternative to those loud, light- and view-robbing brutes: a ductless mini-split air conditioner. A ductless system consists of two components – indoor air handlers and an outdoor condenser or heat pump – which […]

SEER: What It Is and Why It Matters

Posted: March 27, 2017

If you’re considering a new home air conditioning system and haven’t shopped for one in a while, you may be surprised at the alphabet soup of acronyms you’ll encounter in your search. One of the most important of these is SEER, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. Here are four SEER questions and answers […]

Clearing the Air: 3 Benefits of a Germicidal UV Filter

Posted: March 13, 2017

Ever notice an odd smell when you turn on your air conditioner or furnace for the first time in a season? That smell may be a buildup of microorganisms in your HVAC system and ductwork – a sign that you could have poor air quality in your home. But there’s good news: installing a germicidal […]

Proper Humidity Levels: A Key to Lower Bills and Healthy Indoor Air

Posted: January 26, 2017

According to the EPA, your electric bills are more than likely about 30 percent higher than they could be – and your indoor air is not as healthy or comfortable as it should be. A key factor affecting each of these issues is the humidity level in your house. Turning up the thermostat may increase […]

Auto Delivery Customers: Call Us If Your Heating Habits Change!

Posted: December 30, 2016

One of the best things about automatic delivery is that it virtually eliminates the chance for inconvenient and potentially dangerous heating oil run-outs. But automatic delivery relies on an average on how much oil you’ve used in the past (along with the current weather) to determine when you’re ready for a re-fill. That means that […]

Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace or Boiler?

Posted: November 30, 2016

A heating system is a big investment for any homeowner, and like any investment you have to think long and hard when it comes time to making big decisions about its future. Key among those decisions is whether to fix or replace your furnace or boiler the next time it breaks down. While there are […]

Heat Greener This Winter with No Costly Conversions – Switch to Bioheat®

Posted: October 31, 2016

If you’ve been looking for a more efficient and environmentally responsible way to heat your home you need to know about BioHeat. Oehlert Bros. Inc. has been exclusively delivering BioHeat for over eight years to our heating oil customers. And starting in 2015, we are using super clean burning Ultra Low Sulfur heating oil which […]

4 Questions to Ask Your Heating Contractor before You Hire Them

Posted: October 20, 2016

Finding a reliable heating system contractor who can help your system run well for longer is critical to keeping your home comfortable and your bills low this winter. Like any investment, It pays to shop around. Here are 4 questions you should ask a heating system contractor before you hire them: How long have they […]

Three Ways to Reduce Stress This Heating Season

Posted: September 29, 2016

Fall is almost here – and with it comes the stress of another Pennsylvania home heating season. Fortunately, Oehlert Brothers offers products and services that can help you cope. Here are three great ways to help you sleep better at night this fall and winter: Enroll in an Oehlert Service plan – Routine maintenance for […]

4 Ways to Cut Energy Bills from Your Water Heater

Posted: August 22, 2016

You use hot water every day to wash your clothes, your dishes, and yourself – so it’s no wonder that your water heater guzzles up to 30 percent of the energy used in your home each month. If you want to cut that number down, there are four ways to do it: 1. Use less […]

5 Common A/C Problems

Posted: June 20, 2016

Summer’s here – which means it’s time to take on the heat in what experts are expecting to be a very hot season. The question is, will your A/C be up for the battle? As we hit the dog days of July and August, you’ll need to run your AC through its paces – and […]

5 Benefits to Routine A/C Maintenance

Posted: May 10, 2016

People sometimes ask, “Is an annual A/C tune-up really necessary?” Our answer is an emphatic YES! Buying a home cooling system is a major investment for your Pennsylvania home – one you should protect, just as you protect your car with regular oil changes. We strongly recommend having your air conditioning system professionally maintained every […]

Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

Posted: April 21, 2016

Did you know that the air in your home could contain up to 100 times more pollutants than outdoor air? Considering the fact that you inhale about 15,000 quarts of indoor air every day, that’s a scary number. The good news is you can significantly improve air quality in your home by making some smarter […]

Detecting and Sealing Air Leaks

Posted: March 9, 2016

Air leaks or “drafts” occur when unintentional outside air enters your house through cracks or openings. This does not only make your house uncomfortable, but wastes energy and costs you money! Step one: Find the source of the draft. Check these common places for air leakage: Window panels for cracked/broken seals. Baseboards for gaps. Under […]

Oil Heat Is the Key to a Sustainable Future

Posted: February 16, 2016

Fracking, or drilling for natural gas can damage the environment while electricity is largely generated from burning coal. That’s why heating oil is the key to a sustainable future. Technology has reduced heating oil’s carbon footprint by 40% over the last 30 years. Today’s oil burners emit near-zero levels of pollution and today’s heating oil […]

Giving Our Thanks to You

Posted: December 1, 2015

Since 1948, local homeowners have counted on us to provide services in a friendly, professional manner. As another season of thanks approaches, we want to do everything we can to ensure your family enjoys worry-free holidays by staying comfortable and safe. On behalf of everyone here, we wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. […]

Low Heating Oil Prices

Posted: October 25, 2015

Oehlert Bros. Inc. has been delivering superior BioHeat to our customers for over 7 years!  BioHeat using ultra low sulfur heating oil will burn cleaner than natural gas.  Ultra low sulfur heating oil will be mandated in PA in July of 2016.  With Low Heating Oil Prices this is a real win for consumers! “It […]

Don’t Let Your House Freeze!

Posted: February 17, 2015

Severe Cold Weather Alert! See the below tips to protect your home and family during cold snaps. If you have an emergency NO-HEAT situation, call our main number and follow the prompt. Our Service Repair Technicians and Delivery Drivers are on-call to take care of your emergency NO-HEAT needs. Consider not turning down the temperature […]

How to buy a new Air Conditioning System

Posted: May 13, 2014

Once your AC system is up and running, it could be a decade or more before you replace it. Since you will be living with it for a long time, you want to choose wisely. If done correctly, a new air-conditioner will result in more comfort year-round, lower energy bills and better air quality — […]

Air Conditioning Tune-ups Reduce Electric Bills!

Posted: April 21, 2014

Your HVAC system along with your water heater makes up 60% of your home’s energy costs! It is important to make sure your AC system is properly charged with freon, otherwise your system could work twice as hard to cool your home and will lead to an early exit for your compressor. Most repairs on […]

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes this Winter

Posted: January 24, 2014

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes this Winter Are you planning on taking a trip with your family this winter? If so, remember to take proper precautions before leaving your home—specifically when it comes to your plumbing system! Having your pipes freeze while you’re away is one of the worst things that can happen to your […]

Install a Whole House Humidifier

Posted: December 16, 2013

Stop Winter Static! (and dry skin and nose bleeds and…) Now that we have a week of cold weather under our belts, many homeowner’s are feeling the effects of dry, parched air coming from their warm air furnace. It is common for your home’s humidity level to plummet to unhealthy levels, as low as 10 […]

Don’t Let Your Thermostat Die!

Posted: November 24, 2013

Did you know that most new digital thermostats require batteries? If your thermostat’s batteries die, your heater will not run! Take a look at your thermostat screen and if it is blinking or has gone blank, your thermostat likely requires new batteries. Install fresh batteries and save a repair call! Older thermostats used power from the […]

Will Your Heater Fail?

Posted: November 11, 2013

Most heaters that fail haven’t been seen annually by a qualified HVAC company. It is important to have your heater looked at once per year from an efficiency and safety perspective. All heaters have fail safes to keep them from causing catastrophic failure. Your heater has flame sensors, pressure switches, and other items to keep […]

Get Your Home Back in Cooling FAST!

Posted: July 26, 2013

5 Tips to Fix or Troubleshoot Your AC Problem FAST! When the heat is rising in your home and you have discovered your Air Conditioning system is not working, check these items first before calling for a repair. Check your electrical breakers. If a breaker has tripped, reset it and see if your A/C runs.  […]