The Energy Experts - Blog

5 Benefits to Routine A/C Maintenance

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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!

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

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

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!

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?

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!

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.  […]

When is it Time to Replace the Boiler?

Visit our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/OehlertBrosInc Even with regular heating system maintenance, you may eventually need a boiler repair service or even a boiler replacement in order to maintain indoor comfort in your home. There are certain signs to look out for that indicate it’s time to consider replacing you heating and cooling equipment, or […]

Getting Your Home Ready for the Winter

Your HVAC system and hot water heating accounts for 60% of your home’s energy usage! During the cold winter months, to keep warm homeowners turn on their home heaters. You can save energy when heating your home by taking the time to winterize for maximum energy savings. Due to the increasing energy costs, winter heating […]

Choosing the Right Boiler for Your Home

Choosing the right boiler for your home is a very important task. There are so many makes and models available, that it makes choosing the right contractor critical. The Energy Experts have extensive experience and the right tools to assist you with making the best choice for your home. A new boiler is a long […]

How to Maintain Your Tankless Water Heater

Making sure your tankless water heater is properly installed and maintained will optimize its energy efficiency, especially since water heaters are one of the many appliances we rely on every day. Whether gas or electric, they are generally very dependable and quiet. A tankless water heater can last for a decade or more, and save […]

Getting Ready for the Summer Heat

Summer means barbecues, family gatherings, evenings with friends on the patio, and a cool home to step inside to cool down. Did you know that using an evaporated cooling system will ensure your home is cooled effectively for a fraction of the cost of a refrigerated system? If you have not checked your air conditioning […]

How Does a Buderus Solar Thermal System Work?

Buderus solar is one of the largest and most reputable manufacturers in the world. They have been manufacturing and designing solar water systems for over 25 years, and continue to invest in research and development to bring innovative, high quality, solar products to the market. A Buderus solar thermal system for hot water consists of […]

Humidity Control with Aprilaire

Keeping your home’s humidity levels consistent can significantly improve the health and comfort of your home. In general, when it comes to feeling comfortable in your home nothing affects a body’s perception of comfort more than the humidity level. Industry experts report that keeping your home’s humidity between 30-60% can reduce the effects of many […]

4 Tips to Help Prepare Your Home for the Winter

You can get your home ready for the winter season by tackling easy and inexpensive projects that will save you money in heating bills in the long run. Here are a few simple winterizing suggestions to help you prepare your home and your wallet for the cold weather months. Furnace Tune-Up Contact a local HVAC […]

How to Maintain Central Heating & Cooling Systems

When your central heating and cooling system is in its best condition, it provides a great mix of efficiency and comfort. On the other hand, if it is left without proper maintenance, that efficiency crashes and so does your wallet. Most maintenance for central heating and cooling systems should be left to the professionals, but […]

The Benefits of an Air Purifier

Indoor air quality is becoming an increasing health concern, which is why quality air purifiers have never been more important for good health. Those tight seals that allow your home to feel comfortable and energy-efficient also make the indoor air in your home polluted. Pollutant levels of airborne particles, gases, chemicals, and volatile organic compounds […]

Double-Bottom Heating Oil Tanks – A Green Choice

The National Oilheat Research Alliance recommends that storage tanks be replaced after 30 years of service no matter how good they look on the outside. Tanks corrode from the inside as well by “pitting” in the steel. Starting in September 2009, Oehlert Bros. started replacing tanks exclusively with Granby GreenShield tanks which are constructed with […]

Why Choose a Heat Pump?

Heat pumps have had a poor reputation for providing optimum comfort in a home due to the low temperature air that they generate at the supply vents. Oil-fired and gas-fired furnaces provide heated are that is 15 to 20 degrees warmer at the supply vents. Often a hybrid heating system can be installed that uses […]

Heating an Old House

Heating an old house is a balancing act often met with trouble. Many early homes were built without any type of central heating system (unless you count the chimney) meanwhile others are faced with aging, and incompetent systems. Unless you are planning to remodel your house, you probably have no other choice in the matter […]

Tankless Water Heaters: Cost Effective and Efficient

Tankless water heaters are instant heaters one doesn’t have to wait for hours to heat water. It’s much better than traditional heaters and now more in demand. They are highly energy efficient and cost effective. Many people look for much more greener and efficient lifestyles should switch to tankless water heaters as they conserve a […]

Oehlert Bros. Wins HVAC Installation Award!

Oehlert Bros. Inc. won a “Design/Build” award from The BIE of Pottstown and Vicinity for excellence in designing and installing a high efficiency commercial boiler system. The Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge was in need of a new heating system to replace their 47-year-old heating oil boiler. Efficiency was a top priority to reduce energy […]

Best Natural Gas and Service Plan

There are plenty of online companies that provide either one or the other type of natural gas service plan. But do you really know that many of these programs do not turn out to be the best service program for the natural gas. There’s usually too much of advertising and web advertorials and infomercials on […]