How Do You Find Your Optimal Sleep Temperature?

October 5, 2021

There are many factors that contribute to how fast you fall asleep and how well your sleep is once you are asleep. These factors include relaxation, quiet and darkness. One dynamic that is getting increasingly more attention among sleep experts, though, is temperature. Most people have experienced a night where sweltering heat made it difficult to doze off and caused them to toss and turn. But even minor deviations from your optimal sleep temperature can cause disruptions. The challenge here is that what is ideal varies from person to person, and you have to figure out your optimal temperature for

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6 Mistakes That Can Void Your HVAC Warranty

September 26, 2021

Your new air conditioner or heater likely came with a manufacturer’s warranty. This agreement covers certain parts, replacements, and repairs. It’s a firm guarantee to safeguard you from faulty equipment, and it can save you thousands of dollars over the lifespan of your system. Unfortunately, however, there are several things that you can do to void this agreement, even if they’re done inadvertently. Let’s consider six warranty mistakes that every San Antonio homeowner should avoid. 1. Not Registering Your Warranty One of the most common mistakes that homeowners make is failing to register their warranties after

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7 Strategies to Fight Common Indoor Air Quality Issues During Fall

September 15, 2021

Although spring is the season that people often associate with allergies, autumn can be just as brutal. When it comes to maintaining a sufficiently high indoor air quality (IAQ), there are several seasonal challenges that you’re guaranteed to encounter. Fall is the time when dust mite populations exponentially increase and when indoor contaminants are at an all-time high. The good news is that there are seven simple strategies for combating the most common fall related IAQ issues. 1. Upgrade Your HVAC Air Filter You may need a higher-rated air filter in your HVAC system throughout

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6 Steps to Relight Your Furnace Pilot Light

September 3, 2021

If you own a gas heating system, it probably has a pilot light, a small blue flame that ignites the burners to start the heating process. New furnaces use an electric igniter. Once the pilot light goes off, the unit stops circulating hot air leaving you in the cold. There are various reasons why the pilot light extinguishes. They include a strong draft, faulty thermocouple, or dirt build-up on the unit’s openings. Luckily you can resolve this issue by re-lighting the pilot light. The process is relatively easy, but the steps may vary based on the type of heating system

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7 Ways to Tell If You Have an Efficient AC Unit

August 20, 2021

During summer, most homeowners turn to air conditioning units to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures. You might need to rely on the AC for extended periods on scorching days, so it’s vital to know the status of your AC’s efficiency. An inefficient unit won’t cool your house adequately, and you will also end up paying higher utility bills. You should therefore check your unit often to ensure that it is working at optimum capacity. Here are various ways you can test whether your AC is running efficiently. 1. Inspect the Air Filters The first thing

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End of Summer Maintenance

August 16, 2021

Your HVAC system is responsible for about 12% of the power consumption in your home. Factors such as climate and the condition of the system will raise energy usage much higher. A tune-up can keep your equipment running so that you can be comfortable for the rest of the season. In this article, we will outline what end-of-season maintenance entails and why it is essential. When to Schedule AC Maintenance The purpose of maintenance is to verify whether the system is working efficiently. So the best time is before you need to use it for the

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7 Common Myths About Summertime Cooling

August 9, 2021

Keeping your San Antonio home cool during the summer months can certainly drive up your overhead costs. In an act of desperation, many homeowners start using energy-saving tips and strategies that they’ve either found online or gotten from family members and friends. Sadly, much of this advice is responsible for increasing home cooling costs. In fact, certain recommendations can even cause excessive wear on air conditioning equipment and create the need for costly repairs. That’s why we want to share seven of the most common myths about summer cooling, as well as some tips for keeping your home comfortable and

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How Can I Fix a Noisy AC System?

July 29, 2021

Considering the fact that your air conditioner runs for many hours throughout the day in the summertime, it’s not unlikely for it to experience some malfunctions from time to time. Many of these malfunctions can be easily identifiable by the type of noise that they make. By understanding the different types of noises that your air conditioner can make, you can quickly identify the source of the problem. This quick guide is brought to you by Beyer Air Conditioning & Heating in San Antonio. Banging Noise If you notice a banging noise whenever your air conditioning system is running, it’s

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Tips for Ideal AC Settings When Leaving for Vacation

July 19, 2021

About 100 million Americans go on at least one vacation annually. Air conditioning is an essential part of most homes today. So when going away, the question is, what is the best temperature setting for the AC? You have to consider several factors. Here is an outline of some adjustments you can make. The Value of Adjusting the AC Before Your Vacation Your air conditioner accounts for approximately 12% or more of your home’s energy usage. So when you are going on a vacation, it can be tempting to turn the system off altogether.

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Making Sense of Your Thermostat’s Settings

July 12, 2021

Your thermostat is the brain of your HVAC system, controlling the operation of the system’s components to sustain an ideal temperature for the interior of your home. However, making heads or tails of the settings and modes may seem confusing at times. If the owner doesn’t utilize this device properly, it can lead to less-than-effective system management. Take a few minutes to learn about your thermostat, and discover how to get the most from it. What Your Thermostat Does Your thermostat actually has two specific areas of control over for your HVAC system. Of course, you

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