How to Avoid the Most Common Furnace Issues

November 19, 2022

When a furnace is in good working condition, the temperatures in your home should be comfortable at all times. During the cold winter months, your furnace should turn on immediately after the indoor temperature drops below the preset level on your thermostat. If the furnace is functioning properly, you should rarely have to think about it. Even though furnaces are designed to last for many years, it’s always possible that the system could malfunction or fall into disrepair. Most furnace issues are fairly straightforward and easy enough to fix for a professional technician. Here at Beyer Air Conditioning & Heating, we

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Why You Need a Humidifier in Your Texas Home

November 11, 2022

Texas can have spells of dry weather, especially in the winter. A humidifier can help with dry air in your home. Many overlook this option because they think of humidifiers as an item used only by people during the winter to combat colds and the flu, but a humidifier can benefit your residence and your health in many ways. Here are some of the advantages. Reduce Risk of Respiratory Infections Many people will experience a sore throat or cold at some point during the winter months. You can’t prevent what you may pick up when you

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An Introduction to Two-Stage Furnaces and How They Work

November 3, 2022

When looking at having your furnace replaced, there are a few important factors to consider. This includes the overall efficiency rating of the furnace as well as whether it is a single- or two-stage or variable-speed unit. To help make your choice easier, here is a full overview of two-stage furnaces including how they work, how they compare to other options and what benefits they can provide. How a Two-Stage Furnace Works Most gas furnaces are single-stage units, which means that they can only run at full power. Whenever the unit is on, the gas

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Everything That You Need to Know About Dry Mode and Your Air Conditioner

October 17, 2022

Few things are worse than being stuck in a hot, humid environment. Conditions like these can be downright oppressive. But what about when your San Antonio, Texas home feels cool and clammy? You don’t need heat to have an unpleasant and overly moist living environment. Fortunately, at times like these, you can rely on your air conditioner. Although your AC unit is largely meant for keeping your home cool, it can help on cold, wet days too. Read on to find out about your air conditioner’s dry mode setting, including why and when you should use it.

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Is a Heat Pump Worth It for Your Texas Home?

October 10, 2022

As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll keep your San Antonio home warm this winter. While a typical furnace will certainly do the trick, more and more Texas homeowners are choosing to invest in heat pumps for their homes. However, are heat pumps really a good investment, or are they just a passing trend? To learn more about heat pumps, what they do, and whether or not you should invest in one, check out this guide from the pros at Beyer Air Conditioning & Heating. Heat Pump Basics A

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Possible Reasons Why Your AC Is Short Cycling and How to Fix It

October 3, 2022

Short cycling is a serious problem that can limit your air conditioning system’s ability to keep your home cool. It also increases the wear and tear on your system and can cause your AC condenser to need more frequent repairs. It may shorten the condenser’s lifespan, forcing you to replace it sooner. Here is everything you need to know about short cycling, including what it is, what makes it happen, and when to call a professional. What Is Short Cycling? Short cycling is when the AC condenser turns off without completing an entire cooling cycle. Once

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What to Know About AC Unit Motor Replacement

September 20, 2022

An air conditioning unit uses motors to move both air and refrigerant and remove the heat inside a building. The motor is used to run the compressor, which moves coolant between two coils, changes its pressure, and ensures it evaporates and condenses in its appropriate coil. An AC motor may break down due to overheating, old age, or improper maintenance, leading to the air conditioning unit becoming ineffective. Such an issue often requires an AC technician to diagnose and repair the problem. Here is a guide on how these technicians replace AC unit motors. Conducting an Inspection

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How Do You Get AC If Your Home Has No Ductwork?

September 15, 2022

Most new homes in San Antonio and other areas in Texas are usually built with a ductwork system to provide central air conditioning and heating when required. In other colder parts of the country, it is extremely rare to find a home without ductwork due to the increased need for heating during the winter. However, the warmer winters in Texas mean that many older homes don’t have an existing ductwork system, and this obviously limits your options for air conditioning. In this situation, most people end up turning to options like portable air conditioners and window

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Will a Home Warranty Cover Any Issues With My HVAC System?

September 2, 2022

More and more people are turning to home warranties as a way to protect their finances. These plans are typically designed to cover things in your home that are not covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy, such as your TV, water heater, washing machine, etc. If any of these items is damaged and needs to be repaired or replaced, a home warranty can ensure that you won’t have to pay for the costs out of pocket. One question many people have when considering a home warranty is whether it will cover things like their plumbing or their HVAC system. The

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Which One Is More Efficient: Mini-Splits or Central Air?

August 18, 2022

As a homeowner, you have many options when choosing an HVAC system for your home. The most popular HVAC systems today include ductless mini-splits and central AC systems. Ductless mini-splits are AC systems that do not need any ductwork to circulate air throughout your home, while central AC systems use fans and air ducts to circulate conditioned air throughout the building. Keep reading to find out which HVAC system is perfect for your home. What Are Ductless Mini-Splits? A ductless mini-split system is made up of two components, an outdoor compressor, and an indoor

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