A Guide to Attic Insulation

August 1, 2020

Living in San Antonio, TX, area means dealing with extreme temperatures and weather conditions. The long, hot summers, occasional strong storms, and intermittent frozen precipitation in the winter can wreak havoc on different parts of your home, including your attic. Adding insulation to your home’s attic is a smart decision for your wallet, comfort, and energy efficiency. However, it’s important to know the basics of attic insulation so that you can make an informed decision. Types of Insulation If you want to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, you’ll need

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How Can Your AC Energy Efficiency Be Calculated?

July 20, 2020

When you turn on your AC, you expect that it is going to provide cooled air. So, as long as it is providing the desired output, you may not think too much about the unit’s efficiency until you receive the bill. The energy efficiency of a cooling unit is calculated before you purchase a new one in San Antonio, TX. You will see the rating on the box. If you have had your cooling unit for several years, there are ways to estimate its energy efficiency. At Beyer Air Conditioning & Heating, we can help you calculate the current rating. To give you an

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5 Common Household Products That Pollute Your Home’s Air

July 10, 2020

There are a variety of household products with different uses, such as air fresheners and specialized cleaners. Most people can name at least a few common household products, and they’re obviously dangerous to ingest. But with the increase in health-consciousness, consumers are becoming aware of the chemicals within these products. Harmful chemicals are released into their home’s air, polluting it and increasing allergies and asthma or otherwise affecting their health. Here are 5 common household products with ingredients that bring down your indoor air quality. 1. Air Fresheners Consider that so-called air fresheners don’t actually do

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Indoor Air Quality Tips for Apartments and Condos

July 1, 2020

On average, 90% of individuals spend a lot of their time indoors, and the concentration of air pollutants inside buildings is higher than outdoors. In particular, apartments and condos present serious challenges, especially when it comes to offering proper ventilation to increasing indoor air quality. That’s because the stack and wind effect in high-rise buildings usually renders mechanical ventilation plans useless, particularly for the lower sections of the buildings. With great exposure to allergens and air pollutants, you should take the necessary steps to enhance the quality of the indoor air as much as you can.

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Do Air Conditioners Help Clean Up Indoor Air Pollution?

June 20, 2020

Air conditioners are amazing inventions of the modern world. They chill your home seemingly on-demand with the push of a button. You can control settings on the AC and adjust the temperature just how you like it. However, contrary to popular belief, these units are not magical. Some people try to use them to purify the air indoors with not much success. As good as these appliances are at cooling the air, there are certain things that they cannot do. When you try to use an AC to eliminate pollution, you’re usually not accomplishing this in addition to reducing the

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What are VRF Systems?

June 12, 2020

When you’re looking for an energy-efficient method of heating and cooling for a home or building, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems are an efficient solution. This technology was invented in 1982, but it has only recently become popular in the United States. The development of home automation systems, LEED certification, and other environmentally friendly HVAC technology have inspired many people to take a look at VRF heat pumps for their homes and buildings. Here’s what you need to know about VRF systems, including how they work, their benefits, and their applications. What VRF Means VRF refers

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Signs You Need Duct Repair

June 5, 2020

Your HVAC system’s ducts function like the human lungs. That is, they pull in dirty, moist, and warm air from the rooms in your house, clean it up, and release some fresh and cold air. Indeed, it is a cycle that ensures your residence maintains the temperature and humidity as per your settings on the HVAC system. But, like any other equipment with a limited lifespan, the ductwork can fail. Being able to pick up on the signs as soon as it happens can save you lots of repair charges. Many homeowners do not even want to

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HVAC Troubleshooting Tips

May 20, 2020

In this article, we are going to outline three HVAC troubleshooting tips for common problems you may experience. These are also issues that you may be able to fix yourself. 1. HVAC Wear and Tear This is one of the most common HVAC problems you can face. If you’re noticing that your unit has not been performing as well as it used to be, it may be due to wear and tear. This can occur even if you have your unit regularly serviced. What we can

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Things To Know About Carbon Monoxide in Your Home

May 10, 2020

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, tasteless, and odorless gas. It can affect any home in San Antonio, TX, and its surrounding areas. It results from the combustion of fuels, such as charcoal, propane, gasoline, diesel, and natural gas. Exposure to carbon monoxide gas at low levels can make you feel sick, and at higher levels, it can lead to death. Here is what you need to know about carbon monoxide in your San Antonio-area home. What Carbon Monoxide Is Carbon monoxide is a gas consisting of one carbon molecule and one oxygen molecule. It is a

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How HVAC Has Changed Our Lives: HVAC Benefits

May 1, 2020

Due to modern technology, running an HVAC unit is easier, more efficient and safer than in the past. Everyone at Beyer Air Conditioning & Heating in San Antonio believes these advances are instrumental in saving you money and ensuring a comfortable, relaxing home. Read on to learn more about how modern HVAC systems have changed our lives for the better. Smart Sensors Ensure an Improvement in Efficiency One of the biggest technological breakthroughs in HVAC technology is smart sensors. By activating your unit, these sensors ensure more efficiency. You’ve most likely seen many different types of smart sensors. A

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