Benefits of Duct Cleaning

September 3, 2020

We all spend a considerable amount of time indoors. However, we often neglect the air quality inside our homes. Of course, the first step to improving an interior environment is having a reliable HVAC system. Your ductwork helps to circulate air from the system into each room to promote comfort throughout the seasons. Over time, a neglected duct system will accumulate an inner lining of dust, pollen, debris and other toxins that recirculate around your house. The contaminants may adversely affect your family’s well-being. By regularly cleaning your ducts, however, you will enjoy various financial and

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7 Things to Know About the HVAC System in Your Home

August 20, 2020

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Most modern homes have an HVAC system. In fact, the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that 91% of American homes have a centralized system, and a majority have all three components. Despite accounting for more than half the energy usage in the average home—according to the U.S. Department of Energy—home heating and cooling is something many of us take for granted. Until it breaks down that is. With that in mind, let us consider seven items that apply to the average home and which every homeowner should be aware of.

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What The EPA Says About Indoor Air Quality

August 12, 2020

Indoor air quality is gaining more traction as government agencies keep studying the effects of pollution on the population’s health. San Antonio, TX, has a three-year average outdoor air quality score of 72 as of 2018. This puts us in the moderate category, which is better than being in the 0-50 bracket. The moderate bracket means the air has some pollutants that are harmful to some groups. Given the state of the outdoor air, indoor air quality becomes more important. If you need help assessing your home’s indoor air quality, our team at Beyer Air Conditioning & Heating in San Antonio is available.

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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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