How Often Should You Service Your Air Conditioner?

May 18, 2022

There is no doubt about the benefits of having a functioning air conditioning system during San Antonio’s hot summer months. The last thing that you want is for your air conditioning unit not to function when you need it the most. Even if you purchase the best air conditioning unit, it will require service from time to time. If you don’t get regular maintenance for your AC unit, it will struggle to function properly. This means increased energy use, reduced efficiency, and reduced durability. When Should You Service Your AC? Your goal should

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Common Causes of Leaking in Ductless Air Conditioners

May 9, 2022

Ductless ACs are compact and energy-efficient alternatives to old-style air conditioners. Known as mini-split ACs, these units offer a convenient and affordable way to maintain comfortable home temperatures. Mini-split air conditioners are easy to install, require less maintenance, and last longer. However, ductless air conditioners can develop problems even with regular care and maintenance. One of the problems that shouldn’t be scheduled for a later date is leaking. Ductless AC leaking is mostly associated with the following issues. Clogged Condensate Drain Lines The main cause of ductless AC leaks is a clogged condensate drain line.

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Does Opening Windows at Night Save Money?

April 18, 2022

If you’re like most homeowners, you’re tired of seeing skyrocketing energy bills throughout the summer months. There are many different methods prescribed on blogs around the internet to help homeowners save money on their energy expenses during the summer. Unfortunately, one of the most common misconceptions is that opening windows during overnight hours always helps to reduce energy costs. Reducing Overnight Energy Bills At first, it seems to make perfect sense to open your windows and turn off your air conditioning unit during the summer nights. Typically, during the overnight hours, it gets much

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Window AC Unit Versus HVAC System: Which Should You Choose?

April 11, 2022

Is your household prepared for the sweltering heat of the San Antonio, TX summer? Before you know it, it will be June, and if you don’t already have a reliable air conditioner in your home, you need to purchase one as soon as possible. However, before you pull the trigger on such a significant purchase, you should take the time to figure out which type of AC unit is the right fit for you. Although central air HVAC systems are the most popular choice, they aren’t necessarily ideal for every household. If you’re looking to save money, it’s possible that

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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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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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