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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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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Buying a Used Furnace: Is This a Safe Way to Save Money?

March 3, 2022

A furnace is a major home appliance, so it can be very expensive. If you need to replace your furnace, it’s perfectly understandable to want to save some money. However, not all strategies for saving money during a furnace replacement are wise. Making the wrong decision can actually end up costing you more money in the future. Before you buy a used furnace, there are a few things you need to know. A Used Furnace Isn’t Necessarily Cheaper Typically, the price tag for a used furnace will be lower than the cost of a new furnace.

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Which Furnace Filter Is Best for Your HVAC System?

February 10, 2022

A furnace filter is a vital component of your HVAC system. The filter sits in between your return air duct and furnace, and it works to trap dust and other airborne particles from getting into the furnace and potentially damaging its components. A high-quality furnace filter can also improve your home’s indoor air quality by trapping pollen, mold spores, dust mites, bacteria and other allergens and pollutants. If the filter is missing or you don’t use the right filter, it could drastically reduce the lifespan of your HVAC system and increase the need for repairs. Therefore, it is essential that

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Tips and Tricks for Cleaning Your Furnace or Heat Pump

January 11, 2022

As a homeowner, you’re likely aware of all the different places that dirt can accumulate. In many ways, this is one of the most frustrating parts of being a homeowner since it takes extra time to remove this hard-to-reach dirt. Like any other appliance, your furnace or heat pump needs regular cleanings to ensure it can operate perfectly throughout the winter in San Antonio. While the pros at Beyer Air Conditioning & Heating always clean your system during annual maintenance, here are a few tips to help you perform this process yourself if you want to do it more often. Turn

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What to Ask Your HVAC Technician After a Heating Repair

January 4, 2022

With the cold weather often comes the need for a heating repair. If you’ve already turned your heat on and noticed that it isn’t heating your home as it should, an HVAC technician can repair it for you. After it’s been repaired, you can increase the chances of it continuing to run properly and not needing the same repair in the future just by asking the right questions. If your HVAC system needs a heating repair, here are some questions that you should ask the technician afterward. What Caused the Problem? If you know

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What Is the Right Size Furnace for My Household?

December 20, 2021

When searching for a new furnace, you don’t simply go to the nearest appliance store to pick one. It is important to get the right size to meet your household heating needs while effectively managing energy bills. We recommend you get in touch with experienced HVAC technicians to help with furnace selection and installation. What Happens If You Get the Wrong Size Furnace? You’ll be looking for a slew of problems if you get the wrong sized furnace for your home. It will be challenging to escape chilly weather in winter, and your power

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How to Determine the Energy Efficiency of Your Heater

December 13, 2021

If you’re planning on installing a new heating system, it’s important to purchase the right type of heater. Some heating systems will use more energy than others, so it’s important to know how much energy your heater will use before purchasing one. It may also be helpful to know how much money you can save by purchasing a more efficient system. To find an estimate of the amount of energy your heater uses, you’ll need to determine the heating load (how much heat is needed at any given time). The type of space, its size, insulation levels, and other factors

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Is My Furnace Up to Code?

December 6, 2021

If you are planning to sell your home anytime soon, it might be a good idea to find out if your furnace is up to current building codes. A furnace that is not up to code could give potential buyers a negotiating point on the price. Also, you want to make sure that it is up to code so that it does not pose a fire hazard, but how do you know if your furnace would pass inspection? What Might Cause Your Furnace to Be Out of Code Even if your furnace was installed professionally by

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Tips to Prep for a Successful Furnace Replacement

November 16, 2021

When your furnace is reaching the end of its lifespan, it’s time to consider upgrading. A furnace replacement is both a time-consuming and costly investment for any homeowner. To help ensure that your installation process goes smoothly, you want to follow the tips that we’re going to outline below. Prep Your Budget While purchasing a replacement furnace is not going to be as expensive as purchasing an entire furnace system for your newly constructed home, it can still be costly. A new furnace can run anywhere between $3,000 and $8,000 depending on its specific heating

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