Is It Normal to Smell Gas Near a Furnace?

March 15, 2021

Your furnace is one of the most active equipment in your household. As a complex system, it is bound to develop faults in the course of its operation. For homeowners, a gas leak is probably one of the most alarming issues. So you ought to understand the signs of leakages from your furnace. We’ll also explore practical steps you can take when you suspect a gas leak. Recognize the Smell of Gas Leaks The two most common sources of fuel for most gas furnaces are natural gas and propane. Both gases are odorless and colorless. As

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How Energy Efficient Are Heat Pumps?

March 8, 2021

With a few exceptions, the winters in Selma tend to be fairly mild. Therefore, although a typical furnace is an adequate way to heat your home, there is another heating option that is far more efficient. A heat pump provides the same level of heating as a furnace while using energy far more efficiently. To understand just how efficient a heat pump can be and whether a heat pump is right for your home, check out this guide from Beyer Air Conditioning & Heating on heat pump efficiency. What Is a Heat Pump? A heat pump has one job: to

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How To Make An Old Home More Energy-Efficient

February 20, 2021

Are you currently struggling with high energy costs in your home? This is a typical concern in most older houses. While age is subjective when it comes to houses, your home will begin to show signs of energy inefficiency after the first couple of decades. The good news is, these tricks can help you keep your home highly energy-efficient all-year-round. This is how to make an old home more energy-efficient and cut on the recurrent bills. Start With an Energy Audit Unless you have concrete evidence of actual energy inefficiency

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How Often Should You Get HVAC Maintenance?

February 15, 2021

When the weather gets unbearable, you may turn on your HVAC system to regulate the indoor temperature. Each year you use your HVAC unit it gradually becomes inefficient due to natural wear and tear. Dirty filters can also contribute to your unit becoming inefficient. Regular maintenance is the only way you can prolong the life of your system. Yet, you may be one of many people who overlook HVAC maintenance. You may think you only need to service your unit when it breaks down or when you realize your unit isn’t producing your desired temperatures. However,

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How Do Ductless Systems Work?

January 5, 2021

Are you thinking of replacing your existing air conditioning equipment? You may want to consider a ductless system. Ductless ACs have proven more efficient and convenient for homeowners looking for energy-efficient options. They do not require ductwork, which eliminates many of the issues that come with traditional units. In this article, we will learn how ductless systems work and their advantages. The Concept of the Ductless System Ductless systems have two main components: an indoor air handler and an outdoor compressor. You can have multiple indoor units for different areas of your home. A conduit connects

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Make Your Holidays More Comfortable With These Simple HVAC Tips

December 19, 2020

Seemingly out of nowhere, the holidays are here again. While this has been a crazy year for many people, the steadiness that the holidays bring is a welcome sight. No matter what your plans are for the holidays this year, the ultimate goal is to stay comfortable throughout the season. Since you’ll likely be spending more time in your own San Antonio home, maintaining the comfort of your home is more important than ever. Plus, if you plan to have any holiday get-togethers, you’ll want to make sure that your guests are comfortable, as well. While

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How a Zoning System Can Save You Money

December 11, 2020

If you’ve been using a central heating system in your home, then you must understand how difficult it can be to save on energy bills and stay comfortable. The situation might even be worse if your home has multiple floors and the people living in your home have different temperature preferences. The good news is that you can start cutting your energy costs with a properly-installed zoned heating system. Here’s how a zone control system works and how it would help you save money. How a Zone Control System Works To better understand how a zone

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What Troubles Do Loose Ducts Cause?

November 13, 2020

Homeowners usually have a general idea about how a heating and cooling system works. Setting the thermostat sends the furnace or air conditioner into action. Cool air then escapes vents to enter the home. Between the vents and the HVAC system are ducts. Ducts serve as the passageway for the heated or cooled air. Positioned outside the homeowner’s watchful eye, ducts become somewhat underappreciated. Ironically, they may escape blame when things don’t operate perfectly. After all, people don’t see the ducts, so these components might not immediately come to mind if something goes wrong. And things

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The Impact of HVAC System on Your Home’s Resale Value

November 3, 2020

When preparing your home for resale, you want to make it as marketable as possible. It can help to take some steps to spruce things up—a minor fix here, a little paint there, anything to add aesthetic value to your home. However, some things will make a bigger difference to the bottom line than others. Your HVAC system is one of the most vital mechanical systems to check when considering the things to upgrade before selling your home. You don’t want to jeopardize your chances of winning a contract should an inspector uncover costly HVAC issues.

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Air Ducts: Should I Repair or Replace?

September 12, 2020

If your air conditioner and furnace are the heart of your HVAC system, then your ducts are the arteries and veins, faithfully carrying conditioned air throughout your San Antonio home. Just like arteries and veins can have problems from time to time, your home’s ducts can have problems, as well. To preserve the energy-efficiency of your home and help prevent potential health problems for your family, it’s important to have your ducts repaired or replaced as soon as you notice issues. Thanks to this guide from Beyer Air Conditioning & Heating, you’ll have a better handle on the correct course

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