Your attic isn’t just a place to store things. It’s an important part of your home’s ability to “breathe.” And with San Antonio’s high summer heat and fluctuating humidity, a properly functioning attic is especially important. It allows your heating and cooling system to work efficiently year round, keeping you comfortable and protecting your home from potentially costly problems.
Whether you’re buying a new or resale home, learning that it has copper pipes is a definite plus. Since the 1900s, copper is the only material that has shown itself to be safe and durable for the fresh water supply lines. These are the same reasons the city of Flint choose to replace its lead and galvanized water pipes with copper. Other materials, like PEX, PVC, polybutylene, and galvanized steel have been used, but not as successfully as copper. PEX… read more →
Garbage disposals offer ease and convenience with cleaning up and getting rid of waste in your kitchen. Some things, however, should not be put down a disposal since they can cause clogs and damage. Here is a brief list of material that can and can’t be sent through the typical home garbage disposal. Do Put This in the Disposal Cooked meat scraps: Cooked meat scraps are soft enough to be fine in a disposal as long as they aren’t too… read more →
You don’t have to be an air conditioning expert to upgrade your cooling equipment — at Beyer Boys, we have the expertise part covered — but it is helpful to have at least a basic understanding of what an A/C upgrade involves, and what some of the common terms that you might hear mean. So here is a brief overview of HVAC concepts you should know when you upgrade.
If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, you may be wondering why the companies you’ve called find it difficult to give you an exact figure for your total HVAC costs over the phone. The reason behind that is there are a number of factors that team up to influence the price of the system you choose to install. Let’s learn more about each of these factors: House Size The bigger your home, the larger the HVAC unit… read more →
Homeowners nationwide are embracing the benefits of a Wi-Fi thermostat with ever-increasing fervor. It used to be that mainly snowbirds — residents of the chilly northern states who traveled south for the winter — utilized this smart technology to control the temperature in their main residences while they were away. But now anyone traveling on vacation, whether on a beach getaway or a cabin in the mountains, can benefit. Here’s how: Why You Should Upgrade Your Thermostat to Wi-Fi You… read more →
Safety is something we take for granted in the appliances we use daily in our homes. That’s why you maybe shocked to learn that clothes dryers are a fire hazard and they’re responsible for 2,900 fires in homes across the country every year, which result in 100 injuries and five deaths. Understanding Why Dryer Fires Occur Lint buildup and inadequate airflow are the two main causes of dryer fires. Lint is a highly-combustible material and it tends to build up… read more →
Keeping your yard nice and tidy is just as important as keeping your air conditioner in great shape. Believe it or not, how well you maintain the former can easily affect the latter in terms of performance and overall longevity. Sloppy yard work can be just as much of a drag on your A/C system as skipping its regularly scheduled maintenance. Here are a few examples of how improper lawn care can affect your A/C unit: Grass clippings and stray… read more →
It’s been hotter than ever this year inSouth Texas. This is no time to be without effective cooling equipment. If yours needs replacing, asking the right questions can help you make decisions that will keep you comfortable for years to come.
Perhaps you’ve been planning your vacation for weeks or even months, and it’s almost here. You’re ready for it, and your home is ready. You’ve notified the post office to hold your mail and asked a neighbor to keep an eye on your house. But, have you prepped your HVAC system for your summer vacation? Change Air Filter Check your air filter to make sure it’s going to be fine for the duration of your vacation. You don’t want it… read more →