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.
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.
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.
Here in South Texas our weather patterns can make staying comfortable indoors a real challenge. Fans can complement your cooling system, and there are several reasons to choose ceiling fans over free-standing or window-mounted types. Ceiling fans save space, and they’re much more aesthetically pleasing. But their biggest advantage is that they work more efficiently to circulate air throughout a room, whether alone or in conjunction with your air-conditioning and heating system.
A portable air conditioner basically works the same way as a traditional system. However, it doesn’t have the complex installation requirements that a traditional system does. It’s designed to cool individual rooms and is a great option for rooms without cooling systems or that don’t need cooling all the time. It can supplement a larger A/C unit. To make sure you find the best portable A/C for your home, consider the following factors: BTU Rating Portable A/C units are rated… read more →
Recessed lights are excellent additions to any room in your house — they blend magnificently into rooms and provide unobtrusive and exceptionally functional illumination. Unfortunately, the clean, uncluttered aesthetic usually comes at a price for your HVAC system. The Effect of Recessed Lighting on Efficiency Recessed light fixtures that protrude into your attic space punch a hole through the room’s envelope. If you haven’t insulated your attic with spray foam, a considerable amount of your home’s conditioned air can escape… read more →
Did you know that the air inside your home is likely far more polluted than the air outside? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency states that indoor air quality is far worse than the quality of the air outdoors. In fact, the EPA says that the quality of the air inside of our homes is one of the top five health risks that we face today.
Managing indoor humidity can be a real challenge in the San Antonio area. That’s why many homeowners employ the help of a humidifier, whether a portable small appliance or a whole-home humidifier. As you know, mineral deposits, scale and other contaminants are attracted to your humidifier and tend to hang around a while. You certainly don’t want contaminants in your indoor air, nor do you want mineral buildup to reduce humidifier efficiency. So, consider the following tips to help prevent… read more →
If you have an old-school, single-stage furnace in your San Antonio area home, you likely get tired listening to it cycling on and off all the time. In areas with mild winters like ours, this is common, since it doesn’t take long for a furnace to achieve the thermostat setting. The frequent cycling is not only noisy and annoying; it wastes energy and provides uneven heating as well. With your next furnace upgrade, consider one of the high-efficiency modulating furnaces… read more →
Over time, your air conditioner can develop common problems, such as a malfunctioning fan, uneven cooling of rooms and failure to blow cold air. The last thing you want on a sweltering summer afternoon is to find out your cooling system isn’t working, making you endure uncomfortable conditions without refuge. So, what’s making the unit not to turn on, and what can you do about it? Here are a few troubleshooting options: Why Your A/C Unit Won’t Turn On Clogged… read more →