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All You Need to Know About Manual J Load Calculation

Manual J load calculation

When it comes to installing a new heating system or air conditioner, size matters. For you to get consistent comfort in your home, you’ll need to invest in appropriately sized HVAC equipment. Having a contractor do a Manual J load calculation before purchasing a new HVAC system will help you determine the right size of…

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The Benefits of Expansion Tanks

expansion tanks

In homes that utilize a boiler and radiators to produce hydronic heat, expansion tanks are a vital component to ensure system reliability and safety. Hydronic heating has kept homes comfortable in winter for more than 100 years now by circulating water heated by the boiler through radiators to maintain consistent temperatures throughout the house. Because…

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Industry Best Practices: HVAC Options for Old Houses

HVAC options for old houses

Gorgeous high ceilings, real plaster walls, and solid woodwork are just some of the embodiments of unique craftsmanship that old homes offer. Unfortunately, looking for HVAC options for old houses can be a daunting task due to their structural differences from newer homes and the need to uphold their existing aesthetic character. Heating and Cooling…

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August HVAC Maintenance Tips

When the month of August starts to wane and summer is coming to an end, there are several things you can do to help guarantee the trouble-free operation of your HVAC system. Being diligent with maintenance will help you avoid HVAC system breakdowns or other issues that may arise. Here are some great August HVAC…

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Homeowner’s Guide to AC Dangers

AC dangers

An air conditioner is a safe, well-designed piece of equipment that, if properly installed, maintained and used, should give you years of comfort with few problems. There are some pitfalls involved with neglected maintenance, poor installation practices and improper use. Here’s a brief primer on certain AC dangers to watch out for. Electrical Fires Although…

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The Benefits of HVAC

HVAC benefits

HVAC benefits are something most of us take for granted. After all, nearly all homes in this country have some form of heating and more than 80% of American homes are air conditioned (that figure’s even higher here in San Antonio). Advancements in heating and cooling technology have given us control over our indoor environment…

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How to Climate Control Your Shed

shed climate control

Do you have a tool shed or other small outdoor structure where you work on DIY projects? Summer seems like a great time for it, but the San Antonio heat says otherwise. Spending all day in a shed without proper cooling can be a recipe for disaster. Here are some ideas for shed climate control.…

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Is It Time to Upgrade to a New Air Conditioner?

With the hot weather in the San Antonio area, a good air conditioner is a necessity for a comfortable home. At Beyer Heating & Air Conditioning, we specialize in making sure that the AC units of our customers keep running. However, even the best air conditioner will need to be replaced over time. There are…

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What Should I Do About My Rusty Air Conditioner?

rusty air conditioner

Rust isn’t a common HVAC problem, but it does happen, particularly in humid areas. Salt and moisture in the air can corrode the condenser coil on your outdoor unit, causing it to break and ultimately need replacement. It’s a serious problem if left unchecked. However, if you catch it early, there are steps you can…

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Ways to Fix Poor Airflow

Poor HVAC airflow

Poor HVAC airflow is the culprit behind a variety of system shortfalls and unexplained malfunctions. Adequate airflow from the A/C or furnace all the way through the entire span of household ductwork is among the most important parameters that ensure efficient, effective cooling and heating. It’s also a prime suspect when this doesn’t happen. If…

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