Beyer Boys Logo

IAQ – Indoor Air Quality

Tips for Maintaining Your Winter Indoor Air Quality

At the Beyer Boys in San Antonio, we specialize in indoor air quality and know well the health risks associated with high pollution levels in the home. Wintertime is particularly concerning because modern homes are well-sealed, and you are not likely to open a window while it is cold outside. With that in mind, let…

Read More

Ways to Combat Fall Allergies with Your HVAC System

San Antonio in 2018 received the dubious honor of being a fall “allergy capital” for its high pollen and mold counts, its high frequency of allergy medication usage, and its ready availability of board-certified allergists. That year, the city came in fourth in the report, with above average scores in all these areas. Don’t expect…

Read More

Preventing Mold in Your HVAC During Mold Awareness Month

In keeping with Mold Awareness Month, we’re highlighting a few ways that mold contamination may affect your HVAC system. Certain types of mold growth in a house can be toxic to residents continuously exposed to it. Mold contamination generally spreads by releasing microscopic airborne spores into the indoor environment. Because the air inside your house…

Read More

Addressing Your IAQ Concerns When It Comes to New Flooring

IAQ concerns

Though we seldom think of it, everything manufactured that we bring into our homes has some effect on the home’s environment. In most cases, that means IAQ concerns. IAQ, or indoor air quality, isn’t always on our radar, but it should be. One key area of concern is new flooring. Carpet and Rugs Carpet and…

Read More

Salt Lamps: How They Really Perform When it Comes to Air Purification

Salt Lamps: How They Really Perform When it Comes to Air Purification

Salt lamps have gained popularity across the U.S. in the past few years. They’re not only seen as stylish home design elements, but they’re also promoted as air purification tools that can alleviate respiratory conditions, improve mood and provide a more restful sleep. Understanding what salt lamps are and how they perform as air purifiers…

Read More

Rainfall and Indoor Air Quality: How They Relate

Rainfall and Indoor Air Quality: How They Relate

San Antonio doesn’t get a huge amount of rain compared to other areas, but it can still be a major force in our lives. In addition to wet streets and cancelled baseball games, rainfall can have a significant impact on your indoor air quality. Here’s how, and what you can do about it. IAQ and…

Read More

The Truth About Whole Home vs. Room Air Purifiers

The Truth About Whole Home vs. Room Air Purifiers

Air purifiers will help you improve the air quality in your home. It’s a good idea to learn the benefits of both portable and whole-house systems before you decide which is your best option. Degree of Need If just one part of your home needs better air quality, a room-size unit makes sense. Placed in…

Read More

Reduce Spring Allergies in Your Home

Reduce Spring Allergies in Your Home

Allergy sufferers hardly get a break these days, as it seems there’s an outbreak of moderate to high levels of pollen every few weeks. In our region, different species of juniper (also known as cedar) and different species of dock (a common weed also known as sorrel) are currently giving off varying levels of pollen,…

Read More

How to Improve Your IAQ with These Dusting Techniques

How to Improve Your IAQ with These Dusting Techniques

Your indoor air quality is important to your family’s health. While most homes have higher levels of pollutants than is found outdoors, there are a number of things you can do to improve matters and lower airborne particulate levels. You can start by controlling dust at the source with certain dusting techniques and tricks. Controlling…

Read More

Valentine’s Day IAQ Concerns

Valentine's Day IAQ Concerns

While it might be a stretch to claim that Valentine’s Day indoor air quality issues are any worse than those for any other holiday, this traditional gift-giving day can help us focus on some IAQ issues that may affect your home anytime. Let’s look at some of the IAQ concerns that may arise during the…

Read More