Riteway Service Company Blog : Archive for August, 2016

Why Your Cooling System Should Be Regularly Maintained

Monday, August 29th, 2016

We may be inching closer and closer to fall. However as most Texas residents know, we are nowhere near turning off our air conditioning systems. Hopefully you had your maintenance done before the cooling season began. However, if you haven’t, then you might want to consider doing it now.

As we near the end of summer, your air conditioner has already been working hard, which creates extra stress and strain on the system. Maintenance allows our technicians to come in and fully inspect and clean the system and recommend repairs. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of this preventive maintenance.

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Does My Refrigerant Need to Be Refilled?

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Upon installation, your HVAC unit is supplied with enough refrigerant ideally to last through the system’s entire lifespan. Many homeowners mistakenly assume that refrigerant is something that is consumed and needs to be refilled on occasion as a result.

On the contrary, refrigerant is constantly recycled. Therefore, if you suspect that your system is low on refrigerant, yes, it does need to be refilled, or rather, charged. However, more importantly, your HVAC system needs repairs if it is losing refrigerant.

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How Does a UV Air Purifier Eliminate Pollutants?

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Do you have concerns about biological pollutants in your indoor air? Your ductwork, a cool and dark environment, serves as the perfect breeding ground for many microorganisms such as mold and mildew, among other contaminants. The best way to rid your system of these pollutants is with a UV air purifier.

This indoor air quality product is also known as a UV germicidal light, and literally destroys biological contaminants. UV air purifiers are over 99.9% effective, and are safe for home use. Some people worry about the exposure to ultraviolet rays; however, they are not strong enough to negatively affect a human or even a pet’s life.

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Does Your Air Conditioner Need to Be Replaced or Repaired?

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Imagine this scenario: here we are at the peak of summer and your air conditioner starts to show signs of failure. Or worse, it doesn’t come on at all. No AC system lasts forever, even if it’s well-maintained and you keep on top of repairs. As such, your instinct is likely to replace your AC, but what if you could get by on repairs instead?

An AC replacement is not something you should rush into, but you need all the facts to determine if replacement is best or repairs could give your system a few more years of life. Keep reading to learn about some factors that can help you decide between repairs or replacement.

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Are You in Need of a New Heat Pump This Year?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

We are well into summer, and if you are using a heat pump to keep cool, hopefully it hasn’t given you any trouble. However, if it doesn’t seem to be up to the task of functioning for the rest of the year, yet alone the rest of summer, then you should definitely consider having it replaced—particularly if it’s aging anyway.

The last thing you want is for your heat pump to die on you in the middle of summer, when you need it the most. Below we’ve discussed some of the signs that indicate you may need a new heat pump this year. Keep on Reading!

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