Riteway Service Company Blog : Archive for September, 2016

Why Is Your Air Conditioner’s Compressor So Important?

Monday, September 26th, 2016

If your thermostat serves as the “brain” of your air conditioning system, then the compressor serves as its “heart.” The compressor and condenser are housed in the outside component of your cooling system—this is called the condenser unit. Your compressors job is to add pressure to the refrigerant that it receives from inside your home to increase its energy as well as its temperature.

At that point, refrigerant leaves the compressor as a hot, high pressure gas that flows into the condenser, which has metal fins that help the heat dissipate. From here, the temperature of the fluid has considerably cooled and changed from a gas back to a liquid. The liquid goes into the evaporator and the pressure drops. The refrigerant then begins to evaporate back into a gas, extracting heat from the air around it, and cooling your home.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Air Conditioning System?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

As we approach the end of summer—although certainly not the end of our warm weather—it’s time to think about how much work your cooling system has gone through in recent months. Hopefully, you did not run into any problems with your air conditioner this season.

A broken down cooling system is certainly not something you want to deal with in the middle of summer. But perhaps you have been considering a replacement or an upgrade. If you’re still on the fence, here are a few signs that indicate it really is time for you to do so.

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Understand the Function of Your Air Conditioning Coils

Monday, September 12th, 2016

No matter how well-maintained your air conditioning system is, given the consistent use it gets throughout the year, it will come as no surprise that you may encounter problems with it every now and then. Professional installation and expert services can help reduce the risk of AC issues, but it very likely cannot be 100% efficient throughout its entire life cycle.

One of the problems that some homeowners deal with is a leaking coil. Read on to discover what a leaking coil means for your air conditioning system, and how to determine if you have this problem.

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Help! My AC Has Failed, How Do I Keep Cool?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Texas is no place to be in the summer if your home has a broken down air conditioning system. Hopefully, you’ve had maintenance conducted in the last year and have taken care of any urgent repair needs. However even a well-maintained system has the potential to break down, and when it does you need to know how to stay comfortable.

Our team is here for you to assist with air conditioning emergencies. However while you wait for repairs to be made, it’s wise to know how to keep you and your home cool in the meantime. Keep reading for some of our tips.

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