Riteway Service Company Blog : Archive for July, 2017

Signs That It’s Time for a New Heat Pump

Monday, July 31st, 2017

new-heat-pump-time-signsThe summer season is chugging right along, with no real reprieve from the heat. With that being said, homes with older heat pump systems should take into consideration whether their system is prepared to last through the remainder of summer. If it can, fantastic! If not, however, there’s no time like the present to install a replacement heat pump system in Alamo Heights, TX. True, the middle of summer isn’t the most fun time to schedule AC work, but it’s better to have it on your calendar than to have your cooling system suddenly die right when you need it the most.

But how do you know if your heat pump has reached the point that it even needs replacement? Well, there are three general symptoms you should watch out for. On their own, each of these symptoms may not warrant a replacement. However if two or more of them are occurring in a single heat pump system, it’s definitely time to consider a heat pump upgrade. Keep reading to learn the signs.

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When You Might Need Compressor Repair or Replacement

Monday, July 17th, 2017

compressor-repair-replacement-might-needThe compressor of your air conditioner is essentially the heart of your cooling system—applying energy to the refrigerant and propelling it through the coils to carry out the necessary heat exchange. Without an operational compressor, your air conditioner won’t produce any cooling effect whatsoever. That being said, if you find your air conditioner blowing warm air, it could be the compressor, or it may be that the thermostat wasn’t set correctly, or simply that you have a clogged air filter needing to be changed.

But when AC systems start to show serious signs of problems, the compressor is usually one of the main suspects, and the first thing our repair technicians take a look at. Many common AC issues arise from problems with either this component or its motor, necessitating professional AC repairs in Bulverde, TX. And since fixing a cooling system’s compressor is not something you can simply watch an online video for and figure out how to fix, you’ll need the assistance of trained and experienced HVAC professionals—which is what we’re here for.

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5 Reasons You Should Leave AC Repairs to the Pros

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

shouldnt-attempt-ac-repairsThere isn’t a home improvement out there that you can’t do a quick internet search for and find a long list of do-it-yourself articles and videos. From gardening to car repairs, you can almost always find a few handy lists of “surefire” tips for how to take care of any problem without needing to pay a professional to do it.

For some jobs, a little bit of knowledge and some hard work is all it takes to be a do-it-yourselfer (like the above-mentioned gardening!). But this DIY culture can often lead homeowners astray, and too many people try to handle tasks that should only be completed by a professional in order to be done properly. One of these tasks is Boerne, TX air conditioner repairs.

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