Riteway Service Company Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repairs’

How Much Do You Know about Your AC Condenser Unit?

Monday, March 13th, 2017

condenser-unit-do-you-knowHow much thought do you give to the outdoor component of your air conditioning system? Chances are if you are like the average homeowner, not a whole lot. However, the outside unit—referred to as the condenser unit—plays a vital role.

While the inside component of your air conditioner absorbs heat from your home’s air, the condenser unit is tasked with releasing that heat to the air outside. Without the condenser unit, that warm air from your home would have no place to go. This unit works in conjunction with a number of other components so that your air conditioner can function as it should.

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What Could Be Causing Your AC Compressor Problems?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Temperatures are finally cooling down, which makes now the perfect time to review how well or poorly your air conditioner system kept your home cool this past cooling season. If you do suspect that you have repair needs, now is the time to take care of them. One of the most common service calls we get is in regards to a faulty compressor—a situation that must be remedied right away to avoid further damage.

When an air conditioner starts experiencing trouble, the compressor is one of the first things our professionals check out. It is, after all, the heart of your entire cooling system. Many common AC problems stem from the compressor or its motor. But what could be wrong with the compressor to begin with?

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making So Much Noise?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Temperatures have only recently begun to cool down in our area. This means that up until last week, you were probably using your air conditioner on a regular basis. In doing so, you might have noticed that it was beginning to make some concerning noises that you didn’t hear from it at the beginning of the cooling season.

Now, you may be tempted to wait until next spring to get the noises checked out, but this can be a mistake, particularly if you are planning on using a furnace this winter—as the problem may be with your HVAC systems’ shared ductwork. But even if faulty or breached air ducts aren’t to blame, there’s no reason to ignore potential repair needs. Keep reading to learn what noises you should keep an ear out for.

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Signs Your Air Conditioner Is Failing

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

If you go to turn on your air conditioning system and it simply doesn’t cycle on, then that’s a clear sign that something is wrong. But what if you have just noticed some troubling symptoms, despite it appearing as though your air conditioner is functioning okay? Should you call a professional even if your system hasn’t broken down?

If you want your air conditioner to last an entire cooling season—which is much longer in Texas than in other parts of the country—then you need to schedule AC repairs at the first sign of trouble. Keep reading to learn more about the signs that your AC system is failing, and you should call for repairs.

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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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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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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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6 Steps to Preventing Air Conditioner Repairs This Season

Monday, July 11th, 2016

When you live in the climate that we do, the last thing you want to be stuck with in the middle of summer is an air conditioning system that simply doesn’t work in the way that it should. For that reason, we offer quick and accurate repairs as well as preventive maintenance to hopefully avoid HVAC emergencies to begin with. However, no system is immune and it’s better to be prepared than not. So with that, we’ve offered 6 steps that may help you avoid air conditioning repairs this summer.

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Common Air Conditioning Issues to be Aware of This Summer

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Summer is officially here, although around these parts it’s already felt like summer for quite some time! During this time of the year, your air conditioner will be put through daily use, and as a result will endure a lot of stress. The more strain your AC unit goes through, the more worn out it’s going to become, and the more likely it will be to develop problems.

This is true for even the youngest, most well-maintained air conditioner. As a result, you’ll want to be aware of any signs that your AC unit is in need of repairs so that you can schedule those repairs as quickly as possible. Keep reading to learn about a couple of the most common air conditioning problems to be aware of this season.

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Why Isn’t My Air Conditioner Cooling My House?

Monday, May 16th, 2016

When you live someplace like San Antonio, the absolute last thing you want to be stuck with as we approach summer is a malfunctioning air conditioner. So if you’ve turned on your system to discover that it is not effectively cooling your home, your first reaction may be to panic.

It’s important to remember that most major problems with your cooling system can be prevented with regular AC maintenance, which allows an HVAC professional to provide a thorough inspection and cleaning. However, even a well-maintained system can run into problems every now and then. We’ve addressed this concern below, citing a few common reasons this might happen.

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