Riteway Service Company Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Bulverde’

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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Let Your Thermostat Help Save You Money!

Monday, April 24th, 2017

thermostat-save-moneyWhether it’s the dead of winter or the height of summer, there is one device in your home that you use all year round: your thermostat. And many homeowners don’t realize how much their thermostat practices can cost them—or save them! After all, the thermostat is the “brain” of your HVAC system.

This device has the power to improve or limit the success in which you heat and cool your home, often in ways you are probably not even aware of. Something as simple as a Bulverde, TX thermostat upgrade can affect your heating and cooling experience and bills in a significantly positive way. Also, how you use your thermostat can affect your energy use and subsequent monthly costs.

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Zone Control Systems: Your Answer to Uneven Heating and Cooling

Monday, February 13th, 2017

zone-control-system-uneven-heating-coolingThe way in which your HVAC system functions is vital to the comfort of your home and your family. Efficiency is extremely important as it allows you to save money and lessen the environmental impact your home has. There are a variety of products, services, and systems out there to boost this efficiency, and many questions you should ask yourself before investing in any type of home comfort system.

A Bulverde, TX zone control system is one way to improve the efficiency of your central air conditioner and furnace. A zone control system involves a series of dampers, which are installed in your air ducts. These dampers can open or close independently of one another to restrict air to some rooms while supplying it to others. Each room—or zone—is equipped with a damper, enabling that room control over its individual climate.

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Indoor Air Quality: Importance of CO Detection

Monday, December 26th, 2016

We may be known for our heat, but when winter comes—and it is here now—our temperatures can certainly drop below our levels of comfort. This necessitates the use of a fully functioning and efficient heater for your home.

Hopefully, you’ve already had maintenance conducted on your heater to ensure that it’s in no need of repairs and that it’s clean and adjusted so that it can do its job. When you skip maintenance, or delay suggested repairs, you could very likely find yourself facing some pretty serious safety issues.

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Understanding How Your UV Lights Work

Monday, October 31st, 2016

We’ve written before about the benefits of having UV lights installed in your HVAC system, but do you know exactly how they work? You may know that these systems function as air purifiers, ridding your HVAC system and home of mold, mildew, and other potentially harmful biological particles. But how exactly do they do this?

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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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What Role Does Refrigerant Play in Your Heat Pump?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Heat pumps—which most people think are primarily for heating the home in the winter—are different from traditional heating systems in the way they are constructed. In fact, heat pumps are more similar to air conditioners than combustion based heating systems, and they are also used as a cooling system.

Their construction is what allows them to be so energy efficient, however it also opens them up to a couple of potential issues. To make sure that your heat pump remains in the best possible shape, you should be aware of how the system works. Below we’ve discussed one of the most vital components of a heat pump system: the refrigerant.

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Methods to Increase Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency

Monday, April 25th, 2016

In our blog post last week, we discussed SEER ratings and their importance in choosing a high-efficiency air conditioning system. Achieving high-efficiency is essential to lowering your monthly cooling costs, a huge priority for Texas residents.

Since operating your HVAC system makes up approximately half of your total utility expenses, you likely want to do anything you can to save money. The good news is, even if you can’t upgrade your system right now—or if you already have—there are some simple steps you can take right now to increase your air conditioner’s efficiency. We’ve shared just a few methods below. 

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What Are the Benefits of High SEER Efficient AC Equipment?

Monday, April 18th, 2016

When it comes to cooling your home, residents of course want to do everything in their power to save as much money as possible given the workout we give our air conditioning systems. Our hot and humid summer days necessitate reliable AC systems. So if you are in the market for a new air conditioner, you’ll want to be well prepared for the purchase. This means looking at all factors, from the size unit you need to what the system’s SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating is.

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