Riteway Service Company Blog : Posts Tagged ‘San Antonio’

Yes, These Signs Indicate You Need Heater Repair

Monday, December 18th, 2017

technician fixing heaterWinter is right around the corner, and while that doesn’t mean as much for us as it does homeowners in other states—such as on the east coast—it does mean that chillier temperatures are on their way. You’ll want a fully functional and efficient heater on your side when those cold days hit! So now is the perfect time to check your San Antonio, TX heating system for any signs of trouble.

The best way to do this is to ensure that you have maintenance scheduled before winter hits. But there are also some common signs you can watch out for that indicate you need heater repairs, regardless of whether or not you already had maintenance done. Remember, diagnosing and fixing a heating system is something that should be left to the pros. But we’ve listed below the signs that you should give us a call. OR you can skip straight to scheduling a service or requesting an estimate!

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How Do Commercial and Residential HVAC Systems Differ?

Monday, December 4th, 2017

multiple ac units atop a commercial buildingAlthough there are a wide variety of types of HVAC systems, they all fall into two basic categories—residential, or commercial systems. Despite the fact that these systems both do the same job, there are a number of differences between the two.

Not only is it important that you know the difference between the two, but if you are a commercial building owner or business owner in the area, that you only trust in a company with extensive commercial experience to handle your San Antonio, TX HVAC services. Fortunately, you needn’t look any further than our team to fulfill this need. But what are the differences between the two types of HVAC systems?

If you know what kind of service your system needs, schedule it now or request an estimate!

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Now Is the Time to Schedule Heating Maintenance

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Technician working on furnaceNow is the time for our temperatures to begin cooling down. And while we may not have as bitterly cold winters as other parts of the country, the dip in temperature is still enough to warrant the use of a fully functional and highly efficient heating system. The only way to ensure this is the case for you this year is to invest in one of the most important San Antonio, TX HVAC services there is—heating maintenance.

Maintenance is essential for ensuring your comfort, as well as the best way to ensure the integrity of your heating system. There are a number of benefits to scheduling annual tune-ups—or biannual, if you’re using a heat pump. Enrolling in a maintenance program is even better, as it takes the worry of remembering to schedule appointments out of your hands.

But is maintenance really worth it? To put it simply, yes. Keep reading to learn why. OR you can skip straight to scheduling a service or requesting an estimate!

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How Do Ductless Systems Work?

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Closeup view about using some appliance such as air condition.One of our common recommendations for homeowners who are looking for a way to both heat and cool their homes more efficiently, and/or without the use of ductwork, is the ductless mini-split. This San Antonio, TX AC installation is ideal for certain types of homes and applications. For instance, if you’re putting in a room addition or adding air conditioning to a small home that doesn’t have room for ductwork, this system might be ideal.

But, how does ductless heating and cooling actually work? When people think of an HVAC system that doesn’t use ductwork, their minds typically go to boilers. However, ductless systems are forced-air systems that blow conditioned air throughout your living space. How is this possible without ducts?

If you know what kind of service your system needs, schedule it now or request an estimate!

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Troubleshooting Your Heat Pump

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

white question mark on a blue backgroundHeat pump systems are highly versatile in that they offer your home both heating and cooling for year-round comfort. This means that they run more than separate heating and cooling systems—such as a furnace or a standard central air conditioner. Because they do operate more, the incidence of repairs can be higher.

Heat pumps are quiet systems, and because they don’t generate heating or cooling, it can sometimes be hard to detect when something is off. While we’re still dealing with warmer temps for now, if you feel something is off with your heat pump, don’t hesitate to contact our team for quality San Antonio, TX air conditioning services. In the meantime, we’re happy to share some common signs that a heat pump needs repair.

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Looking for a New AC System for Next Year?

Monday, October 9th, 2017

two outside units of an air conditioning systemAs the cooling season slowly but surely comes to a close, you may be turning your thoughts to your heater. Is it well maintained? Are you ready to turn it on and rely on it for our cold—albeit relatively short—winter? Before you get that far, however, it’s important to look back at the previous few months and assess how well or how poorly your air conditioner performed.

Is your AC system aging? Depending on the manufacturer and model, most cooling systems are designed to last 10–15 years on average. And this is a well-maintained air conditioner. One that hasn’t been taken care of properly will last even less time. So if yours has gotten to the point that you’re questioning whether it will still function next year, now is the perfect time to consider a aAC installation in San Antonio, TX. But, what are your options, and how do you choose the best system for your specific needs?

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AC Care: More Important Now than Ever

Monday, September 25th, 2017

top view of the outside unit of an air conditionerSummer is officially over, which may not mean much for those of us in the San Antonio area. But even so, we will soon have a break from running our air conditioners day in and day out. With how much you’ve surely been using yours in recent months, it’s likely accumulated a lot of wear and tear. So even though we are about to have a reprieve from hot weather, now is not the time to ignore your cooling system. Late season repairs are likely, even if you had maintenance done before summer began.

We get how tempting it is to put off this San Antonio, TX air conditioning service. After all, you aren’t going to need your cooling system. But if you want to ensure that it is able to do its job next year, you need to take care of any problems that exist, now. What repair needs should you watch for?

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The Many Benefits of a Whole Home Dehumidifier

Monday, August 28th, 2017

happy family and dog sitting on couch in living roomWith our cooling season winding down, now is the time to take care of any late season air conditioning repairs and turn your attention to heating system maintenance—our chilly nights certainly warrant the use of an efficient and effective heater! But another item to keep at top of mind in between seasons is the quality of your indoor air, which can actually be worse than the quality of the air outdoors.

Humidity is a big problem in our area. For optimal comfort, the relative humidity levels in your home should rest between 30%–50%. When levels reach any higher than this, it can cause a number of problems—problems that can be relieved with a professional San Antonio, TX dehumidifier installation. But what makes this such a great investment?

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How Can I Improve My Home’s Efficiency?

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

improve-homes-efficiencyThis is a question we get often, especially considering how hot it gets in our area for the majority of the year. When you use your air conditioner as much as we do, it’s only natural that you’d want to improve your home’s efficiency in order to save as much money as you can.

The good news is there is a number of San Antonio, TX HVAC and indoor air quality services that can help you do just that. Something as simple as setting your thermostat a few degrees higher than normal during the cooling season is enough to improve your efficiency a bit, or opening up your home when evenings are cool to let a breeze in. But if you want to take full advantage of high efficiency and energy savings, we recommend you invest in the following:

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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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