Riteway Service Company Blog : Archive for December, 2016

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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Heater Replacement: Is Your System Suffering?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

While we don’t typically reach the freezing temperatures that plague many other parts of the country this time of the year, our winters still pack quite the punch, and leave us in need of fully functional heating systems. Are you worried that yours isn’t up to the task? If so, it may be best to replace it now so you don’t have to worry about it dying in the middle of a bitterly cold day. But how do you know if now really is the time to invest in a new heating system?

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Do You Have Leaky Ducts?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Central air conditioners and furnaces are still the preferred choice of HVAC systems for a number of homeowners throughout the country, and for good reason. They are reliable, and today’s models are built with much greater efficiency than those of the past. Still, if you are using these forced-air systems, there’s one crucial factor to keep in mind: the condition of your ductwork.

Ductwork which has been compromised can prove highly disadvantageous to you and your home in a number of ways. Inspecting your ducts, however, takes a lot more than just looking at it on your own. You need a professional to inspect and determine if and where duct sealing is necessary. In the meantime, though, we’ve provided some signs below that your ductwork may be breached.

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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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