Riteway Service Company Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

How Zone-Control Can Improve Your Home Heating

Monday, March 11th, 2019

house-cross-section-hvac-zones-big_800x533A long winter can really make you realize things about your home. You might be among the many homeowners who realize that they want a better heating system in their home during this time of year. If you’re ready to take your heating to the next level, consider zone-controlled heating for your home!

In an ideal world, your home would be perfectly constructed and set on the perfect plot of land so that you’d never have to deal with uneven heating in your home. In the real world, however, things aren’t always so perfect. There are so many factors that affect the heating of your home. When you need top-notch HVAC service in San Antonio, you need our team. The terms “top-notch” and “Riteway Service Company” are synonymous when it comes to anything HVAC. We’ve served San Antonio since 1993—we have the right balance of knowledge, training, and experience.

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Your Guide to Selecting a New Heater

Monday, February 25th, 2019

We know what you are thinking: “It’s Texas. Do I really need a new heater?” Of course, investing in an entirely new heater can seem a little overwhelming, and even more so if you are trying to make all of the decisions on your own. But we are here to tell you that a new heater can definitely be a worthwhile investment, especially if your current system is old and outdated.

Selecting the right heater for your home is no small task, so it is important to consult with the right HVAC contractor in Bulverde, TX who can walk you through the entire decision-making process. But in the meantime, we have provided you with our guide to selecting a new heater for your home. Keep reading to learn more! 

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Do You Need Heating Repair?

Monday, February 11th, 2019

It’s the middle of winter… in Texas. So, what’s the point in repairing a broken heater? Temperatures have already reached 70 degrees and Spring is right around the corner. So again, what’s the point? Well, we are here to tell you that scheduling prompt heating repair does matter. The weather can still be a little unpredictable, and on the days where it can feel quite cool outside, you’ll probably want your heater. Continuing to run your heater with an existing problem will only make matters worse.

Of course, it is important to contact your local HVAC company in San Antonio if you think your heater is malfunctioning. But in the meantime, we have outlined some of the most common heating issues and their potential causes. It is important to be aware of the signs that your heater is in trouble, as a broken heater can spell trouble for your home and your wallet. Keep reading below to find out more! 

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Should I Replace My Furnace?

Monday, January 28th, 2019

old-furnaceSure, winter here in Texas is anything but harsh, but that does not mean that you want to be wasting your time with a faulty, outdated furnace, right? Making the decision to replace your furnace can seem like a daunting task: a high-efficiency model can be a little costly up front and having technicians working inside your home is almost never convenient. But, we are here to tell you that replacing your outdated system is certainly going to be worth your while.

Of course, only a professional HVAC technician will be able to assess your furnace to determine whether or not replacing it will be the best option for your home. However, there are some signs that indicate that the need for replacement is just around the corner. In today’s blog, we will outline a few of these signs to help jump-start the decision-making process. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Cost-Effective Ways to Boost Heating Efficiency

Monday, January 14th, 2019

It is the beginning of a new year, meaning we all have a chance to start fresh, reflect, and think about ways in which we can do better. If one of your resolutions is to cut back on spending, consider improving your heating efficiency. We still have a couple of months of chilly weather ahead of us, so you’ll be running your heater consistently for a little while more. It’s not too late to start saving this winter.

There are numerous ways in which you can boost your heating efficiency, some costing not a single penny! Maintaining your heating efficiency is an excellent way to keep repair costs and utility bills to a minimum. Plus, it’s great for the environment! Below, we have outlined some of the various things that you can do to boost efficiency and save money. 

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Go Ductless This Winter!

Monday, December 31st, 2018

If you are in the market for a new heater this year, consider going ductless! A ductless system is a great alternative to a traditional heater and air conditioner, allowing for year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch. Installing a ductless system is a great way for homeowners to condense and save money!

Here at Riteway Service Co., we understand that selecting the right heating and cooling system for your home can be a daunting task. However, we are here to help you through every step of the decision-making process, and can help you determine if a ductless system is the best option for your home! Should you decide to go ductless this winter, you’ll experience the many benefits these systems have to offer. Keep reading to learn more about ductless heating and cooling systems. 

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How Upgrading Your Thermostat Boosts Your Heating Efficiency

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

studio shot of modern thermostatHave you noticed that your heating bills are a little high this winter? The answer might not be a complete system overhaul or repairs. Instead, shift your focus to something on a smaller scale—take a look at your thermostat. You replace your heating system every 10–15 years and get routine maintenance and repairs, but do you extend this care to your thermostat? The thermostat needs an upgrade too, and the best upgrade possible for your home is a smart thermostat.

If you need a smart thermostat in Alamo Heights, TX, contact our team. We can find the right make and model for your home’s needs. If you want to know just how a smart thermostat can benefit your home, keep reading below.

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End-of-Season Heating Repairs to Be Aware Of

Monday, February 12th, 2018

technician working on the inside of a furnaceIt may still be unbearably cold in other parts of the country, but around here we’re just about ready to gear up for the cooling season again. As such, you may be tempted to put off any heating repair needs that may have cropped up over the winter.

Of all the New Braunfels, TX HVAC services you should never neglect, late-season heating repairs are at the top of the list. Neglecting your heater when it needs work done on it can be detrimental to the system, and potentially even to your safety.

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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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Choosing a Heater: The Debate Between Gas or Electric

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Furnaces remain a top choice for homeowners looking for an efficient heating system to keep their homes warm all winter long. They are typically affordable when compared to other systems, and capable of heating homes highly effectively, so long as they are appropriately sized and professionally installed.

Even if you know you want a furnace, however, there are still options to consider. The big question for many homeowners is whether they’ll be using a natural gas furnace or an electrically-powered furnace. Both have their advantages, and we want to make sure you are satisfied with your choice. Keep reading to learn more about both.

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