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

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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Furnace Maintenance: Prevent a Cracked Heat Exchanger

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Today’s furnaces are built with your safety in mind, and they are a lot less hazardous than gas-powered heaters of the past. Nevertheless, there is still one issue that many homeowners are concerned with when using a gas furnace: carbon monoxide leaks that can occur due to a cracked heat exchanger. Furnace maintenance is the best way to prevent a cracked heat exchanger, but we want you to understand why this is so important.

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The Benefits of Heating System Maintenance

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Just like any other appliance or major piece of equipment in your home, your heating system needs a certain amount of care to continue functioning at the high level you expect it to. This means making sure that you schedule routine maintenance once a year—or twice a year if you’re using a heat pump.

Even if your heater is relatively new, it’s really never too early to start planning to keep it in good working order. Regular maintenance appointments are the best way to make sure your system will always work when you need it to. But what do you get out of these maintenance appointments? Read on to find out.

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Does Your Ductless System Need Service?

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Ductless systems, which operate with heat pump technology, are a great way to both heat and cool your home. Just like any other large home appliance, however, it may eventually develop an issue that requires professional repairs.

Repair needs turn out for the best when they are managed right away, but how do you know if your system is in trouble to begin with? We’ve shared some signs below that your ductless system likely needs repair.

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Heat Your Home More Efficiently This Winter

Monday, November 7th, 2016

When you think of Texas, chances are you think of heat. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have some chilly nights when winter does hit. Therefore, it’s imperative that you’re well-equipped with an effective heater. It’s also important to have routine maintenance on that heater—which you’ve hopefully already scheduled or had completed (it’s never too late if you haven’t!).

Maintenance is not the only way to make sure your heater is used efficiently during the winter. Keep reading for some pro tips on how to heat your home as efficiently as possible, and save money as a subsequent benefit.

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