Riteway Service Company Blog : Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

ACHOO! Eliminate Allergies with Better IAQ This Spring

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Sneezing? Coughing? Wheezing? Sounds like you’ve got springtime allergies!

Allergies can make it quite difficult to enjoy the warm weather … who wants to carry a box of tissues everywhere they go? And sure, an over-the-counter solution may offer you some relief. However, the effects are only temporary. If you really wish to treat your allergies this season, consider improving your indoor air quality.

But how?

The right indoor air quality systems and services are designed to eliminate allergens and contaminants from your indoor air, stopping sneezes in their tracks! If you are interested in installing one of these systems in your home, consult with your local HVAC contractor in San Antonio!

And if you are not yet convinced, keep reading below! We have listed some of your indoor air quality options and the benefits of each.

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How Duct Sealing Can Improve Your HVAC System

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Chances are that if your HVAC system relies on a network of ducts to circulate air throughout your home, it will experience a breach at one point or another. Since ducts are hidden out of sight, it can be quite difficult for homeowners to detect any sign of a problem. However, it is super important to have your duct system regularly inspected, maintained, and repaired. Your duct system plays a vital role in the overall effectiveness and efficiency of your HVAC system.

One way that homeowners can improve their HVAC systems is to invest in proper duct sealing. A qualified technician can look for breaches in the system and repair them before your bills skyrocket. Duct sealing can restore your system’s efficiency and keep it running smoothly for many years to come. If you are in need of San Antonio, TX, indoor air quality services, look no further than Riteway Service Co. Below, we have provided a list of some of the many benefits that proper duct sealing can have on your system.

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The Effect of Damaged Ducts on Your AC System

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Male hands setting up ventilation system indoorsConsidering where we live, chances are that you think a lot about your air conditioner. Naturally, you want it to function as effectively and efficiently as possible. What most homeowners don’t think about in this regard is the “V” part of HVAC—their ventilation, which connects the air conditioner to the outside and makes the distribution of cooled air possible. This ventilation system, known as your ductwork, is usually out of sight for the most part—hidden behind walls, in your attic and crawlspace, and even maybe beneath flooring.

Unfortunately, if this ductwork was installed by an inexperienced technician, or if you did it as a “DIY” project without the right training and expertise, or if your ductwork is getting older, there’s a fair chance that it’s accumulated damage over the years. And if your ductwork is affected by leaks, any poor connections, or improper construction, then you may be experiencing problems that lead to poor HVAC efficiency and soon enough, San Antonio duct repair needs. One of the most common issues that lead to ductwork damage is the fact that those ducts weren’t properly sized upon installation.

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The Impact of Excessive Moisture in Your Home

Monday, April 9th, 2018

mold on wallWe might not get it as bad as some other states do during the summer, but the effects of high humidity affect us here too. If you have an effective and efficient cooling system, it can relieve some of your discomfort on a hot, humid day. But are you really doing all you can to improve your San Antonio, TX indoor air quality?

When humidity brings excess moisture into your living space, you need a whole-house dehumidifier that works with your cooling system. Many homeowners “get by” with portable dehumidifiers around the house, but this isn’t the same, and doesn’t do much to lessen the impact of excessive moisture in your home. Consider a whole-house dehumidifier installation to improve your comfort, air quality, and energy-saving efforts.

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Upgrade Your Insulation for Optimal Year-Round Comfort

Monday, January 29th, 2018

rolled up insulation inside atticA pretty big chunk of your income goes toward your heating and cooling costs each year. In fact, it’s estimated by Energy.gov that over half of all your energy usage is spent on using your HVAC systems. Of course, this will vary on a few factors, but overall, you’re paying a lot to keep your home comfortable.

But shouldn’t you do everything in your power to ensure your heating and cooling systems are working as efficiently as they can? Yes, and this starts with scheduling Canyon Lake, TX HVAC service as needed, such as routine maintenance and any subsequent repairs. But it also means keeping your indoor air quality in check, and a huge part of this is having the right amount and type of insulation surrounding your living space.

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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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Are UV Air Purifiers All They’re Cracked Up to Be?

Monday, August 14th, 2017

uv light on blue backgroundNo matter the time of year, the air outdoors is filled with allergens of various forms, in addition to mold and bacteria spores which, over time, can make your life pretty miserable. Allergens and germs cause problems for even the healthiest people, but particularly infants and the elderly, to can be more susceptible to colds and other illnesses. Unfortunately, you can’t keep your home completely safe from germs and bacteria simply by closing your doors and windows. There are, however, other methods you can use to stop these microscopic intruders from invading.

We’re talking about the installation of the right kind of Alamo Heights, TX indoor air quality product: the UV air purifier. This product is perfect for any household worried about biological contaminants such as germs and mold spores, and will help cut down on allergens too.

But how do they work? Are they safe? What benefits do they provide? Keep reading to learn more.

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Leading Benefits of a Whole-Home Dehumidifier Installation

Monday, May 8th, 2017

dehumidifier-benefitsIt’s no secret that Texas suffers from high temperatures just about year round, but especially in the summer, in addition to uncomfortably high levels of humidity. Most homes use centralized AC systems to regulate their home temperature, but that doesn’t do much to reduce the level of moisture present in the home.

An Alamo Heights, TX dehumidifier installation will help with this by removing excess humidity from your indoor air, benefiting both your level of comfort as well as your air conditioning system. Keep reading to learn more about how these systems work and the specific advantages they offer.

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Why Should You Have a Whole House Dehumidifier Installed?

Monday, April 10th, 2017

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Winter has officially ended! Okay, that doesn’t mean much for Texas residents—we’re typically grateful for any colder weather at all. But even though we’re used to warmer weather, spring and summer kicks it up a notch, while also adding uncomfortable humidity.

You likely—hopefully—have an efficient air conditioning system to keep you cool during the warmer months ahead. But what are you doing about excess moisture? Your cooling system isn’t enough to battle poor Boerne, TX indoor air quality. What you need in place is a whole-house dehumidifier. This will make a huge difference in your home comfort levels as well as the operation of your air conditioning system as well.

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A Smart Investment: Blown-in Attic Insulation

Monday, January 30th, 2017

blown-in-attic-insulationThe Energy Star website is one of many reputable sources that hosts information about the importance of attic insulation and what factors you should consider, although we’re sure that nobody would argue the benefits of sufficient insulation. Appropriately installed insulation helps reduce energy costs by cutting down on wasted heat loss. Additionally, insulation helps you keep the air cool in your home during the summer—something that is particularly advantageous for Texas residents.

When you’re looking for insulation options in Boerne, TX, we are the team to turn to. We understand that insulating your attic is one of the most important energy-saving projects you can undertake, and we’re here to make sure you get the most for your money. That’s why we offer quality blown-in insulation. Of course, this may mean nothing to you if you’ve never heard of its advantages! Keep reading to learn more.

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