Riteway Service Company Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

Please, Don’t Do This to Your AC!

Monday, July 27th, 2020

We talk often about everything you should do for your air conditioner. From changing the air filter to calling for professional maintenance, we must sound like a broken record with our advice. For anyone who thinks that type of blog post is boring, today is your lucky day!

We’re going to dive into some of the most important things you should never do to your air conditioner, no matter what. Homeowners sometimes have an easier time learning about their cooling technology when they’ve got a list of things not to do. With the popularity of DIY solutions found on the web, we understand why some of these bad practices might be more common than others. However, that’s no excuse!

Is your air conditioning in San Antonio having trouble? Make sure you don’t do the following few things and keep our team in the loop.

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Your Easy to Follow Air Filter Replacement Guide

Monday, June 29th, 2020

We talked a few weeks ago about why it’s so important to change your air filter every 1-3 months in your air conditioner, but we don’t ever really talk about how to do it. This is an important point to address, since so many homeowners call us or search online for guides to changing their filter. We want to steer you away from an amateur who might not know what they’re talking about, and be your sense of authority on the matter.

Take a look below at our step by step air filter replacement guide and be sure to let us know if you need any more advice or further AC services in San Antonio, TX. Your air filter is vital to the functionality of your AC, and the know-how to replace your filter is great general knowledge to have. So, let’s get started!

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Four AC Myths We’d Like to Dispel

Monday, June 15th, 2020

The science behind air conditioner technology is no secret. We tell people every day how these systems work and what to expect in your own personal AC system. However, that doesn’t stop homeowners from finding out bogus information online about their systems. This can be harmful since it leads people into making poor decisions about their systems and eventually to quicker breakdowns and more expensive repairs than most people are ready to pay for.

If you’ve got AC in San Antonio, TX then it’s likely you’ve stumbled upon some of these bits of misinformation and you might not even know it. That’s why today we’re going out on a limb to dispel some myths about air conditioners with cold hard facts. Remember, if any of this information doesn’t make sense or sparks more questions in your mind, don’t hesitate to call our team!

Let’s get started.

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Efficiency Tips for Your Cooling System

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Efficiency is one of the most important aspects of cooling a home. What’s the point of running your air conditioner if it costs twice as much as it normally would? At that point, you’re just throwing money away and many homeowners would give up. We’d like to tell you that you should never give up when it comes to efficiency, there is always a way to lower your energy consumption and increase the cooling output!

Sure, some of those ways might be signing up for AC repair in San Antonio, TX before your system bites the dust. Though, there are some nifty tips and tricks that could keep your bills low and your home comfortable. If you’re the least bit curious, then we urge you to keep reading and find out for yourself what an energy-efficient home looks like.

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3 AC Repairs to Leave to the Pros

Monday, August 13th, 2018

An air conditioning technician welds a connection prior to installing AC unit.We get it, when something is amiss with your air conditioner, it probably seems far easier—not to mention, cheaper—to hop online and find a “how-to” video to solve the problem on your own. This can be a mistake for a number of reasons, however.

First off, it takes a trained and experienced professional to accurately diagnose a Bulverde, TX air conditioning issue. Additionally, if you don’t know what you’re doing, you could end up damaging other components of your air conditioner and make the problem worse. Lastly, you might injure yourself or expose yourself to potentially harmful substances, like refrigerant.

Keep reading to learn more about 3 common AC issues people try to solve on their own, but should really leave to the pros!

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How Can You Best Avoid an AC Breakdown?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

white question mark on a blue backgroundAs the weather already begins to trend toward summer temperatures and we get ready to switch our thermostats into AC mode full time, you may not notice anything amiss with your San Antonio air conditioning system right away, if there is something wrong. But if you skipped maintenance, or if you’ve neglected an AC repair you know is necessary, can you rely on your system to get you through the coming months?

Midsummer cooling system repairs are a hassle, with breakdowns of course being an even bigger one. You’ll likely have to stop what you’re doing or potentially even cancel plans to call in a professional technician at one of the busiest times of year for HVAC contractors. If you can prevent that, wouldn’t you? Fortunately, there is a way!

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Before You Turn on Your AC This Season, Consider This

Monday, March 12th, 2018

hvac return vent on wallIt goes without saying that we’re known for our hot weather and long summers that start long before the official season. That being said, our air conditioners get a lot of use. As such, now is the perfect time to make sure it’s ready for months of heavy work.

Nobody wants their San Antonio, TX air conditioning system to break down on them when they need it the most, and the best way to make sure this is not the case is by following the tips we’ve outlined below.

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The Time Has Come for This Important AC Service!

Monday, February 26th, 2018

male technician's hands working on outside ac unitIt may still be winter, but warmer temperatures aren’t too far off, making right now the ideal time to schedule a maintenance session to keep your air conditioner performing at its best. There are a few basic tasks you can do on your own—like regularly changing the air filter (every 1 to 3 months, depending on the level of contaminants in your home). But for full maintenance that makes a difference to your Universal City, TX air conditioning system, you only want to trust in the pros.

Only a trained HVAC professional can address the numerous tasks that come with maintenance, with accuracy and precision. These tasks include inspecting motors and electrical connections for safety, cleaning coils and other moving parts, and making any necessary adjustments. We’ll also alert you to any repair needs that might have cropped up since your last maintenance appointment, which we hope you had done around this time last year.

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Be sure to bookmark the Riteway Service Company blog for updates on the latest advances in HVAC technology.

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Call Riteway Service Company for all your air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, and commercial hvac needs.

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