Riteway Service Company Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

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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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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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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How Would a UV Air Purifier Benefit Me?

Monday, March 21st, 2016

You have a lot of choices when it comes to improving your indoor air quality. There are a number of air filtration systems available, each with their own method of removing pollutants and allergens from the air in your home. Improving your indoor air quality is about more than just increasing your comfort. Your indoor air quality contributes to your health and the health of your family, and while passing biological pollutants through a filtering material is beneficial, it’s not always completely effective in purifying your air. The solution to this is a UV air purifier.

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Friday, January 15th, 2016

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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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