Riteway Service Company Blog : Posts Tagged ‘New Braunfels’

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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Are You in the Market for a New Heater?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

cold man wearing warm clothes and hugging radiatorWe are well into the throes of winter, and while it may not get as desperately frigid here as it does in other areas of the country, it’s still vital that you have an effective and efficient heating system installed in your home, and that it’s serving you well.

But what if during your last regular maintenance, the HVAC technicians suggested a replacement? Or what if you skipped maintenance and are experiencing problems with your heater?

Then it may be time to begin exploring your heating options. As tempting as it may be when you’re already shivering in your home, we do not recommend rushing out and purchasing the first heater you find within your budget. Rather, you should be strategic about your decision. For instance, if you need a new heating system and your air conditioner is on its last legs as well, then you’d do well to consider a New Braunfels, TX HVAC system that can both heat and cool your home: the ductless system.  

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Don’t Ignore Ice on Your AC Coil

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Beautiful frost pattern on a window in blue tones. Can be used as a winter / holiday background.Our customers trust our professionally trained HVAC technicians to give them quality advice when it comes to their cooling systems, and rightfully so. One of the questions our technicians often receive is whether or not they should ever see ice forming on the indoor coil of an AC system while it is running during the summer.

We understand why you may think this is a common occurrence. After all, chilled air is coming from the vents, so ice should be a natural part of the coolin process, right? One of the ways to rig up a simple cooling system is to place a bowl of ice in front of a fan, so shouldn’t an AC work similarly?

The short answer is no, this isn’t normal. Allow us to explain why.

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Is It Ever Too Late for AC Maintenance?

Monday, June 19th, 2017

ac-maintenance-ever-too-lateIn short, in the absence of a full system breakdown, no. True, we typically recommend scheduling this service before the weather starts heating up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still reap the benefits of this service as summer officially begins. Arranging for this service ASAP will benefit you in many ways.

And remember, although there are a few basic jobs you can do on your own when it comes to New Braunfels, TX air conditioning services (like changing the air filter), full system maintenance that makes a difference must be left to the professionals! Only a trained HVAC technician can handle the various tasks, such as inspecting motors and electrical connections, and cleaning coils and moving parts, that all go into a complete maintenance check-up.

No matter the time of year, you can count on our technicians for quality maintenance each and every time.

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4 Reasons for You to Consider Going Ductless

Monday, June 5th, 2017

consider-going-ductless-4-reasonsNow is the time of year that we usually see an increase in calls for air conditioning installations and replacements, as older systems wear out and new systems need to be put in before temperatures are at their highest. Most homes in our area use traditional central air conditioners, which work by generating cool air in a single location and blowing it through a house through a system of ductwork. However, not every home can support such a system.

Fortunately, there are options available that still allow you to gain effective and efficient whole-house cooling without this system. In fact, a New Braunfels, TX ductless system installation can actually solve a number of problems that centralized systems cannot. For example, unlike a centralized system, a ductless system is comprised of multiple smaller units, installed at different areas throughout the home, and each charged with cooling a single section.

Keep reading to learn about 4 great reasons for you to invest in ductless cooling this summer.

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Here’s What to Consider When Purchasing a New AC System

Monday, March 27th, 2017

air-conditioner-purchase-considerAn efficient and effectively working air conditioner is an essential addition to any home in the state of Texas. We don’t even want to imagine getting through one of our summers without one. But if your system is aging or you’re considering a New Braunfels, TX air conditioner replacement, then now is a great time to do so.

However, there are a number of factors you should consider when making a purchase such as this. Here are a few.

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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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Do You Have Leaky Ducts?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Central air conditioners and furnaces are still the preferred choice of HVAC systems for a number of homeowners throughout the country, and for good reason. They are reliable, and today’s models are built with much greater efficiency than those of the past. Still, if you are using these forced-air systems, there’s one crucial factor to keep in mind: the condition of your ductwork.

Ductwork which has been compromised can prove highly disadvantageous to you and your home in a number of ways. Inspecting your ducts, however, takes a lot more than just looking at it on your own. You need a professional to inspect and determine if and where duct sealing is necessary. In the meantime, though, we’ve provided some signs below that your ductwork may be breached.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making So Much Noise?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Temperatures have only recently begun to cool down in our area. This means that up until last week, you were probably using your air conditioner on a regular basis. In doing so, you might have noticed that it was beginning to make some concerning noises that you didn’t hear from it at the beginning of the cooling season.

Now, you may be tempted to wait until next spring to get the noises checked out, but this can be a mistake, particularly if you are planning on using a furnace this winter—as the problem may be with your HVAC systems’ shared ductwork. But even if faulty or breached air ducts aren’t to blame, there’s no reason to ignore potential repair needs. Keep reading to learn what noises you should keep an ear out for.

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Yes, A Clean AC Air Filter Is Important!

Monday, October 10th, 2016

When you live in a climate such as ours, it’s only natural that you put a great deal of value in a reliable, fully functional home cooling system. However, there are a number of homeowners who don’t give their air conditioning systems the attention that they really need in order to be truly effective in operation.

Scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance is essential to caring for your air conditioner, but you must also remember that your air filter needs to be changed more often than your yearly maintenance appointment. Don’t neglect this important task that can be done on your own. Keep reading to learn more about how a dirty air filter can negatively affect your cooling system.

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