Riteway Service Company Blog : Posts Tagged ‘New Braunfels’

Should Your Furnace Be Making Weird Noises?

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Alright, we are going to go ahead and answer that one for you with a big, old “No!” See, your furnace should not be making any weird noises, and if it is, it is definitely a cause for concern. Why? Because weird noises indicate that something is wrong with your system!

There are a number of strange noises you don’t want to hear from your furnace, and below, we have outlined a number of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and, of course, remember to call our team when you need furnace repair in New Braunfels, TX.)

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This Evening’s Main Event: The Furnace vs The Heat Pump

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

This evening, we are proud to present a match unlike any other—we will watch as the furnace takes on its worthy opponent, the heat pump, in a head to head in a competition of strength, efficiency, and comfort.

Both of our competitors bring a lot to the table, and it’s up to you to decide which is best. So, what are we waiting for? Let the match begin!

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Does Your Refrigerant Need to be Refilled?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

top view of the outside unit of an air conditionerSeasons don’t define the temperature here in New Braunfels, although the calendar indicates that we’re well into fall, the temperatures are still quite hot. It’s likely you’re still running your air conditioner here in South Texas. We rely on our cooling systems heavily and for an extended time throughout the year here. If you’ve noticed that your air conditioner isn’t working as well as it once was, you might be struggling with inadequate levels of refrigerant. If you need a great HVAC contractor in New Braunfels, TX then contact our team today.

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Is Humidity Hurting My Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

vent on wallIt goes without saying that summers in Texas are HOT, particularly in our area. Even worse than the soaring temperatures are the increasing humidity levels that can turn our homes into unwelcome steam rooms. Your air conditioner does have some dehumidification properties. However, it isn’t built to effectively lower the humidity to an acceptable level.

In turn, humidity can, in fact, hurt your air conditioner, and also leave your home feeling muggy and uncomfortable. That’s the bad news. The good news, however, is that our New Braunfels, TX, HVAC professionals have a way for you to deal with it: the installation of a whole-house dehumidifier.

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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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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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