Riteway Service Company Blog : Posts Tagged ‘San Antonio’

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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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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Things to Think about When Installing a Central Cooling System

Monday, March 26th, 2018

High efficiency modern AC-heater unit, energy save solutionSpring is here and our cooling season has already begun. Is your central air conditioner in good shape? Will it get you through the next 6 months or so without any trouble? If it’s a newer system and you’ve had it regularly maintained—and kept up on repair needs—then you should have no problem! But if you have an aging system, and it’s been experiencing problems, then the time to look for a new system is now.

But we don’t encourage just jumping right into an AC installation in San Antonio, TX without considering all the factors that go into the cost of a system, as well as how that system will work in your home. For instance, the first thing our technicians will do when getting ready to install a new system in your home is perform a load calculation. This determines how large of a system you’ll need for your living space—too large of a system will be just as inefficient and detrimental to AC performance as too small of a system.

Keep reading for some more factors to consider!

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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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Yes, These Signs Indicate You Need Heater Repair

Monday, December 18th, 2017

technician fixing heaterWinter is right around the corner, and while that doesn’t mean as much for us as it does homeowners in other states—such as on the east coast—it does mean that chillier temperatures are on their way. You’ll want a fully functional and efficient heater on your side when those cold days hit! So now is the perfect time to check your San Antonio, TX heating system for any signs of trouble.

The best way to do this is to ensure that you have maintenance scheduled before winter hits. But there are also some common signs you can watch out for that indicate you need heater repairs, regardless of whether or not you already had maintenance done. Remember, diagnosing and fixing a heating system is something that should be left to the pros. But we’ve listed below the signs that you should give us a call. OR you can skip straight to scheduling a service or requesting an estimate!

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How Do Commercial and Residential HVAC Systems Differ?

Monday, December 4th, 2017

multiple ac units atop a commercial buildingAlthough there are a wide variety of types of HVAC systems, they all fall into two basic categories—residential, or commercial systems. Despite the fact that these systems both do the same job, there are a number of differences between the two.

Not only is it important that you know the difference between the two, but if you are a commercial building owner or business owner in the area, that you only trust in a company with extensive commercial experience to handle your San Antonio, TX HVAC services. Fortunately, you needn’t look any further than our team to fulfill this need. But what are the differences between the two types of HVAC systems?

If you know what kind of service your system needs, schedule it now or request an estimate!

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Now Is the Time to Schedule Heating Maintenance

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Technician working on furnaceNow is the time for our temperatures to begin cooling down. And while we may not have as bitterly cold winters as other parts of the country, the dip in temperature is still enough to warrant the use of a fully functional and highly efficient heating system. The only way to ensure this is the case for you this year is to invest in one of the most important San Antonio, TX HVAC services there is—heating maintenance.

Maintenance is essential for ensuring your comfort, as well as the best way to ensure the integrity of your heating system. There are a number of benefits to scheduling annual tune-ups—or biannual, if you’re using a heat pump. Enrolling in a maintenance program is even better, as it takes the worry of remembering to schedule appointments out of your hands.

But is maintenance really worth it? To put it simply, yes. Keep reading to learn why. OR you can skip straight to scheduling a service or requesting an estimate!

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How Do Ductless Systems Work?

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Closeup view about using some appliance such as air condition.One of our common recommendations for homeowners who are looking for a way to both heat and cool their homes more efficiently, and/or without the use of ductwork, is the ductless mini-split. This San Antonio, TX AC installation is ideal for certain types of homes and applications. For instance, if you’re putting in a room addition or adding air conditioning to a small home that doesn’t have room for ductwork, this system might be ideal.

But, how does ductless heating and cooling actually work? When people think of an HVAC system that doesn’t use ductwork, their minds typically go to boilers. However, ductless systems are forced-air systems that blow conditioned air throughout your living space. How is this possible without ducts?

If you know what kind of service your system needs, schedule it now or request an estimate!

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Troubleshooting Your Heat Pump

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

white question mark on a blue backgroundHeat pump systems are highly versatile in that they offer your home both heating and cooling for year-round comfort. This means that they run more than separate heating and cooling systems—such as a furnace or a standard central air conditioner. Because they do operate more, the incidence of repairs can be higher.

Heat pumps are quiet systems, and because they don’t generate heating or cooling, it can sometimes be hard to detect when something is off. While we’re still dealing with warmer temps for now, if you feel something is off with your heat pump, don’t hesitate to contact our team for quality San Antonio, TX air conditioning services. In the meantime, we’re happy to share some common signs that a heat pump needs repair.

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Looking for a New AC System for Next Year?

Monday, October 9th, 2017

two outside units of an air conditioning systemAs the cooling season slowly but surely comes to a close, you may be turning your thoughts to your heater. Is it well maintained? Are you ready to turn it on and rely on it for our cold—albeit relatively short—winter? Before you get that far, however, it’s important to look back at the previous few months and assess how well or how poorly your air conditioner performed.

Is your AC system aging? Depending on the manufacturer and model, most cooling systems are designed to last 10–15 years on average. And this is a well-maintained air conditioner. One that hasn’t been taken care of properly will last even less time. So if yours has gotten to the point that you’re questioning whether it will still function next year, now is the perfect time to consider a aAC installation in San Antonio, TX. But, what are your options, and how do you choose the best system for your specific needs?

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