Riteway Service Company Blog : Posts Tagged ‘San Antonio’

Is It Time to Replace Your Old AC?

Monday, May 20th, 2019

air-conditioner-purchase-considerYour AC, no matter how attached to it you are, won’t last forever. When “Old Reliable” isn’t so reliable anymore, it is in your best interest to consider investing in a new air conditioning system. Of course, the decision to let go doesn’t always come easy, which is why we are here to help.

There are plenty of signs that suggest it is time to replace your air conditioner, and below, we have listed a few of these signs. Remember, it is important to call for air conditioning service in San Antonio sooner than later if you feel as though your system is ready to be replaced. Keep reading to find out more. 

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ACHOO! Eliminate Allergies with Better IAQ This Spring

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Sneezing? Coughing? Wheezing? Sounds like you’ve got springtime allergies!

Allergies can make it quite difficult to enjoy the warm weather … who wants to carry a box of tissues everywhere they go? And sure, an over-the-counter solution may offer you some relief. However, the effects are only temporary. If you really wish to treat your allergies this season, consider improving your indoor air quality.

But how?

The right indoor air quality systems and services are designed to eliminate allergens and contaminants from your indoor air, stopping sneezes in their tracks! If you are interested in installing one of these systems in your home, consult with your local HVAC contractor in San Antonio!

And if you are not yet convinced, keep reading below! We have listed some of your indoor air quality options and the benefits of each.

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Is Your AC on the Fritz?

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

top view of the outside unit of an air conditionerSummer is coming, and that means now is the perfect time to take care of any outstanding air conditioning repairs. Of course, you may not even know that your air conditioner is in trouble, and if this is the case, you’ve come to the right spot. A faulty air conditioner is definitely a concern, especially for your comfort and efficiency.

There are a number of signs that suggest your air conditioner is in need of repair, and below, we have outlined a few of them. Keep reading to find out more!

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It’s Finally That Time: Schedule Your AC Services Now!

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Spring has officially sprung, and here in Texas, that means it is already beginning to feel like summer has arrived. Of course, this means that you’ll be using your air conditioner much more frequently if you haven’t been doing so already. But, no matter if your AC is young or old, it is important that you schedule the services that it needs to run efficiently and effectively all summer long. Trust us, there is nothing quite as uncomfortable as dealing with a faulty system during the time of year you need it most.

There are plenty of reasons to get ahead and schedule your annual inspection and tune-up now. Annual air conditioning maintenance in San Antonio, TX is the best way to ensure that your system runs as smoothly as possible, keeping repairs and energy bills to a minimum. And in case you are not yet convinced, we have outlined just some of the many reasons why you should not skip out on your AC maintenance this season. Keep reading below to find out more. 

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How Zone-Control Can Improve Your Home Heating

Monday, March 11th, 2019

house-cross-section-hvac-zones-big_800x533A long winter can really make you realize things about your home. You might be among the many homeowners who realize that they want a better heating system in their home during this time of year. If you’re ready to take your heating to the next level, consider zone-controlled heating for your home!

In an ideal world, your home would be perfectly constructed and set on the perfect plot of land so that you’d never have to deal with uneven heating in your home. In the real world, however, things aren’t always so perfect. There are so many factors that affect the heating of your home. When you need top-notch HVAC service in San Antonio, you need our team. The terms “top-notch” and “Riteway Service Company” are synonymous when it comes to anything HVAC. We’ve served San Antonio since 1993—we have the right balance of knowledge, training, and experience.

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Do You Need Heating Repair?

Monday, February 11th, 2019

It’s the middle of winter… in Texas. So, what’s the point in repairing a broken heater? Temperatures have already reached 70 degrees and Spring is right around the corner. So again, what’s the point? Well, we are here to tell you that scheduling prompt heating repair does matter. The weather can still be a little unpredictable, and on the days where it can feel quite cool outside, you’ll probably want your heater. Continuing to run your heater with an existing problem will only make matters worse.

Of course, it is important to contact your local HVAC company in San Antonio if you think your heater is malfunctioning. But in the meantime, we have outlined some of the most common heating issues and their potential causes. It is important to be aware of the signs that your heater is in trouble, as a broken heater can spell trouble for your home and your wallet. Keep reading below to find out more! 

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Cost-Effective Ways to Boost Heating Efficiency

Monday, January 14th, 2019

It is the beginning of a new year, meaning we all have a chance to start fresh, reflect, and think about ways in which we can do better. If one of your resolutions is to cut back on spending, consider improving your heating efficiency. We still have a couple of months of chilly weather ahead of us, so you’ll be running your heater consistently for a little while more. It’s not too late to start saving this winter.

There are numerous ways in which you can boost your heating efficiency, some costing not a single penny! Maintaining your heating efficiency is an excellent way to keep repair costs and utility bills to a minimum. Plus, it’s great for the environment! Below, we have outlined some of the various things that you can do to boost efficiency and save money. 

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How Duct Sealing Can Improve Your HVAC System

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Chances are that if your HVAC system relies on a network of ducts to circulate air throughout your home, it will experience a breach at one point or another. Since ducts are hidden out of sight, it can be quite difficult for homeowners to detect any sign of a problem. However, it is super important to have your duct system regularly inspected, maintained, and repaired. Your duct system plays a vital role in the overall effectiveness and efficiency of your HVAC system.

One way that homeowners can improve their HVAC systems is to invest in proper duct sealing. A qualified technician can look for breaches in the system and repair them before your bills skyrocket. Duct sealing can restore your system’s efficiency and keep it running smoothly for many years to come. If you are in need of San Antonio, TX, indoor air quality services, look no further than Riteway Service Co. Below, we have provided a list of some of the many benefits that proper duct sealing can have on your system.

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your AC?

Monday, October 8th, 2018

top view of the outside unit of an air conditionerWe had a long, hot summer here in San Antonio and the high heat continues into fall. Make sure you’re getting the most out of your HVAC system. If you’ve noticed your air conditioning’s efficiency has decreased, that your airflow has dwindled, or that you’re spending more money on repairs than you ever have in the past, it might be time to upgrade your air conditioning unit. Many homeowners feel hesitant to upgrade because the process is so expensive or because they’re not convinced that it’s more beneficial to simply replace their system or to keep maintaining their old unit. If you need superior San Antonio HVAC services, contact our team here at Riteway Service Company.

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Compressor Problems: Repair or Replace?

Monday, July 16th, 2018

compressor-inside-the-outside-unit-of-an-air conditionerOver years of consistent use, there are a variety of issues that can arise with your cooling system. This is particularly true in our part of the state! You might find yourself facing a refrigerant leak, failed capacitor, or potentially even breached ductwork. Fortunately, many of these San Antonio, TX air conditioning repair needs are actually preventable, especially if you stay on top of your annual maintenance appointments (or biannual, if you have a heat pump).

There’s one repair need, in particular, that is a pain to face—and that is a broken down or damaged compressor. With most air conditioner components, replacement is typically the best option upon breakdown. But a broken down compressor is another story, and often it leads to the question of if you should repair the system by replacing the compressor, or replace the entire air conditioner. The latter is naturally not always the preferred choice, but might be the best choice. Why is that? Read on…

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