What Are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

April 5, 2021

Typical households have high energy bills during the summer months. If you live in El Paso, you know that energy bills can be higher because the summers here are pretty hot. The increased use of air conditioners can sometimes strain a cooling system, causing it to make louder noises than usual. If your air conditioner makes unusual sounds, it could be due to some of the reasons listed below. Excess Debris A foreign object inside of the air conditioner could result in strange noises. Stones, leaves, sticks, and other forms of debris from the outside can

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What Are Ways I Can Conserve Energy?

March 16, 2021

Heating and cooling systems are the biggest energy consumers in most homes. Energy bills rise during the winter because heating costs are a matter of survival. Fortunately, you can cut down on heating costs and save money on energy bills while still enjoying a warm, cozy, comfortable house. Consider these energy conservation tips for the next winter season. 1. Close Internal Doors Keeping your internal doors closed all the time helps in trapping heat in each room. Consequently, you need less energy to warm up the house. You can even make rooms cozier with a thick

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How To Make An Old Home More Energy Efficient

February 8, 2021

Living in an older home has many perks. In many cases, older homes are built from more sturdy materials than newer homes. Plus, older El Paso homes are often assessed at a lower value, meaning that you don’t have to pay excessive property taxes. One of the drawbacks of living in an older home is that you often have higher energy bills because the home isn’t energy-efficient. With a few basic tips from HighRidge Home Services & Construction, though, you’ll be able to significantly reduce your home’s energy consumption. Replace the Windows In general, older windows are not known for

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How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filter?

January 5, 2021

During the wintertime, you’ll rely on your El Paso, TX home’s furnace for comfort. The furnace’s filter performs a critical role of trapping particles that could otherwise build up on the furnace’s interior parts or circulate in the air you breathe. Here’s what you need to know about changing your furnace filter and keeping your heating system in top condition. Check the Filter Once Per Month You should check your furnace filter every month. Set a reminder on your phone or an appointment on your calendar to do this. Pick a date that’s simple to remember,

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How Often Should You Have Duct Cleaning Performed?

December 18, 2020

Homeowners may realize it is essential to clean an HVAC system. A furnace, in particular, might accumulate dirt and dust. The furnace itself isn’t the only part of the system to clean. The ducts might be dirty. Following a routine duct-cleaning schedule could restore them to a preferable condition. A Common Recommendation A credible source exists for those wondering how often to clean their homes’ ducts. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) suggests that ducts receive a proper cleaning every three to five years. Perhaps cleaning them every three years may be preferable, as

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How to Improve Your Energy Efficiency This Winter

November 17, 2020

Winter will have you running your heater almost constantly, but there are still ways you can minimize the expense. The important thing is to make your system and your home as energy-efficient as possible. Below are some relevant tips. Insulation and Weatherstripping You want your home to keep the warm air in, and it does this when it’s well-insulated. Have an expert determine your insulation levels in the attic and walls. The technician may recommend more insulation or thicker insulation. Warm air can escape through doors, windows, fireplaces and ducts, among other places.

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3 Reasons to Schedule a Fall HVAC Maintenance Service

October 20, 2020

At the start of the fall season, the weather will start too cool and the signs of winter will start to appear. While this can be a fun time, you also need to spend it ensuring your home is prepared for winter. One way you can do this is by scheduling fall HVAC maintenance services. There are three reasons why having this service done is so important. 1. Maintenance Service Can Reduce Utility Bills One of the advantages of a fall HVAC maintenance service is that it can result in reduced utility bills. When you receive

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