How to Unclog Drain Lines in Your AC

May 19, 2022

Inspecting and maintaining your air conditioner is the first step in realizing if it has a problem. One part that needs regular check-ups is the drain line – a piece of equipment that drains the condensation from the air inside your home to the handler outside to maintain indoor air quality at preferred temperatures. A clogged AC drain line produces a moldy and musty smell near your indoor unit, affecting the cooling unit or even causing the entire HVAC system to shut down. These line clogs can cause water leaks and damage, resulting in issues you weren’t

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Are Window AC Units More Affordable Than HVAC Systems?

April 19, 2022

If you’re currently shopping for a new air conditioning system, you’d best make your decision as soon as possible. The summer is near, and that means the El Paso, TX weather will soon be sweltering. There are numerous variables to consider when selecting a cooling appliance, and one of the most important factors to consider is the cost. Before you decide between a window AC unit and an HVAC system, you should examine the expenses associated with each. You May Need Multiple Window Units Before you decide on a cooling system, you need to consider your

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3 Tips on How to Prepare Your HVAC Unit for Spring

March 15, 2022

The spring months are nearly here, which means it’s a great time to begin preparing your HVAC unit for the upcoming season. Doing a few activities on your own will help get your system well-prepared for spring. Contacting local HVAC professionals to inspect your system is also an excellent way to stay proactive, as they can quickly identify any problems and make the needed adjustments to ensure your system operates smoothly in the next few months. Here are tips to remember while you are preparing your HVAC system for the spring season. 1. Clean

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3 Foolproof Ways to Extend Your Furnace’s Life

February 15, 2022

When your furnace is running smoothly, it’s easy to ignore the idea that it might eventually wear out. After all, it probably seems many years away. However, if you don’t practice proper furnace care, that time can arrive much sooner than you expect, saddling you with a major headache and a massive expense. With the following methods, you’ll keep your heating system healthy and performing at peak levels for longer. 1. Schedule Yearly Tune-Ups Professional furnace maintenance benefits your household in numerous ways. You’ll be more comfortable, you’ll save money on energy, your furnace will last

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3 Common Symptoms of Ductwork Damage

January 11, 2022

Although you may not notice them or think about them often, the air ducts in your household serve an important function. Primarily, they create the pathway that your heating and cooling systems use to circulate air and keep you comfortable. However, when your ductwork is damaged, your HVAC system becomes unable to do its jobs as effectively. Fortunately, if you know the signs of damaged ductwork, you can notice problems before they have time to cost you a lot of money or cause you much discomfort. 1. Rattling or Whistling Noise If you’ve noticed that you’re

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Planning and Developing Your Commercial Construction

December 20, 2021

The process of constructing a commercial building or structure is divided into six stages. The first stage is planning and development followed by design, pre-construction, procurement, construction, and post-construction. Commercial building construction starts with the visualization of an idea and the development of a multistage plan. Planning and Development During this stage, the construction company reviews the legalities of commercial building. The first step is to identify the permits that are required to build legally on certain land. Next, identify the local zoning laws that regulate which types of businesses can be built and operated in

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4 Best Ways to Heat Your Basement

November 19, 2021

If you live in an older home with a basement, you may be faced with the question of what heating system to choose. There are four main types of heating systems to consider: radiant heat, forced air, hot water, and electric baseboard. They are the most common type used for basements because they provide plenty of warmth without raising humidity levels. 1. Radiant Heat Radiant heat is the easiest heating system to install, and almost everyone has experience with it. It’s also the least efficient, but many homeowners like its ease of use.

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Consider These Space Heater Safety Tips

October 20, 2021

At HighRidge Home Services & Construction, we want to make sure that everyone in the El Paso area is well aware of the fire safety rules that go along with owning a space heater. As a part of Fire Prevention Week, we intend to spread the word about space heaters and make see that everyone uses them the right way. The Placement of Your Space Heater It is vital that your space heater is placed on the floor. The surface should be flat, and the space heater should not be on a rug or carpet. It is also essential to

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4 Types of Efficient Heating Systems for Your Home

September 21, 2021

Winter is right around the corner, and the last thing you’ll want to deal with is a broken heating system. If your heating system is due to be replaced, now is an ideal time to start the process. Choosing an energy-efficient heating system for your El Paso, TX, home will lower your monthly utility bills, improve your cash flow and add value to your property. 1. Geothermal Heat Pump Geothermal heat pumps are the most efficient type of heat pump. They use the stability of the Earth’s temperature for transferring heat into and out of your

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What to Expect From the AC Installation Process

August 16, 2021

There are many different types of AC systems available on the market. However, HVAC technicians typically follow the same principles for installation regardless of the model. Here is an outline of the installation process. Pre-Installation Preparations For your air conditioner to be efficient, a technician has to review your home’s interior. They will take the dimensions of each room to determine the ideal capacity of your equipment. Establishing the energy load is a crucial part of the process. AC professionals will also assess heat sources within your property. For example, sunlight and combustion

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