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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Tips to Make the Best Use of Your AC System

July 26, 2021

Making the best use of your air conditioner means maximizing the AC and minimizing related costs. This is achievable through cutting repair costs and minimizing AC usage. Here are tips that can help you make the best use of your air conditioner unit. 1. Ensure Your Home Is Sealed You use your air conditioner to cool down your home from the external heat that seeps into it. However, you can minimize the load on your AC by sealing cracks around windows and doors. Not only will you save your AC from being overworked, but you’ll save

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How To Reset Air Conditioning Unit

June 28, 2021

As a homeowner, you likely have a centralized home air conditioning system that you rely on during the hot summer season. Unfortunately, that system can malfunction from time to time. In the event that you think your air conditioning system simply needs to be reset, you can do so with this simple strategy. The Reset Process To reset your home air conditioning unit, you’ll first need to turn off the thermostat. This must be turned off before you turn off the entire air conditioning system, or it won’t reset properly. Once the thermostat is off, it’s

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Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

May 5, 2021

As you may have suspected, high humidity can strain your air conditioner whether the source of the humidity is indoors or outdoors. Although you can’t control outdoor humidity, you can control the humidity inside your home. Poor Humidity Control Central air conditioning systems have humidity control features, but they could struggle with excessive humidity inside your home. If the system is overloaded, it may fail to adequately cool your home. Higher humidity in your house causes you to feel hotter than you would at a lower humidity. You may need to install a

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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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