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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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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