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Jun 2017 14

How to Avoid Common HVAC System Emergencies

Posted in Air Conditioning, Heating, HVAC Education, Maintenance

Emergencies strike at the worst possible time. In fact, studies show that a quarter of American households lack the essential savings to come out of pocket for an unexpected HVAC repair or the installation of a new system. Of those saving cash in their rainy day fund, half of those customers cannot even afford to replace their furnace. Tired of trying to put two pennies together for expensive repairs? Here’s how you can reduce your chances ...

Jun 2017 07

Understanding What Common HVAC Noises Mean

Posted in HVAC Education

Most of us turn on the A/C before summer officially arrives. There’s something about the sound of cool air flowing through the vents that is calming. But, it’s definitely not calming when you begin to hear strange noises coming from your HVAC system. When it comes to HVAC noises, some are normal and some may indicate larger system issues you need to address sooner than later. We’ve compiled a common list of noises to help ...

May 2017 31

How to Save on Your Energy Bill During Summer Vacation

Posted in Efficiency, Summer

Are you looking forward to some rest and relaxation time with your family this summer? Maybe you plan on temporarily escaping your daily routine by taking in some new scenery and enjoying some new scenery. You’re not the only one who can use a vacation – your major appliances can use a well-deserved break too. Plus, this short-lived hiatus can lead to a welcomed savings on your utility bills. Enjoy your vacation knowing you’ll be keeping ...

May 2017 24

4 Ways to Make Your HVAC Equipment More Efficient

Posted in Efficiency

Summer will arrive soon to Southern California, which means hot days that often lead to higher than normal energy bills. Although your HVAC unit is likely to blame for the surprised look on your face when you open your utility bill, don’t lose your cool. Yes, it’s true that your HVAC system accounts for almost half of your home’s energy costs. But, we have tips you can follow to keep your home cool and money in ...

May 2017 18

HVAC 101: Chronicling the History of Air Conditioning

Posted in Air Conditioning, HVAC Education

Time has certainly changed since physician and inventor Dr. John Gorrie proposed the idea of temperature regulation to rid diseases from hospitals and keep patients cool. Gone are the days of the availability of air conditioning as a luxury item for only members of the upper class. With the evolution of modern air conditioning, people from all socioeconomic background can now cool their homes and businesses. In fact, air conditioning has become such a convenience that ...

May 2017 10

Strategies for Troubleshooting your HVAC Unit Like a Pro

Posted in HVAC Education

Is your home sweltering hot because your air conditioner isn’t keeping you cool? Summer is almost here, which means temperatures in and around Southern California are rising. But, the one thing on the minds of Alps customers is relying on their A/C to cool their home during the hottest months of the year. Don’t lose your cool when you notice warm air blowing through the vents or a frozen air conditioner that resembles an igloo. Put ...

May 2017 03

How your HVAC System can Affect the Value of Your Home

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Maintenance

Spring is historically a popular season for home sales. Sellers often prepare their homes to go on the market by sprucing up their curb appeal and adding a fresh coat of paint and new carpet to the inside. Homeowners often focus more on their home’s aesthetics and overlook the performance of their HVAC unit and other key appliances before listing their home. Don’t wait to improve the value of your HVAC unit until the home ...

Apr 2017 26

3 Ways to Discover the Age of your HVAC Unit

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, HVAC Education

With summer’s blazing temperatures arriving soon, our air conditioning units will be running around the clock to cool our homes. For some customers, it seems like it takes an eternity for their unit to cool their home on hot days. An important factor to consider is that the age of your HVAC unit plays an essential role in how efficient and well a unit operates. For example, a customer may notice their unit is aging when ...

Apr 2017 19

3 Air Conditioning Myths Refuted in Time for Summer

Posted in Air Conditioning, HVAC Education, Summer

As summer arrives with brutally hot temperatures, we begin to rely heavily on air conditioning. With 90-degree days looming on the horizon, we understand the importance of ensuring your home remains comfortable without breaking your budget. Here are some refuted air conditioning myths that will help keep cool air in your home and more money in your pocket: Your home will cool faster by lowering the thermostat Most central air conditioning units are designed to keep your ...

Apr 2017 12

4 Simple Home Insulation Strategies that Save Money

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Insulation, Spring

Spring is here. For many customers, this is a popular time of year to save on energy bills by opening windows instead of running your air conditioner. While you are enjoying the mild, comfortable temperatures, don’t forget to evaluate your home’s insulation and heat protection systems. Even a top-of-the-line energy efficient HVAC unit can become ineffective if you struggle to keep the heat out of your home. Take the time to inspect your new or ...

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