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Apr 2016 12

Why Is this Not Working? Homeowner HVAC Edition

Posted in HVAC Education, Maintenance

Our natural first reaction to something not operating correctly is usually: why is this not working? Our second reaction is to promptly Google the issue, trying to find an easy solution. But when it comes to our air conditioning and heating systems, technical difficulties are trickier than replacing an old light bulb in your refrigerator. Here are general answers to the top 3 most common questions homeowners have in regards to their HVAC systems. For specific ...

Apr 2016 05

Alps Air Conditioning and Heating Earns Super Service Award

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Featured

Alps Air Conditioning and Heating Earns Esteemed 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service Alps Air Conditioning and Heating has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2015. “We are so honored to receive this award,” said Kathy Puig, co-founder of ALPS. “Our business works hard to offer ...

Mar 2016 23

Preparing Your Home For Vacation

Posted in All Posts, Efficiency, Summer
preparing to leave on vacation

As spring break nears and summer being just a few months away, many families and friends are starting to plan vacations. It is important to take precautions before leaving town for a week or two to ensure appliances in your home are not still running and thereby adding to your energy bill while you are away. Unplug Phantom Wasters When we are at home, we use our appliances every day. Turning them off after each use, although ...

Mar 2016 08

Signs Your Air Conditioning May Be Making You Sick

Posted in Air Conditioning, HVAC Education, Maintenance
Air conditioner sensitivity, feeling sick after work, air conditioner cleaning

Feeling sick after work? You may be sensitive to the air conditioner. Air conditioners are blissful during those hot, Southern California summers that are becoming longer and longer every year. They cool us down, re-energize us and leave us feeling refreshed and ready to take on the heat. But have you ever felt congested, like you may have a head cold, despite it being 90 degrees out? Because most air conditioners circulate old ...

Feb 2016 29

Keeping Your Cool In The Office

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts
office temperature, keeping your cool in the office

Cold in the morning but hot in the afternoon? Finding the right temperature for everyone in the office can be a job all on its own. Some people have a tendency to heat up as the day goes on and others may feel consistently cold all day long. How do you strike a balance? Drink Cold Water And lots of it. If you naturally have a higher body temperature, then you are probably one of those people ...

Feb 2016 23

Should You Invest In A Portable Air Conditioner?

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, HVAC Education
portable air conditioning, efficiency, heat wave

With rising heat waves that are becoming more and more common even in the “winter”, most of us living in Southern California cannot get away with just using ceiling fans or portable fans to cool us down anymore. Temperatures are likely to rise before cooling off in the near future and an uncomfortably warm house or apartment is sure to make anyone a bit cranky. If you do not have the luxury of an in-home air ...

Feb 2016 13

Taking One Step Further To Go Green: Solar Panels

Posted in All Posts, Efficiency
solar panels, energy efficiency, energy conservation

Taking the steps to completely overhaul your home or business to go solar is a huge decision. There are factors to consider, such as construction, cost and if going solar is best for everyone in your home. As society moves more towards green energy and being as efficient as possible while creating a small carbon footprint, going solar might just be the next great generational shift. More than half a million homes in the ...

Feb 2016 04

Quick And Easy Tips To Go Green At Home On A Budget

Posted in All Posts, Efficiency, Featured
Going Green On A Budget, Energy Efficiency At Home

As energy efficiency becomes more popular and phrases like “going green” are the new norm, many of us may start to consider how to slowly make our homes more green. But will that cost us more money? Here are a few simple tips to go green and make your home more energy efficient while on a budget: Never Let Your Electronics Sleep When your computer screen goes black it is not powered off. It is still using energy ...

Jan 2016 29

Family Friendly Ways To Promote Energy Efficiency In Your Home

Posted in All Posts, Efficiency, Featured
Family Friendly Energy Efficiency, Kids Saving Energy, Family Energy Efficient Home

Explaining energy efficiency to children can be difficult and somewhat bland if not described in an exciting way. But there are fun and educational ways to involve your children in helping you save energy in your home by making games out of it. Simple things like timing your children to see who can turn off the most lights in the house (safely) can inspire your kids from a young age to spot ways to conserve energy, ...

Jan 2016 22

Money Saving Strategies In Your Home For The Winter

Posted in Efficiency, Heating
Save Money In The Winter, Energy Efficient In The WInter

Our team at Alps understands that many families are focused on saving money in the months following the holiday season. We want everyone to stay warm during the winter while also being energy efficient. There are a handful of simple strategies to slim your energy bill without compromising your level of comfort in your home. Search For Drafts And Air Seal Them Running your heater with tons of small gaps throughout your home means your heater ...

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