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Jun 2016 15

Six Tips for Getting Your HVAC System Ready for the Summer Heat

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Summer
Six Tips for Getting Your HVAC System Ready for the Summer Heat

This year, May-gray has certainly transitioned into June-gloom, leaving many Southern California residents bathed in cool pre-summer temperatures. Before we know it, the hot temperatures are going to arrive, and we’re going to be scurrying to our thermostats to turn on the cool air. What happens if the cool air doesn’t arrive? Instead of waiting for the hottest weather to get here, now is the time to prepare your HVAC system for its most active time of ...

Jun 2016 08

Benefits of a Blower Door Test

Posted in All Posts, Efficiency, HVAC Education
Benefits of a Blower Door Test: HVAC Efficiency

Making your home more efficient can pay off in a big way over time. There are many different tests we run to test the efficiency of a home. One of those is a blower door test. A blower door test will find all the places that a home is leaking air. There are often a lot of small leaks in a home. They could be around doors, windows, electrical outlets, or vents. While a small air ...

May 2016 20

The Importance of Changing Your Air Filter

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Efficiency, Featured
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We know, we know. We’ve said it a thousand times – change your air filter! Well, we will probably keep on saying it until people actually start doing it. Changing the air filter in your HVAC unit is one of the most simple maintenance tasks you can do. You just pull the old one out and put the new one in. However, most people don’t do this, ever. They only do it when the HVAC guy ...

May 2016 13

Don’t Let Your HVAC System Break this Summer!

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Featured, Maintenance
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We all know that April showers bring May flowers. But it’s the lack of May-ntenance on your HVAC system that will leave you sweating in the summer sizzle. Ok, that might be a little cheesy, but the truth is that many of you will not have your HVAC system maintained this spring. The result of this is that many of you will turn on your HVAC when the temperatures start getting warm and all you will ...

May 2016 06

Three Ways to Optimize Your Thermostat Settings

Posted in Efficiency, Featured
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When was the last time you thought about the best way to optimize your thermostat settings? Our guess is that you may have never thought about that, and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, if you are looking to save some money on your energy bills, you should try to optimize it as best you can. Even a few minutes adjusting your thermostat settings could save you hundreds of dollars over the course of a ...

Apr 2016 28

How To Reduce Dust In Your Home

Posted in Efficiency, Featured, HVAC Education, Maintenance
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At ALPS, air quality and HVAC services go hand-in-hand. When we come to your home to repair any of your HVAC components we always recommend continued maintenance of your units by regular cleaning and replacements when needed to avoid build-up, excess dust and wear and tear on your units. In the meantime, to preserve your HVAC unit in your home there are easy ways to avoid the dust layering that not only ruins your air conditioners ...

Apr 2016 19

What To Look For In Great HVAC Customer Service

Posted in Air Conditioning, HVAC Education
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As the recent winners of Angie’s List’s Super Service Award, the ALPS team knows what it takes to provide our customers with top-notch service on a daily basis. We pride ourselves on never leaving customers without solving the problem and some of our customers have even turned into lifelong friends. For almost 40 years our family owned and operated business has routinely provided Orange County homeowners with all their HVAC needs – and that’s ...

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
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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 ...

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