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Nov 2013 06

Heating Your Home With the Sun

Posted in Efficiency
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November means we’re starting to have some chilly days in California, but it also means the sun is still shining brightly. You don’t need solar panels or fancy technology to use the sun to heat your home. Being smart about which window blinds to open and close is an easy way to harness the oldest clean energy there is: sunlight. To heat your home effectively, simply follow the sun. Open the blinds on east facing ...

Oct 2013 30

How to Choose a Thermostat for Your Home

Posted in HVAC Education
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With so many options of thermostats in today’s market, how will you choose which is best for your home? In the video below, Joey Gibellino, Project Manager at Alps Air Conditioning & Heating, explains the difference between a basic thermostat and a programmable thermostat such as the products of Honeywell, a proud partner of Alps. Joey describes homeowner benefits like saving energy, comfort and convenience.     In the next video, Joey continues explaining the benefits of a ...

Oct 2013 24

Good Versus Bad Ductwork

Posted in HVAC Education
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When it comes to your HVAC system, it's important to know the difference between good ductwork and bad ductwork.  Most contractors install cheap and basic ductwork.  The problem with this is that the insulation cracks and falls apart pretty quickly, which exposes the actual duct.  If you are running the AC, for example, the cool air from your duct will warm up before it gets into your home, causing you to have to run your ...

Oct 2013 17

Three Ways to Keep the Air in Your Home Clean

Posted in Air Conditioning, HVAC Education
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Air inside a home isn’t naturally circulated the way that it is outside. This is especially true in the winter when most of us keep our windows shut against the cold. Because of this, harmful molds and mildews, bacteria, and allergens can build up in the air that you and your family breathe. Here are three solutions to clean the air in your home and keep your family healthy and safe indoors. Mechanical Filters: HEPA (high efficiency ...

Oct 2013 11

The Care and Keeping of Your Furnace

Posted in Efficiency, Fall, Heating, Maintenance

You probably don’t ever think about your furnace until you are stuck on a cold night with one that isn’t working. The truth is, a furnace is key to your home comfort and the key to keeping your home warm on those chilly nights. There are several very simple things you can be doing to care for your furnace so that it can take care of you. You should be replacing or cleaning your furnace ...

Oct 2013 04

Maintenance for Your Heating System in the Fall

Posted in Fall, Heating, Maintenance
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It’s officially fall, which means that those chilly autumn and winter nights are just around the corner. It’s also the best time to get the yearly maintenance done on the heating system in your home. Without this yearly cleaning and inspection, a system can wear itself out quickly, pump deadly carbon monoxide into your home, or simply stop working. It’s best to beat the late-fall and winter rush while your HVAC professionals aren’t overwhelmed with ...

Sep 2013 27

The 411 on the Duct Systems and Vents in Your Home

Posted in Air Conditioning, Featured, HVAC Education

The HVAC system is like the heart of your home. It pumps cold or hot air to regulate temperature and comfort levels. Because it is so crucial, it is important to know the different parts of the system that makes your home a comfortable place. In this demonstration, Allen teaches us all about the different duct systems and vents found in the home!     ...

Sep 2013 20

Introducing the Nest Learning Thermostat

Posted in Efficiency, Featured

There's a new thermostat on the market and Alps has got it! It's the Nest Learning Thermostat and it is a product that can save you money and energy. Kathy introduces this product in this short clip and, for more information, check out their website at http://nest.com/. Feel free to call us with any questions about the Nest or to have us install one in your home today!     ...

Sep 2013 13

All About Your Ductwork

Posted in Air Conditioning, Featured, Maintenance

You see it all the time, but probably don't know exactly what it does or that there are several different types out there. Your ductwork is an integral part of your HVAC system and it's good to have all the facts. In this short tutorial, Allen gives you all the information you need to know about the ductwork in your home!     ...

Aug 2013 29

Things You Can Do Before Calling For Service

Posted in Featured

There are several things you can check and do on your own before spending the time and money on a service call. The next time your HVAC unit is acting up, try these things first. If the problems persist, then it is time to make the call. However, you can rest easy knowing that you did everything you could before spending the money!     ...

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