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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!     ...

Aug 2013 28

Keeping Cool While Saving Money (and Energy)

Posted in Efficiency

Keeping our houses cool with air conditioners costs Americans about $11 billion a year. This high-use is not only hard on the wallet, but hard on the environment as well. The good news is that by following some green tips at home this summer, you can cool off, save money, and make a sizable dent in your carbon footprint. Here are some ways to save money and energy while staying cool!  Use windows and window coverings to your ...

Aug 2013 22

R-Value in the HVAC World

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency
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R-value is a term that you commonly hear out of the mouths of HVAC contractors. So what is it, exactly?  Well, R-value is a measure of insulation's ability to resist heat traveling through it. Technically, it is calculated by taking the ratio of the temperature difference across an insulator over the heat flux through it. But all you really need to remember is the higher the R-value, the better the insulation works. The R-value is ...

Aug 2013 15

Even and Efficient Cooling in Two-Story Homes

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency

Anyone who has a two story home (or has ever been in a two story home in the summertime) is familiar with the issue of uneven cooling. You may be enjoying the cool air in the downstairs living room, but then walk upstairs and begin to sweat. Joey touches on this issue and offers some resolution to this common problem!     ...

Aug 2013 08

Energy (and Money) Saving Tips for the High-Use AC Season

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency

Summertime usually calls for a lot of fun and a lot of sunshine. This usually brings with it lots of heat and, therefore, lots of air conditioning use. The air conditioning system is usually the highest draw of electricity and energy from your home. However, there are ways to cool your home without breaking the energy - or the money-  bank!       For more tips and tricks, connect with us on Facebook! ...

Aug 2013 02

Duct Insulation : Don’t Let Your Cool Air (or Money) Leak Out!

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency
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You’ve probably seen HVAC ducts at some point in your life. Those silver space-age looking tubes that deliver hot and cold air to a home or building. But did you know that ductwork insulation is a major key in getting them to properly do their job? Ductwork insulation is important because it ensures that the air traveling through the ductwork will stay at the desired temperature and that the air won't "leak" out. If ...

Jul 2013 26

When to Replace Your Ducts

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency
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Replacing the ducts in your home can sometimes be more cost efficient than duct cleaning. Here are some signs that your ducts need replacing!   ...

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