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May 2013 17

The Importance of an AC Tune-up

Posted in Air Conditioning, Maintenance
AC and Heating, Alps

According to www.energystar.gov, a yearly tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort and pre-season check-ups can prevent future problems and unwanted costs. While there are certainly some steps that you can and should take to maintain your air conditioning system, such as regularly changing or cleaning the filters, it’s best to leave the tune-up process to a qualified HVAC professional.  A trained air conditioning specialist can troubleshoot for potential ...

May 2013 10

Why a System Doesn’t Perform As it Should

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency

As we're inching closer to summer it's time to start thinking more about your A/C system. Improperly sized equipment can greatly effect your comfort levels as well as your operating costs. Beat the heat this summer and address these problems BEFORE A/C season begins! Al, the owner of Alps Air Conditioning & Heating, and his family are here to help! ...

May 2013 03

The Cost of Installing a New System

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Heating

"So how much does it cost?" That's the number one question a person asks when contemplating replacing their HVAC system. Many companies will give you a quote without even taking a look at your home. This is unfair and will lead to surprise costs in the end. At Alps, we do things differently. Joey explains why.   ...

Apr 2013 26

Things You Can Do Before Calling For Service

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Heating, Maintenance

Before spending money to have your HVAC unit serviced, Joey explains some steps you can take to see that your unit is really in need of service. If you find that your unit is still malfunctioning, that's when it's time to give a contractor like Alps a call.     ...

Apr 2013 19

Preparing for High Use AC Season

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Maintenance

Gearing up for summer? Be sure your air conditioning unit is prepared! Preventative maintenance will have your unit running at its maximum efficiency level and will safeguard against system malfunctions.     ...

Apr 2013 12

Spring Cleaning for Your HVAC System

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Maintenance

Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner! Time to do a little spring cleaning, including the cleaning and maintenance of your HVAC system. OCHA (The Occupational Safety & Health Administration) suggests cleaning and disinfecting your system at least twice a year. If you use your unit heavily year-round then quarterly cleanings are recommended. The best time to clean your system is right before the heavy cooling season. For Southern California, ...

Apr 2013 03

Size Matters With HVAC!

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Heating

In the world of HVAC equipment, bigger isn't always better. Allen explains the importance of properly sized equipment for the heating and cooling of your home or office building.   ...

Mar 2013 29

Minimizing Water Problems in Your AC System

Posted in Air Conditioning

There’s a lot that goes into conditioning the air in your home. Controlling the temperature and humidity is a detailed job. Your air conditioning unit removes water from the air using a cooling coil and drains it using the condensate drain line. If there is a problem with the line and the water does not drain, the excess water can cause damage. Oftentimes water damage can go unnoticed as the parts affected by it ...

Mar 2013 22

Where You Should Set Your Thermostat

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Heating

Allen answers the number one question asked by his customers: Where should I set my thermostat?     ...

Mar 2013 15

Pre-Summer Air Conditioning Maintenance

Posted in Air Conditioning

When the sun shines and the weather warms up, it is nice to get the first few glimpses of the coming summer. It’s also a good reminder to do some maintenance checks on your air conditioning system to ensure that it’s ready to go when things really start to heat up in your town. Here are a three things you can do to ensure that your system is working properly. Check your air filters. Checking ...

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