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Mar 2018 07

A/C Compressor Fail: Causes & Solutions

Posted in Air Conditioning
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It seems ironic that your A/C compressor is one of the most delicate pieces of equipment in your HVAC system and also one of the most expensive to repair. That’s why it is so important to understand how to properly care for your compressor, before it makes a huge dent in your wallet.   What is an A/C Compressor? An A/C compressor is basically the “heart” of your HVAC system. If it is not working properly, your air ...

Feb 2018 28

What To Look For When Researching an HVAC Company

Posted in All Posts, HVAC Education
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At ALPS, we pride ourselves on our outstanding relationships with customers and our ability to provide top-notch service.   Being a family owned and operated business for almost 40 years has allowed us to become close with many of our customers. We will work until the problem is solved and keep homeowners in the loop along the way, and it’s no surprise that’s why they keep coming back.   Our team has provided services to homeowners all over Orange ...

Feb 2018 24

5 Tips to Improve the Air Quality Inside Your Home

Posted in HVAC Education

Did you know that Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors? That's about 7,884 hours a year! Although we all know that we should increase our Vitamin D levels by spending time outside, sometimes it’s just too tempting to stay in and binge watch your favorite TV show. That’s why we have assembled a few tips to improve the quality of air inside your home.   Regular Replacement Add a “to-do” to your calendar at the beginning of ...

Feb 2018 14

How to Avoid Dust Overload

Posted in Maintenance

Air quality and HVAC services go together like peanut butter and jelly. One thing that ruins that relationship in a hurry is dust. At Alps, we recommend a regular cleaning whenever a technician is called out to service your HVAC equipment. Regular maintenance will prevent dust and debris from being able to settle. This will keep your equipment in tip-top shape and avoid any health-related issues from arising.   If you are between maintenance appointments, there are ...

Feb 2018 07

Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with Window Treatments

Posted in Efficiency

Window treatments can add color and style to your home, while preserving energy efficiency. Many homeowners have found that strategically using window treatments can boost their household energy efficiency savings. Use these tips to save money, while being a friend to the environment.   Functional Fabric No matter what season you are in, comfort is always important. Choosing the right fabric for drapes can help reduce the heat of summer days and the cold of harsh winter nights. One of ...

Jan 2018 31

Proper Insulation Can Save You Money

Posted in Insulation

Homeowners will go to great lengths to save money. Adding extra layers, investing in electric blankets, there are countless options. But, one solution that is often forgotten is improving your home’s insulation. Your HVAC system is an energy hog, especially when temperatures are extreme.   If you are looking for a cost-effective way to save money on your monthly utility bills, improving your home’s insulation is one of your best options.   How Can Insulation Work for You? Insulation works ...

Jan 2018 24

Three S’s That Prevent Your Thermostat from Reading Accurately

Posted in Efficiency, Maintenance

It’s another beautiful day in Southern California. Outside the sun is shining and the birds are singing. But inside, it feels more like a cold night in December. If your thermostat displays a reading of 75 degrees, but it feels more like 65 degrees, it may be time for an inspection.   There are several factors that can affect the accuracy of your thermostat. As the temperature gatekeeper, it is the thermostat’s job to keep your home ...

Jan 2018 17

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Home Heating Bill in Check

Posted in Efficiency, Heating

We still haven’t been able to escape the cold, winter weather. Which means, many homeowners will be turning up the heat on their thermostats before thinking about how much money they are burning on heating costs. We don’t want you to lose sleep with frozen toes, but we also don’t want your furnace to work through the night heating your home. To combat high utility bills and avoid being left in the cold, we have six ...

Jan 2018 10

Pet Hair vs. Your HVAC System

Posted in Efficiency, Maintenance
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If you have pets, your air filters are constantly fighting against pet hair and pet dander. Air filters play a very important role in your HVAC system. They are the gate-keepers that prevent contaminants from invading your home and mucking up your indoor air quality. They regulate air distribution and protect equipment from dust and debris.   Dirty or clogged air filters can cause your system to misread the environment, forcing it to work harder, run longer, ...

Jan 2018 03

How to Go Green in 2018

Posted in Efficiency, HVAC Education

Let’s start the New Year off right by saving money! There is no reason to spend hundreds of dollars every month on expensive utility bills. Even better, let’s make a plan to be more green, saving energy and helping the environment along the way. The following tips can help you create a cleaner and more energy efficient home for you, your family, and the environment.   Reduce, Reuse, Recycle It’s an old adage that still rings true today. Recycling ...

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