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Mar 2017 02

3 Ways Decorative Window Treatments Can Conserve Energy in Your Home

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Heating

Looking to transform the feel of your home? Bring a splash of color and style to your home and preserve its energy efficiency through window treatments such as awnings, mini-blinds, black out curtains and drapes. Homeowners, who design their window treatments wisely, can boost their household energy efficiency savings. Following these simple window decoration tips can help stretch your climate control dollar throughout the year. Drape Your Bank Account in Savings Regardless of the season, your in-home comfort ...

Feb 2017 22

4 Home Comfort Tips for HVAC Customers Living with Pets

Posted in Air Conditioning, Heating, Maintenance

Friendly, cute and lovable are valid characteristics of many family pets. Oftentimes, we find that our HVAC customers forget about the importance of their home’s air quality when bringing home a new dog or cat. For customers who suffer from chronic stuffy nose and dry throats, it’s may be time learn more about how to maintain great air quality in your home and ensure your HVAC system is in top shape all year long. ...

Feb 2017 16

3 Tips for Pest-Proofing Your HVAC System

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Heating, HVAC Education

This time of year, pests may be looking to seek refuge from the cold, and what better place for them to find warmth than in your home. Ignoring pest problems may lead to damaging consequences – raccoons and squirrels that find their way into your attic, mice that enter your home through small gaps in your HVAC connections and termites that can subtly destroy the structure of your home. Often, homeowners may overlook one path pests ...

Dec 2016 07

What Makes AC Compressors Fail In HVAC Systems?

Posted in Air Conditioning, HVAC Education
What Makes AC Compressors Fail

If you’ve been told that your AC compressor is broken, it’s probably not your best day. AC compressors are one of the most expensive repairs and delicate pieces of your HVAC system.  Understanding what wears them down as well as how to avoid these issues before its too late is extremely important.  What Makes AC Compressors Fail: What is an AC compressor and how does it become damaged?  An AC compressor is the “heart” of your HVAC unit. ...

Nov 2016 09

HVAC Holiday Usage: How To Conserve Energy

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Fall, Heating
HVAC Holiday Usage

The holidays are synonymous with friends and family. As the holiday season quickly approaches, hosting parties during the sometimes-chilly fall/winter nights in California will mean extra use of your HVAC system. If you are hoping to conserve energy during the holidays, follow these tips for better energy consumption of your HVAC unit. HVAC Holiday Usage: Thermostat Settings  When you constantly change your thermostat setting in your home, you may notice your utility bills increase quickly over time. For this reason, ...

Aug 2016 31

Are Cheaper Coolants Better for HVAC Units?

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Featured, HVAC Education, Maintenance
Are Cheaper Coolants Better for HVAC Units

As the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) continues to phase out what was once a staple HVAC fluid known was R-22, pricing for the aging coolant has skyrocketed.  Higher pricing for R-22 has left many wondering if turning to a cheaper alternative to help keep their aging HVAC units running is the best idea to cut corners and save money- but is this really the best answer? Cutting Costs With Cheaper Coolants One of the biggest rules when it ...

Aug 2016 17

HVAC Maintenance: What To Leave To A Professional

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Featured, HVAC Education, Uncategorized
HVAC Maintenance

It’s always good to know how to do the dirty work on your own when it comes to the up-keeping of your home. Unfortunately, there are certain aspects of home care and maintenance that should be left to trained professionals to ensure you are providing the very best care for your home - especially when it comes to your HVAC unit. At ALPS, we make it our number one priority to keep your safety in mind when ...

Jul 2016 06

Free Ways to Save Money This Summer

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Efficiency, Featured, Summer

Has your electric bill skyrocketed this month? With one heatwave behind us and another sure to follow, many Southern Californians are watching their monthly expenses rising along with the temperatures. While air conditioning simply isn’t an option for many residents, there are free and low-cost ways to reduce your air conditioning costs this summer. Fill Up the Fridge Believe it or not, keeping your refrigerator well stocked helps you save money. Each time you open the refrigerator, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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