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May 2017 03

How your HVAC System can Affect the Value of Your Home

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Maintenance

Spring is historically a popular season for home sales. Sellers often prepare their homes to go on the market by sprucing up their curb appeal and adding a fresh coat of paint and new carpet to the inside. Homeowners often focus more on their home’s aesthetics and overlook the performance of their HVAC unit and other key appliances before listing their home. Don’t wait to improve the value of your HVAC unit until the home ...

Apr 2017 26

3 Ways to Discover the Age of your HVAC Unit

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, HVAC Education

With summer’s blazing temperatures arriving soon, our air conditioning units will be running around the clock to cool our homes. For some customers, it seems like it takes an eternity for their unit to cool their home on hot days. An important factor to consider is that the age of your HVAC unit plays an essential role in how efficient and well a unit operates. For example, a customer may notice their unit is aging when ...

Apr 2017 19

3 Air Conditioning Myths Refuted in Time for Summer

Posted in Air Conditioning, HVAC Education, Summer

As summer arrives with brutally hot temperatures, we begin to rely heavily on air conditioning. With 90-degree days looming on the horizon, we understand the importance of ensuring your home remains comfortable without breaking your budget. Here are some refuted air conditioning myths that will help keep cool air in your home and more money in your pocket: Your home will cool faster by lowering the thermostat Most central air conditioning units are designed to keep your ...

Apr 2017 12

4 Simple Home Insulation Strategies that Save Money

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Insulation, Spring

Spring is here. For many customers, this is a popular time of year to save on energy bills by opening windows instead of running your air conditioner. While you are enjoying the mild, comfortable temperatures, don’t forget to evaluate your home’s insulation and heat protection systems. Even a top-of-the-line energy efficient HVAC unit can become ineffective if you struggle to keep the heat out of your home. Take the time to inspect your new or ...

Mar 2017 29

4 Simple Ways to Get Your Air Conditioning in Shape for Summer

Posted in Air Conditioning

Is your air conditioning unit in shape for the summer weather? Summer isn’t officially here, but the temperatures are getting warmer, which means air conditioning season is just around the corner. HVAC units work much harder to cool a home around the clock in the hot summer months, so it’s critical to perform your semi-annual maintenance ahead of time. In addition to an ALPS in home tune-up special, these helpful tips can help you prepare your ...

Mar 2017 15

4 Benefits of Installing a Smart Thermostat in Your Home

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Heating, Home Automation

Innovation continues to be ever changing in the world of heating and air. From upgrades in thermostat technology to smart controls that learn your temperature preferences, we’ve seen a number of changes over the last 10 years that are reshaping the way we use and preserve energy in our homes. Here are a few reasons to switch to a smart thermostat. It Learns Your Temperature Preferences Ten years ago, programmable thermostats were the latest trend, but ...

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. ...

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