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Aug 2016 31

Are Cheaper Coolants Better for HVAC Units?

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

May 2016 13

Don’t Let Your HVAC System Break this Summer!

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We all know that April showers bring May flowers. But it’s the lack of May-ntenance on your HVAC system that will leave you sweating in the summer sizzle. Ok, that might be a little cheesy, but the truth is that many of you will not have your HVAC system maintained this spring. The result of this is that many of you will turn on your HVAC when the temperatures start getting warm and all you will ...

Apr 2016 19

What To Look For In Great HVAC Customer Service

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HVAC customer service, HVAC technicians

As the recent winners of Angie’s List’s Super Service Award, the ALPS team knows what it takes to provide our customers with top-notch service on a daily basis. We pride ourselves on never leaving customers without solving the problem and some of our customers have even turned into lifelong friends. For almost 40 years our family owned and operated business has routinely provided Orange County homeowners with all their HVAC needs – and that’s ...

Apr 2016 05

Alps Air Conditioning and Heating Earns Super Service Award

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Alps Air Conditioning and Heating Earns Esteemed 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service Alps Air Conditioning and Heating has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2015. “We are so honored to receive this award,” said Kathy Puig, co-founder of ALPS. “Our business works hard to offer ...

Mar 2016 08

Signs Your Air Conditioning May Be Making You Sick

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Feeling sick after work? You may be sensitive to the air conditioner. Air conditioners are blissful during those hot, Southern California summers that are becoming longer and longer every year. They cool us down, re-energize us and leave us feeling refreshed and ready to take on the heat. But have you ever felt congested, like you may have a head cold, despite it being 90 degrees out? Because most air conditioners circulate old ...

Feb 2016 29

Keeping Your Cool In The Office

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Cold in the morning but hot in the afternoon? Finding the right temperature for everyone in the office can be a job all on its own. Some people have a tendency to heat up as the day goes on and others may feel consistently cold all day long. How do you strike a balance? Drink Cold Water And lots of it. If you naturally have a higher body temperature, then you are probably one of those people ...

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