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Archive for Air Conditioning
Apr 2016 19

What To Look For In Great HVAC Customer Service

Posted in Air Conditioning, HVAC Education
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

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Featured

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

Posted in Air Conditioning, HVAC Education, Maintenance
Air conditioner sensitivity, feeling sick after work, air conditioner cleaning

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

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts
office temperature, keeping your cool in the office

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 ...

Feb 2016 23

Should You Invest In A Portable Air Conditioner?

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, HVAC Education
portable air conditioning, efficiency, heat wave

With rising heat waves that are becoming more and more common even in the “winter”, most of us living in Southern California cannot get away with just using ceiling fans or portable fans to cool us down anymore. Temperatures are likely to rise before cooling off in the near future and an uncomfortably warm house or apartment is sure to make anyone a bit cranky. If you do not have the luxury of an in-home air ...

Aug 2015 13

Why You Should Consider a Ductless AC Unit

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency
ductless AC unit, benefits of a ductless ac unit, ductless ac orange county

A ductless air conditioner can circulate cool air without the use of traditional air ducts. These systems can be more cost-effective than conventional HVAC systems, but offer many practical benefits. Easy to Install. Unlike traditional HVAC systems, ductless AC units can be installed in less than one day. Having a professional team install a complex system of ducts and air vents can take much longer, depending on the size of the project. Small. Ductless units are ...

Aug 2015 06

Solutions for a Cold Office Building

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Efficiency, Featured

If you haven’t heard yet, there has been a discussion going on about the temperature in office buildings. To summarize, many women feel that office buildings are too cold, often having to go outside to frequently just to thaw out. Additionally, this has been linked to a history of men (who wear full suits in the summer) setting the temperature in the building. The most comfortable temperature that each building is set to is ...

Apr 2015 28

How to Stay Cool Without Using the A/C

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Featured, Summer

With increasing temperatures often comes increasing A/C costs – but that does not always have to be the case. The sun may be out, but there are alternatives to turning on your costly A/C system. Below are a few tips that will be easy on your pocketbook while keeping your home cool during the hotter days: 1. Turn on your fans A few well-placed fans can do wonders to create a pleasant cross-breeze that keeps the ...

Apr 2015 23

New SEER Requirements

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Efficiency, Featured, HVAC Education

On January 1st, 2015, new standards of efficiency from the U.S. Department of Energy went into effect. Among these are higher SEER standards than in previous years. Now, you may be asking: what does SEER even stand for, and what do these changes mean for me? SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, is the standard given to air conditioning systems in order to measure their efficiency. In more familiar terms, it is similar to a rating of ...

Apr 2015 21

Dirty Sock Syndrome

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

Problem Every once and a while, we get a call from a concerned customer who asks: “Why does it smell like a dirty locker room when I run my A/C?” If that sounds familiar, then believe it or not, your A/C system may have Dirty Sock Syndrome. How would you know if you have Dirty Sock Syndrome and not some other issue causing a foul odor? Well, with Dirty Sock Syndrome, the smell only occurs when the ...

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