Archive for Air Conditioning
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 ...

Apr 2015 16

HVAC Tips for the Summer Season

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

Reminder for all you homeowners out there: The best time to schedule an inspection for your HVAC system is before the high temperatures of summer come around. So, while you’re doing some spring cleaning this month, think about getting a check-up for your hardworking HVAC system as well! Here are a few tips you can follow to get the most out of your HVAC system this summer. 1. Check your filters frequently This is the most important ...

Oct 2014 03

5 Ways to Save Money on Air Conditioning Costs

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Cooling your home in Southern California can be expensive.  We live in a climate where it is warm for most of the year, meaning we need to run our air conditioner more often than those in other parts of the country.  With the added expense, it’s important to understand different ways to cut down on cooling costs.  We identified 5 easy steps to take to save money on your air conditioning costs. 1. Shade the ...

Sep 2014 26

Benefits of a Multiple Zone HVAC System

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Featured, Heating
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If you are looking to take your HVAC system to the next level of comfort, you should consider installing a system that gives you more control over the temperature of your home.  A multiple zone system does just that – it allows you to control the temperature in different “zones” in your home.  Depending on how you set the system up, the zones can be simply be upstairs and downstairs, or you can break ...

Aug 2014 07

What You Need to Know About Flex Alerts

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Featured
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Do you know what a flex alert is? More importantly, do you know what to do if you receive a flex alert? Flex alerts were implemented this year are issued by the California Independent System Operators, which is an organization that monitors energy usage. According to their website,, “A Flex Alert is an urgent call to Californians to immediately conserve electricity and to shift demand to off-peak hours (after 6 p.m.). The Flex ...

Jul 2014 31

Summer Savings with Alps

Posted in Air Conditioning, Summer
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It’s an exciting time of year for us.  With the weather hot, we are busy helping people stay cool and comfortable in their homes, and helping them save money on their energy bills as a result. Additionally, with the OC Fair in full swing, we have been busy at our booth talking to people about their HVAC needs and helping them understand the benefits of upgrading to a more energy efficient system.  We even ...

Jul 2014 16

Why You Need to Change Your Air Filter

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Summer

With Summer in full swing and some warm days behind us, it’s likely that you’ve been running your AC system for at least a month now.  You know what that means, right?  It means you need to change your air filter. It’s important to change your air filter every 30 to 60 days for two reasons: It keeps your air clean and keeps your system running efficiently.  Here’s why:   Keeps Air Clean Dust and particles get caught ...

Jul 2014 12

4 Ways to Avoid Using Your Air Conditioner

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Summer
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When it’s warm out, it’s tempting to use your air conditioner in your home all the time.  But even with the most efficient of AC units, that can leave you with some expensive utility bills.  Here are some ways to keep your air conditioner off, but still keep as cool as possible.   Keep Windows Closed During the Day This might seem counter-intuitive, but keeping your windows closed will keep your house much cooler than keeping your ...

Jun 2014 25

No Cold Air from Air Conditioner

Posted in Air Conditioning
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If you have your AC in on your home, but the air coming out isn’t cold, or is less cold than it used to be, there are several problems that might be causing this. Although it’s difficult to tell exactly without seeing the unit itself, here are a few reasons why your AC might be on, but no cold air is coming out. Low Refrigerant A low refrigerant charge or a low refrigerant level will cause ...

Jun 2014 06

3 Tips to Keep Your AC Unit from Breaking

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With temperature rising and summer just around the corner, keeping your AC unit in proper working order is important for being able to enjoy your summer days.  There’s nothing worse than having to sweat through a couple hot days of summer because your AC unit stops working.  No cool house to return to, no relief and no fun! Because we want you to be able to enjoy your summer and not have to deal with ...

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