Archive for Air Conditioning
May 2014 27

5 Ways to Save Money on Cooling this Summer

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Summer has unofficially started, which means the weather is getting warmer and it’s time to turn your AC unit on.  Unfortunately, for most Southern Californians, your AC unit ends up significantly increasing your energy bills during the months you run it.  Because of that, we would like to share five ways to save money on cooling this summer.   Tune up your HVAC equipment regularly Getting a yearly tune up for your HVAC system can help it ...

May 2014 23

Prepping your AC Unit for Summer

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With the first big heat wave of the year behind us, we thought we would share a few videos about common problems with air conditioning systems.  If you are like some of our customers, you may have turned on your AC unit when it was warm, only to find it didn’t cool the way you wanted or didn’t work at all.  Fortunately, there are ways to make sure your AC unit stays running the way ...

May 2014 06

Allergy-Proof Your Home

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If you suffer from allergies you know that they tend to act up around this time of year when the trees are in bloom and we are spending more time outside. There are also some allergens that might be getting comfortable inside your home as the weather gets warmer and humidity rises. Here are some tips on how to allergy-proof your home and make it the safe and comfortable sanctuary that it should be.

Apr 2014 08

Heating and Cooling Myths

Posted in Air Conditioning, Heating, HVAC Education

Homeowners try many things to save energy and to make their heating and cooling systems work better for them. You may have tried a few of those things, but unfortunately these tricks and tips will not get you the results you are hoping for. Here are a few myths to avoid as you try to make smarter heating and air conditioning choices. Faster Heating or Cooling When people want their homes to change temperature quickly, they often ...

Apr 2014 01

Air Conditioner Spring Cleaning

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It is important to have an HVAC specialist perform routine maintenance and cleaning on your AC unit as you get ready to turn it on for the summer. Whether it is time for maintenance or not, be sure to keep your system dust and debris free. Doing so will make your unit more efficient and keep you breathing easier all year long. Here are a few things you can do to give your unit ...

Mar 2014 20

5 Ways to Save Money When it’s Hot

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Your air conditioner consumes a tremendous amount of energy, which costs you a lot of money.  By reducing the amount of time your AC unit is running, you can save money.  Here are five ways to reduce the need for air conditioning when it’s warm out.   Turn the Temperature Up If you must turn the AC on, set it at the warmest temperature that is comfortable for you.  Every degree can save you money, and ...

Feb 2014 18

Geothermal Technology May be the Future of Heating and Air Conditioning

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Heating

At Alps, we like to stay on top of the latest ways to heat and cool your home while protecting the environment and keeping bills down. Geothermal heating and cooling systems are gaining popularity because they use very little energy to keep a home at a steady, comfortable temperature. Geothermal technology transfers heat between your home and the earth’s crust where heat is a naturally renewing resource. We know from experience that on the earth’s surface ...

Feb 2014 11

Airflow Tests: What can they Tell Us?

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Are you really getting what you are paying for from your air conditioning and heating system? Alps uses two Energy Star required tests to help you answer this question. The first is a duct test, which we previously wrote about on our blog: Duct Testing to Save Energy and Money. The second is an airflow test, which we will be discussing today. Both tests can tell you a lot about the energy ...

Jan 2014 31

Duct Testing to Save Energy and Money

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Duct tests aren’t actually required by the city or state, so why do we do them? A duct test is an important way to make sure that the air you are paying for is actually making it to the rooms you want to heat or cool. If there are any leaks in ductwork, the air is wasted because it goes into the attic instead of into your home. But, after a duct test, those leaks ...

Oct 2013 17

Three Ways to Keep the Air in Your Home Clean

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Air inside a home isn’t naturally circulated the way that it is outside. This is especially true in the winter when most of us keep our windows shut against the cold. Because of this, harmful molds and mildews, bacteria, and allergens can build up in the air that you and your family breathe. Here are three solutions to clean the air in your home and keep your family healthy and safe indoors. Mechanical Filters: HEPA (high efficiency ...

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