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Feb 2018 28

What To Look For When Researching an HVAC Company

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At ALPS, we pride ourselves on our outstanding relationships with customers and our ability to provide top-notch service.   Being a family owned and operated business for almost 40 years has allowed us to become close with many of our customers. We will work until the problem is solved and keep homeowners in the loop along the way, and it’s no surprise that’s why they keep coming back.   Our team has provided services to homeowners all over Orange ...

Feb 2017 16

3 Tips for Pest-Proofing Your HVAC System

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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 ...

Jan 2017 25

How to Make the Most Out of Your Space Heater

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How to Make the Most Out of Your Space Heater

The relentless winter storms that have pummeled the southland over the past month have brought intense rain and cold temperatures. If you are like many other homeowners trying to save money and energy this winter, you may have turned to the help of a space heater to keep warm when not using your home’s heater system. Here is everything you need to know to stay comfortable without breaking the bank this winter. Maximizing the Effect Of Your Space ...

Jan 2017 17

How Can I make My Home Greener?

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How Can I make My Home Greener?

Let’s face it; no one wants to spend hundreds of dollars every month on expensive utility bills. Even worse is the amount of damage that can be done by overusing energy. We all have to share our earth together, so why not start off the New Year by making your home a greener, more energy efficient living space for your family and for the better of the environment as well. The following are easy tips for creating a ...

Jan 2017 11

Can Extreme Changes In Temperatures Harm My HVAC Unit?

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Can Extreme Changes In Temperatures Harm My HVAC Unit

Living in Southern California, we know all too well the ever-changing temperatures that accompany our changing seasons. From thunderous down pours to clear blue skies, it seems as though each day brings different weather patterns than the one before it. This constant change in temperatures seems to result in multiple trips to the thermostat to adjust for comfort. When going back from hot to cold and back again, does this cause our HVAC systems harm? Luckily, we have an ...

Nov 2016 16

Ductwork Condensation: How It Can Damage Your Home

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Ductwork Condensation

When it comes to the longevity of your HVAC system, being proactive is key. A variety of issues involving your home’s HVAC and duct system can result in complicated problems, such as condensation in your ductwork. The following is everything you need to know regarding ductwork moisture and how it may affect your home. What Is Condensation In Your Ducts?  When the ducts in your home are filled with cool air and the air on the outside is warm, ...

Oct 2016 26

Aging HVAC Systems: What You Need To Know

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Aging HVAC Systems

Although it’s hard to believe, winter is just around the corner! With cooler temperatures, it can mean more work for your HVAC system to heat and ventilate your home. For many people this winter, their HVAC system will stop working due to the use of an old system. Because of this, proper maintenance becomes imperative to ensure you are protecting your HVAC system. Here are the top issues you need to know with older systems, and what you can ...

Oct 2016 12

HVAC Systems and Storms: The Steps You Need to Know

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HVAC Systems and Storms

We don't get a lot of storms, but when it rains it pours here in the southland. Here are some tips to keep your HVAC system working properly before, during and after the storm. HVAC Systems and Storms: Keep You Wires In Check Excessive rain and powerful winds can really put your HVAC system to the test here in Southern California. During a wet winter or a windy Santa Ana winds season, be sure to cover and secure your ...

Oct 2016 05

How to Tell If You Have a Bad Thermostat

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Bad Thermostat

Thermostats are reliable devices that detect the temperature of your home and will request changes to balance the temperature of a room to your desired specifications. Like everything else, thermostats can succumb to wear and tear over time. A faulty thermostat can end up costing you money in the long run. When was the last time you checked yours? Here are the top ways to test your home thermostat. Check Thermostat Wiring  For most thermostats, the face cover should easily ...

Sep 2016 28

HVAC Odors- What They Mean for Your System

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HVAC Odors- What They Mean for Your System

The smells emanating from your HVAC unit can tell a lot about the health of your system. It is important to take action right away if you feel that your system may not be working properly, as a poorly working or defective system can take a toll on your home and health if not handled properly. Here are the top odor signals to keep track of if you notice something out of the ordinary. Are You Smelling Smoke?  The ...

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