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Archive for Efficiency
Apr 2013 26

Things You Can Do Before Calling For Service

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Heating, Maintenance

Before spending money to have your HVAC unit serviced, Joey explains some steps you can take to see that your unit is really in need of service. If you find that your unit is still malfunctioning, that's when it's time to give a contractor like Alps a call.     ...

Apr 2013 19

Preparing for High Use AC Season

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Maintenance

Gearing up for summer? Be sure your air conditioning unit is prepared! Preventative maintenance will have your unit running at its maximum efficiency level and will safeguard against system malfunctions.     ...

Apr 2013 12

Spring Cleaning for Your HVAC System

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Maintenance

Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner! Time to do a little spring cleaning, including the cleaning and maintenance of your HVAC system. OCHA (The Occupational Safety & Health Administration) suggests cleaning and disinfecting your system at least twice a year. If you use your unit heavily year-round then quarterly cleanings are recommended. The best time to clean your system is right before the heavy cooling season. For Southern California, ...

Apr 2013 03

Size Matters With HVAC!

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Heating

In the world of HVAC equipment, bigger isn't always better. Allen explains the importance of properly sized equipment for the heating and cooling of your home or office building.   ...

Mar 2013 22

Where You Should Set Your Thermostat

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Heating

Allen answers the number one question asked by his customers: Where should I set my thermostat?     ...

Mar 2013 07

Size Matters with HVAC

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Heating
Orange County HVAC

Proper sizing of your HVAC equipment is crucial to the performance and efficiency of the system. Bigger isn’t always better. It is essential for the HVAC contractor or technician to correctly size the unit to meet the needs of the cooling and heating load. If the unit is too large, then it will lead to reduced cycle times, which leads to reduced efficiency. Reduced efficiency leads to higher operating costs and can keep the unit from ...

Feb 2013 20

5 Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill

Posted in Efficiency, Heating

According to the federal government’s Energy Star heating and cooling guide, the typical home produces twice the greenhouse gas emissions than the average car. This is, in large part, due to the use of heating and air conditioning in the home. To save both energy and money, here are five things you can do to help the environment and your wallet at the same time. 1)    Set Your Thermostat. Setting your thermostat to 78F in ...

Feb 2013 14

Tips for Keeping your Heater and Air Conditioning Running Efficiently

Posted in Efficiency

Statistically, nearly half of every energy bill goes into heating and cooling. This is why it’s important to make wise and informed decisions regarding heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Here are three steps you can take to make your system more efficient to add to your comfort and subtract from your energy bill. Seal your heating and cooling ducts: Countless energy is wasted by forced air and heat being ...

Feb 2013 07

3 Tips For Keeping a Warm Home in February

Posted in Efficiency, Heating

February is one of the coldest months in California. With the cold usually comes an increase in the use of your heating system. Here are a few tips to save some energy (and money) while staying warm. 1) Move the furniture away from heating vents. This will keep the heat from getting trapped in one place and will allow it to permeate throughout the house a lot quicker. This also protects your furniture from any ...

Apr 2012 12

Air Conditioning Efficiency Tip #2 From Your Orange County Comfort Specialists

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency

Your A/C Unit Needs A Bath! Don't wait until your air conditioner looks like this one.  By then the  damage may have already been done.  A dirty condenser will lead to a blown fan motor and will eventually cause your compressor to fail, which is the most expensive HVAC repair you could ever face! Before that happens, if your A/C is not kept clean, your energy bill will increase and it will have a ...

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