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Jun 2017 21

Top Questions You Should Ask Your HVAC Contractor

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Heating, HVAC Education

Replacing your air conditioner is one of the largest investments you will make as a homeowner. Repairs can also become costly – especially as your system ages. This doesn’t mean an aging HVAC unit requires a complete overhaul at the present moment. Here are some important questions you should ask your HVAC contractor before you decide to repair or replace your unit: Should I repair or replace my system? We find that customers go the DIY route ...

Jun 2017 14

How to Avoid Common HVAC System Emergencies

Posted in Air Conditioning, Heating, HVAC Education, Maintenance

Emergencies strike at the worst possible time. In fact, studies show that a quarter of American households lack the essential savings to come out of pocket for an unexpected HVAC repair or the installation of a new system. Of those saving cash in their rainy day fund, half of those customers cannot even afford to replace their furnace. Tired of trying to put two pennies together for expensive repairs? Here’s how you can reduce your chances ...

Mar 2017 15

4 Benefits of Installing a Smart Thermostat in Your Home

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Heating, Home Automation

Innovation continues to be ever changing in the world of heating and air. From upgrades in thermostat technology to smart controls that learn your temperature preferences, we’ve seen a number of changes over the last 10 years that are reshaping the way we use and preserve energy in our homes. Here are a few reasons to switch to a smart thermostat. It Learns Your Temperature Preferences Ten years ago, programmable thermostats were the latest trend, but ...

Mar 2017 02

3 Ways Decorative Window Treatments Can Conserve Energy in Your Home

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Heating

Looking to transform the feel of your home? Bring a splash of color and style to your home and preserve its energy efficiency through window treatments such as awnings, mini-blinds, black out curtains and drapes. Homeowners, who design their window treatments wisely, can boost their household energy efficiency savings. Following these simple window decoration tips can help stretch your climate control dollar throughout the year. Drape Your Bank Account in Savings Regardless of the season, your in-home comfort ...

Feb 2017 22

4 Home Comfort Tips for HVAC Customers Living with Pets

Posted in Air Conditioning, Heating, Maintenance

Friendly, cute and lovable are valid characteristics of many family pets. Oftentimes, we find that our HVAC customers forget about the importance of their home’s air quality when bringing home a new dog or cat. For customers who suffer from chronic stuffy nose and dry throats, it’s may be time learn more about how to maintain great air quality in your home and ensure your HVAC system is in top shape all year long. ...

Feb 2017 16

3 Tips for Pest-Proofing Your HVAC System

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Heating, HVAC Education

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 ...

Feb 2017 08

6 Simple Tips to Control Your Home Heating Bill

Posted in Heating

More often than not, our customers dread the cold weather that winter can bring our way. In fact, the colder temperatures prompt many of us to dial up our thermostats before thinking about how to save money on heating costs. Fortunately, there are simple steps most homeowners can take to better seal their homes and make their furnaces more efficient, before the heating bills burn a hole through your wallet. Below are some easy changes you ...

Jan 2017 25

How to Make the Most Out of Your Space Heater

Posted in All Posts, Featured, Heating
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 ...

Nov 2016 09

HVAC Holiday Usage: How To Conserve Energy

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Fall, Heating
HVAC Holiday Usage

The holidays are synonymous with friends and family. As the holiday season quickly approaches, hosting parties during the sometimes-chilly fall/winter nights in California will mean extra use of your HVAC system. If you are hoping to conserve energy during the holidays, follow these tips for better energy consumption of your HVAC unit. HVAC Holiday Usage: Thermostat Settings  When you constantly change your thermostat setting in your home, you may notice your utility bills increase quickly over time. For this reason, ...

Jan 2016 22

Money Saving Strategies In Your Home For The Winter

Posted in Efficiency, Heating
Save Money In The Winter, Energy Efficient In The WInter

Our team at Alps understands that many families are focused on saving money in the months following the holiday season. We want everyone to stay warm during the winter while also being energy efficient. There are a handful of simple strategies to slim your energy bill without compromising your level of comfort in your home. Search For Drafts And Air Seal Them Running your heater with tons of small gaps throughout your home means your heater ...

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