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Archive for HVAC Education
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 07

How to Prepare Your Home for Fall

Posted in All Posts, Fall, Featured, HVAC Education, Maintenance
howtoprepareyourhomeforfall

The end of Labor Day usually marks the end of summer. As the seasons begin to change and the weather becomes cooler and the nights longer, the transition from summer to fall is the perfect time to make sure your house is in tip top shape for the cooler months ahead. Thankfully, there are a number of simple things you can do around the house to ensure you are ready for fall so you can ...

Aug 2016 31

Are Cheaper Coolants Better for HVAC Units?

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Are Cheaper Coolants Better for HVAC Units

As the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) continues to phase out what was once a staple HVAC fluid known was R-22, pricing for the aging coolant has skyrocketed.  Higher pricing for R-22 has left many wondering if turning to a cheaper alternative to help keep their aging HVAC units running is the best idea to cut corners and save money- but is this really the best answer? Cutting Costs With Cheaper Coolants One of the biggest rules when it ...

Aug 2016 24

Is HVAC Research Better Left To The Internet?

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hvac research

A new study is revealing that HVAC consumers are moving toward online education when in need of consultation about their HVAC unit rather than adhering to the advice of their contractor. While the Internet is a great place for an abundance of information- no amount of technology can beat over 30 years of experience in the HVAC industry by a seasoned professional. ALPS Air Conditioning & Heating has been providing excellent service to residents of Orange County, ...

Aug 2016 17

HVAC Maintenance: What To Leave To A Professional

Posted in Air Conditioning, All Posts, Featured, HVAC Education, Uncategorized
HVAC Maintenance

It’s always good to know how to do the dirty work on your own when it comes to the up-keeping of your home. Unfortunately, there are certain aspects of home care and maintenance that should be left to trained professionals to ensure you are providing the very best care for your home - especially when it comes to your HVAC unit. At ALPS, we make it our number one priority to keep your safety in mind when ...

Aug 2016 10

How To Improve The Air Quality In Your Home

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How To Improve The Air Quality In Your Home

The average American spends 93% of their life indoors, so it would come as no surprise that the air quality in your home directly correlates to the health of you and your loved ones. This is why it is imperative to keep your HVAC unit running clean of harmful pollutants that may be spread through your household or business without proper care.   Below are some of the top ways to help keep your HVAC unit running ...

Aug 2016 01

Top HVAC FAQ’s- What You Should Know

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Top HVAC FAQ's

During the hottest months of the year, our HVAC units are working overtime to keep us cool and comfortable. If you are new to owning a unit of your own, you may find yourself scratching your head in regards to proper maintenance of your unit to help keep your home cool. On the contrary, if you are a seasoned owner of a HVAC unit, have you given thought about when the right time will be to ...

Jul 2016 14

Experience the ALPS Difference

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ALPS Air Conditioning & Heating has a single driving mission: to provide professional, competent, honest, and fair service to each and every client. For nearly three decades, our family business has been offering excellent customer service to residents throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties. Each day, we strive to stand above the competition. Our clients have a choice of HVAC companies, and we are proud that they choose to work with us again and ...

Jun 2016 08

Benefits of a Blower Door Test

Posted in All Posts, Efficiency, HVAC Education
Benefits of a Blower Door Test: HVAC Efficiency

Making your home more efficient can pay off in a big way over time. There are many different tests we run to test the efficiency of a home. One of those is a blower door test. A blower door test will find all the places that a home is leaking air. There are often a lot of small leaks in a home. They could be around doors, windows, electrical outlets, or vents. While a small air ...

Apr 2016 28

How To Reduce Dust In Your Home

Posted in Efficiency, Featured, HVAC Education, Maintenance
reduce dust, get rid of dust in my home

At ALPS, air quality and HVAC services go hand-in-hand. When we come to your home to repair any of your HVAC components we always recommend continued maintenance of your units by regular cleaning and replacements when needed to avoid build-up, excess dust and wear and tear on your units. In the meantime, to preserve your HVAC unit in your home there are easy ways to avoid the dust layering that not only ruins your air conditioners ...

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