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Oct 2017 18

It’s Not Too Late to Prepare Your Home for Fall

Posted in Fall, Maintenance

Most calendars mark October as the beginning of fall. The weather is cooler, sunlight fades faster, and you may wonder…is my home prepared for the change? Although we are halfway through the month, there are still things homeowners can do to ensure their home and HVAC system are ready for cooler weather. At ALPS, we want you to spend less time worrying and more time getting ready for the most wonderful time of the year!   Check for ...

Sep 2017 20

How Dirty Filters Can Negatively Impact Your Home & Your Health

Posted in HVAC Education, Maintenance

The negative impact of not properly maintaining your HVAC system can affect your family and your home. Filters are responsible for air quality, if they are not clean, then neither is the air in your home. By changing filters regularly, homeowners can avoid illness and expensive energy bills.   Why is it Important to Change My Filters? First of all, air filters are your HVAC system’s best line of defense against harmful germs, viruses, and allergens in the ...

Aug 2017 23

How to Keep Your HVAC System from “Bugging Out”

Posted in HVAC Education, Maintenance, Summer

Summer in Southern California brings sun, fun, and…bugs. When it heats up outside, pests look for refuge inside. Although it may be tempting to just cross your fingers and hope that they don’t choose your home as their summer hideout, ignoring pest problems can have major consequences.   Many homeowners may not realize that an easy path into the heart of their home lies in the HVAC system. It is important to protect your home from pests ...

Jun 2017 28

3 Home Cooling Myths Every Alps Customer Should Avoid

Posted in Air Conditioning, HVAC Education, Maintenance

We know the answer to this question, but we’re asking it anyway. What is your least favorite part about summertime? The most popular answer from Alps customers is skyrocketing energy bills. While there are lots of tips and tricks out there to conserve energy and save money, sometimes things seem too good to be true. Stop getting suckered into believing popular HVAC myths and urban legends your read online. Here are three common HVAC myths you ...

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 ...

May 2017 03

How your HVAC System can Affect the Value of Your Home

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Maintenance

Spring is historically a popular season for home sales. Sellers often prepare their homes to go on the market by sprucing up their curb appeal and adding a fresh coat of paint and new carpet to the inside. Homeowners often focus more on their home’s aesthetics and overlook the performance of their HVAC unit and other key appliances before listing their home. Don’t wait to improve the value of your HVAC unit until the home ...

Mar 2017 22

6 Spring Cleaning Tips to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

Posted in Maintenance, Spring

The arrival of warmer weather is typically a gentle reminder for many people to deep clean their home. A thorough cleaning may help to reduce sneezing, sniffling, and itching for allergy sufferers, enhance the quality of air you and your family breathe and make your home shine like a diamond ring. Spring into action and follow these cleaning tips to improve the air quality in your home this season. Replace the Air Filter Maximize your indoor air quality ...

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. ...

Jan 2017 11

Can Extreme Changes In Temperatures Harm My HVAC Unit?

Posted in All Posts, Featured, Maintenance
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

Posted in All Posts, Featured, Insulation, Maintenance
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, ...

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