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Jan 2014 06

Everything You Need to Know About Ducts

Posted in HVAC Education, Maintenance
old ducts, value of good ductwork, orange county hvac

The quality of your ductwork can have a huge impact on the efficiency of your home.  Even if you have an energy efficient HVAC system and you have sealed all your windows and doors to be able to better regulate your home, that could be wasted if you don't have properly insulated ducts.  If you have cracked or low quality ducts running through your attic, you are losing your heating or cooling efficiency before ...

Oct 2013 11

The Care and Keeping of Your Furnace

Posted in Efficiency, Fall, Heating, Maintenance

You probably don’t ever think about your furnace until you are stuck on a cold night with one that isn’t working. The truth is, a furnace is key to your home comfort and the key to keeping your home warm on those chilly nights. There are several very simple things you can be doing to care for your furnace so that it can take care of you. You should be replacing or cleaning your furnace ...

Oct 2013 04

Maintenance for Your Heating System in the Fall

Posted in Fall, Heating, Maintenance
Heating Repair Orange County

It’s officially fall, which means that those chilly autumn and winter nights are just around the corner. It’s also the best time to get the yearly maintenance done on the heating system in your home. Without this yearly cleaning and inspection, a system can wear itself out quickly, pump deadly carbon monoxide into your home, or simply stop working. It’s best to beat the late-fall and winter rush while your HVAC professionals aren’t overwhelmed with ...

Sep 2013 13

All About Your Ductwork

Posted in Air Conditioning, Featured, Maintenance

You see it all the time, but probably don't know exactly what it does or that there are several different types out there. Your ductwork is an integral part of your HVAC system and it's good to have all the facts. In this short tutorial, Allen gives you all the information you need to know about the ductwork in your home!     ...

Jun 2013 27

Easy Fixes to Common Problems | Alps Air Conditioning & Heating

Posted in Efficiency, Heating, Maintenance

At Alps Air Conditioning & Heating, we get a lot of calls from people with questions about their HVAC system. Kathy talks about some easy fixes for the most common problems that people call in for. These fixes can save you from having to pay for a service call and can keep your system running smoothly!     ...

May 2013 17

The Importance of an AC Tune-up

Posted in Air Conditioning, Maintenance
AC and Heating, Alps

According to www.energystar.gov, a yearly tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort and pre-season check-ups can prevent future problems and unwanted costs. While there are certainly some steps that you can and should take to maintain your air conditioning system, such as regularly changing or cleaning the filters, it’s best to leave the tune-up process to a qualified HVAC professional.  A trained air conditioning specialist can troubleshoot for potential ...

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, ...

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