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Jul 2018 12

Create Your Own Non-Toxic Cleaning Products at Home

Posted in HVAC Education, Summer

The smell of a clean home can be intoxicating. But, have you ever wondered if what you’re breathing in is actually toxic? Although it may seem like common practice for your home to smell like fresh cotton or an ocean breeze, many of the most popular household cleaning products can be full of harmful chemicals.   Without checking the label on your favorite cleanser, you may be allowing strong chemicals like ammonia, chlorine, phosphates and various types ...

Jul 2018 05

Teach Your Kids the Three R’s of Going Green

Posted in HVAC Education, Summer

At ALPS, we believe it’s never too early to learn the importance of energy conservation. This belief extends beyond heating and air-conditioning systems. We understand that HVAC systems use the majority of energy in the home, but there are important lessons you can teach young family members about the perks of going green. We’ve assembled the three R’s of what every parent should instill in their child to form sustainable habits:   Reduce California is almost always in a ...

Jun 2018 13

Going on Vacation? Here’s What You Need to Know

Posted in Efficiency, Summer

Summertime means fun in the sun, time with family, and vacations! We want to make sure your time away is relaxing and full of great memories. Vacations should be a getaway from everyday worries, like high utility bills. Check out this list of tips for homeowners to help save money and keep your home safe while away on vacation:   Nosy Neighbors Sometimes having nosy neighbors is a good thing! Ask one of your neighbors to keep a watchful ...

May 2018 30

5 Ways to Save Money This Summer

Posted in Air Conditioning, Summer

Summer is coming - and while we all love spending lazy days on the beach, there are small to large expenses specific to this time of year that can really pile up if we aren’t careful! At ALPS, we believe in managing your home like a business. So here are 5 ways to save money over the summer season, straight from our expert technicians:   Turn off the A/C! It’s a given that summer is hot, and we aren’t ...

Apr 2018 11

3 Air Conditioning Myths Disproven Before Summer Begins

Posted in HVAC Education, Summer
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Summer in Southern California brings about thoughts of swimming pools, trips to theme parks, and days at the beach. Unfortunately, summer also means the arrival of extremely hot temperatures and the beginning of our reliance on air-conditioning. At Alps, we understand the importance of keeping your home comfortable without breaking your monthly budget. But we also know there may be things that you think will influence it, that actually have no effect. Here are some of ...

Sep 2017 06

How to Stay Cool Without Exhausting Your Air-Conditioner

Posted in Air Conditioning, Efficiency, Summer

The heat has been hitting us hard this year. Many homeowners are desperate to cool off, but want a solution that doesn’t involve running their air-conditioner 24/7. Luckily, there are many ways to stay cool, without running up your utility bills.   Hydrate One of the easiest ways to beat the heat quickly is by filling your body with cool fluids. Keeping your internal body temperature low can be much more effective than trying to apply cold things ...

Aug 2017 30

Small Ways to Save Big on Your Energy Bills

Posted in Efficiency, HVAC Education, Summer

Sometimes, change can seem overwhelming, especially when it comes to your home life. But, don’t fret; there are lots of little things you can do to get started on the road to bigger changes. If you make more green decisions early on (i.e. when purchasing new appliances), it can save money for years to come. Here are a few ways to save energy around your home.   Load Up Your Washer and Dryer The most efficient way to ...

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 ...

Aug 2017 16

Three Natural Cleaning Supplies That Can Improve Indoor Air Quality

Posted in HVAC Education, Summer

When was the last time you read the label on the back of your cleaning supplies? You might be surprised to learn that the even the most common cleansers are full of phosphates, chlorine, ammonia and even a few types of acid. If you clean your home regularly, you may be ingesting or inhaling toxic chemicals can lead to lung complications, irritation, and corrosion of delicate tissues in the body. Many of these supplies are ...

May 2017 31

How to Save on Your Energy Bill During Summer Vacation

Posted in Efficiency, Summer

Are you looking forward to some rest and relaxation time with your family this summer? Maybe you plan on temporarily escaping your daily routine by taking in some new scenery and enjoying some new scenery. You’re not the only one who can use a vacation – your major appliances can use a well-deserved break too. Plus, this short-lived hiatus can lead to a welcomed savings on your utility bills. Enjoy your vacation knowing you’ll be keeping ...

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