Apr 2018 11

3 Air Conditioning Myths Disproven Before Summer Begins

Posted in HVAC Education, Summer

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 the most common air conditioning ...

Apr 2018 04

Rain, Rain, Go Away- 5 C’s To Protect Your HVAC System In A Storm

Posted in Maintenance, Spring

Many people say that California doesn’t have seasons, only sunshine. We may not have to deal with constant hail or snow, but rain does infiltrate from time to time. That’s why homeowners should take proper precautions to prepare for a storm, in order to protect their home, their family, and their HVAC system. So, what can you do to plan for stormy weather? We have compiled a simple checklist of five steps to protect your HVAC system:   Cover with Canvas When it’s pouring ...

Mar 2018 28

Small Changes That Can Make a Big Difference

Posted in Efficiency, Home Automation

Every month when you walk to the mailbox, do you hesitate because you are afraid of how high your utility bill will be that month? Don’t worry! There are small changes that you can make that will affect your monthly spending in a big way.   We know that there are companies out there that say the only way to save energy is by upgrading to high-efficiency heating and air conditioning equipment. But that is just not true. There are smaller adjustments ...

Mar 2018 21

4 HVAC Tips for Furry Family Members

Posted in HVAC Education

Family members come in all shapes, sizes, and species. If your house is home to a furry or feathery friend, there are simple things you can do to ensure that your home’s HVAC system is running smoothly, that your indoor air quality is optimal, and that your furry friends are comfortable.   Get Rid of Dander Pet dander is the microscopic flakes of skin that can be found on fur or feathers. It is one of the most common sources of allergies. ...

Mar 2018 14

Using Your HVAC System to Get the Best Sleep

Posted in Home Automation

A good night’s sleep is one of the most important things you can do to keep your health and happiness at optimum levels. If you are having trouble staying asleep or would just like to improve your nightly snooze, there are tweaks you can make to your HVAC system to help.   Making a few simple changes can improve your sleep and help you get out of bed in the morning feeling refreshed:   Cool, Calm & Collected When your body is getting ready to ...

Mar 2018 07

A/C Compressor Fail: Causes & Solutions

Posted in Air Conditioning

It seems ironic that your A/C compressor is one of the most delicate pieces of equipment in your HVAC system and also one of the most expensive to repair. That’s why it is so important to understand how to properly care for your compressor, before it makes a huge dent in your wallet.   What is an A/C Compressor? An A/C compressor is basically the “heart” of your HVAC system. If it is not working properly, your air conditioner won’t be able to ...

Feb 2018 28

What To Look For When Researching an HVAC Company

Posted in All Posts, HVAC Education

At ALPS, we pride ourselves on our outstanding relationships with customers and our ability to provide top-notch service.   Being a family owned and operated business for almost 40 years has allowed us to become close with many of our customers. We will work until the problem is solved and keep homeowners in the loop along the way, and it’s no surprise that’s why they keep coming back.   Our team has provided services to homeowners all over Orange County and assisted with countless ...

Feb 2018 24

5 Tips to Improve the Air Quality Inside Your Home

Posted in HVAC Education

Did you know that Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors? That's about 7,884 hours a year! Although we all know that we should increase our Vitamin D levels by spending time outside, sometimes it’s just too tempting to stay in and binge watch your favorite TV show. That’s why we have assembled a few tips to improve the quality of air inside your home.   Regular Replacement Add a “to-do” to your calendar at the beginning of each season to replace your ...

Feb 2018 14

How to Avoid Dust Overload

Posted in Maintenance

Air quality and HVAC services go together like peanut butter and jelly. One thing that ruins that relationship in a hurry is dust. At Alps, we recommend a regular cleaning whenever a technician is called out to service your HVAC equipment. Regular maintenance will prevent dust and debris from being able to settle. This will keep your equipment in tip-top shape and avoid any health-related issues from arising.   If you are between maintenance appointments, there are simple things you can do ...

Feb 2018 07

Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with Window Treatments

Posted in Efficiency

Window treatments can add color and style to your home, while preserving energy efficiency. Many homeowners have found that strategically using window treatments can boost their household energy efficiency savings. Use these tips to save money, while being a friend to the environment.   Functional Fabric No matter what season you are in, comfort is always important. Choosing the right fabric for drapes can help reduce the heat of summer days and the cold of harsh winter nights. One of our favorite tips is to ...

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