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 eye while you are away. ...

Jun 2018 06

4 Ways to Improve the Efficiency of Your HVAC System

Posted in Efficiency

Summer has arrived in Southern California, which means hot days and high energy bills. But don’t lose your cool just yet. Yes, your HVAC system usually accounts for almost half of your home’s energy costs, there are things you can do to help it run more efficiently. Keep your home cool and your wallet happy with these tips:   Change the Filter The easiest way to extend the life of your HVAC system and increase savings on your utility bill is by changing your ...

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 saying to turn your home ...

May 2018 23

5 Things to Note About Indoor Air Quality

Posted in HVAC Education, Spring

When you work in the heating and air conditioning industry, your main focus is always on the temperature aspect of the business, right? Wrong! The quality of your indoor air is just as important. Poor indoor air quality can lead to numerous detriments to your home, including discomfort, stagnant air, poor temperature control…the list goes on and on! Keep the allergens of blooming flowers and grass at bay by making indoor air quality a top priority. Here are five things to keep in ...

May 2018 16

HVAC Spring Cleaning Checklist

Posted in Spring

Spring has sprung! It’s time to dust off the grime and get ready for summer! We all get the urge during the spring to do some heavy-duty cleaning, but how often does that cleaning bug reach your HVAC system? There are a few things you should do to prepare your HVAC equipment for summer.   Mop More.  Dusting and mopping become even more important in the spring, especially if you tend to keep your windows open. Unfortunately, along with fresh air, open windows allow ...

May 2018 09

DIY: How to Change Your Furnace Filter

Posted in Heating, HVAC Education

Do you remember when you first started driving, and your parents asked you to check the car for oil? You probably didn’t know where to start. Just like young drivers, most first-time homeowners don’t know where to begin when dealing with their home’s furnace.   You may not know this, but there is a filter inside of your home’s furnace that needs to be changed on a regular basis. You also may not be aware of how vital a clean filter is ...

May 2018 02

5 Common HVAC Sounds & What They Mean for Your System

Posted in HVAC Education

Sometimes, with older HVAC units, you may be able to hear when the system starts up. But if the sound is loud enough to stop you from your latest TV show binge-watch, the problem may be more serious. When an HVAC unit is working properly, it is relatively quiet. If yours is communicating with you through a series of clangs and whistles, it may be asking for help. Listen closely to what sounds the unit is making to determine the source of ...

Apr 2018 25

The Most Common HVAC Terms & Acronyms Decoded

Posted in HVAC Education

When you call your local HVAC company, do you try to use proper terminology to explain the issue that you’re experiencing? Or do you use words like “thing-a-ma-jig” or “what-cha-ma-call-it?” Our technicians know from experience that the components and functions of HVAC systems are not common knowledge, especially for first-time homeowners. Well, customer satisfaction is our top priority. So to help out, we have compiled a list of the most common HVAC terms, acronyms, and their meanings.  We want to educate our ...

Apr 2018 17

Alps Air-Conditioning & Heating Receives Excellence Award for Outstanding Business Accomplishments from Lennox® Industries

Posted in Awards

Alps Air Conditioning & Heating, based in Anaheim, recently received the Lennox® Centurion Award from Lennox Industries, an international heating and air conditioning equipment manufacturer. Lennox’ presented the annual award to, Kathy Puig during a recent ceremony in Texas. The Lennox® Centurion Award recognizes the top 100 Lennox® residential dealerships in each Lennox® sales region for outstanding accomplishments and performance. "Earning the Lennox Centurion Award emphasizes Alps Air Conditioning & Heating’s progress as a leading marketer of residential comfort systems, who delivers ...

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 ...

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