February 19, 2019

Which Areas in Your Home Need More Ventilation?

Your HVAC system doesn’t just keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. One of the most important functions of your HVAC system is air ventilation and regeneration. Poor ventilation leads to respiratory problems and discomfort. It allows mold to grow in damp spaces and could endanger your family’s health. A quality HVAC system with good ventilation removes toxins and dangerous elements from your indoor air and...

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February 7, 2019

5 HVAC Sounds That Should Be Investigated

Ideally, your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system should be silent. When the system starts getting loud or starts to sound like it’s in terrible pain, it may be time to call our professionals at of Anaheim, CA. Here are the five sounds you should be on the alert for: 1. Squeals From an Oil Furnace This can mean that the motor that drives the air blower is low on...

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July 24, 2018

Balancing Temperature Differences in Your Home

When you walk into your kitchen, is the temperature the same as the rest of the house? What about your bedroom? Are their places in your home where you notice a significant temperature difference? If you are constantly searching for the perfect temperature by adjusting your thermostat every time you walk into a room, there is a better solution. Let’s review some simple ways to reach a balanced temperature throughout...

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July 18, 2018

How to Check the Age of Your HVAC Unit

We are already a few weeks into summer and the heat is on! In order to keep your home and family comfortable, you may be running your air conditioner non-stop. But will it last the whole summer? In older homes, it may seem like it takes hours for air from the A/C to feel cool, especially when the weather is hot. Unfortunately, if your unit’s efficiency has slowed, it may...

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July 12, 2018

Create Your Own Non-Toxic Cleaning Products at Home

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...

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July 5, 2018

Teach Your Kids the Three R’s of Going Green

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...

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June 27, 2018

Choosing the Right Air Filter for Your Home

At ALPS, we always remind our customers about the importance of regularly changing their air filters. But, we have heard that many customers feel overwhelmed when they are actually walking down the aisle of their local hardware store. Flat, pleated, reusable? How are homeowners supposed to know which option to purchase for their specific HVAC system? We’ve come up with a few notes about the most common types of air...

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June 21, 2018

At-Home HVAC Projects to Avoid at All Costs

After escaping the confines of apartment life, many new homeowners will search the Internet for home improvement ideas. But owning a home means it’s more important than ever to stay on budget. Some may try their hand at DIY projects to keep the cost of home improvement low. But, many new homeowners don’t realize that some projects could do more harm than good. Air Balancing at Home Air balancing is...

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June 13, 2018

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

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...

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June 6, 2018

4 Ways to Improve the Efficiency of Your HVAC System

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...

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