November 20, 2013

What to Check if your Heater Doesn’t Turn On

It’s the first really cold day of the year, your house is chilly, and it’s time to turn on the heat. You flip on the furnace but after a few minutes you realize . . . nothing is happening! Before you call in an HVAC repair man there are a few things to check that might be preventing your heating system from turning on. Check the Thermostat What seems like...

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November 15, 2013

Choosing the Right Air Filtration System for Your Home

Sometimes, your standard one-inch think air filter just doesn’t cut it.  Maybe you have allergies, maybe you have a sick family member or maybe you just want to have cleaner air! Whatever your reason, if you want to have cleaner air in your home, there are several options to choose from to help filter your air and keep it clean. Media Filter If you are interested in filtering out more...

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November 6, 2013

Heating Your Home With the Sun

November means we’re starting to have some chilly days in California, but it also means the sun is still shining brightly. You don’t need solar panels or fancy technology to use the sun to heat your home. Being smart about which window blinds to open and close is an easy way to harness the oldest clean energy there is: sunlight. To heat your home effectively, simply follow the sun. Open...

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October 30, 2013

How to Choose a Thermostat for Your Home

With so many options of thermostats in today’s market, how will you choose which is best for your home? In the video below, Joey Gibellino, Project Manager at Alps Air Conditioning & Heating, explains the difference between a basic thermostat and a programmable thermostat such as the products of Honeywell, a proud partner of Alps. Joey describes homeowner benefits like saving energy, comfort and convenience. In the next video, Joey...

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October 24, 2013

Good Versus Bad Ductwork

When it comes to your HVAC system, it’s important to know the difference between good ductwork and bad ductwork.  Most contractors install cheap and basic ductwork.  The problem with this is that the insulation cracks and falls apart pretty quickly, which exposes the actual duct.  If you are running the AC, for example, the cool air from your duct will warm up before it gets into your home, causing you...

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October 17, 2013

Three Ways to Keep the Air in Your Home Clean

Air inside a home isn’t naturally circulated the way that it is outside. This is especially true in the winter when most of us keep our windows shut against the cold. Because of this, harmful molds and mildews, bacteria, and allergens can build up in the air that you and your family breathe. Here are three solutions to clean the air in your home and keep your family healthy and...

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October 11, 2013

The Care and Keeping of Your Furnace

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...

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October 4, 2013

Maintenance for Your Heating System in the Fall

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...

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September 27, 2013

The 411 on the Duct Systems and Vents in Your Home

The HVAC system is like the heart of your home. It pumps cold or hot air to regulate temperature and comfort levels. Because it is so crucial, it is important to know the different parts of the system that makes your home a comfortable place. In this demonstration, Allen teaches us all about the different duct systems and vents found in the home!

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September 20, 2013

Introducing the Nest Learning Thermostat

There’s a new thermostat on the market and Alps has got it! It’s the Nest Learning Thermostat and it is a product that can save you money and energy. Kathy introduces this product in this short clip and, for more information, check out their website at http://nest.com/. Feel free to call us with any questions about the Nest or to have us install one in your home today!

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