March 21, 2018

4 HVAC Tips for Furry Family Members

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...

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March 14, 2018

Using Your HVAC System to Get the Best Sleep

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...

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March 7, 2018

A/C Compressor Fail: Causes & Solutions

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...

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February 28, 2018

What To Look For When Researching an HVAC Company

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...

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February 24, 2018

5 Tips to Improve the Air Quality Inside Your Home

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...

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February 14, 2018

How to Avoid Dust Overload

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...

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February 7, 2018

Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency with Window Treatments

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...

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January 31, 2018

Proper Insulation Can Save You Money

Homeowners will go to great lengths to save money. Adding extra layers, investing in electric blankets, there are countless options. But, one solution that is often forgotten is improving your home’s insulation. Your HVAC system is an energy hog, especially when temperatures are extreme. If you are looking for a cost-effective way to save money on your monthly utility bills, improving your home’s insulation is one of your best options....

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January 24, 2018

Three S’s That Prevent Your Thermostat from Reading Accurately

It’s another beautiful day in Southern California. Outside the sun is shining and the birds are singing. But inside, it feels more like a cold night in December. If your thermostat displays a reading of 75 degrees, but it feels more like 65 degrees, it may be time for an inspection. There are several factors that can affect the accuracy of your thermostat. As the temperature gatekeeper, it is the...

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January 17, 2018

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Home Heating Bill in Check

We still haven’t been able to escape the cold, winter weather. Which means, many homeowners will be turning up the heat on their thermostats before thinking about how much money they are burning on heating costs. We don’t want you to lose sleep with frozen toes, but we also don’t want your furnace to work through the night heating your home. To combat high utility bills and avoid being left...

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