May 10, 2013

Why a System Doesn’t Perform As it Should

As we’re inching closer to summer it’s time to start thinking more about your A/C system. Improperly sized equipment can greatly effect your comfort levels as well as your operating costs. Beat the heat this summer and address these problems BEFORE A/C season begins! Al, the owner of Alps Air Conditioning & Heating, and his family are here to help!

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May 3, 2013

The Cost of Installing a New System

“So how much does it cost?” That’s the number one question a person asks when contemplating replacing their HVAC system. Many companies will give you a quote without even taking a look at your home. This is unfair and will lead to surprise costs in the end. At Alps, we do things differently. Joey explains why.

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April 26, 2013

Things You Can Do Before Calling For Service

Before spending money to have your HVAC unit serviced, Joey explains some steps you can take to see that your unit is really in need of service. If you find that your unit is still malfunctioning, that’s when it’s time to give a contractor like Alps a call.

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April 19, 2013

Preparing for High Use AC Season

Gearing up for summer? Be sure your air conditioning unit is prepared! Preventative maintenance will have your unit running at its maximum efficiency level and will safeguard against system malfunctions.

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April 12, 2013

Spring Cleaning for Your HVAC System

Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner! Time to do a little spring cleaning, including the cleaning and maintenance of your HVAC system. OCHA (The Occupational Safety & Health Administration) suggests cleaning and disinfecting your system at least twice a year. If you use your unit heavily year-round then quarterly cleanings are recommended. The best time to clean your system is right before the heavy cooling season....

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April 3, 2013

Size Matters With HVAC!

In the world of HVAC equipment, bigger isn’t always better. Allen explains the importance of properly sized equipment for the heating and cooling of your home or office building.

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March 7, 2013

Size Matters with HVAC

Proper sizing of your HVAC equipment is crucial to the performance and efficiency of the system. Bigger isn’t always better. It is essential for the HVAC contractor or technician to correctly size the unit to meet the needs of the cooling and heating load. If the unit is too large, then it will lead to reduced cycle times, which leads to reduced efficiency. Reduced efficiency leads to higher operating costs...

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February 20, 2013

5 Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill

According to the federal government’s Energy Star heating and cooling guide, the typical home produces twice the greenhouse gas emissions than the average car. This is, in large part, due to the use of heating and air conditioning in the home. To save both energy and money, here are five things you can do to help the environment and your wallet at the same time. 1)    Set Your Thermostat. Setting...

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February 14, 2013

Tips for Keeping your Heater and Air Conditioning Running Efficiently

Statistically, nearly half of every energy bill goes into heating and cooling. This is why it’s important to make wise and informed decisions regarding heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Here are three steps you can take to make your system more efficient to add to your comfort and subtract from your energy bill. Seal your heating and cooling ducts: Countless energy is wasted by forced air and heat...

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