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 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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May 23, 2018

5 Things to Note About Indoor Air Quality

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...

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May 9, 2018

DIY: How to Change Your Furnace Filter

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...

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May 2, 2018

5 Common HVAC Sounds & What They Mean for Your System

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...

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April 25, 2018

The Most Common HVAC Terms & Acronyms Decoded

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...

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