October 25, 2017

Keeping Your Ducts in a Row: Condensation

Ductwork is often overlooked because it is hidden in the walls and ceilings of most homes. Homeowners tend to forget that the quality of your ducts can greatly impact the efficiency of your home’s HVAC system. Even if you purchase the most energy efficient system on the market, and you seal all of your home’s thresholds, that energy could quickly go to waste if you haven’t taken the time to...

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October 4, 2017

Shake It Up: Preparing Your HVAC for an Earthquake

Earthquakes are a part of life in California. While we have not recently experienced dangerous seismic activity, many other places have, which is why it is important to be prepared before a quake happens. Major earthquakes can damage a home’s foundation, walls, and roof. If there is damage to the HVAC or electrical system, homeowners without proper insurance could spend as much as $30,000 in home repairs. Although we cannot...

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September 20, 2017

How Dirty Filters Can Negatively Impact Your Home & Your Health

The negative impact of not properly maintaining your HVAC system can affect your family and your home. Filters are responsible for air quality, if they are not clean, then neither is the air in your home. By changing filters regularly, homeowners can avoid illness and expensive energy bills. Why is it Important to Change My Filters? First of all, air filters are your HVAC system’s best line of defense against...

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August 30, 2017

Small Ways to Save Big on Your Energy Bills

Sometimes, change can seem overwhelming, especially when it comes to your home life. But, don’t fret; there are lots of little things you can do to get started on the road to bigger changes. If you make more green decisions early on (i.e. when purchasing new appliances), it can save money for years to come. Here are a few ways to save energy around your home. Load Up Your Washer...

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August 23, 2017

How to Keep Your HVAC System from “Bugging Out”

Summer in Southern California brings sun, fun, and…bugs. When it heats up outside, pests look for refuge inside. Although it may be tempting to just cross your fingers and hope that they don’t choose your home as their summer hideout, ignoring pest problems can have major consequences. Many homeowners may not realize that an easy path into the heart of their home lies in the HVAC system. It is important...

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August 16, 2017

Three Natural Cleaning Supplies That Can Improve Indoor Air Quality

When was the last time you read the label on the back of your cleaning supplies? You might be surprised to learn that the even the most common cleansers are full of phosphates, chlorine, ammonia and even a few types of acid. If you clean your home regularly, you may be ingesting or inhaling toxic chemicals can lead to lung complications, irritation, and corrosion of delicate tissues in the body....

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August 2, 2017

4 Easy Ways to Enhance Your Energy Efficiency

It’s summertime and we’re all looking for simple hacks and tricks to save on our energy bills. Surprisingly, simple home improvements can help reduce the amount of energy it takes to heat and cool your home. Tired of living in an oven this summer and in an igloo during the winter months? Check out these easy ways to improve the efficiency of your home and save big on your energy...

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July 19, 2017

How to Choose the Right Air Filter for Your HVAC Unit

So, you’re walking down the heating and cooling aisle of your local home improvement store and all you want to do is purchase a new air filter. Overwhelmed by the myriad of options? Most of our customers are in the same boat. From flat to pleated to reusable, how are you supposed to know which option is the best one for your HVAC system? We’ve packaged together some helpful tips...

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June 28, 2017

3 Home Cooling Myths Every Alps Customer Should Avoid

We know the answer to this question, but we’re asking it anyway. What is your least favorite part about summertime? The most popular answer from Alps customers is skyrocketing energy bills. While there are lots of tips and tricks out there to conserve energy and save money, sometimes things seem too good to be true. Stop getting suckered into believing popular HVAC myths and urban legends your read online. Here...

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June 21, 2017

Top Questions You Should Ask Your HVAC Contractor

Replacing your air conditioner is one of the largest investments you will make as a homeowner. Repairs can also become costly – especially as your system ages. This doesn’t mean an aging HVAC unit requires a complete overhaul at the present moment. Here are some important questions you should ask your HVAC contractor before you decide to repair or replace your unit: Should I repair or replace my system? We...

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