April 19, 2017

3 Air Conditioning Myths Refuted in Time for Summer

As summer arrives with brutally hot temperatures, we begin to rely heavily on air conditioning. With 90-degree days looming on the horizon, we understand the importance of ensuring your home remains comfortable without breaking your budget. Here are some refuted air conditioning myths that will help keep cool air in your home and more money in your pocket: Your home will cool faster by lowering the thermostat Most central air...

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August 3, 2016

How To Keep Your Dog Cool In The Summer Heat

The dog days of summer (pun intended), can really take its toll on everyone, especially our furry best friends. That’s why it is as important as ever to make sure you are doing your best to ensure that your pets are kept cool, happy, and healthy during the summer heat! Below are the some of the best ways to keep your dogs cool: Avoid walking on extremely hot asphalt: Because...

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July 6, 2016

Free Ways to Save Money This Summer

Has your electric bill skyrocketed this month? With one heatwave behind us and another sure to follow, many Southern Californians are watching their monthly expenses rising along with the temperatures. While air conditioning simply isn’t an option for many residents, there are free and low-cost ways to reduce your air conditioning costs this summer. Fill Up the Fridge Believe it or not, keeping your refrigerator well stocked helps you save...

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June 15, 2016

Six Tips for Getting Your HVAC System Ready for the Summer Heat

This year, May-gray has certainly transitioned into June-gloom, leaving many Southern California residents bathed in cool pre-summer temperatures. Before we know it, the hot temperatures are going to arrive, and we’re going to be scurrying to our thermostats to turn on the cool air. What happens if the cool air doesn’t arrive? Instead of waiting for the hottest weather to get here, now is the time to prepare your HVAC...

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March 23, 2016

Preparing Your Home For Vacation

As spring break nears and summer being just a few months away, many families and friends are starting to plan vacations. It is important to take precautions before leaving town for a week or two to ensure appliances in your home are not still running and thereby adding to your energy bill while you are away. Unplug Phantom Wasters When we are at home, we use our appliances every day....

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April 28, 2015

How to Stay Cool Without Using the A/C

With increasing temperatures often comes increasing A/C costs – but that does not always have to be the case. The sun may be out, but there are alternatives to turning on your costly A/C system. Below are a few tips that will be easy on your pocketbook while keeping your home cool during the hotter days: 1. Turn on your fans A few well-placed fans can do wonders to create...

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April 16, 2015

HVAC Tips for the Summer Season

Reminder for all you homeowners out there: The best time to schedule an inspection for your HVAC system is before the high temperatures of summer come around. So, while you’re doing some spring cleaning this month, think about getting a check-up for your hardworking HVAC system as well! Here are a few tips you can follow to get the most out of your HVAC system this summer. 1. Check your filters...

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July 31, 2014

Summer Savings with Alps

It’s an exciting time of year for us.  With the weather hot, we are busy helping people stay cool and comfortable in their homes, and helping them save money on their energy bills as a result. Additionally, with the OC Fair in full swing, we have been busy at our booth talking to people about their HVAC needs and helping them understand the benefits of upgrading to a more energy...

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July 16, 2014

Why You Need to Change Your Air Filter

With Summer in full swing and some warm days behind us, it’s likely that you’ve been running your AC system for at least a month now.  You know what that means, right?  It means you need to change your air filter. It’s important to change your air filter every 30 to 60 days for two reasons: It keeps your air clean and keeps your system running efficiently.  Here’s why: Keeps...

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July 12, 2014

4 Ways to Avoid Using Your Air Conditioner

When it’s warm out, it’s tempting to use your air conditioner in your home all the time.  But even with the most efficient of AC units, that can leave you with some expensive utility bills.  Here are some ways to keep your air conditioner off, but still keep as cool as possible. Keep Windows Closed During the Day This might seem counter-intuitive, but keeping your windows closed will keep your...

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