2016 Air Conditioning Special

An American Standard Heat Pump
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Is it Getting Hot Around Here?

Skagit County is an awesome place to live. Unfortunately, our summers are getting hotter. Alpine Heating And Cooling can help - we install energy efficient, reliable air conditioning systems for customers all around Skagit county. Alpine has won the Skagit Pulse's Business Of The Year award and the Angie's List Super Service Award.

The experts at Alpine Heating And Cooling offer quality sales, service, installation and maintenance services throughout Skagit County all year round since 2003.

$100 OFF a new Air Conditioner Install in Time for Summer

Who wants to be cool and comfortable this summer?

Whether you've never enjoyed a summer with your own air conditioning, or your old unit is loud, inefficient, or on the way out, here's $100 on us toward a new, quiet, efficient AC unit.

Alpine is the Skagit Valley's Air Conditioning Expert

Alpine Heating And Cooling is the top choice for Skagit County. Alpine Heating And Cooling installs all types of HVAC equipment, from portable air conditioners found in small homes and apartments to roof AC units on large commercial buildings. No matter what the installation, we have the experience. 90% of our projects come from word of mouth from our own satisfied customers. Just check our reviews.

Lifetime Guarantee

If we install a new AC, heat pump, ductless mini split, or an entire air conditioning system, we guarantee our labor for life. If something fails because of our labor, we will come back at no charge and fix it. We also honor any equipment and/or material warranties that the manufactures or wholesalers may provide.

 

We Service What We Sell

If you are considering a new air conditioning system or a replacement of AC, heat pump, or ductless mini split system, Alpine Heating and Cooling is eager to be your full-service, full-satisfaction provider. Alpine only sells HVAC equipment that we can service and repair, unlike other companies that install equipment but rely on others to repair their installs. We know and trust the equipment we sell and install. You can rest easy knowing our years of experience went into helping you choose your HVAC equipment.

A Few Air Conditioning Installs We've Done

american standard ac in a trane furnace
York and American Standard Matchup
Rheem Air Conditioner at Subway

Big Lake

Beautiful Big Lake

One of my favorite places to install heating or cooling equipment is in the Big Lake area, a small community that is embedded into the landscape. In this particular air conditioner installation, the home overlooked Big Lake, perfect to watch the fourth of July fireworks.

Trane and American Standard

Most people don't know that Trane is actually manufactured by American Standard. Funny thing is that American Standard is a higher rated(according to consumer reports) piece of HVAC equipment than Trane. Although the brand name Trane is more recognized, they are literally the same piece of equipment.

When the AC Coil Won't Fit

In this particular application, there is simply not enough room to get the new American Standard air conditioning coil into the existing duct system. In any gas furnace application, we must install the AC coil down stream of the furnace. What to do? In an upflow application (such as this) you can either enter the furnace from the bottom or the side. Here we simply dropped the furnace down, entered the return air from the side, and added the coil onto the top of the unit.

Air Conditioner Location

While it's not that hard to figure out where to place the air conditioner, I try to avoid putting the AC near a master bedroom or near the neighbors' master bedroom. I try to avoid water spigots, clothes drier outlets, and walkways. I also try to keep as close as I can to the electrical panel. In this case, though, the panel was literally around the garage and up a slope. No problem.

A Beautiful Install

In this air conditioner installation we were able to install a matching full-cased coil onto the existing Trane furnace, run about 40' of refer lineset, and install a 13 seer American Standard air conditioner on a pre-formed pad. My customer is going to be very cool for many summers to come.

Mix and Match

York Meets American Standard

Once in a while, you have to mix and match the equipment. In this case, this York furnace and American Standard indoor coil. Usually it's because the existing furnace is fairly new - this York 80% efficiency gas furnace was only 9 months old. As long you have the proper airflow and your equipment can match up physically without causing, it will work just fine. Keep in mind you should still match up your indoor coil and air conditioner by capacities.

American "Standard" Colors

I have to admit that somehow the folks down at American Standard have picked the perfect colors for their equipment. I have yet to see one of their air conditioners or heat pumps stick out, they seem to always match up to the home. I wish the refer pipe cover would come in the same color! Well, at least its paintable.

American Standard Air Conditioner - the Best You can Get

I can not tell people enough how much I prefer American Standard over any other brand. I will install a less expensive piece of equipment IF the customer is on a budget, or American Standard simply will not match up to the existing furnace. I feel American Standard is a better built piece of equipment. That's just not my experience talking, but also consumer reports over the last 6 or so years.


 

Subway Rooftop AC Install

The Finished Subway Rooftop AC Unit

Subway Roof Top Unit Replacement

I honestly like subway sandwiches ... my favorite subway sandwich is the Subway Club with spicy mustard. But like most people, I hate being in a hot restaurant, after all sitting in a nice air conditioned space is part of enjoying your meal.

Always Overheating at Subway

Subway has had problems from the first day they opened their doors, the space was always hot and uncomfortable, especially during the summer months. Turned out the RHEEM Air Conditioning unit was slightly undersized. And at this point it had worked so hard it finally gave up. I'm surprised it took this long seeing how poorly it was installed.

Rheem to Rheem

In all my years of replacing all types of HVAC equipment around Skagit county, I have never in my wildest dreams thought I would see a roof top unit so far out of level. The installer had to be one of the luckiest guys around, considering the drain sloped towards the lower end of the unit. That being said, the reason I went back to RHEEM for a replacement was because of the foot print and weight. We try to match up as close to the same dimensions and weight as possible, saving the customer time and money.

Curb Modifications

As you can see in the photo we try to have very little roof or curb modifications as possible. If we would have added a curb adapter and or increased the size of the unit dramatically we would have pushed the limits of the engineered trusses. The trusses were designed for the weight and size of the existing unit.

Finishing Up

In this Subway Roof Top Replacement installation we where able to replace the RHEEM roof top unit with a very close match to the existing units weight and dimensions. We improved on the efficiency and were able to provide more air conditioning to the space using less energy.





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Doing Some Maintenance on a Modern HVAC Unit

Doing Some Maintenance on a Modern HVAC Unit

What Is HVAC?

HVAC which is an acronym for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, is the mechanical system that maintains a comfortable indoor air temperature.

This important role means HVAC systems are often used all day, every day without much of a break, especially in climates with intense hot or cold weather. Constant use can lead to problems, especially the following three.

Low Refrigerant

Refrigerant is a chemical which transitions from a liquid to a gas and back again to create a cooling effect. It’s possible for refrigerant to leak and, if the refrigerant level becomes too low, a host of issues besides poor air conditioner performance can result. Low refrigerant will cause your home to feel warmer than it should while your air conditioning works overtime to try to bring the temperature down. Your electricity bills will spike and condensation water will begin to leak out around your furnace. Read More

The Smartest Ways to Maintain Your HVAC System

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Regular Maintenance Extends the Life of Your Air Conditioner

Creating an HVAC maintenance plan can easily prevent issues and save you a great deal of money and misery.

If you’ve ever suffered through a week or two of chilly winter weather without heat, then you can definitely identify with the importance of keeping an HVAC system in prime condition all year long. HVAC systems are situated away from main rooms, usually in basements or back closets, which places them at risk of being forgotten until a serious problem arises.

Do Routine Maintenance Yourself

Major problems with your HVAC system should always be handled by a professional, but there are simple measures you can take to minimize the chances that a problem will even occur. First of all, make it a priority to change the filters on a regular basis. Dirty filters cause additional wear and tear, premature failure, and forces the use of more energy to do the same amount of work.

  • A clean filter dramatically improves indoor air quality. In the depths of winter and height of summer, when the system is getting it’s hardest use, changing your filter once a month is best.
  • Try setting your thermostat at more moderate temperatures. Keeping it set higher in the summer and lower in the winter means that your HVAC doesn’t have to work so hard to maintain your desired temperature, thus preventing avoidable wear and tear.
  • Make a seasonal to-do list that includes inspecting electrical connections and testing your HVAC system’s voltage, lubricating all moving parts, and inspecting the condensate drain.

When to Call the Experts

If your HVAC is having problems, you can’t handle, don’t wait to call a heating and air conditioning specialist. The longer the problem is left ignored, the worse it is likely to get. Whether it’s a leak, blown fuse, or worn contactor, all issues can be resolved by an HVAC expert so that one problem doesn’t lead to six others that drain your bank account.

Subway Roof Top Replacement

Subway Roof Top Replacement

Subway Roof Top Replacement.

I honestly like subway sandwiches ... my favorite subway sandwich is the Subway Club with spicy mustard. But like most people I hate being in a hot restaurant, after all sitting in a nice air conditioned space is part of enjoying your meal.

Always warm at Subway

Subway has had problems from the first day they opened their doors, the space was always hot and uncomfortable, especially during the summer months . Turned out the RHEEM Air Conditioning unit was slightly undersized. And at this point worked so hard it finally gave up. I'm actually surprised it took this long seeing how poorly it was installed.

 

Rheem to Rheem

In all my years of replacing all types of HVAC equipment around Skagit county I have never in my wildest dreams thought I would see a roof top unit so far out of level. The installer had to be one of the luckiest guys around, considering the drain sloped towards the lower end of the unit. That being said the reason I went back to RHEEM for a replacement was because of the foot print and weight. We try to match up as close to the same dimensions and weight as possible, saving the customer time and money.

 

Curb modifications

As you can see in the photos we try to have very little roof or curb modifications as possible. If we would have added a curb adapter and or increased the size of the unit dramatically we would have pushed the limits of the engineered trusses. The trusses originally where designed for the weight and size of the existing unit.

 

Conclusion

In this Subway Roof Top Replacement installation we where able to replace the RHEEM roof top unit with a very close match to the existing units weight and dimensions. We improved on the efficiency and we where able to provide more air conditioning to the space.

 

Subway Roof Top Replacement Curb
Subway Roof Top Replacement curb

Big Lake Air Conditioning

Big Lake Air Conditioning.

One of my favorite places to install heating or cooling equipment is in the big lake area. A small community that is imbedded into the landscape. In this particular Big Lake Air Conditioning installation the home basically over looked big lake, perfect to watch the fourth of July fireworks.

Trane And American Standard

Most people do not realize that Trane is actually manufactured by American Standard, funny thing is that American Standard is a higher rated(according to consumer reports) piece of HVAC equipment than Trane. Although the brand name Trane is more recognized they are literally the same piece of equipment.

 

When the AC coil wont fit

In this particular application there is simply not enough room to get the new American Standard air conditioning coil into the existing duct system. In any gas furnace application we must install the AC coil down stream of the furnace. What to do? Well most HVAC people know that in a upflow application (such as this) you can either enter the furnace from the bottom or the side. Here we simply dropped the furnace down, entered the return air from the side and add the coil onto the top of the unit.

 

Air Conditioner Location

Its really not that hard to figure out where to place the air conditioner, I try to avoid putting the AC near a master bedroom and or the neighbors master bedroom, I try to avoid water spigots, clothe drier outlets and or walk ways. I also try to keep as close as I can to the electrical panel. In this case though the panel was literally around the garage and up a slope.

 

Conclusion

In this Big Lake Air Conditioning installation we where able to install a matching full cased coil onto the existing Trane furnace, run about 40' of refer line set and install a 13 seer American Standard air conditioner on a preformed pad. My customer is going to be very cool this summer.

 

A Big Lake Air Conditioning add on
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Sedro Woolley Air Conditioner

Sedro Woolley Air Conditioner

Simple Sedro Woolley Air Conditioner.

This year we have sold and installed record numbers of air conditioners. In this case we actually replaced the existing gas furnace with a new American Standard furnace at the same time. Seeing how the home was fairly small the customer decided against a high efficiency furnace. In reality the difference would have only been about a 15% savings on a very small gas bill.

 American Standard Furnace

As you can see the new furnace installed right next to the washer and dryer in the utility room, nice tight fit. Seeing how it was the same efficiency there was no need for redoing the venting. We did have to cut down the existing base can to make the coil fit, everything else just got reconnected.

 

Air Conditioner Location

When it comes down to it there is a compromise when I look at the Air Conditioners location. I have to think about the refrigeration lines from the indoor coil and the high voltage lines coming from the panel. I also have to think about cosmetics, no one wants an air conditioner located in the front of their home. Overall this Sedro Woolley Air Conditioner turned out great.

American Standard Furnace
American Standard Air Conditioner

York and American Standard

York and American Standard combination

Once in awhile you mix and match the equipment, meaning the indoor coil and furnace, like this York and American Standard match up. And usually its because the existing furnace is fairly new like this York 80% gas furnace that's only 9 months old. As long you have the proper airflow and your equipment can match up physically without causing improper air flow it will work just fine. Keep in mind you should still match up your indoor coil and air conditioner.

 American Standard Color

I have to admit that somehow the folks down at American Standard have picked the perfect colors for their equipment. I have yet to see one of their air conditioners or heat pumps  stick out, they seem to always match up to the home. I wish the refer pipe cover would come in the same color, well at least its paintable.

 

American Standard Air Conditioner

I can not tell people enough how much I prefer American Standard over any other brand, usually I will install a less expensive piece of equipment IF the customer is on a budget, its a manufactured home and or American Standard simply will not match up to the existing furnace. I feel American Standard is a better built piece of equipment, that's just not my experience talking but also consumer reports over the last 6 or so years.

York gas furnace
York and American Standard

American Standard AC

Installing a American Standard AC

This older RHEEM 80% furnace has lived its life and ready for the scrap yard. In fact my customer not only wants a better quality furnace but one with a higher efficiency rating as well. And lets not forget about air conditioning.

 

American Standard fits the bill

The American Standard 95% Variable Speed 2 Stage with an American Standard air conditioner fits the bill perfectly. American Standard is IMO the best furnace on the market today, I talk to a lot of technicians as well as personally service many brands myself... hands down I really do not think you can beat the quality.

 

Install the American Standard Air Conditioner

The new American Standard furnace sits perfectly on its matching indoor coil, the new PVC venting runs up and out through the roof ... and the condensate runs into a simple condensate pump. The refer line set runs up, over and down the wall to the new AC unit. With the help of a preformed pad the AC installation happens rather quickly. In fact most of our installations take less than 8 hours.

Need a American Standard AC, Heat Pump, Furnace, Boiler or Tankless Water Heater? We install them all over Skagit county including Mount Vernon WA, Burlington WA, Anacortes, Sedro Woolley, La Conner, Stanwood WA, and on Camano Is.

Older Rheem Unit
American Standard AC coil
American Standard AC