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May 31, 2015

Air Duct Sealing: Are Your Ducts Wasting Your Money?

Air Duct Sealing: Are Your Ducts Wasting Your Money? According to the EPA, in the average home about 20% of the air that moves through your ducts is lost due to leaks, holes and poor connections. This results in decreased system efficiency and costs you money on your monthly energy […]
May 31, 2015

How to Tell if Your Air Ducts are Leaking Money

How to Tell if Your Air Ducts are Leaking Money According to research done by Pacific, Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), “faulty duct work accounts for more than 25 percent of the heating loss in an average California home. That means dollars out of your pocket.” It doesn’t matter how energy efficient […]
May 30, 2015

Is a Heating & Air Conditioning Maintenance Agreement Right for You?

Is a Heating & Air Conditioning Maintenance Agreement Right for You? For most Southern California homeowners, the heating and cooling system is something that is only thought of when a problem arises. As the old saying goes, “out of sight, out of mind.” So it’s only logical that you have […]
May 30, 2015

Are You Making These Costly Energy Efficiency Mistakes in Your Home?

Are You Making These Costly Energy Efficiency Mistakes in Your Home? It’s tempting to take a laidback approach to your home’s energy efficiency. Many people in the Southern California area feel that “energy efficiency” is the same as “going green” and doesn’t give them any immediate reward. However, being energy […]
May 30, 2015

Service Champions Walks for Autism Awareness for 3rd Consecutive Year

Service Champions Walks for Autism Awareness for 3rd Consecutive Year About three years ago, the founder and president of Service Champions, Leland Smith, found out his great-nephew, Caleb, had been diagnosed with autism. While the news initially came as a difficult surprise for Smith and his extended family, they soon […]
May 30, 2015

Choosing an Air Filter Without Sacrificing Your Heater or Air Conditioner

Choosing an Air Filter Without Sacrificing Your Heater or Air Conditioner If you have ever visited the air filter aisle at your local Home Depot or Lowe’s, you have, no doubt, witnessed the variety of filters available. Many claim to improve your home’s indoor air quality by removing more and smaller airborne […]
May 30, 2015

5 Service Champions Guarantees: We Put Our Money Where Our Mouth Is

5 Service Champions Guarantees: We Put Our Money Where Our Mouth Is At Service Champions, we whole-heartedly believe that we are a service company first and an air conditioning and heating company second. We are here to serve you and it is so much a part of who we are […]
May 30, 2015

What Is ENERGY STAR?

What Is ENERGY STAR? As energy prices soar and the movement to be green continues to gain momentum, Southern California homeowners are continually looking for ways to be more energy efficient. From televisions to refrigerators and air conditioners, you want the most efficient appliances for your home. However, it can […]
May 30, 2015

How Replacing Your Home’s Ducts Saves You Money

How Replacing Your Home’s Ducts Saves You Money When we talk to Southern California homeowners about upgrading to newer, more efficient air conditioners, heat pumps and furnaces, one thing we always bring to their attention is their ductwork. Whether you realize it or not, your ducts play a very large part in […]
May 29, 2015

Ceiling Fans: Cutting Your Air Conditioning Costs With The Right Rotation

Ceiling Fans: Cutting Your Air Conditioning Costs With The Right Rotation   Through the years, we have found that the discussion of the direction of a ceiling fan’s rotation can lead to a lengthy argument full of opinions. Should it be counter-clockwise or clockwise. And when a fan is spinning […]
May 29, 2015

How to Keep the Air Conditioning Repairman Away

How to Keep the Air Conditioning Repairman Away You have likely heard the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, but do you know what to do to keep the air conditioning repairman away? While eating fruit won’t do the trick, there are several things you can do […]
May 29, 2015

How Your Thermostat Can Save You Over $180 a Year

How Your Thermostat Can Save You Over $180 a Year There is an easy way to save more than $180 a year on your air conditioning and heating costs and it is probably already hanging on a wall in your home. The little box that controls your home’s temperature is […]
May 29, 2015

When to Replace: Interpreting Your Air Conditioner’s Signs

When to Replace: Interpreting Your Air Conditioner’s Signs As the Orange County and Southern California air conditioning experts, we have maintained, serviced, repaired, and installed countless air conditioning units. This extensive experience has given us an unfair advantage over other companies when it comes to being able to know what […]
May 29, 2015

3 Decisions To Make Before Installing Additional Attic Insulation

3 Decisions To Make Before Installing Additional Attic Insulation Did you know that many homes in Southern California could reduce their energy costs by 10% by sealing their ducts and increasing the amount of insulation in the attic? Here are three key decisions you must make before installing additional attic insulation in […]
May 29, 2015

Use These 7 Awesome Online Tools To Reduce Your Cooling Costs

Use These 7 Awesome Online Tools To Reduce Your Cooling Costs Summer is a time of increasing heat and increasing cooling costs. We have already touched on ways to save on energy with green heating and cooling options as well as how a two-stage air conditioner can be much more efficient than an old […]
May 29, 2015

Selecting Your Air Conditioner: Single-Stage vs. Two-Stage

Selecting Your Air Conditioner: Single-Stage vs. Two-Stage Air conditioners come in a variety of brands, capacities, and sizes. And while there are a number of important choices to be made when selecting a new air conditioner for your southern California home, deciding between single-stage and two-stage can be the most […]
May 29, 2015

Green Heating and Air Conditioning Options for Your Home

Green Heating and Air Conditioning Options for Your Home We believe in being good stewards of the earth and our resources. That’s why at Service Champions we are committed to helping you reduce your carbon footprint and save money with our green air conditioning and heating options for your home. […]
May 29, 2015

What Is SEER and Why Does It Matter?

What Is SEER and Why Does It Matter? If you have ever shopped for a new air conditioner or heat pump, you may have come across SEER. While many Southern California homeowners know the SEER of the cooling system they purchase is significant, they don’t fully understand what it is […]