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May 31, 2015

Proud Sponsor of Autism Speaks

Proud Sponsor of Autism Speaks Service Champions Walk Now for Autism Speaks On November 16, 2013 at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Service Champions joined thousands of friends and families in support of autism awareness. Walk Now is an annual walk put on by Autism Speaks, a proactive […]
May 31, 2015

The Ultimate Guide to Lowering Your Air Conditioning Bills: Part 3

The Ultimate Guide to Lowering Your Air Conditioning Bills: Part 3 Well, you made it, the final part of our guide to keep more money to yourself so you can buy yourself something nice. Part 1 focused on easy, simple tasks around your home to make your home more energy efficient. […]
May 31, 2015

The Ultimate Guide to Lowering Your Air Conditioning Bills: Part 2

The Ultimate Guide to Lowering Your Air Conditioning Bills: Part 2 In our last blog post, we talked about how you have tons of control over your air conditioning bill during the summer. This time, it’s all about getting your ducts in a row–your air ducts, that is. Your air ducts […]
May 31, 2015

The Ultimate Guide to Lowering Your Air Conditioning Bills: Part 1

The Ultimate Guide to Lowering Your Air Conditioning Bills: Part 1 Summer is finally here in Southern California. And with it comes high energy bills as you strive to stay cool.  Oh joy. But, hey, you don’t have to sit back and take it. You have more control over your […]
May 31, 2015

Does My Central Air Conditioner Need More Refrigerant?

Does My Central Air Conditioner Need More Refrigerant? Summer is here! So you’ll be using your A/C more and more to keep you and your family nice and cold. One of the concerns we hear from people is, “Does my central air conditioner need more refrigerant?” Well, to answer that question let’s […]
May 31, 2015

Why Duct Tape Should Never be Used to Seal Air Ducts

Why Duct Tape Should Never be Used to Seal Air Ducts “Of all the things we tested, only duct tape failed. It failed reliably and often quite catastrophically,” That was the result of a test from Berkeley Lab to see which sealants properly sealed air ducts. “Surely that can’t be!” you’re thinking, […]
May 31, 2015

3 Easy Tasks You Can Do Now That Will Lower Your Air Conditioning Bills This Summer

3 Easy Tasks You Can Do Now That Will Lower Your Air Conditioning Bills This Summer It’s springtime in Southern California, which means the cold weather is behind us and warmer weather is quickly approaching. While you enjoy the beautiful spring weather, here are three easy home maintenance tasks you […]
May 31, 2015

3 Surprising Tools You Can Use to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

3 Surprising Tools You Can Use to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient When you think of tools, you most likely think of items like a hammer and screwdriver. But a tool is anything you can use to accomplish a particular task. We’ve already covered some online tools you can use […]
May 31, 2015

How Your HVAC System Can Get Your Home Sold Faster and For More Money

How Your HVAC System Can Get Your Home Sold Faster and For More Money It’s a seller’s market in the Southern California area – prices are rising and demand is surging. But even in a seller’s market, you can help your home stand out, get sold faster and for more money. Here are […]
May 31, 2015

Maintaining your Home AC Unit

Maintaining your Home AC Unit   If you haven’t noticed already, the season of spring is upon us, and it’s a good time to start thinking about preparing your home’s air conditioning unit for steady use. Southern California summers have proven how unforgiving they can be, so if comfort, cost, […]
May 31, 2015

How a Well-Landscaped Yard Can Cut Your Home’s Heating and Cooling Costs

How a Well-Landscaped Yard Can Cut Your Home’s Heating and Cooling Costs We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about how you can improve your Southern California home’s energy efficiency. But one topic we haven’t yet covered is how properly landscaping your yard can actually cut your heating and […]
May 31, 2015

Is Your Air Conditioner Spreading the Flu and Mold in Your Home?

Is Your Air Conditioner Spreading the Flu and Mold in Your Home? Your air conditioner keeps you cool at a cost (and we don’t mean your cooling bill). After cooling your home for awhile, mold and other bacteria can grow on the cooling coils. That means every time you turn on your […]
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 […]