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May 28, 2015

Upgrading to a New Unit? Don’t Ignore Your Ductwork!

Upgrading to a New Unit? Don’t Ignore Your Ductwork! If you have recently upgraded to a new energy efficient heating or cooling system, or you’re considering doing so in the near future, don’t automatically assume new equipment will be the answer to your skyrocketing energy bills. Too many homeowners overlook […]
May 28, 2015

Heating and Cooling Terms Every Homeowner Should Know

Heating and Cooling Terms Every Homeowner Should Know Being a homeowner means you sometimes have to make decisions about things you’re not so familiar with. When it comes to your home, understanding the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can be overwhelming. To help you make more educated choices […]
May 28, 2015

Upgrading to a New Unit

Upgrading to a New Unit As a homeowner, it’s likely at some point; you’ll need to consider replacing your heating or cooling unit. Making the decision to do so can be difficult because you’re likely faced with a large budgetary decision as well as a plethora of choices when it […]
May 28, 2015

If My System Is Covered Under Warranty, Why Do I Need a Maintenance Contract?

If My System Is Covered Under Warranty, Why Do I Need a Maintenance Contract? It’s not uncommon for homeowners to purchase a new furnace or air conditioner and opt out of extended warranties and maintenance contracts. Typically, naïve assumptions and misunderstandings about manufacturer warranties are the main reasons behind such […]
May 28, 2015

What to Know When Calling a Pro

What to Know When Calling a Pro Especially when you have never had the need to call a HVAC contractor before, selecting the right company can be difficult. While there are a lot of companies to choose from, how do you know you’re selecting one that is trustworthy and will […]
May 28, 2015

Thermostat Myths and the Truths Behind Them

Thermostat Myths and the Truths Behind Them For being such a little instrument, thermostats play a pretty big role in your overall comfort and the cost of heating and cooling your home. Consider the following thermostat myths and facts when you use your thermostat. Doing so may just help you maximize the […]
May 27, 2015

Eliminating the Frustrating Hot and Cold Spots

Eliminating the Frustrating Hot and Cold Spots Do you ever feel cold drafts or dramatic swings in temperature when your equipment isn’t running? Have you ever awoke sweating so much that you needed to sleep the rest of the night on the couch just to say cool? Do find it […]
May 27, 2015

Saving Money and Reducing Your Energy Bills with Service Champions

Saving Money and Reducing Your Energy Bills with Service Champions Today it’s so easy to spend more money than necessary when keeping your home comfortable. While there are many things you can do to save money on your energy costs, calling on Service Champions can help you see big savings, increased […]
May 27, 2015

Preparing Your Home for the Holidays

Preparing Your Home for the Holidays As the busy holiday season approaches, make sure your home is ready. Whether you’re expecting guests or planning to spend the holidays quietly at home, there are things you can do to stay comfortable while saving money and keeping energy costs low. We’ve compiled […]
May 27, 2015

Last Chance to Take Advantage of the HVAC Tax Credit

Last Chance to Take Advantage of the HVAC Tax Credit Federal Tax Credit Coming to a Close Soon Back in February of 2009, President Obama approved a consumer tax credit as part of the larger 2009 American Economic Recovery Act. Eligible homeowners can take advantage of this $787 billion dollar stimulus package […]
May 27, 2015

Understanding Ductwork: Answering Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding Ductwork: Answering Your Most Frequently Asked Questions What is the purpose of an air duct? An often overlooked, yet significant element in your home’s heating and cooling system is your ductwork. Without air ducts, there would be no point in having a heating or air conditioning unit. Air ducts […]
May 27, 2015

The Value of Regular Maintenance

The Value of Regular Maintenance A heating and cooling system can be a little tricky when it comes to how well it’s performing. Most homeowners don’t realize there is a performance problem with their HVAC system until it finally stops working. If nothing else, for this reason alone, it is […]
May 27, 2015

Most Common Air Conditioning Problems

Most Common Air Conditioning Problems Air conditioners seem to fail at the most inconvenient times. Usually, the reasons for failure are relatively easy to repair or can be prevented with regular maintenance. We’ve compiled a list of the most common AC problems people experience and what you can do about them. […]
May 27, 2015

Choosing a Programmable Thermostat

Choosing a Programmable Thermostat “The average household spends more than $2,200 a year on energy bills – nearly half of which goes to heating and cooling. Homeowners can save about $180 a year by properly setting their programmable thermostats and maintaining those settings.” -Energystar.gov It seems we never really think […]
May 27, 2015

10 Tips for Reducing Your Energy Bills

10 Tips for Reducing Your Energy Bills Some of us are tightening our proverbial belts while others are looking for ways to use less energy and “go green.” If you fit into one of these two categories today is your lucky day. We’ve got some great tips that are easy […]
May 26, 2015

Common Homeowner Mistakes To Avoid

Common Homeowner Mistakes To Avoid Taking the handyman approach and doing-it-yourself, or attempting to save money can certainly be a good idea from time to time, but when it comes to your home heating, cooling and ventilation system, take note of these common mistakes. You’ll avoid more costly fixes in […]
May 26, 2015

Preparing Your Home For Summer

Preparing Your Home For Summer As you put away your winter wardrobe and step into your shorts and sandals, it’s a good idea to prepare your home for the transition into the summer season, too. In Southern California, where summers are predictably hot and dry, preventative safety measures and energy […]
May 26, 2015

Are your air ducts properly sealed?

Are your air ducts properly sealed? Leaky ducts can lead to a whole host of problems. Sealing your air ducts helps to keep harmful airborne contaminants from entering the ducts and posing a risk to your health. Sealed ducts also help to conserve home heating and cooling costs by reducing unnecessary energy […]