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June 1, 2015

Why the Air Conditioner May Give You a Sore Throat

Why the Air Conditioner May Give You a Sore Throat AC And Sore Throat Heating and air conditioning has become so ubiquitous that we oftentimes do not give a second thought to their importance and effect on comfort and lifestyle—until we experience discomfort of any kind. Dry air, dirty air, […]
June 1, 2015

MERV Ratings on Your Air Conditioning And Heating Systems

MERV Ratings on Your Air Conditioning And Heating Systems What Are MERV Ratings? Most Filters come with a MERV rating. This number is important in determining the efficiency of the filter. MERV stands for minimum efficiency reporting value and measures how well the air filter removes particles from the air […]
June 1, 2015
How to Protect Your Home Against Microbiological Growth

How to Protect Your Home Against Microbiological Growth

How to Protect Your Home Against Microbiological Growth The basic function of air conditioning is a heat transfer. Whether you’re trying to cool or heat your home air, heat and moisture are added and subtracted from the air supply in order to achieve a comfortable temperature. Condensation is the process […]
June 1, 2015

Beat Allergy Season with High Quality Indoor Air

Beat Allergy Season with High Quality Indoor Air The start of autumn is a turn for the worse for people with allergies. The winds pick up speed, trees and flowers start to shed and soon enough, you find yourself sneezing and coughing. Though outdoor climate may be to blame for […]
May 31, 2015

What is the Difference Between EER and SEER?

What is the Difference Between EER and SEER? If you are looking for a new air conditioner for your Southern California home, you have probably seen both EER and SEER numbers for different air conditioning makes and models. These two measurements are the same in that they both measure air conditioner’s energy efficiency. Yet […]
May 31, 2015

Are You Poisoning Your Family’s Air With These Common Household Products?

Are You Poisoning Your Family’s Air With These Common Household Products? Spring is here, and with it comes everyone’s (not so) favorite activity: spring cleaning! But as you’re eliminating all that dust and those funky odors, be careful that you’re not making your air worse with man-made chemicals. Here’s a […]
May 31, 2015

How Your Energy Efficient Home Could be Making Your Allergy Symptoms Worse

How Your Energy Efficient Home Could be Making Your Allergy Symptoms Worse It’s springtime in Southern California and that means your allergy symptoms have likely already begun. And while it may seem your house should be a shelter from the many allergens outside, your energy efficient home could actually be […]
May 31, 2015

5 Sources of Major Pollutants That Ruin Your Home’s Air Quality

5 Sources of Major Pollutants That Ruin Your Home’s Air Quality Did you know that the air inside your home is more dangerous than the air outside? In fact, indoor air can be two to five times – and sometimes up to 100 times – more polluted than outdoor air. […]
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 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 29, 2015

4 Indoor Air Quality Facts You Need to Know

4 Indoor Air Quality Facts You Need to Know Indoor air pollution is a growing and disturbing trend in many homes and businesses throughout Southern California. As buildings are built more and more airtight for energy efficiency, your home loses natural ventilation and traps indoor pollutants inside your home. This […]
May 29, 2015

Your Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist

Your Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist It’s springtime in Southern California and that means warmer weather and spring cleaning are in full swing. While you’re cleaning your home and preparing for summer, don’t forget about the outside of your home, as well. The four items on our outdoor spring cleaning checklist […]
May 29, 2015

Allergy Symptoms? Blame Your Home’s Poor Indoor Air Quality

Allergy Symptoms? Blame Your Home’s Poor Indoor Air Quality As our mild winter gives way to our already-warm spring, you could be finding yourself with uncomfortable allergy symptoms. Because of such an uncharacteristically warm winter, pollen and dust levels are higher than normal, and those irritants could be making their […]
May 29, 2015

A Home Air Filter Buying Guide for Your HVAC System

A Home Air Filter Buying Guide for Your HVAC System There are many different types, brands, shapes and sizes of home air filters. If you don’t know what you are looking for, surveying your options can be confusing and overwhelming. We’ve compiled a list of the types of home air […]