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May 27, 2015

How Does an Air-Source Heat Pump Work?

How Does an Air-Source Heat Pump Work? A heat pump is a device that uses a small amount of energy to move heat from one location to another. They are capable of both heating and cooling a space with only one unit. This can be quite convenient for homeowners who […]
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

Stop the Spread of Germs; Purify the Air

Stop the Spread of Germs; Purify the Air Every year, cold and flu season arrives, and it usually sticks around for quite awhile. Most people tend to associate the season with cooler temperatures, but never really consider why illnesses increase during this period. It is often assumed the chances of […]
May 27, 2015

Your Furnace Needs Maintenance, Too!

Your Furnace Needs Maintenance, Too!  Most of us are content to let things go. That is, until they break. For many, this is fine until it’s their furnace and it quits working on one of the coldest nights of the year. When this happens, more often than not, it’s a […]
May 27, 2015

Why Your Furnace Might Not Be Working

Why Your Furnace Might Not Be Working When your furnace quits working, (which always seems to be during a cold snap) it can be worrisome to deal with. More often than not, when your furnace gives out, it’s usually not the heating unit that’s actually to blame, but something else that’s causing […]
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

What is a Heat Pump?

What is a Heat Pump? The climate in southern California means heating and cooling needs are more moderate than in other areas of the country. While furnaces suit many residents just fine, the more energy conscious choose heat pumps to help them stay warm in the cooler months. Sometimes referred to as […]
May 27, 2015

Preparing Your Home for the Fall

Preparing Your Home for the Fall The kids are back to school, the neighborhood pool is closed for the season and there is a hint of fall in the air. It’s hard to believe, but the transition from summer into fall is happening and cooler days will be here before […]
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

How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work?

How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work? Tankless water heaters, sometimes called instantaneous or on-demand water heaters, only heat water on an as needed basis. They’re known to help with energy savings and storage capabilities. Understanding Tankless Water Heaters Before you can understand how a tankless water heater works, it’s important to understand […]
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 […]
May 26, 2015

Cures for Common Indoor Air Quality Problems

Cures for Common Indoor Air Quality Problems It is estimated that nearly 90% of our time is spent indoors. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality can be two to five times more polluted than the air outside. Many factors contribute to this: improper ventilation; indoor sources such […]
May 26, 2015

To repair or replace: how to know when it’s time to update your system

To repair or replace: how to know when it’s time to update your system Often when thinking about replacing or repairing your furnace or air conditioning system, your decision comes down to choosing between the upfront cost of an entirely new unit, or the expense of regular upkeep and often […]
May 26, 2015

Prepare your home for spring by understanding airflow and indoor air quality

Prepare your home for spring by understanding airflow and indoor air quality Every spring we begin our traditional spring-cleaning regimen and work to rid our homes of dust and clutter. Despite our best efforts, improving our indoor air quality is a task often left unattended. This season, spring isn’t the […]