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March 4, 2016
Hornet’s Nest No Match For Andrew!

Hornet’s Nest No Match For Andrew!

When Service Champions technician Andrew arrived at a customer’s home in Fountain Valley, he noticed a hornet’s nest about 25 feet up, right at the peak of the house, directly above the front door. When he pointed it out to the customer, she was understandably alarmed. She also must have […]
March 4, 2016
How to Protect Your Home Against Microbiological Growth

How to Protect Your Home Against Microbiological Growth

How Your AC System Works In order to defend your home from microbiological growth, you need to understand how your central air system works.  The air conditioner is made of two major components. The first component is the condenser unit, the large box that sits outside in the backyard. The […]
March 4, 2016
Thorny Problem Is Solved With A Little String… And A Big Heart

Thorny Problem Is Solved With A Little String… And A Big Heart

When Service Champions technician Robert arrived at customer’s home in Alhambra for a heater tune-up, he noticed a huge cactus—about 6 feet tall—laying on the ground on its side in the front yard. Since it had been windy and had just rained, he figured that it had probably just fallen […]
February 18, 2016
Customer Can’t Believe He’ll Rake, But Technician Refuses To “Leave” Until This Deed Is Done

Customer Can’t Believe He’ll Rake, But Technician Refuses To “Leave” Until This Deed Is Done

Leaves, leaves, everywhere. That’s what Service Champions technician Dan saw as walked to his customer’s door. When he casually mentioned the leaves, the homeowner said that she really wanted to get to it, but well… she was just so busy all the time. Between working from home on her real […]
February 18, 2016
‘Technician-In-Training’ Turns This Doubter Into A Raving Fan

‘Technician-In-Training’ Turns This Doubter Into A Raving Fan

  When Service Champions technician-in-training Edwin and his experienced technician partner Greg showed up at a customer’s home for a tune-up, they were greeted with doubt. “Why are there two of you?” the homeowner asked, with apprehension creeping into her voice. “Ma’am, I’m in training,” Edwin told her. “I hope […]
February 18, 2016
“Oh, I Thought That Was Just A Way Of Marketing”

“Oh, I Thought That Was Just A Way Of Marketing”

  Many of our customers are already familiar with ‘Good Deeds For Free’ – after all, it’s in radio ads, on our trucks, and a part of our website. But even with all the positive stories, some customers think it’s just a marketing gimmick, and not really a fundamental part […]
February 18, 2016
Who’ll Stop The Rain? This Service Champions Technician!

Who’ll Stop The Rain? This Service Champions Technician!

  Service Champions technician Javier had just finished a tune-up and was getting ready to go. The customer was happy the tune-up was done… but she asked if Javier might be able to look at a spot on her living room ceiling. She pointed to a growing water spot and […]
February 15, 2016
Technician Kicks This Fire Hazard To The Curb, Despite Allergies

Technician Kicks This Fire Hazard To The Curb, Despite Allergies

  Service Champions technician Eric had just finished a tune-up on a customer’s furnace in Hacienda Heights and was on his way out the door when he noticed something that concerned him. It was the 2nd week of January, and the customer’s Christmas tree was still up, and looked as […]
February 8, 2016
Do you have a blank thermostat?

Do you have a blank thermostat?

Reasons For A Blank Thermostat   When you have a blank thermostat, an overlooked explanation is that it has simply run out of power. Typically, battery-powered thermostats give some sort of indication about battery life, in the form of a message on the screen or as a colored light. If […]
January 26, 2016
5 Smart Ways To Keep Your Home Warm

5 Smart Ways To Keep Your Home Warm

How To Keep Your House Warm For Less Whether you’re looking to cut back on expenses or conserve energy resources, there are plenty of smart and economical ways to keep your home warm for less. From changing the way you use your central air system to DIY sealing, learn to […]
January 18, 2016
Is My Furnace The Right Size For My Home?

Is My Furnace The Right Size For My Home?

Is My Furnace The Right Size?   Is my furnace the right size? Finding the right furnace for your home is important to high quality heating and air conditioning. The correct furnace keeps your utility bills manageable while elevating home comfort. Most homeowners think the bigger the furnace, the better […]
January 15, 2016
Why is my Furnace / Heater Not Hot Enough?

Why is my Furnace / Heater Not Hot Enough?

Why is My Heater Not Hot Enough?   There can be several reasons why your heater is not hot enough. Many of those reasons involve low-level furnace maintenance or negligence that can be alleviated with one visit from your favorite HVAC contractors.   How Heating Works Contrary to popular belief, […]
January 8, 2016
Why is my Furnace and Air Conditioning Making Weird Noises?

Why is my Furnace and Air Conditioning Making Weird Noises?

Furnace Noises Central air systems house many complex mechanical components inside of the furnace and air conditioner. There are multiple motors, shafts, cages, wheels and coils that work together in order to produce the air conditioning that both heats and cools your home. When you notice your central air system […]
January 6, 2016
Candles and Their Effect on Air Quality

Candles and Their Effect on Air Quality

Candles make their way into almost every American household, whether reserved for special holidays and celebrations or everyday décor. Unfortunately, with the use of candles, indoor air quality is sure to decline. Candles and other home cleaning supplies, from detergents to soaps to air fresheners, all release irritants into the […]
December 28, 2015
Thinking of adding Insulation to your home?

Thinking of adding Insulation to your home?

Why Homeowners Use Insulation   Insulation is a part of a complete approach to heating and air conditioning service and more and more homeowners are opting for insulation in an eco-conscious effort. Insulation is completed in the attic. From a heating and air conditioning perspective, the attic is an interesting space […]
December 17, 2015
Why is Air Dry in the Winter?

Why is Air Dry in the Winter?

Of the few colder months of California, most of it is spent indoors protected by the convenience of fireplaces and heating. Even though the home is kept warm, the air is also noticeably dry. If you want to know why air is dry during the winter, read on. Why is […]
December 14, 2015
How My Furnace Works

How My Furnace Works

Keeping the home warm when the weather grows cold and windy is essential to protecting your health and comfort. The furnace of your central air system works to provide ample heating and deserves proper care and attention in order to continue to deliver high quality. If you’re wondering “how does […]
December 7, 2015
Why You Need to Check Your Furnace

Why You Need to Check Your Furnace

Heating Maintenance   The central air system is one of the most useful appliances in your home. It keeps you warm during the winter and cool during the summer. It can even clean the air inside of your home, raising indoor air quality. While the furnace and air conditioner work […]
October 28, 2015
Why Is My Furnace Making A Squealing, Clicking, Rattling Noise

Why Is My Furnace Making A Squealing, Clicking, Rattling Noise

What Are Those Noises From Your Furnace?   Throughout the lifespan of your central air system, your furnace can produce an array of mysterious noises that cause concern or bother. Specific noises detail underlying problems within the furnace. Identifying the cause can help you and your preferred HVAC technician to […]
October 21, 2015
What Do Central Air Filters Do?

What Do Central Air Filters Do?

Your Home Air Filter The health of your home air and central air system depends on the filter you use. Not only do air filters work to remove particles from the air stream, but they also protect the equipment itself from irreparable damage. Airborne Particles Inside the House Invisible to […]
October 19, 2015
How to Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

How to Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Detection Our homes should be a place of comfort and safety. From superior air conditioning and heating for high indoor air quality to the stain-proof paint that covers the walls, we make thoughtful choices to create a climate we enjoy. Carbon monoxide is most infamous as the dangerous […]
May 22, 2018
Technician Makes Sure This Homeowner Will Get A Good Night’s Sleep

Technician Makes Sure This Homeowner Will Get A Good Night’s Sleep

The homeowner in Fullerton had spent the day removing clothes from his closet and putting them on his bed and then taking down the closet rack. He did this so Service Champions technician Dean would be able to get to the attic – the access point was right through the […]
May 22, 2018
This Technician Lends A Hand With Some Heavy Lifting

This Technician Lends A Hand With Some Heavy Lifting

Service Champions technician Joey was finishing up a tune-up at an Orange home when a truck pulled up. The homeowner’s sister was there with items she had cleaned out of their mother’s home. They took a few things in, but then Joey saw them struggling together with a heavy brown […]
May 22, 2018
Air Conditioning Systems That Receive Maintenance Are Different

Air Conditioning Systems That Receive Maintenance Are Different

Air Conditioning Systems What difference does maintenance make for air conditioning systems? More than most may expect. While homeowners are often wary of any unnecessary services, HVAC maintenance is a practical solution to most, if not all, problems homeowners experience with their air conditioning systems. Air Conditioning Systems That Receive […]
May 21, 2018
What’s the Best Air Filter For Home?

What’s the Best Air Filter For Home?

Best Air Filter For Home Today’s HVAC technology has created some of the most efficient, smart and technically advanced air filters ever. With all the choices available, it makes it tougher for homeowners to decide, what’s the best air filter for home? While some homeowners are ahead of the curve, […]
May 10, 2018
This Good Deed Has A Nice Ring To It

This Good Deed Has A Nice Ring To It

Service Champions technician Jamison was at a home in Long Beach and was talking with the friendly homeowner. “He was great – he was a retired surgeon,” Jamison said. “He stayed with me the entire tune-up to talk with me and get to know me.” Near the end of the […]
May 10, 2018
Our Technician Sees A Problem… And Our Technician Solves A Problem

Our Technician Sees A Problem… And Our Technician Solves A Problem

At Service Champions, we train our technicians to carefully identify HVAC problems, and to solve those problems for our clients. But that mindset also works for Good Deeds For Free… and sometimes for people who aren’t even our clients! That’s exactly what happened when Service Champions technician Bohn was on […]
May 10, 2018
How Home Heater Maintenance Protects Your Home

How Home Heater Maintenance Protects Your Home

How Home Heater Maintenance Home heater maintenance is one of the most popular heater services. While it is not as necessary as the repair, it does prevent those costs. Because home heater maintenance delivers several benefits important to the home and homeowner, it is a service no home should be […]
May 10, 2018
Heater Maintenance By The Numbers

Heater Maintenance By The Numbers

Heater Maintenance Homeowners want only the best for their homes, and that includes heating and air conditioning. However, today, families expect more from their central air systems. We no longer only want heating and cooling. When it comes to HVAC, today’s homeowners look for: Cleaner air Reliable service Safe operation […]
May 8, 2018
Tall Ladder + Helpful Technician = Fixed Chandelier

Tall Ladder + Helpful Technician = Fixed Chandelier

Service Champions technician Anthony was about to start a tune-up at a Placentia home when the homeowner asked him a strange question. “Do you happen to have a long ladder on your truck?” she asked. Yes, he did. “Why, what do you need?” She pointed up. Hanging from a ceiling […]
May 8, 2018
Quick Action By This Technician Removes A Road Hazard

Quick Action By This Technician Removes A Road Hazard

Service Champions technician Leon was on his way to work on Route 142 and was behind a truck that had a wooden gate attached to the back. “I think the truck must have been used to haul things in the flat bed, so they had created a gate out of […]
May 7, 2018
Indoor AC Unit

Indoor AC Unit

Easy Ways to a Superior Indoor AC Unit The indoor AC unit is vital to our everyday home comfort. Unfortunately, more often than not, as busy homeowners we don’t always have the time to care for them. As a result, we ignore our indoor AC units while demanding the same […]
May 7, 2018
Air Conditioner Filters

Air Conditioner Filters

Air Conditioner Filters – Why do they exist? What’s in our home air? What is indoor air quality and why does it matter for our home comfort? What does home air have to do with air conditioner filters and air conditioning? These are all questions that have impactful answers. Home […]
May 4, 2018
5 Ways Air Filters Save Your Home

5 Ways Air Filters Save Your Home

Air Filters In Your Home AC Heating contractors usually find that homeowners do a fair job caring for the air filters in their furnaces and air conditioners. This is good news because air filters do so much for the central air system, home and air. The benefits far outweigh the […]
April 30, 2018
How to Change the AC Filter

How to Change the AC Filter

Change the AC Filter What is the AC filter and why is it important? Are they really necessary to replace? AC filters do so much for our homes. They protect our indoor air quality. They save homeowners money on heating and air conditioning. AC filters also help the entire central […]
April 25, 2018
Darting Dog Gives This Technician A Workout

Darting Dog Gives This Technician A Workout

Service Champions technician Conrad was greeted at the front door of the Santa Ana home by the homeowner and two small dogs, Turbo and Ollie. As the homeowner let in Conrad, she blocked the dogs from the door. “These dogs escape every now and then. If one of them sees […]
April 25, 2018
Sometimes The Simplest Good Deeds Are The Most Refreshing

Sometimes The Simplest Good Deeds Are The Most Refreshing

Service Champions technician James is always on the hunt for ways to do Good Deeds, be they big or small. While at a home in Orange on a hot day, he did one of the small, simple Good Deeds that provoke big smiles. On the day James was at the […]
April 25, 2018
Technician Gives A Smartphone Tutorial

Technician Gives A Smartphone Tutorial

The Cerritos homeowner had a question for Service Champions technician Sophanna. “Do you know anything about this kind of phone? It’s all new to me.” Sophanna wasn’t an expert on that particular phone but knew enough about smartphones that he thought he could be of some help. “Would you like […]
April 13, 2018
Clean Furnace Filters Prevent 30 Percent of Expensive Service Calls

Clean Furnace Filters Prevent 30 Percent of Expensive Service Calls

Furnace Filters Fortunately, heating and air conditioning contractors find that most homeowners care for their furnace filters. These homeowners change their furnace filters as needed. In turn, they enjoy: Improved energy efficiency Better air conditioning Cleaner indoor air Fewer heating and air conditioning repairs However, some homeowners do not realize […]