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May 28, 2015

Questions For Your Next Heating or Cooling Company

Questions For Your Next Heating or Cooling Company Don’t be intimidated by the daunting task of finding the right HVAC company for your new heating or cooling equipment. We know you want someone who will not only do a great job, but also be a professional while at your home. […]
May 28, 2015

6 Ways To Prepare You Home For Cooler Temperatures

6 Ways To Prepare You Home For Cooler Temperatures It’s hard to believe, but September is already packing its bags and taking the summer heat along with it. With winter around the corner, fall is a good time to prepare you, your house and your heating system for cooler temperatures. […]
May 28, 2015

Reducing Energy Loss: A Look At Your Ductwork

Reducing Energy Loss: A Look At Your Ductwork No matter how energy efficient your home may be, every home is faced with some amount of energy loss. In most homes, the biggest culprit is your ductwork, the system responsible for moving heated and cooled air throughout your home. Most duct […]
May 28, 2015

Ductwork That Improves IAQ: The Benefits of Green Safety Ductwork

Ductwork That Improves IAQ: The Benefits of Green Safety Ductwork The ductwork in your home is a crucial element in your overall heating and air conditioning system. Without ductwork, effectively distributing heated and conditioned air throughout your home would be incredibly difficult. While air ducts are designed to distribute air […]
May 28, 2015

HVAC Tips for Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

HVAC Tips for Improving Your Indoor Air Quality Whether it’s dust, cigarette smoke, household cleaners, mold, mildew, naturally occurring radon gasses or other particulates, the air inside our homes can sometimes be harmful. When statistics say people spend as much as 80-90% of their time indoors, air quality is definitely […]
May 28, 2015

3 Common Air Conditioning Myths Debunked

3 Common Air Conditioning Myths Debunked Whether it’s a local news anchor, your favorite home magazine or even your neighbor, as the temperatures continue to rise everyone seems to be an expert on staying cool and saving money. Unfortunately, popular air conditioning tips tend to become misconstrued and often misleading. […]
May 28, 2015

Consider Your HVAC When Selling Your Home

Consider Your HVAC When Selling Your Home When it comes to selling a home, the heating and air conditioning system can be a touchy subject between buyers and sellers. Typically the idea of how much it costs to replace a unit is something neither the buyer nor seller likes to […]
May 28, 2015

What is Involved in an AC Tune-Up?

What is Involved in an AC Tune-Up? If you don’t know this already, regular maintenance for your heating and air conditioning units is very important. The people who don’t realize this are often those whose systems unexpectedly break down, leaving them without any heating or air conditioning during some of […]
May 28, 2015

Do I Really Need an HVAC Service Agreement?

Do I Really Need an HVAC Service Agreement? It’s easy to overlook the importance of having an HVAC service membership. However, when you compare the benefits of a service agreement to not having one, the contrasts can be significant. Service agreements, like the Club Memberships we offer at Service Champions, can provide […]
May 28, 2015

Cleaning Your Air With UV Technology

Cleaning Your Air With UV Technology When your heating and cooling system is running, it acts as the catalyst for recirculating the air throughout your home – the air that can contain allergens and contaminants like pet dander, mold, dust, gases, and odors. It can also contain illness causing bacteria and viruses. Unfortunately, washing […]
May 28, 2015

Why Isn’t My Air Conditioner Cooling?

Why Isn’t My Air Conditioner Cooling? Sometimes your air conditioner can appear to be running just fine, but still isn’t doing its job to cool your home. When this happens, there can be several possible causes that prevent your air conditioner from keeping you cool. We’ve listed a few below. […]
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

How to Change Your Air Filter

How to Change Your Air Filter One of the most important elements of your heating and cooling system is your air filter. Air filters are responsible for protecting the unit against dirt, dust, pet hair and other debris. Air filters also are important for preserving good air quality. They help to […]
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

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 […]
July 14, 2017
Answers to Strange Cooling System Behaviors

Answers to Strange Cooling System Behaviors

Cooling System For most homeowners, the cooling system is out of sight, out of mind. It is not until there is some strange behavior coming from the cooling system that we begin to pay attention. Some of these behaviors are minor. Others signal a larger underlying issue. Unusual Sounds from […]
July 14, 2017
Is a Small AC Unit Worth It?

Is a Small AC Unit Worth It?

Small AC Unit Small AC units are single units or portable air conditioners. Often, these are the boxy units we find in city apartments, and there’s a reason why. Many homes are not fit for small AC units. However, there are reasons why homeowners would opt for small AC units. […]
July 14, 2017
Technician Tells Customer The Real Story And Saves Her Hundreds Of Dollars

Technician Tells Customer The Real Story And Saves Her Hundreds Of Dollars

  When Service Champions technician Justin came through the customer’s gate at the Long Beach home, he noticed the door was off its hinges. He thought to himself “that’s an easy fix” and filed that thought away. It was a thought that would come in handy for his customer later […]
July 10, 2017
Technician Cooks Up A Good Deed With His ‘Fried Rice’ Expertise

Technician Cooks Up A Good Deed With His ‘Fried Rice’ Expertise

Service Champions technician Sophanna was at a Santa Fe Spring home completing a furnace tune-up for one of our CHAMPS Rewards customers. As he was going about his work, he could tell by the smell that his customer was cooking. Later, he was talking to the homeowner and saw that […]
July 10, 2017
The Most Urgent Central Air Repairs

The Most Urgent Central Air Repairs

Central Air Repairs Some repairs cannot go unattended. These are the central air repairs that need to be dealt with now. If you suspect your have one or more of these central air repairs, shut down the system. Call your HVAC contractor and wait for professional help. Central Air Repairs […]
July 10, 2017
Air Conditioning Repair Troubleshooting the Top Five

Air Conditioning Repair Troubleshooting the Top Five

Air Conditioning Repair Troubleshooting Pesky air conditioning issues can bother homeowners for weeks. While air conditioning repair troubleshooting can be done straight from home, others require the help of an AC expert. Air Conditioning Repair Troubleshooting Dusty Air Dusty air most likely results from dirty air filters. Homeowners should replace […]
July 10, 2017
Technician Lends Helping Hand With Garage Shade

Technician Lends Helping Hand With Garage Shade

Service Champions technician David arrived to a home in Riverside and saw that his customer was struggling with some work at the front of the garage. “What are you working on?” David asked. The homeowner wanted to remount a tarp he used to provide shade when he was working in […]
July 5, 2017
“She Was Just So Happy To Have Someone Help Her”

“She Was Just So Happy To Have Someone Help Her”

Service Champions technician Joe was at a home in Fullerton, where the homeowner had her mother living with her. A former garage had been remodeled into a studio apartment. As Joe and the daughter were talking, he saw a new safety toilet seat in a box nearby. “I kind of […]
July 5, 2017
Four Reasons Why The AC Blowing Hot Air

Four Reasons Why The AC Blowing Hot Air

AC Blowing Hot Air Homeowners who find their AC blowing hot air may find it so for a variety of reasons. Technicians often discover AC blowing hot air, and it is more common than most people think. If you find your AC blowing hot air, here are a few places […]
July 5, 2017
Air Conditioner Repairs that Increase Energy Efficiency

Air Conditioner Repairs that Increase Energy Efficiency

Air Conditioner Repairs There are times within the year when the central air system runs all day. Though heating and air conditioning are absolutely necessary to home comfort, we always have the thought of the utility bill in the back of our heads. This is doubly true if homeowners have […]
June 14, 2017
The Talking Birthday Bear

The Talking Birthday Bear

Service Champions technician Victor was chatting with his La Puente customer and the conversation turned to kids. They both have young daughters and the customer happened to mention that her daughter was turning one year old on the following Tuesday. Victor remembered that a follow up service to replace the […]
June 14, 2017
Technicians Give Homeless Man Their Own Lunches

Technicians Give Homeless Man Their Own Lunches

At Service Champions, we talk a lot about the importance of doing ‘Good Deeds For Free’ — those little extras that make our customers smile and give a boost to someone’s day. What a lot of people don’t know is we also encourage a culture where we help ANYONE in […]
June 6, 2017
Four Reasons Why Air Conditioner Fan Not Working

Four Reasons Why Air Conditioner Fan Not Working

Air Conditioner Fan Not Working When the air conditioner fan does not work, the problem usually links back to power and energy sources. More often than finding broken parts, technicians discover the usual supply lines for energy disabled. There are four specific reasons why you might find your air conditioner […]
May 30, 2017
My Air Conditioner is Not Blowing Cold Air

My Air Conditioner is Not Blowing Cold Air

Air Conditioner Is Not Blowing Cold Air There are many reasons why the air conditioner is not blowing cold air. Here are the top 4 reasons why your air conditioner is not blowing cold air: The air filter is blocking airflow. The refrigerant pressure is too low. The circuit breaker […]
May 26, 2017
Luggage Hitches A Ride To The Attic With Our Technician

Luggage Hitches A Ride To The Attic With Our Technician

Service Champions technicians often go to the nooks and crannies of your home to access your HVAC units for service, especially attics. It often creates opportunities to add-on a “Good Deed For Free” to your service call. If we can save you a trip to your attic, we’re happy to […]
May 26, 2017
Homeowner Gets Fired Up & Ready To Grill Again

Homeowner Gets Fired Up & Ready To Grill Again

Service Champions technician Dan loves grilling out, so when he was on a service call in Newport Beach and saw a new grill, he struck up a conversation. “Do you grill often?” Dan asked the homeowner. The customer sighed. “I do like to grill, but… well, I haven’t done it […]
May 23, 2017
Air Conditioner Repair: What Is Microbiological Growth?

Air Conditioner Repair: What Is Microbiological Growth?

All About Air Conditioner Repair: Microbiological Growth Every central air system is at risk for microbiological growth. Though it may sound strange for a furnace to be plagued with any type of mold, it is actually quite common. Microbiological growth not only dirties the central air system, but it also […]
May 22, 2017
Air Conditioning Service Done Right The First Time

Air Conditioning Service Done Right The First Time

Air Conditioning Service for Home Comfort HVAC has come a long way. As a result, there are a variety of air conditioning services homeowners can use to design the perfect home atmosphere. Start with what is necessary, and then build up. In the end, you have happy and clean air […]