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Air Conditioning Blog

July 12, 2021
How to Deep Clean a Bathroom

How to Deep Clean a Bathroom

Cleaning the bathroom doesn’t need to be a daunting task. For some homeowners, cleaning the bathroom is a breeze, for others, not so much. We all have our preferences for cleaning and organizing. Here is our favorite way to deep clean a bathroom. We’ve also included a handy checklist for […]
July 12, 2021
How to Clean a Garbage Disposal

How to Clean a Garbage Disposal

Cleaning your garbage disposal is a small task that makes a huge difference. One of the most effective ways it can make a difference is by getting rid of any lingering odors that might be wafting through your home. When your sink starts to have some stink lines coming from […]
July 12, 2021
Warning Signs of a Slab Leak

Warning Signs of a Slab Leak

If you’ve never heard the term slab leak, buckle up, it’s about to get rough. These leaks are one of the most challenging plumbing issues a homeowner can face. However, this plumbing problem only affects homes build on concrete slabs. For those not in the know, we’re explaining everything, including […]
July 12, 2021
How Does Radiant Barrier Work?

How Does Radiant Barrier Work?

We’re always looking for ways to make our homes as energy efficient as possible. A solution that sometimes goes overlooked is radiant barrier. This insulation method is pretty much tin foil. We can see your quizzical expression, and today we’re telling you how radiant barrier works. What is Radiant Heat? […]
July 1, 2021
Four Common Misunderstandings About How Your AC Works and How to Use It

Four Common Misunderstandings About How Your AC Works and How to Use It

Common Misunderstandings About How Your AC Works At Service Champions, our techs help so many homeowners they have a trained eye for detecting problems common to Southern California air conditioning systems. Far too often we see problems left unattended for so long they pose a greater threat later down the […]
June 15, 2021
How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

The first modern air conditioner was introduced in 1902 by a young man named William Carrier. Back then, the air conditioner was used to offset humidity. Though the job has changed, the technicalities have stayed the same. For those wondering how does an air conditioner work, we’re explaining everything below. […]
June 15, 2021
How to Clean a Showerhead

How to Clean a Showerhead

Almost nothing feels better than a powerful stream of warm water during a shower. We all know that feeling and if you’re anything like us, you want to have that experience every time you step under the showerhead. We’ve written before about the problems caused by hard water. Unfortunately, without […]
June 15, 2021
Parts of an Air Conditioner

Parts of an Air Conditioner

It’s easy to take an air conditioner for granted during a Southern California summer. Even here, we’re guilty of doing it. While your HVC system may just look like a big box that goes on and off, the truth is it’s full of intricate parts that all play a role […]
June 2, 2021
How to Remove a Sink Stopper

How to Remove a Sink Stopper

There are certain things that seem a lot easier than they truly are. Removing the sink stopper in your bathroom is one of them. Yes, there are those lucky people who have the type of stopper that just pops out and pops back in, but for the rest of us, […]
June 1, 2021
How Does a Condensate Drain Pan Work?

How Does a Condensate Drain Pan Work?

The condensate drain pan is an important part of the entire central air system. This little tray protects your home from damage and protects the furnace from microbiological growth and failure. Perhaps most importantly, it protects your home from any type of water-related safety issues. Southern California homeowners who want […]
May 9, 2021
My Air Conditioner is Not Turning On

My Air Conditioner is Not Turning On

My Air Conditioner is Not Turning On There are number of problems that could contribute to why your air conditioner is not turning on. If you find any of the problems listed below with your central air, contact your local HVAC contractor for additional help. With warmer weather quickly approaching, […]
May 5, 2021
How Much BTU do I Need for an Air Conditioner?

How Much BTU do I Need for an Air Conditioner?

Some homes require lots of BTU, others don't. If you ever find yourself asking, “how much BTU do I need for an air conditioner,” we have some answers below.
May 5, 2021
What Temperature Should I Set My AC During the Summer?

What Temperature Should I Set My AC During the Summer?

It’s somewhat common knowledge that when the summer hits, utility bills can go way up. We blame increased AC use. While there are myths about how to lower your utility bills, we’re here to share the truth. There is an optimal thermostat setting for the summer months. And the temperature […]
May 5, 2021
How to Prevent Bugs from Coming Through the Air Conditioner

How to Prevent Bugs from Coming Through the Air Conditioner

Bugs are also looking to keep cool. We get questions from customers about how to prevent bugs from coming through the air conditioner.
May 5, 2021
How to Change a Showerhead

How to Change a Showerhead

Want to make a meaningful change to your bathroom without a lot of heavy lifting? Here are the step by step instructions for how to change a showerhead.
April 19, 2021
What do We Check During a Plumbing Safety Inspection?

What do We Check During a Plumbing Safety Inspection?

At Service Champions, we like to say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s why we started doing plumbing safety inspections. Below we outline everything we check during the 11-points of this safety inspection.
April 16, 2021
Why Do Plumbers Use a Camera to Inspect Pipes?

Why Do Plumbers Use a Camera to Inspect Pipes?

Before the development of sewer cameras, there were a lot of ripped up lawns. Without a camera, the only way a plumber could really know what was going on in your pipes was to dig through your yard and inspect the pipe that way. Now, we have plumbing camera inspections.
April 14, 2021
How to Prepare Your Home for Summer

How to Prepare Your Home for Summer

Southern California summers can do a number to your home and garden, here are some great ways to prepare your home for summer.
April 7, 2021
Signs it’s Time for an AC Tune-Up

Signs it’s Time for an AC Tune-Up

We’re feeling the first bits of warm, spring air which means one thing. Summer is right around the corner. We all know how bad a summer scorcher can feel. This is why we recommend staying one step ahead of the weather and scheduling an AC tune-up as soon as possible. […]
April 7, 2021
What’s Included in an AC Tune-Up from Service Champions?

What’s Included in an AC Tune-Up from Service Champions?

When you bring someone in your home to check your AC, you only expect the best, right? Your air conditioner is a complex system made up of two parts, the outdoor condenser and inside furnace. Believe it or not, your furnace does double duty all year. That’s why two inspections […]
March 23, 2021
Anatomy of a Furnace – What Are All the Parts of a Furnace?

Anatomy of a Furnace – What Are All the Parts of a Furnace?

What if you’re interested in the furnace itself? How it works and what the pieces do. That’s why we put together this handy guide to furnace anatomy.
July 12, 2021
How Does Radiant Barrier Work?

How Does Radiant Barrier Work?

We’re always looking for ways to make our homes as energy efficient as possible. A solution that sometimes goes overlooked is radiant barrier. This insulation method is pretty much tin foil. We can see your quizzical expression, and today we’re telling you how radiant barrier works. What is Radiant Heat? […]
July 1, 2021
Four Common Misunderstandings About How Your AC Works and How to Use It

Four Common Misunderstandings About How Your AC Works and How to Use It

Common Misunderstandings About How Your AC Works At Service Champions, our techs help so many homeowners they have a trained eye for detecting problems common to Southern California air conditioning systems. Far too often we see problems left unattended for so long they pose a greater threat later down the […]
June 15, 2021
How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

The first modern air conditioner was introduced in 1902 by a young man named William Carrier. Back then, the air conditioner was used to offset humidity. Though the job has changed, the technicalities have stayed the same. For those wondering how does an air conditioner work, we’re explaining everything below. […]
June 15, 2021
Parts of an Air Conditioner

Parts of an Air Conditioner

It’s easy to take an air conditioner for granted during a Southern California summer. Even here, we’re guilty of doing it. While your HVC system may just look like a big box that goes on and off, the truth is it’s full of intricate parts that all play a role […]
June 1, 2021
How Does a Condensate Drain Pan Work?

How Does a Condensate Drain Pan Work?

The condensate drain pan is an important part of the entire central air system. This little tray protects your home from damage and protects the furnace from microbiological growth and failure. Perhaps most importantly, it protects your home from any type of water-related safety issues. Southern California homeowners who want […]
May 9, 2021
My Air Conditioner is Not Turning On

My Air Conditioner is Not Turning On

My Air Conditioner is Not Turning On There are number of problems that could contribute to why your air conditioner is not turning on. If you find any of the problems listed below with your central air, contact your local HVAC contractor for additional help. With warmer weather quickly approaching, […]
May 5, 2021
How Much BTU do I Need for an Air Conditioner?

How Much BTU do I Need for an Air Conditioner?

Some homes require lots of BTU, others don't. If you ever find yourself asking, “how much BTU do I need for an air conditioner,” we have some answers below.
May 5, 2021
What Temperature Should I Set My AC During the Summer?

What Temperature Should I Set My AC During the Summer?

It’s somewhat common knowledge that when the summer hits, utility bills can go way up. We blame increased AC use. While there are myths about how to lower your utility bills, we’re here to share the truth. There is an optimal thermostat setting for the summer months. And the temperature […]
May 5, 2021
How to Prevent Bugs from Coming Through the Air Conditioner

How to Prevent Bugs from Coming Through the Air Conditioner

Bugs are also looking to keep cool. We get questions from customers about how to prevent bugs from coming through the air conditioner.
April 14, 2021
How to Prepare Your Home for Summer

How to Prepare Your Home for Summer

Southern California summers can do a number to your home and garden, here are some great ways to prepare your home for summer.
April 7, 2021
Signs it’s Time for an AC Tune-Up

Signs it’s Time for an AC Tune-Up

We’re feeling the first bits of warm, spring air which means one thing. Summer is right around the corner. We all know how bad a summer scorcher can feel. This is why we recommend staying one step ahead of the weather and scheduling an AC tune-up as soon as possible. […]
April 7, 2021
What’s Included in an AC Tune-Up from Service Champions?

What’s Included in an AC Tune-Up from Service Champions?

When you bring someone in your home to check your AC, you only expect the best, right? Your air conditioner is a complex system made up of two parts, the outdoor condenser and inside furnace. Believe it or not, your furnace does double duty all year. That’s why two inspections […]
March 23, 2021
How does Rain Affect my AC?

How does Rain Affect my AC?

It’s vital for some homes to have an outdoor air conditioning unit and we’ve received questions about how rain affects a condenser. This is why we’re sharing the ways rain does, or doesn’t, affect your AC.
January 13, 2021
Why Duct Tape Should Never be Used on Ducts

Why Duct Tape Should Never be Used on Ducts

Have you ever looked at that heavy roll of silver tape and thought, “I wonder if this stuff actually lives up to its name?” From wrapping cords to wart removal, duct tape can be used for so many things. Ironically, one of the things you can’t use duct tape for […]
August 24, 2020
History of the Air Conditioner

History of the Air Conditioner

August 14, 2020
What is a Radiant Barrier and How Will It Keep My Home Cool?

What is a Radiant Barrier and How Will It Keep My Home Cool?

If you want to learn what a radiant barrier is, how they work and how they can benefit your family, check out this article to learn more.
August 14, 2020
My AC is Blowing Warm Air. Now What?

My AC is Blowing Warm Air. Now What?

What happens when you turn on your AC and feel warm air coming out? Today why we’re sharing the why your AC is blowing warm air, and what to do about it.
July 22, 2020
Size Matters, Especially When It Comes to HVAC

Size Matters, Especially When It Comes to HVAC