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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 form Service Champions?

What’s Included in an AC Tune-Up form 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.
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.
March 23, 2021
Can You Use Dish Soap in a Dishwasher?

Can You Use Dish Soap in a Dishwasher?

Have you ever looked at a bottle of dish soap and wondered if you could use it in place of detergent in your dishwasher? We're going to tell you why this is a bad idea.
March 23, 2021
How Often Should I Change my HEPA Filter?

How Often Should I Change my HEPA Filter?

Since the process can be so daunting, we’re here to offer any help. If you’re wondering how often you need to change your HEPA filter, read on.
March 23, 2021
Is There Something Wrong with my Tap Water?

Is There Something Wrong with my Tap Water?

Don’t worry about the quality and condition of your tap water, just keep an eye for any of these signs something is wrong with your tap water.
March 1, 2021
Technicians Remove Palm Branch That Fell On Client’s Head

Technicians Remove Palm Branch That Fell On Client’s Head

Service Champions plumbing technicians Joe and Christian arrived at a Huntington Beach home to install a new toilet.
February 9, 2021
How to Clean Hair from a Shower Drain

How to Clean Hair from a Shower Drain

Hair clogs are one of the most common clogs all homeowners deal with. Here are our choice ways to clean hair from a shower drain.
February 9, 2021
What is Really Included with a Furnace Tune-Up

What is Really Included with a Furnace Tune-Up

We’re going step-by-step through the tune-up process, explaining why our techs inspect a specific part and what's really included with a furnace tune-up.
February 5, 2021
The Different Types of Home Heating Systems

The Different Types of Home Heating Systems

With so many options, we often have homeowners struggling to decide on which home heating system is best for them. Therefore, we’ve put together this handy guide.
February 4, 2021
Easy Ways to Conserve Water at Home

Easy Ways to Conserve Water at Home

Life in Southern California means being used to long, dry spells. that's why it’s important to look at small ways to conserve water at home.
February 3, 2021
Experiencing Allergies from Pet Dander? Here are Some Tips.

Experiencing Allergies from Pet Dander? Here are Some Tips.

Pet dander can have a negative impact on some allergy sufferers, read on to learn how to keep the coughing, sneezing, and itching at bay.
January 18, 2021
Not All Filters Are Created Equal. The HVAC Filter Hierarchy Explained

Not All Filters Are Created Equal. The HVAC Filter Hierarchy Explained

The amount of HVAC air filters on the market is downright overwhelming. They can run the gamut from the affordable—albeit ineffective—fiberglass filter, to HEPA—which are considered the Cadillacs of the HVAC air filter world. We understand how easy it is to get lost in a sea of reviews and recommendations. […]
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 […]
January 13, 2021
What is PEX Piping?

What is PEX Piping?

There’s a newer plumbing material in town that giving traditional solutions a run for their money. It’s called cross-linked polyethylene piping, or PEX piping. Those rolls of blue, red, and gray plumbing that are rolled up like a hose is PEX piping. It’s flexible, strong, and can work well with […]
January 13, 2021
Is Your Heater Making You Sick?

Is Your Heater Making You Sick?

We want your home to be the best place for you and everyone in your family. Unfortunately for some, their heater could be making them sick.
January 5, 2021
Best Way to Clean Your Kitchen Sink After the Holidays

Best Way to Clean Your Kitchen Sink After the Holidays

It’s easy to think that constant dishwashing and countertop wiping will keep your kitchen clean as can be, but unfortunately it takes a little more than that to clean your kitchen sink after the holidays.
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.
February 9, 2021
What is Really Included with a Furnace Tune-Up

What is Really Included with a Furnace Tune-Up

We’re going step-by-step through the tune-up process, explaining why our techs inspect a specific part and what's really included with a furnace tune-up.
February 5, 2021
The Different Types of Home Heating Systems

The Different Types of Home Heating Systems

With so many options, we often have homeowners struggling to decide on which home heating system is best for them. Therefore, we’ve put together this handy guide.
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 […]
January 5, 2021
Why is My Heater Not Working? Tips for The Most Common Furnace Problems

Why is My Heater Not Working? Tips for The Most Common Furnace Problems

The question we hear most is, “why is my heater not working.” Because of this, we’re sharing our favorite tips and tricks for common furnace problems.
December 16, 2020
Why Does My Furnace Smell? 5 Strange Furnace Smells and What They Mean

Why Does My Furnace Smell? 5 Strange Furnace Smells and What They Mean

Not all smells are created equal. Some are perfectly normal while others are a sign for concern. We’re sharing the six most common strange furnace smells and what they mean.
December 8, 2020
What’s That Sound? Unusual Furnace Sounds and What to do About Them

What’s That Sound? Unusual Furnace Sounds and What to do About Them

Don’t waste your night trying to search for sounds, call Service Champions! Our HVAC techs can diagnose any furnace sounds.
November 19, 2020
6 HVAC Maintenance Tips for Fall

6 HVAC Maintenance Tips for Fall

Though our winters are mild, there are some simple fall HVAC maintenance tips that will set you up for a warm and cozy winter.
October 29, 2020
Are Space Heaters Dangerous?

Are Space Heaters Dangerous?

One of the best things about living in Southern California is the weather. We consistently see sunny and warm temperatures well into fall. Our winter is mild and short compared to other places. Though we have a short winter, it can be described as wet and cold. Because of this, we hear a lot of homeowners asking, are space heaters dangerous?
October 26, 2020
What is Carbon Monoxide and Why You Should Be Concerned

What is Carbon Monoxide and Why You Should Be Concerned

This colorless, odorless gas kills at least 430 people in the U.S. every year. Because of this, we are sharing a short guide to carbon monoxide.
October 15, 2020
Signs You Need a Furnace Tune-Up

Signs You Need a Furnace Tune-Up

If it’s been awhile since you last had a tune-up and are firing up your heater anyway, here are the top signs you need a furnace tune-up.
September 21, 2020
How to Prepare Your Home for Fall

How to Prepare Your Home for Fall

We’re lucky to live in Southern California where our winters are mild, but even then, there are important things you can do to prepare your home for fall.
June 4, 2020
Want to Increase the Value of Your Home? Add a New HVAC System!

Want to Increase the Value of Your Home? Add a New HVAC System!

We all know how warm SoCal summers are. If you want to increase the value of your home, the best thing you can do is add a new HVAC system.
February 19, 2020
Heater Repair Service in Santa Ana Heights

Heater Repair Service in Santa Ana Heights

Service Champions has the best heater repair service in Santa Ana Heights. We get repairs done in one visit without surprise fees
February 19, 2020
Listen To Your Home Furnace For These Big Noises

Listen To Your Home Furnace For These Big Noises

If homeowners listen carefully, they will find that their home furnaces make some interesting noises. While new home furnaces are relatively quiet, behaviors change with age and use.
February 17, 2020
Heater Repair Service in Seal Beach

Heater Repair Service in Seal Beach

If you want high quality heater repair service in Seal Beach, you need the top technicians for the job. Call Service Champions Plumbing, Heating & AC.
February 14, 2020
What Causes the Most Common Heating and Air Conditioning Repairs?

What Causes the Most Common Heating and Air Conditioning Repairs?

What causes the most common heating and air conditioning repairs? HVAC technicians service thousands of home furnaces each year, and what they see is astounding.
February 11, 2020
Secrets of Superior Home Heating

Secrets of Superior Home Heating

To have superior home heating for yourself, work these changes into your household for better air.