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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.
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.
September 11, 2019
Top Reasons You Should Keep Up with Air Conditioner Maintenance

Top Reasons You Should Keep Up with Air Conditioner Maintenance

Your air conditioner takes care of you during the hottest of times, why not show it the love and care it deserves?