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Attic Air Sealing and Insulation Tips to Minimize Attic Energy Loss

Attic Air Sealing and Insulation Tips to Minimize Attic Energy Loss

Insulate your attic to minimize heating and cooling costs all year round, increase comfort, minimize the stack effect, and extend the lifespan of your air conditioner and furnace. It’s one of the best ways to reduce energy waste. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, attic insulation improvements (combined with air sealing and proper HVAC

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Mastic Sealant vs Aluminum Foil Tape (For Sealing Air Ducts)

Mastic Sealant vs Aluminum Foil Tape (for Sealing Air Ducts)

Are your ducts leaking? On average, your air ducts leak around 20-30% of your conditioned air (Energy Star). To reduce air loss and increase energy efficiency, it’s recommended that you seal all the joints and add insulation around ducts, especially in unconditioned spaces. While you can attempt to DIY seal your air ducts, for the most

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What to Know Before Sealing Attic Air Leaks and Improving Insulation

What You Need to Know Before Sealing or Insulating Attic

Now that summer’s officially over and temperatures are getting more comfortable, it’s a good time to start thinking about those home improvement projects you’ve been putting off, like sealing attic air leaks and improving insulation levels. Even if you have adequate attic insulation, finding and sealing air leaks air leaks will improve insulation performance and make

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Air Quality

Stay Healthier With Cleaner Indoor Air We Are The Northern California Experts At Diagnosing & Solving In-Home Air Quality Issues With the large amount of time everyone spends in their home, indoor air quality is a huge factor in the health and comfort of your family. But the problem is this: many times, air quality

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Breathe Clean, Healthy Air This Spring

Breathe Clean, Healthy Air This Spring - Service Champions

We know cleanliness in our homes is a good thing. We use hand sanitizers, water filtration systems, buy bottled water, and use eco-friendly cleaning products… but do we ever think of the air we breathe within our own walls? We’ve learned to avoid second-hand smoke, the dangers of big-city smog, and factory emissions, yet the

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Do You Need Professional Air Duct Cleaning? 

Do You Need Professional Air Duct Cleaning? 

“Out of sight, out of mind.” That’s how it is with ductwork. Since people rarely see the inside of their air ducts, they don’t think about what could possibly be lurking inside. How dirty can they get? They’re sealed, aren’t they? You can get a basic idea of the cleanliness of your ductwork by opening

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Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips

Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips - Service Champions

Winter makes indoor air quality much more apparent due to the increased time spend indoors and reduced ventilation from closed windows and improved air sealing and insulation. Trapping air will lead to unhealthy conditions, which is why it’s important to have ventilation and other systems in place to refresh your air and improve indoor air

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Relief from Dry, Winter Air with a Central Humidifier

Relief from Dry, Winter Air with a Central Humidifier

In the winter, humidity gets too dry for comfort. Dry air soaks up the moisture in your skin, hair, eyes, nose, and throat, leading to sinus problems, nose bleeds, chapped lips, and dry skin. The drying out of breathing passages also makes you more susceptible to illness since mucus isn’t able to trap bacteria as

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How to Inspect Your Air Ducts for Leaks

How to Inspect Air Ducts for Leaks

One of the major disadvantages when it comes to central air conditioning is the ductwork. According to the U.S. EPA, the average duct system loses around 20% to 30% of its air to holes and leaks in the ductwork. If your ducts are located in the basement, attic, or other unconditioned areas of the home,

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Forced Air Systems

Advantages and Disadvantages of Forced Air Systems

When it’s time to start thinking about a new system for heating and cooling your home, your first thought might be central air, also known as a forced-air system. While there are a lot of advantages when it comes to central heating and cooling, there are also many alternatives you may not be considering. Learn

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