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  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Forced Air Systems

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Forced Air Systems

    June 19th, 2018
    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 about the pros and cons
  • How to Solve Damp and Humid Basement Problems - Service Champions

    How to Solve Damp and Humid Basement Problems

    June 15th, 2018
      The humid summer months are more than uncomfortable. Humidity is also a liability. Basement moisture problems can pose significant health, structural, and financial troubles. Does your basement smell damp and musty? Are there any wet spots or water trickling down the walls? What about standing water? If you have a damp and humid basement, you’ll know. Humid and Damp
  • What You Don’t Know About AC Maintenance & Repair Costs

    What You Don’t Know About AC Maintenance & Repair Costs

    June 12th, 2018
    When it comes time to pay for an air conditioning maintenance or repair, homeowners are often confused and overwhelmed.  We’re here to help you clear up the process and help you make more informed HVAC purchase decisions. Air Conditioning Maintenance Costs In order to avoid expensive air conditioning repairs, it’s important to schedule professional air conditioning maintenance every year, preferably
  • Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

    Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

    June 8th, 2018
    Love it or not, summer’s here. That means a rise in heat humidity, storms, and energy bills! Luckily, some simple summer maintenance can help you ward off expensive home repairs, prevent water damage, and save you time, energy, and money. Follow this summer maintenance checklist to help increase savings and prevent small issues from growing into major expenses. This will
  • How to Inspect and Replace a Sacrificial Anode Rod

    How to Inspect and Replace a Sacrificial Anode Rod (Every 3-5 Years)

    June 5th, 2018
    When there’s no sacrificial metal left on the anode rod, your water heater tank can rust out, eventually causing it to burst. Anode rods generally can last about three to five years but it really depends mostly on the quality of your water and how much water travels through your water heater. By checking the condition of your anode rod every
  • How to Control Summer Allergies | Summer Allergy Dos and Don'ts

    How to Control Summer Allergies | Summer Allergy Dos and Don’ts

    June 1st, 2018
    If you are experiencing an increase in asthma and allergy triggers, you may have pollen, pet dander, dust mites, hair, and other irritants floating around your air. Summer is a particularly bad time for allergies from airborne pollen and mold spores. Grasses, such as bluegrass, bermuda, and orchard, and weeds, such as ragweed are among the major causes of seasonal
  • Pre-Vacation Checklist | How to Protect Your Home While Traveling

    Pre-Vacation Checklist | How to Protect Your Home While Traveling

    May 29th, 2018
    Have you ever left on vacation and then spent the entire time worrying about whether or not you forgot to turn off the stove or take the garbage out? Vacations are often ruined by anxiety for the home you left behind. And of course, there’s a reason to worry. From plumbing leaks and dead plants to pest problems and fires—not
  • 7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Dust Mites, Asthma and Allergens

    7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Dust Mites | Dust Mite Control Tips

    May 25th, 2018
    The vast majority of living things operate on a level below everyday human awareness. The smaller something is, the more easily it is overlooked. Of course, this is probably a good thing. If we could see every microscopic, living thing, we may never feel comfortable again. For instance, your pillow is home to tens of thousands of mites. Also, one
  • Is There Water or Moisture Around Your AC Vents?

    Is There Water or Moisture Around Your AC Vents?

    May 22nd, 2018
    What are those water spots on the ceiling? Does it look as if the vents are leaking? If you find water or moisture around your HVAC vents, take action fast! Continue reading to learn more about moisture and water damage around your home’s AC vents. Condensation What causes condensation to form on the air ducts and then leak into your
  • Manual vs Programmable vs Smart Thermostats | Which Is Best for You?

    Manual vs Programmable vs Smart Thermostats | Which Is Best for You?

    May 18th, 2018
    When it’s time to replace your thermostat, there are many new and exciting options in thermostat technology to choose from. You can upgrade to a programmable or smart thermostat and really customize your comfort. Manual thermostats still have their benefits, but smart thermostats are the wave of the future. In the spirit of fairness, it’s worth it to weigh the
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