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  • Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer - Service Champions

    Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

    April 19th, 2019
    If you're planning a vacation this summer, there's another task to add to your to-do list. Before leaving on a summer vacation, prep your air conditioner. A few easy steps could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars in unexpected repair bills. Before planning your summer vacation, make sure your air conditioner is ready for your absence. Help ensure a healthy air conditioner
  • Common Air Conditioning Problems and Solutions - Service Champions

    Common Air Conditioning Problems and Solutions

    April 16th, 2019
    If you’re having air conditioner problems, it’s probably due to a lack of maintenance, faulty installation, old age, or shoddy repairs and service procedures. Luckily, there are many things that you can fix or improve on your own. While we don’t recommend that you open up your air conditioner (or furnace) and start poking around, this list can help you
  • Is an Electric Water Heater Right for You? - Service Champions

    Is an Electric Water Heater Right for You?

    April 12th, 2019
    According to the U.S. Department of Energy, water heating is the second largest expense in American homes. This is why it’s so important to choose the right kind of water heater for your household. There are many types of designs on the market including standard, high-efficiency, point-of-use, solar, and tankless. Standard tank water heaters are the most popular and come in gas or
  • Homeowner’s Guide to Spring Maintenance - Service Champions

    Homeowner’s Guide to Spring Maintenance

    April 9th, 2019
    Homeowners in Northern California and across the country are getting ready for the warm weather ahead. In addition to regular spring cleaning and safety chores, it’s also a perfect time to inspect and perform maintenance on your home’s plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems, such as cleaning the outdoor condenser unit. Normally, we don’t think about these things until there is a
  • Eco-Friendly Tips for Green Home Living - Service Champions

    Eco-Friendly Tips for Green Home Living

    April 5th, 2019
    Earth Day falls on April 22, which serves as a reminder to cut down on plastic, protect endangered species, and do our part for a safer, healthier, and more sustainable planet. As concern for the environment grows, people are looking for ways to help the planet. While many of us grew up with the idea of unlimited resources and expansive
  • My Air Conditioner Won’t Turn On - Service Champions

    My Air Conditioner Won’t Turn On

    April 2nd, 2019
    Spring is when most homeowners start to rely on their air conditioning system for comfort and humidity relief. But what if the AC won’t turn on? Air Filter The first thing you should check is your air conditioner’s filter. Some units will turn themselves off and not turn back on again until the clogged air filter is replaced with a
  • How to Lose Your HVAC Warranty

    March 29th, 2019
    Many people don't realize it, but it's pretty easy to forfeit your HVAC warranty claims. You don't want to find out that you made a stupid mistake and ended up voiding your warranty after the fact. HVAC systems are expensive, complicated machines. Be proactive and learn how to maintain your HVAC system and the manufacturer’s warranty that comes with it. 3 Ways
  • Breathe Clean, Healthy Air This Spring - Service Champions

    Breathe Clean, Healthy Air This Spring

    March 26th, 2019
    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 air circulating inside our own
  • How to Clean Outside Air Conditioner Condenser Unit Coils and Fins - Service Champions

    How to Clean an Outside Air Conditioner Unit—Without Paying a Pro

    March 22nd, 2019
    It’s officially spring, which means it’s time to get your air conditioner ready for cooling season. Can you believe it? Your outdoor air conditioning unit has been sitting outside this whole time, collecting a year’s worth of dirt and debris around its cooling fins. Imagine your body is wrapped in a fuzzy, wool blanket on a sizzling summer day. The
  • How to Change an HVAC Air Filter - Service Champions

    How to Change an HVAC Air Filter

    March 19th, 2019
    It’s March, and while it’s not quite time for spring cleaning, it is time to take a look at your air filter (and schedule professional HVAC maintenance). It's important to check your HVAC system's air filter every 30 days and clean or replace it every 1 – 3 months.  You can get a sense of all the floating particulates in your air when you a
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