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Archive for January, 2019

Blanket Insulation (Batts and Rolls) vs Foam Board Insulation

Blanket Insulation (Batts and Rolls) vs Foam Board Insulation - Service Champions

If you want to keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient, you’re going to need the proper insulation. There are lots of choices when it comes to different types of insulation, but today we’re focusing on just two: blanket insulation and board insulation. If you are adding insulation to your attic, it’s generally a good idea

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How the PG&E Bankruptcy Affects Northern California Homeowners

How the PG&E Bankruptcy Can Affect Northern California Homeowners - Service Champions

On Jan. 14, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), the primary gas and electric provider for Northern California, said that it would be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to an estimated $30 billion of liability for wildfires in the state during 2017 and 2018. This news affects our company, our community, and our customers. Here’s what

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4 New Year’s Resolutions for the Home

4 New Year’s Resolutions for the Home

The beginning of February is the time when you begin to reevaluate your new year’s resolutions. What were they again? While you may have made promises to yourself that this year will be different, you’re probably beginning to feel guilty that your life hasn’t changed much and you have the same old habits as last year. Well,

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Smart HVAC Systems for Smart Homes

Smart HVAC Systems for Smart Homes

A smart home is one that has a thermostat, cameras, and other devices and appliances that are connected to a wireless network. They can be remotely operated and turn on and off based on your habits and location to your home. Smart homes—internet-connected sensors work seamlessly together—are supposed to make your life more convenient. Think

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Using Nature to Keep Your House Warm

Way before furnaces and central heating, humans had to stay warm somehow. How did our ancestors in Russia, Europe, Canada, and other cold places around the globe survive temperature extremes? One thing they did was come up with smart ways to make use of nature and preserve heat inside their shelters. This method of heating and cooling

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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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One Easy Way to Lower Your Energy Bill for the New Year

One Easy Way to Lower Your Energy Bill for the New Year

It’s January 1, the first day of 2019. With low temperatures and high hopes in the air, we started thinking about cold weather, heating systems, and good homeowner habits. According the Energy Department, the most common home heating fuel is natural gas, accounting for around 57% of American homes. Space heating is already the largest

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