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Archive for March, 2019

How to Lose Your HVAC Warranty

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

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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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How to Change an HVAC Air Filter

How to Change an HVAC Air Filter - Service Champions

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

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Why You Should Use Your Tax Refund On a New HVAC System

Why You Should Use Your Tax Refund On a New HVAC System - Service Champions

Are you getting a tax refund? In California, the average tax refund is around $3,500. Before you blow it all on shoes, clothes, restaurants, or entertainment, think about investing that money back into your home. It may not be the most exciting way to spend your refund, but it’s a smart investment. If your HVAC

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The Solution to Springtime Allergies

The Solution to Springtime Allergies - Service Champions

The starts of spring is synonymous with seasonal allergies. Beginning in March, asthma and allergies symptoms flare up, including sneezing, itching, and stuffy noses. In the springtime alone, hay fever — an allergy to pollens, dust mites, molds, or animal hair — affects 30 to 60 million people in the United States. Allergens enter the home by means of household products,

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How to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Cooling Season

How to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Cooling Season - Service Champions

The temperatures are warming up, creating less need for heating and more need for cooling. To ensure that your air conditioner is running safely and efficiently to increase your comfort and save money, follow these spring air conditioner maintenance tips. Change Your Air Filter Cleaning or replacing your filter will save you money, extend the

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What Real Estate Investors Should Know About Their HVAC Systems

What Real Estate Investors Should Know About Their HVAC Systems - Service Champions

HVAC systems take a beating in rental properties if they’re not properly maintained. The same is true of HVAC systems in multi-unit apartments. There are many things that landlords can do to protect the HVAC systems on their rental properties. Performing regular maintenance and checking in regularly with tenants is important. If you’re a property

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Remove Your Shoes Before Entering a Home to Prevent Dirt and Disease

Remove Your Shoes Before Entering a Home to Prevent Dirt and Disease - Service Champions

In other countries and cultures, such as Japan, it is required that you take your shoes off at the door and put slippers on before entering the living space. This takes place in many schools and public places as well. You might think this makes perfect sense in a Japanese context since Japanese homes have floor pillows, tatami mats, and futons

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What Is a Micron and How Does It Relate to Air Quality?

What Is a Micron and How Does It Relate to Air Quality? - Service Champions

If you’ve been shopping around for air filters or air purifiers to improve indoor air quality, you’ve probably read or heard the phrase, “Removes particles as small as (insert number here) microns.” But what does that really mean? What is a micron and why does it matter when it comes to air quality? Is there

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