Heating

5 Reasons Why You Are Not Getting Enough Hot Water

5 Reasons Why You Are Not Getting Enough Hot Water - Service Champions

You use hot water every single day in your home. That’s great, until the hot water starts turning lukewarm and then cold. If your water heater isn’t producing enough hot water for you, it can ruin your shower and make it difficult to clean dishes and laundry. To figure out why you aren’t getting enough

Continue reading

Don’t Let Your HVAC System Fail Because of an Air Filter

Don’t Let Your HVAC System Fail Because of an Air Filter - Service Champions

Furnaces and air conditioners contain numerous mechanical parts that contribute to their effective operation. However, as crucial as all these components are for bringing you comfort, one of the most vital parts of your system isn’t a complicated piece of machinery. It’s the air filter — a screen designed to trap dust, dirt, hair, and other debris. It’s

Continue reading

Heat Pump Benefits for Homes in California

Heat Pump Benefits for Homes in California - Service Champions

Heat pumps are a cost-effective heating and cooling option in all areas of the American West and Southwest, including Northern California. Unlike an air conditioner, which uses heat pump technology to provide cooling only, a heat pump can provide efficient cooling and heating. While heat pump technology is constantly improving, current models are much more

Continue reading

Furnace Not Working? Try This Before Calling the Pros

Furnace Not Working? Try This Before Calling the Pros - Service Champions

It’s cold out, which is when many homeowners realize just how important regular furnace maintenance is. Fortunately, there are ways to get your furnace back up and running again before calling the pros. If you suspect a problem, however, don’t attempt a DIY furnace repair. You could harm yourself or others and void any warranties you may

Continue reading

What to Know About HVAC Systems and the Rain

What to Know About HVAC Systems and Rain - Service Champions

With all the precipitation in the forecast, now’s a good time to go over the effects of rain on your heating and air conditioning system. Luckily, your outdoor HVAC units are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, such as rain, snow, and even a little hail. Unfortunately, if there are bad weather conditions, you may

Continue reading

Where Is My Furnace? Where Is My Furnace Filter?

Where is my furnace? Where is my furnace filter?

If you live in Northern California, you most likely have a furnace or heat pump. Hybrid heating systems are comprised of a furnace (gas or electric) and a heat pump. Where is my furnace? Most Americans use a furnace to heat their home. It can use natural gas, propane, heating oil, or electricity. The unit

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

15 Winter Heating Safety Tips

15 Winter Heating Safety Tips

As the temperatures continue to drop around our service area (East Bay, Sacramento, San Jose, and nearby), more and more people will be relying on their favorite heat source to keep warm and comfortable in their Northern California home. Whether that means a gas furnace, space heater, fireplace, or some combination, we want you to be safe

Continue reading