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Romantic Ways to Stay Warm This Winter

Romantic Ways to Stay Warm This Winter - Service Champions

The temperatures are dropping and if you’re staying in tonight due to the cold weather, we have some great tips for creating a warm, romantic night at home. Although it might be freezing outdoors, that doesn’t mean you can’t heat things up indoors. Feel the love with this winter with these tips for staying warm

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What Is a Heat Exchanger and Why Is It Important?

What is a Heat Exchanger and Why Is It Important?

What Is a Heat Exchanger in a Furnace? The heat exchanger, also known as a fire box or “chamber,” is made up of coiled tubes (though not “coils”) which contain the hot combustion gases. When the blower kicks on and cool air flows over the gas-to-air heat exchanger, the air gets warmer without having to

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Do Furnaces and Heaters Dry Out the Air?

Do furnaces and heaters dry out the air?

In the winter, we all experience the effects of dry air on our skin, hair, breathing passages, and hydroscopic (moisture-absorbing) possessions. We’ve written about how to get relief from dry air, different types of humidifiers, and the effects of dry air and humidity, but we’ve never answered the question “do furnaces and heaters dry out

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How to Lower Energy Bills This Winter

Winter Home - 7 Ways to Lower Energy Bills This Winter

How can you stay warm and comfortable while saving money on your energy bills this winter? Here are 7 ways to make sure your castle is cozy and energy-efficient all winter long. Lower the thermostat thermostat Install a programmable thermostat for maximum HVAC savings. Remember though, you’ll need to program it. Check your owner’s manual

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7 Reasons to Convert a Wood Fireplace to Gas

7 Reasons to Convert a Wood Fireplace to Gas

Despite being notoriously inefficient, fireplaces continue to be prized for their ambience and elegance. Humans have always enjoyed sitting around a crackling fire — that won’t change. The good news is that modern, well-maintained fireplaces can work as an effective auxiliary to your central heating system. If other rooms aren’t in use, you can lower

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Heat Pump Troubleshooting and Repair Chart

Heat Pump Troubleshooting and Repair Chart

A heat pump is basically a central air conditioner that also provides heating by reversing itself and drawing heat from the outdoor air to the interior of the house (yes, even cold air contains heat energy). The maintenance needs of a heat pump are very similar to an air conditioner, but they have some special

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How to Inspect and Clean Furnace Intake and Exhaust Pipes

Inspect and Clean Your Furnace Intake and Exhaust Pipes

With winter coming, many of us are getting our homes prepared for the colder weather. While scheduling a professional furnace tune-up, changing filters, and testing smoke and CO detectors are essential, so is checking the furnace’s intake and exhaust pipes. Often, furnace problems arise from blocked airflow in your intake or exhaust pipe. Even if

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4 Benefits of Central Humidifiers

4 Benefits of Central Humidifiers - Service Champions

With the colder weather comes drier air. Winter is notorious for dry skin, chapped lips, static electricity, and other low humidity symptoms. To make things worse, heating systems can make your indoor air even drier. And the leakier your home, the more cold, dry, outdoor air gets inside. So, what can you do about the

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Indoor and Outdoor Fall Maintenance Checklist

Indoor and Outdoor Fall Maintenance Checklist

The temperatures are dropping and so are the leaves. It’s time to start preparing your home for colder weather. Here’s a useful fall maintenance checklist to keep you cozy, safe, and comfortable through the holiday season and beyond.  Indoor Fall Maintenance Schedule a Professional Furnace Tune-Up The first thing you want to do to make

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