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

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

    March 15th, 2019
    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 system is over 10 years
  • The Solution to Springtime Allergies - Service Champions

    The Solution to Springtime Allergies

    March 12th, 2019
    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, dust, pollen, mold growth, airborne
  • How to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Cooling Season - Service Champions

    How to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Cooling Season

    March 8th, 2019
    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 lifespan of your system, and
  • What Real Estate Investors Should Know About Their HVAC Systems - Service Champions

    What Real Estate Investors Should Know About Their HVAC Systems

    March 6th, 2019
    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 owner caring for one or
  • Remove Your Shoes Before Entering a Home to Prevent Dirt and Disease - Service Champions

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

    March 5th, 2019
    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 that get placed directly on
  • What Is a Micron and How Does It Relate to Air Quality? - Service Champions

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

    March 1st, 2019
    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 really that much benefit in
  • Why Your Heat Pump Can’t Maintain the Right Temperature - Service Champions

    Why Your Heat Pump Can’t Maintain the Right Temperature

    February 26th, 2019
    When you set your thermostat for a certain temperature, you expect your heat pump to heat or cool the home to that temperature, right? When you want 74 degrees, you don’t expect the indoor temperature to stay stuck at 70 degrees while your heat pump struggles in the background. Sometimes heat pumps have trouble maintaining the right temperature, especially in winter heating mode.
  • 5 Reasons Why You Are Not Getting Enough Hot Water - Service Champions

    5 Reasons Why You Are Not Getting Enough Hot Water

    February 22nd, 2019
    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 hot water, let’s go over
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