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  • When to Call for Heating Repair - Service Champions

    When to Call for Heating Repair

    October 5th, 2018
    Nobody likes the thought of having to call a professional for heating repairs. However, it’s always a good idea to call your heating contractor whenever you suspect that something is wrong. Contacting a professional when you first detect a heating issue helps it from developing into a costlier repair, but it may also save you money and keep you safe.
  • An Inside Look at Your Furnace - Service Champions

    An Inside Look at Your Furnace

    October 2nd, 2018
    As a homeowner, it’s a good idea to know a little bit about how your furnace works. It will help you understand the dangers of natural gas and carbon monoxide, along with ways to increase efficiency and save money. An Inside Look at Your Furnace A traditional gas furnace is part of the forced air system. When the thermostat detects
  • 5 Ways to Prepare Your HVAC System for Winter

    September 28th, 2018 [embed]https://youtu.be/dDLnJqHrbnc[/embed] As winter draws near, make sure your HVAC system is equipped for optimal performance. By following these 5 winter preparation tips, you can avoid breakdowns and costly repairs. 5 Ways to Prepare Your HVAC System for Winter Change the filter Your air conditioner has been running all summer. Now that you’re transitioning to winter time, see if the filter
  • What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

    What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

    September 25th, 2018
    Furnaces remain the most popular choice for home heating due to their high efficiency, low operating noise, long lifespans, compatibility, and more. Furnaces have great flexibility—there’s almost always a furnace to fit a home. Also referred to as a forced air system, the furnace acts as the core of your home’s central air system, used for creating warm air as
  • How to Measure Attic Insulation

    September 21st, 2018 [embed]https://youtu.be/7Sxlaav4pSs[/embed] According to Energy Star, 9 out of 10 homes in the U.S. are under-insulated. Fall is a great time to inspect your attic for proper insulation and add more if necessary. The temperatures are mild and even a small improvement can save you bundles on your winter heating bills. Continue reading to learn how to measure your attic insulation levels
  • What is AFUE? Understanding Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency

    What Is AFUE? Understanding Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency

    September 18th, 2018
    Did you know that heating equipment is normally the largest energy user in the home, accounting for around 45% of energy bills (US DOE)? Given the high expenses related to heating equipment, it’s important to make smart decisions regarding heating system replacements, repairs, and maintenance. If you are concerned about the costs and efficiency of your gas furnace, you’ve probably heard
  • HVAC Preventive Maintenance Tips for Fall and Winter

    HVAC Preventive Maintenance Tips for Fall and Winter

    September 14th, 2018
    With the kids back in school and fall and winter holidays quickly approaching, now’s the perfect time to do some routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system. Learn how to prepare your air conditioner for a long hibernation as well as tips for waking up your heating system without any problems. The last thing you want is to have
  • Why You Should Always Replace Both AC Components (Evaporator and Condenser Coils)

    Why You Should Always Replace Both AC Components

    September 11th, 2018
    Last week, we discussed the reasons for and against replacing your air conditioner and furnace at the same time. While it can make sense to wait to replace your furnace (if it is less than 10 years old), it NEVER makes sense to install an indoor or outdoor AC unit without also replacing its indoor/outdoor counterpart. Most air conditioners are
  • Why Replace My Air Conditioner and Furnace at the Same Time?

    Should I Replace My Air Conditioner and Furnace at the Same Time?

    September 7th, 2018
    We can all agree that replacing an air conditioner and a furnace at the same time is expensive. But the only way to ensure that your air conditioner performs at its rated efficiency is by replacing your furnace at the same time. The problem is that the average lifespan of a central air conditioner is about 15-20 years while the
  • Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner

    3-Step Process for Deciding If You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner

    September 4th, 2018
    As we approach the end of summer, many people are faced with this question: “Should I repair my broken air conditioner or buy a new one?” While the answer will differ greatly from person to person, here’s a quick three-step process you can go through to help you determine which option is right for you. How much have past repairs cost you?

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