Air Conditioning

9 Alternative Ways to Cool Your Home

9 Alternative Ways to Cool Your Home

Did you know that heating and air conditioning accounts for about half of your home’s total energy bill? While smart thermostat programming and regular tune-ups can significantly lower your air conditioning costs, another big way to cut cooling costs is by giving your air conditioner a break. If it’s not that hot out, consider leaving the

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4 Different Types of Dehumidifiers and How They Work

Different Types of Dehumidifiers and How They Work

High humidity in summer is extremely uncomfortable. The more humid it is, the harder it is for the body to transfer heat to the air. Unfortunately, San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area are among the top 10 cities in the United States where the average humidity is above 72.5%. According to the World Data

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How to Solve Damp and Humid Basement Problems

How to Solve Damp and Humid Basement Problems - Service Champions

  The humid summer months are more than uncomfortable. Humidity is also a liability. Basement moisture problems can pose significant health, structural, and financial troubles. Does your basement smell damp and musty? Are there any wet spots or water trickling down the walls? What about standing water? If you have a damp and humid basement,

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Beat the Heat: Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer!

Beat the Heat: Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer!

Each season brings with it a new set of concerns for your HVAC system. No need for you to be concerned, however, because with these simple solutions for summer air conditioning care from Service Champions, your air conditioner will be set for summer. “Beat the heat.” It’s a popular saying for a reason. During the

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AC Inspection Guide | DIY Air Conditioning Check-Up

AC Inspection Guide | DIY Air Conditioning Check-Up

You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out if you have an air conditioning problem. All it takes is some common household items and knowledge of what to look for and where. For the most efficient and cost-effective air-conditioning, it’s highly recommended you schedule professional maintenance in the early spring. But that’s not all.

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How to Inspect AC Drain Pan and Condensate Drain Line

How to Inspect Drain Pan and Condensate Drain Line

When warm air passes over extremely cold evaporator coils, condensation forms and drips into a drain pan below. Think of the water droplets that form on a cold drink in summer. Unfortunately, sometimes condensate drain pans and lines can get damaged or clogged and cause quite a mess. If water is pooling around your indoor air

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How to Prevent Pests Around Outdoor HVAC Condenser

How to Prevent Pests Around Outdoor HVAC Condenser

Rodents, insects, pests, and pets can cause a lot of damage to outdoor condenser units. From the corrosive effects of urine to critters getting trapped within the system, your best bet is to prevent them from coming near the unit in the first place. By taking the time to pest-proof your outdoor condenser unit, you

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How to Keep Air Conditioning Costs Down

How to Keep Air Conditioning Costs Down

Summer will be here before you know it and electricity rates are continuing to climb. Quite frankly, we are also very concerned about rising energy bills. While there are energy-efficient A/C systems that homeowners can invest in to cut down on cooling costs, let’s admit it—not everyone can upgrade to the latest cooling technology. HVAC

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How to Prepare Your HVAC System for Spring

How to Prepare Your HVAC Air Conditioning System for Spring

Spring is the season to spring into action against poor indoor air quality and winter clutter. It’s also the ideal time to prepare your HVAC system for the warmer upcoming months. Since it still feels like winter, not many homeowners are prioritizing getting their HVAC system prepped for spring. Soon spring will bring forth a

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Why HVAC Air Filters Are So Important

Why HVAC Air Filters Are So Important

When was the last time you changed your air filter? When it comes to home comfort, it’s often the little things that make a huge difference. Change your air filter every month during heavy use months, and at least every 3 months during off-peak times. By changing your filter on a monthly basis (or as

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