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Should You Repair Your AC or Replace It? [Infographic]

Having a working Air Conditioner during the summer months in Northern California is an essential. When you’re caught unexpectedly without that fresh cool air blowing through the vents, it’s easy to go into panic mode because: “Too Hot. Need Air”. Before you make the jump into replacing your entire AC system, or choosing to whip

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How to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Cooling Season

How to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Cooling Season - Service Champions

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

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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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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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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 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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