Furnace

How To Winterize Your Home

cozy home after winterization by service champions

Introduction Ah yes, for some, Winter is the best time of year (cold and snow lovers). For homeowners, you’ve got your Spring Cleaning checklist, then you’ve got your Winterizing checklist. Right? Or, maybe not, since you’re here reading this right now.   Let’s give you a basic rundown on how to winterize a basic residential

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Various Types of Home Heating Systems

home heating system scheme concept

Need a new home heating system? You don’t have to stick with the same thing you had before. You have options! These days, there are several different types of home heating systems, all ranging in terms of effectiveness in different climates and energy efficiency. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to home heating systems,

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How Does a Gas Furnace Work?

image of gas furnace when turned on

Gas furnaces are the most common method of heating homes — as well as commercial buildings — in the winter, even in Northern California. It’s likely what you have in your home, at the office building, and at many of the shops that you frequent. But in all the time that you’ve enjoyed the benefits

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3 Furnace Tune-Up Tips

man showing furnace tune up tips on an customers furnace

Out of sight and out of mind is no way to think of your furnace. Sure, you might not see it often, but that doesn’t mean you should wait until there’s a problem before you check on it. If you want to avoid inconvenient breakdowns or spikes in your heating bills, it’s a good idea

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3 Ways to Know It’s Time for a Furnace Tune-Up

Sometimes it seems as though your furnace breaks down at the least opportune moment — on the coldest night of the year, on the weekend, when you have guests coming over. The list goes on and on. At Service Champions, our 180+ technicians are on call 24/7 to repair your furnace whenever you need it.

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8 Signs That Your Furnace May Need A Tune-Up

Northern California Homeowners Can Prevent Furnace Problems With Maintenance

Northern California Homeowners Can Prevent Furnace Problems With Maintenance There’s nothing worse than looking forward to a warm cozy home when it’s cold outside, only to have your furnace stop working at the exact wrong time. One of the best ways to prevent that from happening is to get a furnace tune-up on an annual

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Where Is My Furnace? Where Is My Furnace Filter?

Where is my furnace? Where is my furnace filter?

If you live in Northern California, you most likely have a furnace or heat pump. Hybrid heating systems are comprised of a furnace (gas or electric) and a heat pump. Where is my furnace? Most Americans use a furnace to heat their home. It can use natural gas, propane, heating oil, or electricity. The unit

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15 Winter Heating Safety Tips

15 Winter Heating Safety Tips

As the temperatures continue to drop around our service area (East Bay, Sacramento, San Jose, and nearby), more and more people will be relying on their favorite heat source to keep warm and comfortable in their Northern California home. Whether that means a gas furnace, space heater, fireplace, or some combination, we want you to be safe

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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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