HVAC

Do You Need Professional Air Duct Cleaning? 

Do You Need Professional Air Duct Cleaning? 

“Out of sight, out of mind.” That’s how it is with ductwork. Since people rarely see the inside of their air ducts, they don’t think about what could possibly be lurking inside. How dirty can they get? They’re sealed, aren’t they? You can get a basic idea of the cleanliness of your ductwork by opening

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Do Furnaces and Heaters Dry Out the Air?

Do furnaces and heaters dry out the air?

In the winter, we all experience the effects of dry air on our skin, hair, breathing passages, and hydroscopic (moisture-absorbing) possessions. We’ve written about how to get relief from dry air, different types of humidifiers, and the effects of dry air and humidity, but we’ve never answered the question “do furnaces and heaters dry out

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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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4 Benefits of Central Humidifiers

4 Benefits of Central Humidifiers - Service Champions

With the colder weather comes drier air. Winter is notorious for dry skin, chapped lips, static electricity, and other low humidity symptoms. To make things worse, heating systems can make your indoor air even drier. And the leakier your home, the more cold, dry, outdoor air gets inside. So, what can you do about the

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Indoor and Outdoor Fall Maintenance Checklist

Indoor and Outdoor Fall Maintenance Checklist

The temperatures are dropping and so are the leaves. It’s time to start preparing your home for colder weather. Here’s a useful fall maintenance checklist to keep you cozy, safe, and comfortable through the holiday season and beyond.  Indoor Fall Maintenance Schedule a Professional Furnace Tune-Up The first thing you want to do to make

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5 Ways to Prepare Your HVAC System for Winter

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,

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Xeriscaping (Dry Landscaping) Around Your Outdoor HVAC Unit

Xeriscaping (Dry Landscaping) Around Outdoor HVAC Unit

What is Xeriscaping? Xeriscaping is a water-saving landscaping style, great for dry climates, improving drainage, reducing lawn upkeep, and enhancing beauty. The term combines the Greek word “xeros,” meaning dry, with the Dutch word landscaping. Xeriscaping can range from simple to complex. While you might be conjuring up images of cacti and harsh desert landscapes,

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