Life Without Air Conditioning

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It’s hard to imagine life here in San Antonio without air conditioning, right? Just stop and think about that for a minute. Triple-digit heat. No AC. Sweat. Constantly being uncomfortable. Ugh. Fact is, life without AC is a pretty common occurrence in other parts of the country. In fact, I just got back from a trip where I stayed in two hotels that didn’t have AC. It wasn’t that I was trying to be cheap by any means – but when you book a room in upstate Washington and Vancouver, you’re not exactly worried about the heat being a factor! … Continued

Air Conditioning and the Summer Heat

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To borrow a cliché, the heat is definitely on here in south Texas. We finally hit 100 over the weekend, but don’t let that milestone confuse you. Even though we were a bit late to hit triple digits, this summer has been brutal. Hot and humid. San Antonio has felt more like Houston, in terms of the weather. It’s one thing to sit inside in the air conditioning during days like these. Not everyone in San Antonio has that luxury, though – especially the elderly. There are many seniors whose homes either don’t have AC or they can’t afford it. … Continued

What is MERV Rating?

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You hear over and over (especially here on the Champion AC website) about the importance of regularly changing your air filter. But there’s another factor when it comes to your home’s air filter – the MERV rating. So what does MERV mean, and why is it so important? Here’s the answer from David Dilling from Filtration Products of San Antonio.  

How to Fight Mold Allergies

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I think it’s pretty safe to say a lot of us have begun to realize over the past month or two just how much mold really bothers us. After the Memorial Day floods, mold allergies shot through the roof, and they’ve remained in the high-moderate range ever since. So what can you do? Here are a few tips from the Environmental Protection Agency. Avoid outdoor activities on “high” days: Check the mold counts every day. If it’s in the high range, try to limit your outdoor activities. There are plenty of ways to check allergen rates each day. One, you can … Continued

What To Do With Your AC When You Lose Power

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To say we’ve seen a lot of rain recently is an understatement. This was the wettest May in recorded history here in Texas. Parts of the state received more than 20 inches in May. Here in San Antonio, we’ve nearly doubled (more than 11 inches more than normal) our typical rainfall for this time of year. And more storms are headed this way. Rain is expected through the weekend. So Champion AC likes to offer this friendly reminder of what to do with your AC when you lose power, just in case any of these storms turn severe. If you … Continued

Air Conditioner Rebates From CPS Energy

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Buying a new air conditioning system for your home is a fantastic investment. Not only do you get the benefits of increased energy efficiency (meaning you’ll save big bucks on your energy bills), but CPS Energy also gives you money back for making that investment! How’s that for a win-win? Champion AC realizes the process of getting air conditioner rebates can be confusing and time-consuming. That’s why our technicians walk you through the process and provide all the paperwork you need in order to apply for them. But before that can happen, you need to know how much money you can expect … Continued

Installation Process for a New Air Conditioner System

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Investing in a new air conditioning system just in time for summer is a great home improvement idea. Not only will it help keep your family cool in the south Texas heat, but it will also save you money with increased energy efficiency. So here’s what you can expect during the typical air conditioner installation process from Champion AC. Once the proper AC system is selected for your needs, our installation team will arrive to set everything up. First, our team will take steps to protect your floors and carpets. We’ll wear shoe covers and lay down sheets over the … Continued

Now’s the Time for Your AC Tune-Up

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Summer is just about here. For San Antonio and south Texas, that means hot, hot and more hot. We’re a little more than a month away from temperatures reaching 90 and above – and staying there for a while. But I’m here to offer a bit of good news. That means now is the time to make sure your air conditioning system isn’t going to leave you high and not-so-dry (sweating…get it?) when you need it most. At Champion AC, we have a couple of different options to keep your AC running at maximum efficiency during the summer. Our $99, … Continued

Keep Those Air Filters Clean

Before too long, temperatures will be in the 90s and we’ll be wondering if it will ever cool down again. Yes, summer is almost here – so it’s time to do what you can to help your home air conditioner keep you and your family cool. One of the most effective ways to keep your AC running in peak performance is also one of the simplest – change your air filter. In other words, you don’t want your filter looking like the one above! Champion AC recommends San Antonio homeowners change their air filter at least once a month during … Continued

How Your Air Conditioner Helps Control Humidity

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If you’ve ever stepped outside in the middle of summer (or when it’s already hot and sticky during spring) and the air is so thick it feels like someone is pressing against your face – that’s humidity. The exact opposite is true in the winter. You know those chapped lips and dry skin you always get? That’s because of a lack of humidity. In other words, too much humidity is uncomfortable. And too little humidity can be uncomfortable, as well. So what are you supposed to do? That’s actually where your air conditioner comes into play. Most people think an … Continued