Champion’s Champion

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Do you know a Champion’s Champion? Check out our newest part of Community of Champions. champion [cham-pee-uh  n] (n.) a person who fights for or defends any person or cause; a fighter or warrior; one that is clearly superior or has the attributes of a winner (v.) to support the cause of Champion’s Champion On September 2, Champion AC will launch Champion’s Champion, a part of our Champion AC Community of Champions, to accept submissions to recognize a local citizen who defines the essence of being a champion. While it is natural to think of a champion as one who … Continued

Why Does Your Air Conditioner Freeze?

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One of the most common air conditioning problems we see here in San Antonio is AC systems that freeze up. At first thought, that may not make sense. How can your air conditioner freeze when it’s working so hard outside in the heat to keep you cool? But that’s exactly what happens – and there are a few, typical reasons why. Let’s first tackle the main issue. When your AC freezes up and stops cooling, it’s the evaporator coil that’s having issues. And it all comes down to airflow. When there’s little to no airflow to the coil, condensation on … Continued

Are You Ready For Ragweed Season?

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Calling all Hay Fever (seasonal allergy) sufferers! Ragweed is on the way and it’s predicted to be one of the worst season in history. Thanks to recent rain and humidity, ragweed will soon be thriving. Right on queue, Dr. Paul Ratner reported ragweed showing up today on the latest allergy count. That means it’s time to arm yourself with knowledge (and Benadryl!) before the pollen really starts flying. What is Ragweed? This pesky weed lives in only one season, but that doesn’t stop it from sending tissue and antihistamine sales sky high. A single ragweed plant can release up to … Continued

Guest Post: A Look at Heating and AC North of the Border

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(Here in Texas, we pretend like we have all four seasons. But in reality, we have two – hot and not so warm. So we thought it would be interesting to see what folks who live way north of here put up with on a yearly basis. We asked our friends at Hogg Heating and AC in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada to describe the summers and winters up north of the border. Here’s what Peter Wagner had to say.) In the middle of last weekend’s gorgeous weather, I remember stepping into our (coolish) house thinking, “Will I ever be glad when … Continued

Keeping Your Pets Safe in the Heat

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Air conditioning isn’t just a luxury in San Antonio, it’s a necessity. Without proper hydration, shade and air conditioning, body temperatures can quickly rise to the hundreds – that’s heat stroke territory. Fortunately, humans have ways of cooling themselves off. We can sweat, sit by a fan, go inside and enjoy a cool drink, etc. Your pets are another story. Pets, like infants, rely purely on their owners/moms/dads to keep them safe. You provide the water, the shade and the air conditioning. Now that summer is here, it’s more important than ever to protect your pets from the intense heat … Continued

5 COOL Ways to Celebrate the Spurs Victory

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Last night, the San Antonio Spurs clenched their 5th championship title with a huge 104-87 win over the Miami Heat (in an air conditioned arena, we might add). There’s absolutely no doubt that the Spurs were the better team throughout the series, and San Antonio has been celebrating accordingly. If honking down Commerce Street and enjoying a free cup of coffee this morning aren’t enough celebration for you, we’ve thought of five cool ways to celebrate your World Champions! 1. Braid your hair like Kawhi Leonard. The NBA Finals MVP shows off the perfect way to stay cool. Who can properly … Continued

Champion AC Official Response To AC Outage

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Let me preface this by saying that we really, really love the Spurs. And love can make you do crazy things. At Champion AC, we hold the unique position of being a Spurs partner, but not their AC provider. (Friend-Zone Level: Ultimate) So when the AT&T Center’s air conditioner decided to take the night off for Game 1 of the NBA Finals, it’s understandable that sweat-soaked fans, national media (like ESPN’s Darren Rovell) and players would want to point their fingers, tweet at or shake their fists in the general direction of the company with their air conditioning ads plastered … Continued

Getting You Ready for the Weekend

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Champion AC here with your San Antonio weekend weather forecast. The temperatures are set to reach the mid-90s just in time for an NBA Finals rematch for the ages. As the San Antonio Spurs set out to conquer the heat, the official AC company of the Spurs (that’s us!) has a few great tips to help you beat the heat at home! Have you called for your spring tune-up yet? This pain-free and low-cost maintenance is essential to keeping your air conditioner in top shape for the sizzling months ahead. When you schedule an AC tune-up, a technician will thoroughly … Continued

How to Keep Ants Out of Your AC Unit

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Air conditioners are a major investment for any homeowner. If you choose an efficient model and keep up with the recommended maintenance, your HVAC unit could last you well over 15 years. The last thing you want to happen, after doing everything you’re supposed to do, is for your AC to short circuit due to insect invaders. San Antonio residents are used to summer fire ant invasions and know to avoid their mounds. However, it’s another type of ant, tawny crazy ants, that may do the most damage. Crazy ants, known for their erratic movements, tiny bodies and swarming tendencies, … Continued

Window Units vs. Ductless AC Systems

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Older homes, additions and apartments aren’t always fit for central air conditioning. When it comes to keeping your place cool or warm, you have a handful of options. You can rely on your ceiling fans and hope for cool breezes in the summer, bundle up and keep the fireplace alight in the winter, or you can opt for one of the two forms of ductless air conditioning. Window units and ductless mini split systems both bring different forms of cooling to the table. Which is right for you? You decide! Here’s an easy breakdown based on facts and features. Looks … Continued