When Does Mountain Cedar Season End?

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We’re getting close to the end of February, which means a couple of things. One, spring is just around the corner. And, two, mountain cedar is almost over. The cedar season typically lasts though the end of this month. According to Dr. Paul Ratner, we’re still seeing levels in the high level – but that’s expected to tail off over the next couple of weeks. As always, Champion AC likes to remind you there are a few things you can do to protect your family from allergies inside your home. Don’t forget to regularly change your air filters. If you … Continued

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Desserts

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At Champion AC, we provide homeowners with the best of both worlds. When you want to be cool, your well-tuned air conditioner will do the hard work. And when you want to be warm, your heater has you covered. Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, we want to extend our “best of both worlds” mentality to something very important…dessert! Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with friends, family or your lobster (You can thank Netflix for all future Friends references), a tasty dessert should be on the menu! Don’t know if you want something hot and decadent or cool and refreshing? Why … Continued

What is SEER?

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Buying a new air conditioning system can be a tense time. It can be overwhelming. We understand. That’s why Champion AC tries to make it as easy as possible for you. That starts with making sure you understand all the terminology that’s coming your way. One of the more confusing terms you’ll hear over and over is SEER. What is SEER? We blogged about this for our friends at Angie’s List. So head over there and read up on the importance of SEER and what it means to the life and efficiency of your new AC system!

Champion’s Champions: Volunteer Opportunities

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There’s nothing like a new year to get your mind in the right perspective. As the weather cools down, there are more opportunities than ever to give back to your community. Have you been inspired by a Champion’s Champion? Are you looking for fun and rewarding ways to get involved and make a difference? Check out these wonderful local organizations and see what you can do to lend a helping hand this winter and spring! SA Food Bank “The mission of the SAFB is to fight hunger in Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education, and advocacy.” The San Antonio … Continued

Important Reminder: Change Your Air Filter

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If you’re part of our Champion AC communities on Facebook and Twitter, you know we often remind homeowners to regularly change their air filters – with good reason. Ignore this rule at the sake of your air conditioning system’s health. So here’s one additional reminder of the importance of regularly changing your air filters. You might be asking – how many air filter changes are enough? We blogged about this very thing for our friends at Angie’s List. Head over there to check out the blog, and change that filter!

There’s Still Time to Get a Heater Tune-Up

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Just because you’ve now had a couple of opportunities to dust off your favorite coat and scarf, it doesn’t mean that it’s too late for a heater tune-up! Champion AC’s heater tune-up will make sure that you won’t be left in the cold this winter. In addition to regularly changing your air filters, practicing proper thermostat use and sipping on a mug of hot cocoa, a heater tune-up is a great way to keep warm when the temperature drops low. Consider a tune-up Champion AC’s version of battening down the hatches for winter. We’ll make sure that all connections are … Continued

Mountain Cedar Strikes Back

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You’ve already had your flu shot, so those sniffles, coughs and sneezes can only mean one thing – mountain cedar is back in San Antonio. We just turned the calendar on December, but mountain cedar is already showing up on the allergy reports. If you keep up with our blogs, you know that mountain cedar is an old nemesis of ours. As usual, we have a few tips to help alleviate the irritating symptoms of a mountain cedar allergy. Step One: Make sure your air filter is clean. A dirty air filter can’t trap the airborne allergens that enter your … Continued

Energy Tips for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Whether you’re cooking up a plump turkey, a sweet ham or a healthy tofurkey substitute, you’re going to be spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Holiday gatherings are notorious for energy waste – and we’re not talking about tryptophan naps! Here are a few great ways to save energy this Thanksgiving! In the Kitchen Avoid needless energy waste from the oven. Turn on the oven light to avoid peeking in every so often to check on the progress. Also, with a little planning ahead of time, you can cook several items at … Continued

Tips to Save Money During Fall and Winter

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Can you feel it? While our San Antonio Spurs are heating up, the weather is cooling down. (Finally!) For the energy-savvy homeowner, cooler weather means big savings. There’s more ceiling fans, less AC and more snuggling (that saves energy too!). Are you ready to see smaller numbers on your energy bills? We never could keep a secret, so we’ll let you in on a few pro tips for saving big on energy this fall and winter! Start at the Bottom Halloween has come and gone. Chances are that you’re already decorating for the holidays. Take this opportunity to dress any … Continued

Preparing Your Home for Colder Weather

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Brace yourselves, even cooler weather is coming! (We promise. It will be here before too long.) The temperature is slowly dropping, and it’s almost time to finally bring out the oversized sweaters that have been in the dark corner of our closets all year. With cold weather right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start preparing for the low temperatures. Whatever your heating needs are, the team at Champion AC has you covered. Schedule a heater tune-up today, and Champion’s technicians will have you taking on the cold in no time! If you’re ahead of the game … Continued