What is the water sound coming from my air conditioner?

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Air conditioning is a luxury. The last thing a homeowner wants is to have an AC unit that causes more stress than peace and comfort. If your air conditioner is rattling or making noises such as dripping, splashing or any other water-related noises, here are a few things to consider before calling a technician. If you’re hearing a dripping noise… No need to fret! A healthy and functioning air conditioning unit creates a little condensation. The way an AC unit works is by taking the humidity from the air and getting rid of it. Once the water is taken out … Continued

Indoor Air Quality and Allergy Season

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It’s that time of year again. You can feel it in the air. Allergy season! The transition from winter to spring can be terrifying for those suffering with allergies. Spring time means an increase in mold and pollen, which means it’s time to make sure your indoor air quality isn’t harboring allergy fugitives. Fun fact: The quality of air inside the average home today is likely more polluted than the air outside. Viruses, bacteria, allergens and other filthy particles can hover inside your home at all times. Indoor air pollution is among the five top environmental health risks, according to … Continued

Know your air conditioner: What is an Evaporator Coil

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There are many parts that play a big role in the life of your air conditioner unit. The two most important components of the AC system are the condenser and the evaporator coil. Let’s take a look at how that coil helps keep you and your family comfortable. What is it? An evaporator coil is the hero of your home’s cooling system. It looks like a series of pipes within your central air conditioner. How does it work? Refrigerant is used in the evaporator. The refrigerant evaporates, or is converted into gas, which traps heat and humidity from the air … Continued

How to be Unpopular in the Air Conditioning World

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Understanding when you are dealing with an unreliable technician is important but finding a genuine company to make repairs on your HVAC unit is even more important. If you’re looking for a San Antonio AC company to take a look at your air conditioning, there are a few things you may want to be aware of. Here is a list of the top five signs that you’re dealing with the wrong company. 1. You’re paying for services that your AC doesn’t need. We’ve all experienced this. You schedule an appointment to have one thing fixed, and you end up billed … Continued

Champion AC Installations

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Here at Champion AC, we love to highlight the great work done by our technicians and install crews. Here are a just a handful of our recent Champion AC installation jobs! If you need a new AC unit or need an air conditioner repair in San Antonio, give Champion AC a call today!

Why is My AC Rattling?

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When your air conditioner starts to make loud and funny noises, it can be a sign that it needs some attention. As a homeowner, hearing your AC rattling can be troubling and stressful. But a loud air conditioner is not uncommon. There are a number of different sources that can cause a noisy AC. Here are some of the most common reasons for these bothersome sounds. If you hear a rattling sound coming from the exterior AC unit, it is likely that something has simply fallen inside. Leaves, rocks, sticks or other parts of nature that get inside of the vents … Continued

Get to know your AC: What is a Condenser?

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The piece you probably think of as your “air conditioner” is actually known as the condenser. It’s the machine outside of your home that turns on and off and makes the noise that might scare your dog occasionally. But what does the condenser actually do? Here’s the answer. What is it? A condenser, along with the compressor, turns certain chemicals from a gas to a liquid by cooling it. This process happens over and over again in order to cool the home. How does it work? The condenser (in conjunction with the compressor) primarily works with a substance called refrigerant. … Continued

Keep Your Home Cool During a Holiday Party/Meal

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At first thought, it sounds like a nice concept. You get bundled up to leave the house, the walk to the car is cold, you’re not in your car long enough for it to be warm and then you’re even colder when you leave your car when you reach your destination. All you want is a little heat to defrost you. But when that destination is a holiday party – there is nothing worse than being too hot. If you’re looking for some tips to keep yourself and your guests comfortable when they come inside from the chilly weather, you’ve … Continued

Holiday Donation Ideas

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Even during this busy season, there’s always ways to give back to the community. When thinking about what gifts to buy your loved ones, always remember there are so many less fortunate people in the world that would benefit from your donations tenfold. Here are a few of Champion AC’s favorite nonprofits and charities to give to during this holiday season! Special Operation Warrior Foundation This organization holds a special place in our hearts at Champion AC, since we are veteran owned and operated. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides college scholarships to children whose parents died while serving in … Continued

Top 3 Things You Can Do to Extend the Life of Your AC

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Ah… retirement. It’s the one thing we all cannot wait for – unless we’re talking about an air conditioning unit calling it quits. The money spent purchasing an AC unit is a huge investment, so you’d probably like it to last as long as possible. The last thing you want to do is retire it and start over again. Most AC units have a lifespan of about 12-15 years. But there are plenty of AC tips and tricks that can extend the life of your unit and avoid costly AC repairs. Let’s take a look at the top three things … Continued