Burning Up? No Need for Air Conditioning Here!

Although it may be hard to believe, there are people who love to freeze, and they would choose a cabin buried in snow over a beach house on palm tree-lined street any day. Barrow, Alaska has an average annual temperature of 11.7° F, making it the coldest city in the United States. Barrow has polar nights, during which the sun doesn’t rise beyond the horizon, for over 60 days from November to January. Its coldest day was -56° F. Living in a place that’s frozen more often than not is difficult in ways that heat fiends couldn’t even imagine in … Continued

Is it Time for a New Thermostat?

Living in Texas, we know the importance of air conditioning – but we often overlook a key component of the air conditioning unit: the thermostat. As the summer months roll in, we need to ask ourselves two important questions: Does my thermostat display a different temperature than it is set to? And is my thermostat programmable? If you answered no to either of these questions, you may want to consider updating to a new thermostat to save you money and energy! There are a variety of reasons why your thermostat could stop working. Those reasons include: a blown fuse loose … Continued

How to Help Your Home Stay Cooler

San Antonio Smart Thermostat

When the temperature climbs, the urge to lower your AC does, too. But there’s a problem: You don’t want your electricity bill to go up with it. When you’re trying to beat the heat, remember these tips and tricks to stay cool and keep your electricity bill down at the same time. First: Curtains. Yes, curtains. A nice set of curtains can be pulled shut on a hot or sunny day to block the heat from coming in through the windows and unnecessarily heating up your house. It puts less of a strain on your air conditioner, which will have … Continued

Summer Tips for Pet Safety

Heat Safety for Pets

Let’s face it. Texas is very hot in the summer (and can be year round). Just walking to the mailbox in the summer heat can make you drenched with sweat. We all love spending the long, summer days outdoors with our furry companions, but if our pets are out in hot weather for a long amount of time they could suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburns. Being exposed to excessive heat can be dangerous and potentially deadly on those summer days approaching 100 degrees. Summer in Texas won’t start until June 20, but now is the time to start … Continued

Summer Allergies in San Antonio

Indoor Allergy Solutions, Indoor Air Quality Products

Do allergies have you sneezing and sniffling again? Nose running and eyes watering, you stumble your way through your day. If you live in Texas, you know that we have a pretty awful allergy season year round due to the high growth of allergen producing plants in the area. If you want to keep your face out of the tissue box, you need to know what allergens to look out for and how to combat them. Here are summer allergies in San Antonio. You’ve seen it: yellow particles floating through the air, making their way into your clothing, bags, hair … Continued

Summer Weather Forecast in San Antonio

AC Repair San Antonio

Summer weather and extreme heat is on its way. For people who live in San Antonio, this can make for some long days and nights. Each year, the weather can be unpredictable – so you may be asking yourself, “How long do I have before it hits 100 degrees?” Usually in San Antonio, we hit 100 regularly in July and August. According to KSAT’s weather history records, the average temperatures in July 2016 was 97 and the max 100. In August 2016 the average was 92 with a max of 102 degrees. This year the first day in San Antonio … Continued

Now Offering the Carrier INFINITY System

Air Conditioner San Antonio

Texas is known for its weather, mainly because it has proven, time and time again, that it has no limits. For people who live in a state where the word “seasons” is arbitrary, a reliable air conditioning unit is a must. Now, Champion AC is offering the Carrier INFINITY System to keep your family comfortable, regardless of what Mother Nature throws your way. What makes the INFINITY System so awesome is that it uses two-stage compression. Two-stage compression allows cool air to be filtered through the system when it’s needed. For when you’re wanting to maintain the current temperature in … Continued

Get Your Home Ready for Hot Weather

Spring just started, but summer weather will be right around the corner. We all know brutal Texas heat doesn’t always wait for the change of a season. Drastic amounts of exposure to heat during summer can lead to exhaustion, fatigue, dizziness, extreme thirst, lack of vision, dry skin and even death. We are here to give you some tips on how to get your home ready for hot weather. Check your AC Having air conditioning that works during the summer time is absolutely essential in getting through the dog days of summer. Make sure your AC is fully functioning with a … Continued

Spring Allergies in San Antonio

Spring Allergies San Antonio Air Conditioning

It’s technically winter until Monday, March 20, but for people who live in San Antonio are dealing with that weather rollercoaster that is Texas. One day it’s 40. The next it’s 85. With all this crazy Texas weather, spring allergies are already in full bloom. As much as we all hate the dreaded sniffles, runny noses, coughing and swollen red eyes, spring allergy season is one of the worst time of the year. But we are here to help guide you on what allergies to look out for during spring in San Antonio and how to cope with them. Mold … Continued

The History of Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning San Antonio

Air conditioning has come a long way since the days of harvesting ice and saving it for summer. From evaporative cooling, to mechanical cooling, to electromechanical cooling and refrigerant cooling, the process of keeping humans cool when it’s sweltering hot has undergone significant development. The first form of air conditioning is thought to have been devised in Egypt, where reeds were hung in windows and moistened with water as a form of evaporative cooling. As the wind blew through the window, the water evaporated from the reeds, cooling the air. Ancient Rome used water from aqueducts to the same end, … Continued