4 Non-Profits to Donate to During the Holidays

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Christmas is such a wholesome and loving time. We are surrounded by family, and we give gifts to our loved ones. It’s hard to imagine what it would be like to not have them to share the holidays with. This holiday, we would encourage you to focus a bit of that cheer and goodwill on the spirit of others. Sometimes it’s easy to forget about those less fortunate, and it never hurts to give back to the community. So here are four organizations that could use your support, whether it is donating some extra cash to veterans or spare cans … Continued

Thanksgiving Energy Savings

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The holiday season accounts for much activity in minimal time, and that electric bill can rack up in no time at all. As the temperatures decrease and the guest-count increases, you realize you’re most thankful for the copious leftovers you’ll have when food and funds are scarce next month. It’s the lavish price to pay when you’re hosting, warming and feeding more than just you and your cat, right? Wrong. Or, it doesn’t have to be. It is possible to prepare a joyous, holiday dinner without also preparing for bankruptcy. Consider these tips to conquer your Thanksgiving energy savings this … Continued

AC Maintenance Membership Programs

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The biggest component in living comfortably is undoubtedly dependent on your HVAC system, especially in Texas. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. The air conditioner going out when the weather is in the triple digits is what nightmares are made of. We can also all agree that your home being freezing cold in December is the worst. The best way to keep your home comfortable is to keep up with routine AC maintenance. Champion AC has a 3-point protection plan to make this as simple as possible for homeowners in San Antonio. The cooling, heating annual maintenance plan, also … Continued

Pet Safety in a Hot Weather

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Texas is hot – even when it’s fall outside. A minute-long wait outside feels like an hour when the sweltering sun is beaming directly on your bare forehead. A simple walk to work on a humid day could probably trigger the same amount of rage needed to win a professional wrestling match. The heat is real, and it’s not fun. We can simply turn a knob to deal with heat safety, but what about our feline friends? Cats deal with most of the same issues humans do when it comes to heat and humidity. The only difference is they can’t … Continued

Tips for Remodeling an Older Home

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Someone can decide on remodeling an older home for any reason—trend upkeep, stage to sell or new living arrangements, just to name a few. Sure, each homeowner reconstructs to their individual needs, but there are a few, simple feature updates that benefit any home. Consider these tips when remodeling an older home. Ductless air conditioning The easiest way to upgrade the AC in an older home is with a ductless AC system. Unlike a traditional, central AC system, a multi-split ductless system can be mounted on any wall in any room and deliver temperature-controlled air to that area. You can … Continued

Fall Allergies in San Antonio

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From cooler weather to pumpkin-spiced everything, there are tons of things to love about the fall. And cooler temperatures mean most of us will be spending an ample amount of time outdoors. Even though the weather will be wonderful, time spent outdoors creates a greater risk of coming in contact an allergy like fall hay fever. If you suffer from allergies, you’re not alone. One in five people in the United States suffer from seasonal allergies. In most parts of the world, allergies are a spring season issue. But those of us in the south know that fall allergies can … Continued

Air Conditioning and Treating Illnesses

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For those that live in San Antonio and much of the south, life without air conditioning is not going to happen. But believe it or not, no one wanted AC when Dr. John Gorrie invented the idea of refrigeration in the 1800s. It wasn’t until the 1950s that the demand for air conditioning dramatically increased. Gorrie was a Florida doctor who first used research and technological developments to cool down his hospital. He used compressor technology that blew air over an ice maker to cool off patients with fevers. Gorrie believed that if he could find a way to bring … Continued

Ants in Your Air Conditioner

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Air conditioning is a luxury most of us are now accustomed to. We have learned to both maintain and control the efficiency of our AC units because without it we would melt down here in the south. Recommended maintenance such as changing AC filters, having a programmable thermostat and routine checkups are all great ways to ensure the life of your HVAC unit. However, there is one problem that many homeowners are unsure of how to fix – crazy ants in your air conditioner. This type of ant makes it home in existing structures because they don’t build mounds like … Continued

The Importance of Commercial AC in the Workplace

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Imagine you’re at home in Texas during a 100-plus degree day. What’s the worst possible thing that could happen to you at that time? Your AC goes out, and it’s not turning back on. In this truly disastrous situation, you may be asking yourself, “Could this get worse?” We’re here to tell you…yes. Yes it can. Now imagine you’re at work in Texas during a 100-plus degree day, and the commercial air conditioning goes out. That’s worse. On top of that 9-5 day in your cubicle, it’s hot. It’s muggy. You’re breaking a sweat. Everyone’s complaining. The guy in the cubicle … Continued

How to Set a Programmable Thermostat

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One of the primary ways to cut energy costs is by using a programmable thermostat. If you like saving money, purchasing one may be a beneficial investment. Although it may not sound exciting, programmable thermostats offer a variety of benefits for your home. For example, programmable thermostats give you the control you want. With the Nest Learning Thermostat or similar thermostats, you will be able to control your system from anywhere. There is a remote control app on iOS and Android which can be downloaded in the app store. You’ll be able to control the temperature, the settings, review your … Continued