The History of Air Conditioning

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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

Top 3 Indoor Air Pollutants (And How to Combat Them)

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Are you aware of the possible contaminants that might be inhabiting the air inside your home? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ranked indoor air quality as one of the top five concerns for a person’s health. Pollutants in the air can be the cause of the rise and fall of allergies, as well as a variety of other illnesses. Here are the top three indoor air pollutants in your home. Environmental Tobacco Smoke Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS)—more commonly known as secondhand smoke—is a foul concoction of the smoke exhaled by smokers and the smoke given off by simply burning … Continued

Get to Know Your AC: What is Refrigerant?

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We’ve all heard it before — “Your AC isn’t working because it’s low on Freon.” Okay… What does that mean? Can I fix it myself? Is it something that should be left to an air conditioning company? Let’s take a deeper look into the meaning of air conditioning refrigerant and why it is important. What is it? Every air conditioning unit needs refrigerant, also known as coolant. The refrigerant is a cooling agent that actually turns the air cold. The most common type of refrigerant is Freon. How does it work? Refrigerant absorbs the heat in your air – sort … Continued

Champion AC Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award

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Champion AC Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service Champion AC has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016. This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire highly qualified service pros, joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership tier. “Companies that can meet … Continued

Air Conditioning in the Workplace

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Do you find yourself shivering under the air conditioning in the office during the summer or fanning your face during the winter? Sometimes it seems that no matter what time of year it is, the temperature in the office can never be quite right. How can you do your job properly if you cannot even focus on anything else besides the goosebumps on your arms? This problem is easy to put on the back-burner and blame on some personal loathing of work itself. However, studies have shown that temperature in the workplace has an effect on productivity and concentration. How … Continued

Is Your Thermostat Properly Calibrated?

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Across America, almost everybody relies on an air conditioning and heating system to keep them comfortable no matter the weather. The thermostat (whether it’s a programmable thermostat or not) is the unsung hero of the house, and you just never seem to notice how important it is until it breaks and you’re subjected to frigid cold or sweltering heat. But just like any hero, your thermostat may have some flaws. It doesn’t have to break outright for there to be problems with your air conditioning. Instead, it may slip slowly out of balance from natural use. If your thermostat isn’t … Continued

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