Best-Paid Skilled Labor Jobs

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Many people today believe the only way to earn a big salary is to have a college degree. But most of those people fail to realize that hands-on labor workers, without a degree, can get paid just as much money as those with one. Several Texas cities — including Austin and San Antonio — are among those expecting the fastest growth in skilled labor jobs and the most competitive pay. Here are the top three, best-paid, skilled labor jobs around today. Elevator Mechanic Average Salary: $73,000 Top Salary: $101,000 Elevator technicians handle assembling, installation and repairs of elevators, escalators and … Continued

Lower Your Summer Energy Bills

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For kids, summer in central Texas brings images of raspas, pool days, late nights and tan lines. On the other hand, for homeowners and renters alike, summer means water management for green lawns, spraying for ants and wasps, and heaving a heavy sigh when the electric bill rolls in. In addition to regularly changing your air filter and setting your thermostat to the perfect temperature for summer, a summer tune-up can help make sure that running your air conditioner won’t have to cut into your “Summer Fun” savings. The savings don’t have to stop there! There are several non-air-conditioning-related ways … Continued

Which Allergies are Worst in the Summer?

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From camping out in the woods to weekend beach trips, there are tons of things to love about the summer. But spending an ample amount of time outdoors creates a greater risk of coming in contact with allergens. If you suffer from allergies, you’re not alone. One in five people in the United States suffers from seasonal allergies. Allergens are in the air at all times, and they are especially prominent in the south. Texas, specifically, is known for plants that produce allergens, making it one of the top five worst places to live for people with allergies – especially … Continued

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