How to get Cigarette Smoke Smell Out of House

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\Whether you’re a smoker or a non-smoker, most people agree – cigarette odor is distinct and can linger for days. Often, the scent hits you as soon as you open the door of your vacation rental or relative’s home. This can be overwhelming – and you might be asking, how do you remove cigarette smell from an entire home? Your local AC company has the answer. First, you’ll need to invest in the Air Scrubber Plus. Next, gather your supplies. Vinegar will be your best friend for this project. You’ll need at least a gallon to remove the foul smell … Continued

How to Combat Microbial Growth in Your Home

It’s one of a homeowner’s worst nightmares, and unfortunately, it is one of the most common problems everyone must face: microbial growths like mildew and mold infestations. These pesky bacteria can and will grow on anything, so long as there are moisture and low ventilation, and will show no mercy if the proper steps are not taken to eliminate it. These growths can wreak havoc on the home, from producing musty odors to discoloring fabrics and inducing rot in building materials. Beyond the unpleasant smell and visual appearance, having mold in your space can have a significant impact not only … Continued

Improve Your Air Quality in the Winter

Winter is here and so are all of the adjustments that come with it. Leaves have changed colors and fallen along with the temperatures, but did you know your home’s air quality can also be affected? Maintaining the air quality in your house can help with sneezing, coughs, colds, allergies and asthma, which all become a bigger concern during the winter and transitioning months. From simple changes in your regular routine or new innovative products, there are numerous ways to improve your air quality and use your home system to its true and full potential. One of the best ways … Continued

Breathe Easier with UV Lighting

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When it comes to your home, you want to do everything you can to make it safe and comfortable for you and your family. One of the things that threaten this comfortability is indoor air pollution, but there is a way to fix (or avoid) this problem! Did you know that making the switch to UV lighting systems can rid your home of some of these pollutants? Here’s how UV lighting can improve air quality in your home. How it works The way UV – or ultraviolet light – systems work is by attacking the bacteria and other contaminants in … Continued

Summer Allergies in San Antonio

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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

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

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

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

What is MERV Rating?

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You hear over and over (especially here on the Champion AC website) about the importance of regularly changing your air filter. But there’s another factor when it comes to your home’s air filter – the MERV rating. So what does MERV mean, and why is it so important? Here’s the answer from David Dilling from Filtration Products of San Antonio.  

How to Fight Mold Allergies

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I think it’s pretty safe to say a lot of us have begun to realize over the past month or two just how much mold really bothers us. After the Memorial Day floods, mold allergies shot through the roof, and they’ve remained in the high-moderate range ever since. So what can you do? Here are a few tips from the Environmental Protection Agency. Avoid outdoor activities on “high” days: Check the mold counts every day. If it’s in the high range, try to limit your outdoor activities. There are plenty of ways to check allergen rates each day. One, you can … Continued

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