Jobs You Want a Professional For

Reme Halo Install San Antonio

We all would like to think that we can do any fix-it job around the house, but when should you hire a professional? Homeowners can keep up some aspects of heating and AC unit maintenance by replacing filters and checking for leaks, but other system issues require the help of a professional. Here are some things to consider before tackling an air conditioning and heating system repair yourself. Help Your Air Conditioner Do Its Job Efficiently When doing a repair job, you run the risk of creating a short-lived fix. This can put a strain on the unit, which can result in a … Continued

3 Ways You’re Using Your Heater Wrong

New Thermostat San Antonio

With the really cold weather we’ve had lately, it’s inevitable that we start using the heater and more hot water. But this creates a common concern for homeowners – their electric bills will soon be on the rise. With the use of energy-efficient solutions and products, this does not always have to be the case. There are also many ways you could be using your heater incorrectly. Here are some of the most common mistakes homeowners make with their heating system. Not using a programmable thermostat While not all central heating systems come with a programmable thermostat, it is a … Continued

Get to Know Your AC: What is Refrigerant?

AC Repair San Antonio

What is Air Conditioner Refrigerant? 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 … Continued

Ants in Your Air Conditioner

Ants In AC Unit San Antonio

Why Are There Ants In My Air Conditioner? 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 … Continued

What Is The Water Sound Coming From My Air Conditioner?

AC Repair San Antonio

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

Know your air conditioner: What is an Evaporator Coil

AC Coil San Antonio

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

What is the Best Temperature for Saving Energy?

Best Temperature For Saving Energy

Sleeping in the cold during summer or waking up warm in the winter, along with doing things around the house in a comfortable temperature, sounds appealing to most anyone, but it could be coming at a cost unbeknownst to you. So here are some energy saving tips to help guide you along. Many people don’t realize how much money they lose every year by keeping their thermostats too high or too low. According to the Department of Energy, turning your thermostat to a higher temperature for eight hours a day (perhaps while you’re out of the house) will help you … Continued

5 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

How to add value to your home

Are you looking to put your home on the market? Or maybe you just want to make sure your home improvement money is going to be spent wisely. No matter how comfortable you’ve become in your humble abode, there’s always room for improvement. Here are five ways to add value to your home. Focus on curb appeal As they often say, first impressions always stick. When potential buyers, family or friends pull up to your home, you don’t want them to be unimpressed with the outside of the house. Aside from landscaping, consider the house’s potential for a front door … Continued

What is MERV Rating?

Air Filter San Antonio

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.  

What To Do With Your AC When You Lose Power

Protect Your AC When You Lose Power

To say we’ve seen a lot of rain recently is an understatement. This was the wettest May in recorded history here in Texas. Parts of the state received more than 20 inches in May. Here in San Antonio, we’ve nearly doubled (more than 11 inches more than normal) our typical rainfall for this time of year. And more storms are headed this way. Rain is expected through the weekend. So Champion AC likes to offer this friendly reminder of what to do with your AC when you lose power, just in case any of these storms turn severe. If you … Continued

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