Get to Know Your AC: What is Refrigerant?

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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?

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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

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

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?

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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.  

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

Installation Process for a New Air Conditioner System

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What Is The Installation Process For A New AC Investing in a new air conditioning system just in time for summer is a great home improvement idea. Not only will it help keep your family cool in the south Texas heat, but it will also save you money with increased energy efficiency. So here’s what you can expect during the typical air conditioner installation process from Champion AC. Once the proper AC system is selected for your needs, our installation team will arrive to set everything up. First, our team will take steps to protect your floors and carpets. We’ll … Continued

When Does Mountain Cedar Season End?

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We’re getting close to the end of February, which means a couple of things. One, spring is just around the corner. And, two, mountain cedar is almost over. The cedar season typically lasts though the end of this month. According to Dr. Paul Ratner, we’re still seeing levels in the high level – but that’s expected to tail off over the next couple of weeks. As always, Champion AC likes to remind you there are a few things you can do to protect your family from allergies inside your home. Don’t forget to regularly change your air filters. If you … Continued

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