Summer Tips for Pet Safety

Heat Safety for Pets

Let’s face it. Texas is very hot in the summer (and can be year round). Just walking to the mailbox in the summer heat can make you drenched with sweat. We all love spending the long, summer days outdoors with our furry companions, but if our pets are out in hot weather for a long amount of time they could suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburns. Being exposed to excessive heat can be dangerous and potentially deadly on those summer days approaching 100 degrees. Summer in Texas won’t start until June 20, but now is the time to start … Continued

4 Non-Profits to Donate to During the Holidays

San Antonio Charities

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

Best Thermostat Setting for Summer

San Antonio Smart Thermostat

Summer-time heat means skyrocketed energy bills. Keep your home cool and save energy during the summer by following these simple steps, including where to set your thermostat. Set your thermostat at an ideal temperature. According to the Department of Energy, setting your thermostat below 78 costs you anywhere from 1-3 percent per degree. While you’re away, set the thermostat within a range from 78-82 degrees and when you’re at home have it set between 74 and 78 degrees, based on your comfort level. Get a programmable thermostat. One of the primary ways to cut down on summer energy bills is by … Continued

Dealing With Pets and Summer Heat

Summertime in Texas means high utility bills and brutal, dangerous heat – not just for humans but our furry friends, too. There are a variety of factors that can be potentially deadly for our pets and summer heat. Now that the summer heat has arrived and the Texas temperature is quickly approaching 100 degrees, it’s important to know how you can keep your pets safe from these harsh environmental factors. Here are a few pet heat safety tips: Treat your pet like you’d treat your newborn. Pets are like babies – they rely solely on their care-provider to keep them … Continued

Saving Energy During the Summer

As a homeowner in Texas, you may know that cooling off your home in the summertime can be costly. When the weather gets warm, your electricity bill gets higher. So how can you save money on your summer utility bill? Let’s take a look at the top three tips for saving energy during the summer.   Tip #1: “The smaller the difference, the smaller the bill.”  Do this: Set your thermostat at the right temperature in order to lower your cooling costs. For the most energy-efficient way to stay cool in the summer heat, set your thermostat at the highest temperature … Continued

Lower Your Summer Energy Bills

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?

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

Keep Your Home Cool During a Holiday Party/Meal

At first thought, it sounds like a nice concept. You get bundled up to leave the house, the walk to the car is cold, you’re not in your car long enough for it to be warm and then you’re even colder when you leave your car when you reach your destination. All you want is a little heat to defrost you. But when that destination is a holiday party – there is nothing worse than being too hot. If you’re looking for some tips to keep yourself and your guests comfortable when they come inside from the chilly weather, you’ve … Continued

Holiday Donation Ideas

Even during this busy season, there’s always ways to give back to the community. When thinking about what gifts to buy your loved ones, always remember there are so many less fortunate people in the world that would benefit from your donations tenfold. Here are a few of Champion AC’s favorite nonprofits and charities to give to during this holiday season! Special Operation Warrior Foundation This organization holds a special place in our hearts at Champion AC, since we are veteran owned and operated. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides college scholarships to children whose parents died while serving in … Continued

Air Conditioning and the Summer Heat

To borrow a cliché, the heat is definitely on here in south Texas. We finally hit 100 over the weekend, but don’t let that milestone confuse you. Even though we were a bit late to hit triple digits, this summer has been brutal. Hot and humid. San Antonio has felt more like Houston, in terms of the weather. It’s one thing to sit inside in the air conditioning during days like these. Not everyone in San Antonio has that luxury, though – especially the elderly. There are many seniors whose homes either don’t have AC or they can’t afford it. … Continued

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