Heating

How to Lose Your HVAC Warranty

Many people don’t realize it, but it’s pretty easy to forfeit your HVAC warranty claims. You don’t want to find out that you made a stupid mistake and ended up voiding your warranty after the fact. HVAC systems are expensive, complicated machines. Be proactive and learn how to maintain your HVAC system and the manufacturer’s warranty that

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Why Your Heat Pump Can’t Maintain the Right Temperature

Why Your Heat Pump Can’t Maintain the Right Temperature - Service Champions

When you set your thermostat for a certain temperature, you expect your heat pump to heat or cool the home to that temperature, right? When you want 74 degrees, you don’t expect the indoor temperature to stay stuck at 70 degrees while your heat pump struggles in the background. Sometimes heat pumps have trouble maintaining the right temperature,

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5 Reasons Why You Are Not Getting Enough Hot Water

5 Reasons Why You Are Not Getting Enough Hot Water - Service Champions

You use hot water every single day in your home. That’s great, until the hot water starts turning lukewarm and then cold. If your water heater isn’t producing enough hot water for you, it can ruin your shower and make it difficult to clean dishes and laundry. To figure out why you aren’t getting enough

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Don’t Let Your HVAC System Fail Because of an Air Filter

Don’t Let Your HVAC System Fail Because of an Air Filter - Service Champions

Furnaces and air conditioners contain numerous mechanical parts that contribute to their effective operation. However, as crucial as all these components are for bringing you comfort, one of the most vital parts of your system isn’t a complicated piece of machinery. It’s the air filter — a screen designed to trap dust, dirt, hair, and other debris. It’s

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Heat Pump Benefits for Homes in California

Heat Pump Benefits for Homes in California - Service Champions

Heat pumps are a cost-effective heating and cooling option in all areas of the American West and Southwest, including Northern California. Unlike an air conditioner, which uses heat pump technology to provide cooling only, a heat pump can provide efficient cooling and heating. While heat pump technology is constantly improving, current models are much more

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Furnace Not Working? Try This Before Calling the Pros

Furnace Not Working? Try This Before Calling the Pros - Service Champions

It’s cold out, which is when many homeowners realize just how important regular furnace maintenance is. Fortunately, there are ways to get your furnace back up and running again before calling the pros. If you suspect a problem, however, don’t attempt a DIY furnace repair. You could harm yourself or others and void any warranties you may

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What to Know About HVAC Systems and the Rain

What to Know About HVAC Systems and Rain - Service Champions

With all the precipitation in the forecast, now’s a good time to go over the effects of rain on your heating and air conditioning system. Luckily, your outdoor HVAC units are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, such as rain, snow, and even a little hail. Unfortunately, if there are bad weather conditions, you may

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Where Is My Furnace? Where Is My Furnace Filter?

Where is my furnace? Where is my furnace filter?

If you live in Northern California, you most likely have a furnace or heat pump. Hybrid heating systems are comprised of a furnace (gas or electric) and a heat pump. Where is my furnace? Most Americans use a furnace to heat their home. It can use natural gas, propane, heating oil, or electricity. The unit

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Smart HVAC Systems for Smart Homes

Smart HVAC Systems for Smart Homes

A smart home is one that has a thermostat, cameras, and other devices and appliances that are connected to a wireless network. They can be remotely operated and turn on and off based on your habits and location to your home. Smart homes—internet-connected sensors work seamlessly together—are supposed to make your life more convenient. Think

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