HVAC

How to Change an HVAC Air Filter

How to Change an HVAC Air Filter - Service Champions

It’s March, and while it’s not quite time for spring cleaning, it is time to take a look at your air filter (and schedule professional HVAC maintenance). It’s important to check your HVAC system’s air filter every 30 days and clean or replace it every 1 – 3 months.  You can get a sense of all the floating particulates in

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Can You Write Off a New HVAC System on Your Taxes?

The 2019 tax season (2018 tax year) is upon us, which means people are trying to find ways to deduct expenses. Curious if you can write off a new HVAC system on your taxes? Are there any other energy-efficiency improvements that qualify for a tax credit? In addition to tax credits for efficiency improvements, you

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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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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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Do You Need Professional Air Duct Cleaning? 

Do You Need Professional Air Duct Cleaning? 

“Out of sight, out of mind.” That’s how it is with ductwork. Since people rarely see the inside of their air ducts, they don’t think about what could possibly be lurking inside. How dirty can they get? They’re sealed, aren’t they? You can get a basic idea of the cleanliness of your ductwork by opening

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Do Furnaces and Heaters Dry Out the Air?

Do furnaces and heaters dry out the air?

In the winter, we all experience the effects of dry air on our skin, hair, breathing passages, and hydroscopic (moisture-absorbing) possessions. We’ve written about how to get relief from dry air, different types of humidifiers, and the effects of dry air and humidity, but we’ve never answered the question “do furnaces and heaters dry out

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Heat Pump Troubleshooting and Repair Chart

Heat Pump Troubleshooting and Repair Chart

A heat pump is basically a central air conditioner that also provides heating by reversing itself and drawing heat from the outdoor air to the interior of the house (yes, even cold air contains heat energy). The maintenance needs of a heat pump are very similar to an air conditioner, but they have some special

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4 Benefits of Central Humidifiers

4 Benefits of Central Humidifiers - Service Champions

With the colder weather comes drier air. Winter is notorious for dry skin, chapped lips, static electricity, and other low humidity symptoms. To make things worse, heating systems can make your indoor air even drier. And the leakier your home, the more cold, dry, outdoor air gets inside. So, what can you do about the

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Indoor and Outdoor Fall Maintenance Checklist

Indoor and Outdoor Fall Maintenance Checklist

The temperatures are dropping and so are the leaves. It’s time to start preparing your home for colder weather. Here’s a useful fall maintenance checklist to keep you cozy, safe, and comfortable through the holiday season and beyond.  Indoor Fall Maintenance Schedule a Professional Furnace Tune-Up The first thing you want to do to make

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5 Ways to Prepare Your HVAC System for Winter

As winter draws near, make sure your HVAC system is equipped for optimal performance. By following these 5 winter preparation tips, you can avoid breakdowns and costly repairs. 5 Ways to Prepare Your HVAC System for Winter Change the filter Your air conditioner has been running all summer. Now that you’re transitioning to winter time,

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