Our goal at Champion AC is to provide unparalleled customer service to our clients. We stay at the front of our marketplace with continuous education and training.
CHAMPION AC Blog
Winter Air Duct Evaluation needed
Winter is coming(eventually, we promise), and for many that means the early morning fear of leaving the warmth of their beds for their incurably cold rooms. This common issue is often overlooked as something that cant be fixed. Good news, you can put the space heaters away (and please put the Snuggie down). Your heating problems can be solved with a simple air duct evaluation.
Your air ducts control the airflow from room to room, and faulty ones can lead to:
Hot or cold spots
High energy bills
At Champion AC, we offer free air duct evaluations to determine whether or not your ducts are installed and functioning correctly. If you're going to have your heater working overtime to combat the dropping temperatures, an evaluation can potentially save you some serious cash on your energy bill. Faulty or leaking ducts can be losing up to30% of your conditioned air. Not to mention the dust, mold and pollen bad ducts will let into your home.
Opt for professional assistance and a free air duct evaluation this fall. You'll stay toasty and enjoy the winter months with the satisfaction of saving big on your energy bill.
Free or Low Cost Efficiency Projects for Fall
Free or Low-Cost Efficiency Projects for Fall
Posted by Champion AC - September 19, 2012 - ChampionAC, Energy Tips, San Antonio -
The arrival of fall over the next couple of weeks is a great time to make some energy-efficient changes around the home. Even better, its a great time to make some free or low-cost energy-efficient changes. Here are a few examples.
Change out your light bulbs: Fall weather means you have to turn the lights on earlier in the evening. So why not switch out your light bulbs to efficient CFL or LED bulbs? There is a cost for this upgrade, but the energy-efficient bulbs pay for themselves in energy savings over the lifespan of the bulbs.
Schedule a fall tune-up: Just like your car needs regular oil changes, your HVAC system needs regular maintenance. Its recommended that happen once before the summer and again before winter. A tune-up keeps your system running smoothly and efficiently " and includes a carbon monoxide check in the fall.
Check your air ducts: According to the National Comfort Institute, about 80% of homes have duct problems. The cooler weather means fall is a perfect time to head up to the attic and check out your ductwork. What should you look for? Kinks, holes, etc. Here are a couple of signs you may have duct problems: hot/cold spots in your home and dust on the top of your doors. If you notice an issue, Champion AC offers free air duct evaluations.
Is your San Antonio heating system is ready?
by Champion AC - October 5, 2012 - ChampionAC, heater, San Antonio
Get ready, San Antonio! Our first real, cold front is headed our way.
The front is expected to drop temperatures into the 50s and 60s this weekend. Sundays high is forecasted at 65, with lows in the low 50s. Temperatures in the Hill Country will be even colder than that.
Is your San Antonio heating system is ready? Today would be a good chance to turn your heater on for a few minutes to make sure its working correctly. Dont forget " youll notice that smell that happens every time you turn your heater on for the first time of the season. Its often called dirty socks syndrome. Its nothing to worry about, unless your smoke detector and/or carbon monoxide detector goes off. That smell is dirt and lent burning off the heat exchange. Again, its normal.
Champion AC also wants to remind you about regular fall tune-up for your heating system. Our 17-point tune-ups make sure your system is running efficiently and effectively, and we also perform a carbon monoxide check.
Hope you enjoy this first blast of cold weather
Don’t Be Scared of Tackling Energy Vampires
Dont Be Scared of Tackling Energy Vampires
Posted by Champion AC - October 16, 2012 - ChampionAC, Energy Tips
Were just a few weeks out from Halloween, so ghouls, goblins and ghosts are all the talk right now. But today we want to talk to you about vampires. A specific type of vampires, actually " energy vampires.
What are energy vampires, you ask? They're the things you leave plugged in that continue to suck energy even when you're not using them. Some typical energy vampires include:
Cell phone chargers
Video game systems
So how much energy do these vampires actually waste? Energy Star says energy vampires cost the average homeowner about $100 a year.
Here are a couple of ways to fight energy vampires in your home, courtesy of your friends at Champion AC. You can make sure appliances that you dont frequently use are unplugged. An easier suggestion is to plug several energy vampires into one power strip. That way you can, with a single flip of a switch, shut off the juice to several energy vampires at on