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Frequently asked questions


What is an HVAC system?

HVAC is an acronym for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. An ‘HVAC system’ is an integrated network that requires your duct system and air handler be properly sized, properly installed and working together, efficiently.


Are there energy-efficient HVAC options to help save on cooling costs in the Texas heat?

SEER2 air conditioners, programmable thermostats, and proper insulation can help reduce energy consumption.


Should I install a new HVAC system or fix the one I have?

With proper maintenance, the lifespan of an HVAC system can vary from 10-15 years for reliable and energy-efficient performance. The need to and options for replacing your system should be evaluated by residential HVAC professionals.


What is the difference between a heat pump and a traditional HVAC system, and which is better for Texas?

Heat pumps are versatile and efficient in Texas, as they can both cool and heat your home.


Does Champion & Nash offer warranties on HVAC products and services?

We only use new, certified, and warrantied equipment and all of our work is backed by our no nonsense guarantees.


Is it possible to retrofit my existing HVAC system for energy efficiency, or do I need a full replacement?

Retrofitting can improve energy efficiency to some extent, but older systems may benefit more from replacement with modern, efficient units.


What types of HVAC systems work best in Houston, Texas, and why?

High-efficiency central air conditioning systems and heat pumps are popular for their ability to handle both hot summers and mild winters.


What is a SEER rating, and why is it important?

SEER2 ratings (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) measure cooling efficiency. Higher SEER2 ratings indicate more efficient systems, which can result in lower energy costs.

Experience. Quality. Integrity.

We stand behind our work and the equipment we install with no-nonsense unmatched guarantees. Our system assessments are transparent and informative – so you know you’re getting what you need.