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Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the top brands out there include Trane, Rheem, Lennox, Amana, and Carrier. These brands typically have HVAC systems for every budget and offer good warranties and customer service teams. Champion AC & Plumbing is the largest Trane dealer in Texas, and their units are made right here in the Lone Star State!
Most of the top HVAC brands offer financing for new units through Wells Fargo. At Champion, we make this an easy process with simple monthly payments, online bill pay and a paperless billing option.
SEER ratings are efficiency standards set by the Department of Energy that HVAC equipment manufacturers must meet. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the system.
In Texas, newly installed HVAC units must have a minimum SEER rating of 14. While we offer systems with SEER ratings up to 19. That said, other factors such as climate and system maintenance can impact how well a system cools a home.
The Department of Energy recommends that homeowners replace their HVAC units every 10 to 15 years. Depending on how well you maintain your system, after around the 10-year mark, most systems start to degrade in quality.
Only trained HVAC professionals are able to install HVAC systems. This process is more than just technical know-how. Our technicians are highly trained in the electrical components of the installation and stay up-to-date on industry standards. The electrical component of HVAC installation is particularly dangerous for a homeowner to attempt unless they are a certified HVAC technician.
For HVAC replacements that don’t require ductwork, a change-out typically only takes one day. If ductwork is required, the process can take an additional two or three days depending on how much work is required. This timeframe does not factor in other home improvements that must be made such as asbestos or lead abatement or home remodeling to accommodate the new unit.