Air Conditioner Buying Guide


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Summer temperatures in Houston can be brutal, making it essential for homeowners to have a reliable and efficient air conditioner. Buying an AC can be confusing and daunting, but with the right information, you can make an informed decision that meets your needs and budget.

At Horizon Air Solutions, our goal is to educate homeowners on the various AC units available and help them make an informed decision when buying a new AC or replacing an old one. Read on to learn how to make the right choice for your home.

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Ductless Mini-Splits vs. Central AC

One of the harder decisions homeowners face is choosing between a ductless mini-split and a central air conditioning system. Both systems have pros and cons, and the right choice depends on your specific needs.

A central AC system is the traditional option and uses ductwork to circulate cool air throughout your home. It’s an efficient and affordable option, but it may not be ideal for older homes without ductwork or new additions.

On the other hand, ductless mini-splits are easy to install, highly efficient, and provide zoning control. They’re also a great addition to a central AC system, increasing its overall efficiency.

It’s important to pick the right size system for your home; an HVAC technician can complete a load calculation to ensure you’re getting the right cooling capacity.

Understanding an AC Efficiency Rating

AC efficiency is measured using a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating. This rating measures the amount of energy an air conditioning system uses to cool your home over a typical summer season. The higher the SEER rating, the more energy-efficient the system.

Newer AC systems have energy-saving features that help reduce energy costs and improve efficiency. A good SEER rating for an AC system is between 14 and 18.

Consider a Heat Pump

A heat pump is a versatile and energy-efficient option for heating and cooling your home. Heat pumps cool a home similar to a central AC and come in duct and ductless options.

Heat pumps are highly efficient, making them cost-effective for homeowners in Houston. There are tax incentives and rebates available for these energy-efficient systems.

Schedule HVAC Installation With Horizon Air Solutions

At Horizon Air Solutions, we understand the importance of having a reliable and efficient air conditioner. That’s why we offer customized solutions tailored to your home and needs. We’re licensed and insured, and our technicians are background checked, ensuring you receive the best service possible.

We offer free estimates on service calls, upfront pricing, and service all brands. Our family-owned and -operated business is committed to providing ethical and honest service.

Contact us today at (346) 988-2977 to schedule your HVAC installation in the Houston area.

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