If you can’t decide if you should replace your central air conditioner or get a window air conditioning unit, now is the time to compare the pros and cons of each system. Since it’s already the fall season, you are likely not putting an air conditioner to use now, so in our opinion, now is the greatest time to learn as much information as possible that way you can make an educated decision on which cooling system type would be a better fit for your home. So, without delaying it any further, join Loveland Heating & Air as we venture into the topic of window units versus central air conditioning.
WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW ABOUT WINDOW AIR CONDITIONERS?
Window units are, essentially, small air conditioners that are either installed in your window or on a wall. With the option of some models being able to be installed on walls, this is an added benefit, especially if you have a quirky room layout. But unlike central air conditioning, window units can only impact the room they’re installed in. This could be ideal for you if you only need to keep one or two rooms cooled. Therefore, a window unit might be your best option depending on your cooling needs. Last of all, another extra perk is that some models of window units also have the feature to heat rooms as well. Isn’t that nifty?
WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW ABOUT CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING?
Central air conditioners are a great way to keep your entire home cool and comfortable. However, before you have central air installed, be sure to factor in the cost of installing vents and ductwork unless these are already present in your home. Furthermore, although it may require a bigger upfront investment, you should know that having a central AC system installed in your house will actually increase the resale value of your home.
WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER HUMIDITY CONTROL?
One thing to keep in mind is that window units aren’t particularly good at regulating humidity. As a result, this may be something you should think about during the hotter months. On the positive side, since central air conditioning can regulate humidity and temperatures consistently, humidity is not an issue with central AC.
WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER COST-EFFICIENCY?
You shouldn’t only focus on the upfront costs when making your decision. Yes, window units are cheaper and more affordable initially, but you also must think about the monthly maintenance costs too. Maintenance can be a big factor in your overall decision-making process. If, for example, you have to cool multiple rooms (think five or more), you may wind up spending more in monthly expenses than you would pay monthly to use a central air conditioner that can cool a whole home. So, if this is the case, you would probably be better off going with a central air conditioner.
At Loveland Heating & Air, our technicians are NATE-certified. We’re also experts in HVAC installation and preventative maintenance. Plus, we offer free estimates on new central air equipment. So, if you have questions or would like to explore your options with a licensed professional, we’re here for you. You can contact Loveland Heating & Air today at (513) 216-5913 or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!