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Central Air Conditioning Systems vs. Window Air Conditioners

Central Air Conditioning Systems vs. Window Air Conditioners

When deciding the utility of a central air conditioning unit vs a window air conditioning unit, you must first weigh the pros and cons of each. First off window units are much easier to access and can be installed in your home in just a few hours. Window units are more cost-effective compared to central air conditioning units. Some cons to using a window unit to cool your home are that they don’t offer much air filtration. Window units also fail to evenly cool the air in your home, and if you have to continually run your window unit to cool down your home, it’s going to increase your energy bill significantly. 

The benefit of having central air conditioning professionally installed in your home by your local HVAC company is that you’ll save money on your energy bill in comparison to the cost of running a window unit. Central air conditioning is also much better at evenly cooling your house down than any window unit. In a home that has central air conditioning, every square foot of the house will be the same temperature. Central air conditioning units are also much better at filtering the air than any window unit. The cons of central air conditioning is that it will cost more upfront to have it installed in your home. Typically, the cost of having central air conditioning installed in your home by a professional HVAC company will range anywhere from five thousand to fifteen thousand dollars. If you have a small home and are on a tight budget, installing a window unit is probably your best bet. 

Although, if you have a larger house and have the ability to afford the upfront cost of central air conditioning, you will be able to keep your house cool all summer long. The air you breathe inside will be cleaner which can help tremendously with allergies in the summer. It’s important to weigh all the possible pros and cons when choosing between central air conditioning or a window air conditioning unit. 

If you are unsure still, it’s best to reach out to your local HVAC company to schedule a consultation, and they will be able to help you make your decision.

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