At first glance, window units seemingly have some benefits that homeowners may desire. For example, they have a lower upfront cost than central air conditioners, and some homeowners can install them on their own without professional assistance. However, window AC units also have significant drawbacks. If you have a window unit installed in your home, here are four reasons why it’s time to ditch your window unit and upgrade to a central air conditioning system.
An Unsightly Appearance
Window units are large, unsightly, and remain wedged in your window throughout the entire time you need to use it. Even worse, it blocks your view of the outside world through the window. In addition, it prevents you from opening the window on nice days. A central cooling system does not have any of these drawbacks and can improve the look of your home.
Limited Cooling Function
Most window units are designed to cool a very small area, which means that a single window unit may not be able to cool your entire home. You may find yourself drawn to this one area of the home on hot days instead of being able to relax in any room. In some situations, you may have to dish out more cash to buy multiple window units. A central AC system will be able to deliver cool air throughout your entire home.
Because window AC units are located inside, they can be extremely noisy. This isn’t just a nuisance, but it can make it hard to relax or rest since the environment will be noisy. The noisy components of central cooling systems are installed outdoors, and the indoor components make virtually no noise. Altogether, you will find that your home is quieter and more enjoyable to be in when you have a central cooling system installed.
Poor Energy Efficiency
Some choose a window unit to save money on energy costs. Most window units are designed to cool a very small area of the home, but they generally have poor energy efficiency in comparison to larger units. Additional energy may be used by a larger central system to cool the entire home, but because of the poor efficiency of a window unit, you may find that a central AC unit is still a more efficient system to have in your home.
Find the Right HVAC System for Your Home
If you’re looking to upgrade your home comfort system, turn to the professionals at Weather Engineers. We strive for complete customer satisfaction, and can help you select the right system for your home. Contact us to get a quote for a central cooling system installation today.
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