Window AC versus Central AC

When choosing what way is best to cool your home on those hot summer days, it can be a bit hard to figure out which is right for you.

You have a choice between central air cooling or using window units.

There are several pros and cons of both types of AC systems to base your decision off of. Central AC provides air filtration which is important for people with asthma or bad allergies. The air is also more even circulated and the entire home is cooled with a central AC. However, they are more expensive because they are more pricey to install than a window AC. When something goes bad and needs repaired, the cost to repair could be more than the cost of buying a whole new window AC unit. Window ACs are inexpensive. They are cheaper to buy, operate, and repair. Window ACs only air condition the room that they are in, so you can have one in the bedroom, one in the main room, and only run the ones you need, which can save you energy. We all know you can’t install a central AC system on your own and that it requires a professional to do so. But, with a window AC, you can install it all on your own. The downfall to using window ACs instead of central is the lack of air filtration and the two just can’t compare. With window ACs, hot and cold spots are more common because they don’t circulate the air. Using a fan along with a window AC will help with the air circulation. All factors being equal, most homeowners would choose to install central air conditioning over AC window units. But, cost is one factor that is not equal and it changes everything. So, taking into consideration the size of your home and your personal budget will make the decision easier for you to make.


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