Window Units vs. Central Air Conditioning: What’s Better?  

How you prefer to keep cool within your home during the summer heat may be different than someone else’s preference, so it’s essential to consider what is best for you and your home. So, let’s meditate on it for a bit. Now, how can you determine which cooling source is best for you? Well, that rides on what best fits your wants and needs; Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling wishes to assist you in helping pinpoint the pros and cons of using central air vs. window units.  

What Are Some Pros Of Central AC? 

1. Whole Home Cooling: Central AC can cool down one’s entire house, while a window air unit can only cool its surroundings due to the inability to circulate cool air throughout the home.  

2. Efficiency & Features: Central air conditioning has more state-of-the-art features, such as its strength to filter pollutants from your home’s atmosphere better than a window unit. So, if you suffer from allergies or asthma, it’s something to consider!  

3. Room Temperatures: While a window air conditioner can help cool you down, central air conditioning prevents warm spots by circulating cool air around your home.  

What Are Some Central AC Cons? 

The main drawback of using a central air conditioner rather than window units is that it is costly when considering installation, operation, and repair costs. Central air also needs ductwork. Ductwork demands regular maintenance to guarantee your household’s atmosphere remains clean. Furthermore, establishing these ducts also requires renovations to your home, and it is an investment that often requires proper budgeting to see through.  

What Are Some Pros Of Window AC? 

  1. Inexpensive: Window air conditioners are affordable and cheaper than central air. 
  1. Energy Savings: Window air conditioners let you put in multiple units so that you can choose when and where you use each AC unit, making way for energy conservation. 
  1. Self-Installation: With central air conditioning, you must have an expert install and manage your HVAC equipment. So, if you want to save money, you can always install the window unit yourself, though it is inadvisable for anyone who struggles with lifting heavy objects.  

What Are Some Window AC Cons? 

1. Patchy Cooling: Sadly, window air conditioners don’t disperse cool air, unlike central air, so you’ll have spots here and there that get either chilly, comfortable, or hot, which can be very inconvenient as a homeowner.  

2. Plain Filtration: While window units are better than they once were at filtration, there is nothing too special about their filtration abilities, especially compared to central air conditioning. And, if you struggle with allergies or asthma, central air may be the better choice for your home!  

Most homeowners often go for central air conditioning over A/C window units. Though, if you must have more than one room cooled down, window AC expenses rise, which is not cost-efficient in more spacious homes requiring multiple window units. But, if you are still on the fence about what works best for you, call Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling today at (740) 212-5849, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here! We are here to lend you a hand, so you and your family can better tackle the humid Ohio heat.  

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