Central Air vs. Window Units: Making The Right AC Choice
Posted on: August 23, 2017
Oh, the big AC debate of central vs. window units! To make the best decision possible, you’ll want to know the pros and cons of both, your budget, and your exact needs. So if you are currently seeking to install or replace an AC, here are the pros and cons of window units and central air that will help you make the right choice for you and your home:
One of the best parts of choosing a central air unit is it’s not visible indoors. The only indication of central air is the air vents and thermostat. It also ensures even distribution of cold air to every room. Since it’s considered a permanent fixture, the home value will increase meaning you’ll get a better resale value in the end.
Though it will add value to your home, the initial cost of central air can be high, especially if you don’t have the proper duct work. So if you’re on a strict budget, central air might not be for you. Just remember though, the initial high cost now, can pay off big in the end.
The budget friendly option, window units are an inexpensive option that is easy to replace and can be installed without any help. Best for cooling off small spaces, they are the best choice for anyone renting or living in a small apartment or home.
Though you might not need to hire someone to help install your window unit, it will still require heavy lifting and a bit of balancing. Another downside is the loss of window space and in some cases, window damage. Even with care, you run the risk that your window unit will damage your tracks or weather strips. It also adds no resale value to your home as it can be easily removed.
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