Summer heat getting on your nerves?

If you’re looking into getting air conditioning installed in your home this summer, you may be wondering whether central air or window units are a better option for you. Here are some of the tips from our air conditioning installation and repair service in Kankakee on what you should know in order to make the best decision for you.

Cost

Central air conditioning costs a lot more to install, and repair and maintenance of your unit also tends to cost more than it does for a window unit. If price is your main criteria, you’ll probably want to go with the window unit, especially if your home is small enough that you only need one or two. However, there are several benefits of central air that might make the extra cost worth it to you. One of these is that it improves the resale value of your home. Other benefits are listed below, so keep reading.

Energy Usage

Air conditioning uses more electricity than any other appliance in your home, so be aware that your energy bills will increase when you install AC. One window unit uses less energy than a central air system, but if your home needs more than one unit, the energy consumption can tip in favor of central air. Ask your friendly air conditioning guys at Home Furniture, Plumbing & Heating for an estimate for your home’s particular needs.

Air Filtration

Central air conditioning is far superior to window units when it comes to air filtration. If you have asthma or sensitivity to dust, chemicals, pet dander, and other particles in the air, you’ll definitely get cleaner air to breathe by going the central air route.

Cooling

Central air conditioners give you a more even room temperature in each room, and they cool your whole house, while window units will leave you with warm spots due to inferior air circulation.

Humidity

One of the greatest things about air conditioning is that it removes humidity from the air. Central air does a better job of this than a window unit. This can allow you to set the thermostat at a higher temperature and still feel cool, simply because the air in your home has less moisture in it.

Noise

Window units tend to be a lot noisier than central air conditioners. If noise is a factor for you because you’re a light sleeper or for other reasons, try to opt for the central unit.

Space

Not everyone’s home will accommodate a central air conditioning unit due to the space it occupies. If your home doesn’t have the space to install central air, you might have to go the window route.

Looks

Window units are ugly and block the light and the view from your window. Depending on the configuration of your home and the location of your windows, this can reduce the cheerfulness of your home’s interior and exterior.

Security

A burglar can easily remove most window units because they are not strongly anchored, making central air a safer choice for your home.

If you need air conditioning this summer, call our HVAC service in Kankakee for installation, repair, and maintenance. Get your estimate today!