Best Home Air Conditioners: Window or Central Units?

With the summer heat just around the corner, you may be starting to look for ideas to cool your home this coming season. Having air conditioning during those long summer heat waves not only offers us a safe haven from the heat, but also promotes better sleep and just an overall.

There are two main ways that people generally choose when it comes to installing air conditioning in their homes – central air or a window air conditioner. There are benefits and drawbacks to both of these cooling methods, but one thing’s for sure: they both beat a fan central air is certainly going to cost more to install than a window air conditioner.

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There are going to be construction workers and electricians around for a couple of weeks but once they’re finished, you’re going to have perfectly comfortable air set to whatever temperature you choose in every room of the house.

If you install a window air conditioner instead, you’ll just get cold air in whatever room it’s in while the rest of the house remains hot. You also need a certain kind of window for the window air conditioner to sit in and work properly.

Another thing to take into consideration when choosing a cooling method for your home is the aesthetics. If you’re really concerned about looks, you’ll probably want to go with central air since you’ll only have to look at small, covered vents. The window air conditioning units can not only be incredibly unsightly, but may also block out a lot of natural light. If you already live in a small house with few windows, you want all the natural light you can get.

If you live in an apartment building, central air probably isn’t an option for you. But if you’ve been looking for a way to upgrade your home and really benefit from it, you’re definitely going to want to install central air.

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