3 Reasons Why You Should Ditch a Window AC Unit
Like most homeowners, there's a chance your New Jersey home is cooled down by a series of window-based air conditioning units. And while it's better to have those than nothing at all (especially on those hot, muggy days), you may want to consider making the switch to a central air conditioning system in the fall.
Here's why you should consider making this the last summer you rely on window air conditioners in your home:
Reason #1: They’re Loud
There's nothing more frustrating than trying to get a good night's rest and being awoken by the sounds of a grunting and roaring air conditioner in your window. Although those sounds are normal (since the unit's compressor produces them), they can become a nuisance.
Meanwhile, if you have a central air conditioner installed, you can look forward to much quieter nights. The reason this is possible is that the loud, noisy compressor is located on the ground outside of your home — not smack-dab in the middle of a window.
Reason #2: They’re Bulky
Let's face it: window-based air conditioners aren't a sight for sore eyes — they're an eyesore. Plus, they can be quite heavy and almost impossible to put in your window every summer. And if you miss being able to open your windows on those cool summer nights, you won't be able to with one of these giant hubs of metal.
Luckily, with a central air conditioning system, this will all be a nightmare of the past. A central cooling system is nearly invisible; a condenser (as mentioned earlier) is installed outside, while ductwork is installed inside your home within your ceiling.
As a result, you'll not only be able to have full use of your windows again, but you'll help up your curb appeal by removing those big, bulky hubs of metal from your windows!
Reason #3: They’re Not Ideal for Large Homes
Unfortunately, if you live in a larger home, you know that it's merely impossible to survive the summer heat with just one window-based air conditioner — you need many. And while having these cooling appliances installed around your home may do the trick, they can also be rather costly to operate all at once.
Solution? Have a central air conditioning system installed! The system's ducts act as the "veins" of your home; they'll help transport cool air to every single room that can supply ductwork. This means you'll be able to run one air conditioner that can cool your entire home with the push of a button!