Monroe Heating & Air

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

Choosing how you wish to keep cool within your home during the heat of summer is up to you, so it’s best first to decide the ideal option for you and your home. So, let’s think about this for a second. What is the better choice? To help consider your alternatives, Monroe Heating & Air has listed some of the primary pros and cons of central air vs. using window units to help you make the choice that best suits you and your home.  

What Are Some Window AC Perks? 

  • Inexpensive: Window air conditioners are cheaper to purchase and utilize than central air.  
  • Energy Savings: Window air conditioners allow you to install multiple units, so you can pick and choose what rooms to cool, when, and where, which enables energy conservation.  
  • DIY Installation: With central air conditioning, you have to have a trained HVAC technician install this complex equipment. But, if you are looking to save some money, you can choose to install your window unit by yourself, as long as it is safe for you to do so.  

What Are Some Window AC Losses? 

  • Patchy Cooling: Unfortunately, window air conditioners don’t disperse cool air as well as central air, so you’ll have spots here and there that feel either chilly, comfortable, or hot, which can be very inconvenient for a homeowner.  
  • Flawed Filtration: Window units are improving regarding filtrating contaminants; however, central air conditioning is far superior to window units. So, if you suffer from allergies or asthma, central air is the intelligent choice! 

What Are Some Central Air Conditioner Perks? 

  • Full House Cooling: A central air conditioner can cool down one’s home in its entirety, while a window air unit only cools one room.  
  • Efficiency & Features: Central air conditioning includes more advanced features, such as its ability to filter your home environment from pollutants better than a window unit. So once again, if you suffer from allergies or asthma, definitely consider that!  
  • Room Temperatures: While a window air conditioner can help cool you off, central air conditioning eliminates any warm spots within the home by its ability to circulate cool air throughout your home.  

What Are Some Central Air Conditioner Losses? 

The main disadvantage of using a central air conditioner as opposed to window units is that it is more expensive when it comes to installation, operation, and repair costs, with the only other apparent downside being that using central air requires the use of ductwork. Ductwork demands regular maintenance to ensure that the environment within your home remains clean. Furthermore, installing these ducts also involves renovations to your home, and while it’s beneficial in the end, it certainly requires an organized budget.  

Most homeowners go with central air conditioning over A/C window units. Though, keep in mind when selecting the best option that if you must have more than one room cooled, window unit costs will rise, which is not cost-effective in larger homes demanding more and more units. But, if you are still unsure of what works best for you, please call Monroe Heating & Air today at (513) 540-4890, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! We will happily help you evaluate the best air conditioning for you and your family.