Are Window Air Conditioners Or Central Air Conditioners Better?

When summer comes marching towards you, you probably start thinking about what it will take to stay cool. It's much easier to enjoy summer if you don't have to be in the heat all the time. Having an air conditioner is the best way to make sure that you have a way to escape from the heat. When it comes to air conditioners, you have some options. You can choose to go with window air conditioners or a central air conditioner. They will both help you keep your cool, but there are definite pros and cons to each. 

Window Air Conditioners

These are air conditioners that you install in the windows. Most of these air conditioners are built to cool just one room. They do come in a variety of sizes, so it is possible to find one that will cool very large rooms, or that can be used to cool more than one room, especially when paired with a fan to help move the cool air around. One of the benefits to using multiple air conditioners is that it is easy to customize the temperature in any particular room. For example, at night you can turn your air conditioner to a comfortable temperature in your room, but turn the others up higher, since those rooms won't be occupied. 

However, there are some downfalls to using window air conditioners. One of them is that you will likely end up limited as to how many you can actually use in your house. That's because each AC unit can be a heavy draw on your electrical system. You will have to make sure that the air conditioners are on separate electrical circuits and that the air conditioner isn't too powerful for that circuit. Otherwise, you will end up with your fuses blowing or circuit breakers going off all the time. 

Central Air Conditioners

Central air conditioners run through your house's duct system. They cool your entire house at the same time. They generally have a condenser that stays outside, which helps to cool the air before it gets sent through your house. One of the biggest benefits to using central air is that it is set up on its own circuit so it won't constantly trip the circuit breaker and cause problems. 

One of the problems with using central air is that it can cost more to run than to run window air conditioners. You also end up cooling parts of the house that aren't being used. If you go to bed and you want to have a comfortable temperature in your bedroom, the rest of the house is going to be set to that temperature, which can be wasted energy. 

If you want to switch from a window air conditioner to a central air conditioner, or you are having problems with an already existing central AC unit, then you should call an AC repair company like Reardon Refrigeration who can help you get what you need.