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As the summer begins to heat up, homeowners are forced to consider what the best cooling system is for their situation. Traditional window air conditioners seem like a simple and easy solution to beating the heat, but there are many downsides to these inefficient units. A homeowner can benefit greatly from making the switch to a central air system or installing ductless air conditioners in their home. From the simple aesthetic and noise benefits to increased energy efficiency and home security, there are countless reasons to invest in a more permanent and effective cooling system.
Eliminating Air Conditioner Noise
While the loud humming and clanking of a window A/C unit can produce a bit of nostalgia, it can also disrupt conversations and battle with the volume of your television for your attention. The dehumidifying cycle of a standard window unit can produce consistent distracting mechanical noise along with the occasional dripping onto the ground or surfaces below. Most ductless units, however, are quiet by nature and deliver a more consistent cooling effect without the noise and theatrics. Central air systems accomplish a similar feat, keeping your entire home at a comfortable temperature without drowning out your conversations with guests or family. Once you install a central air or ductless air conditioning system, you’ll never want to go back to those loud window units again.
The perceived flexibility of window units actually ends up creating a dangerous weak spot in your home’s security system. Window air conditioners, unless meticulously installed and reinforced, often can be moved to the side or taken out altogether to give intruders an open window into your home. Central air systems provide no such vulnerabilities, and ductless units don’t require an opening as large as a window to cool your home. With a more effective and efficient system that keeps your home safe and secure, you can’t go wrong.
When you spend time curating and designing your home interior, it’s unfortunate to have a drippy, unsightly window air conditioner ruin your desired look. Instead the sagging bulk of metal distracting from your home’s exterior or occupying your window, you can have clean, minimal air vents completely blend in with your home’s design or install a sleek and modern ductless model on the wall or the ceiling. A permanent system is easy to design around and make a part of your home instead of hauling an annual eyesore up from your basement. You can just set it up, forget about it, and live in comfort all year round.
More Energy Efficient For 3+ Room Homes
A common benefit of the simple window air conditioner is the cheap upfront cost, but these inefficient units will end up costing you more on your energy bill in the long run. For homes with three or more rooms, it is impossible to cool your entire home with a single window unit. Therefore, you’d have to invest in multiple window units, which would drive up energy costs and allow for more energy leaks throughout your home. The long term financial benefits of a professionally installed central air or ductless air conditioner far outweigh the benefit of a self-installed window unit, and the comfort of an evenly cooled home all summer long is unrivaled.
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