When residents of Lakewood Ranch need to cool their homes during the warm summer months, most of them settle for one of two options: window units or central ACs.
But which option is better?
As you might have guessed, the answer depends largely on your needs, budget, and priorities. But there are some objective factors you’ll need to consider to make the right choice.
In this brief AC guide, we’ll compare the pros and cons of central air systems and window units. To figure out which one is best for your home or office, read on now.
Window Unit Pros and Cons
At first glance, window AC units offer a lot of benefits. They’re very convenient, able to be purchased and installed quickly. They work very well in small spaces, are low-maintenance, use little energy, and can be found in most hardware stores.
However, that’s more or less where the advantages run out.
On the other hand, window units sit in precarious positions, where they always have the frightening chance of falling and crushing anything underneath.
This may be less dangerous on a first-floor level, but then there’s a risk of a theft or break-in through the unlocked window.
Last but not least, it’s undeniable that window units are visually unappealing.
While it’s not a bad solution in a pinch, it’s far from ideal in most cases. For limited cases, window AC units can be a great solution, such as in dorm rooms or apartments without central air systems. But it wouldn’t be most people’s first choice.
Central Air Pros and Cons
Unlike window AC units, central air conditioning systems are costly and complicated. They require routine maintenance to stay in good working order.
Central air can result in higher energy bills, as it will keep the entire home cool instead of just one room. They also require elaborate ductwork, which can be expensive and inconvenient to install, especially in homes not originally built with central air in mind.
Outside of these disadvantages, however, central air is indisputably superior to window units for most locations.
They cool entire buildings efficiently without the need for multiple units. They’ll distribute clean, filtered air throughout your entire house. And they use thermostats to maintain a consistent indoor air temperature year-round.
Get Quality Central AC Installation Services
By now, you should be prepared to make a choice between central and window ACs.
But as you can also see, central air is the most effective choice for most applications. However, it takes more than a brief AC installation guide to set up a central air system.
So, where should you go with your central AC needs?
For those living in or around Lakewood Ranch, the answer is clear: Bowersox Air Conditioning and Heating has the quality services and resources to get the job done right. To set up an appointment or get a quote, contact us today.
How We Can Help
We offer high-quality blow in insulation services for homeowners and business owners in the North Port, Venice, Nokomis, & Sarasota areas.
We can add blow-in insulation to your existing home, or we can meet your insulation needs during a new construction project. We perform work in a wide range of properties, including custom single-family homes and commercial properties. In addition, we can help during multi-family remodels or retro work.
In fact, over the past several years, we have been able to meet the unique needs of hundreds of architects, builders, and homeowners. For instance, we have re-insulated existing attics or helped with new additions.
We have also played a role in gut renovations that have required our insulation services. Likewise, we have provided insulation for apartment buildings spanning multiple stories.
To learn more about how our blow-in insulation services can add comfort and value to your home or commercial property in the seasons ahead.