Central Air vs. Window AC Units

Man controlling a central air systemIf you are considering installing air conditioning in your home, you may be debating between installing central air or purchasing a window unit. Two of the most important things you want to consider when making this decision is the size of the area you wish to cool and your budget.

Window AC Units

Window AC units will fit in most standard windows and plugs into a standard electrical outlet. Window AC units are great options if you are looking to cool a small space, or if you are renting a home and do not have the means to install central air. However, they will often not correctly cool areas larger than the room they are in, so it would not be wise to rely on one window unit to cool an entire two-story house.

Central Air Conditioning

Central air conditioning can cool your entire house instead of just one room. You can set the overall temperature through a thermostat, and many central AC systems come with heating functionality as well. Though a central air system is much more expensive than a window unit, if you live in a hot climate or want to cool the whole house effectively, central air is worth the investment.

If you are interested in installing central air conditioning in your home, our air specialist in Houston will be happy to help. Contact Home & Business Comfort Specialists today at (713) 234-1275 to schedule a consultation.