The Pros and Cons of Central Air Conditioners

A central air conditioner will be a great addition to your house if you live in a place that experiences very hot temperatures at some point during the year. This household appliance makes sure that your home is cool and comfortable to live in. Before you invest your money in it, you should take your time to know its pros and cons to be sure that you are putting the money to good use.

One of the best things about the central air conditioner is that it will help you maintain consistent temperature throughout your house unlike a small window air conditioning unit that can only be used for cooling a room or a number of rooms in your house. It works by pushing cool air through vents which eventually circulates throughout the whole house. Wherever you are inside your house, you will be able to enjoy the cool temperatures that are originating from this appliance.

Another benefit of the central air conditioning system is that it uses filters to provide you with clean air to breathe inside your house. It circulates air throughout the house, so the air will not get stuffy and be unsuitable for breathing. Window air conditioning units on the other hand are not very effective when it comes to cleaning air or moving it around your house. You will find the central air conditioning system to be important especially if you or any other family member has dust-related allergies since it will tremendously reduce the amount of particles that you breathe.

When you install a central air conditioner, you can also install a programmable thermostat. The thermostat basically tells when is the right time to turn on the central air conditioner as well as to what temperature you need to turn it to. For instance, you can set the thermostat to turn on the system during the times when you are at home and turn it off when you leave the house. Using the thermostat is very beneficial because it reduces energy costs by decreasing the amount of time that the system has to work.

Using the central air conditioner to cool your house may have its drawbacks too. One of the pros of using this system is that your energy bills may end up increasing tremendously especially if you live in an apartment where you do not have individual control over the temperature. This system cools the entire apartment including the areas that you do not need it to cool. If you do not want to cool the whole house, you will find the window unit to be more cost effective.

Another disadvantage of the air conditioning system is that it is very expensive to install. You have to be sure that this system is going to beneficial before you install it in your house. Maintaining it can also cost you some money especially if you do not hire a professional to check it regularly and make sure that it is in good working condition. Mold and mildew can form in the ducts of the system and mess with the quality of air inside your house.

If you are looking for help with installation of central air conditioners and other HVAC systems, contact Cascade today at (509) 642-6383.