The Pros and Cons Of Central A/C

If you want to be assured of comfortable living in your home throughout the year, installing a central air conditioner is something you would want to consider. It is better compared to a single room air conditioner that can only offer limited comfort. It allows you to experience comfortable temperatures in all rooms as opposed to a windows air conditioner that allows you to enjoy comfortable temperatures in a couple of rooms. It is usually located outside the house and it cools the home using ducts which supply cool air in the rooms.

One of the best things about installing a central air conditioner is that it requires lower maintenance. You will not be required to do any monthly cleaning on it. Once you install it, it can last for a very long time without requiring any upkeep. It is very effective and operates quietly, so you can use without worrying about being disturbed by noise or paying for unexpected utility bills. Controlling it is very easy. You will just need to use the programmable thermostat that it has been equipped with. This device allows you to adjust the temperatures automatically depending on whether there is someone at home or not.

Apart from cooling the air in your home so that you can enjoy comfortable temperatures, the central air conditioner also filters airborne particles from different parts of the house. This is very important especially in a home that has people with allergic symptoms. The air goes through a filter where it is processed and then sent back to the rooms when it is totally clean. You will therefore be assured of healthier and cleaner breathing when you have a central air conditioner installed in your home.

But even with the many benefits that the central air conditioning systems have, there are also some downsides to them. To install a central air conditioner in your home, it will cost you a lot of money compared to a window unit. It will however depend on the particular type of system that you are installing since there are different types. It is going to cost you more if you do not have the appropriate furnace or ductwork in place.

Even though the central air conditioning systems require very little maintenance, they do go gunk as you continue to use them. This can cause growth of mold and mildew which can blow your apartment if you do not take steps to have them cleaned. They can also spread harmful microorganisms throughout your house, something which can cause sickness among members of your home especially if they have allergic symptoms. It is therefore advisable to perform routine maintenance on the central air conditioner after installing it to prevent this from happening.

The decision whether to install the central air conditioning system should depend on your personal needs. If you live in a rental house, it may not be a worthwhile decision to install this system since the cost to install it will not warrant it. Be sure to weigh its pros and cons depending on your residence before installing if you want to get value for your money.

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