Many homes are built without central ventilation systems to allow for a conventional central air conditioning system. Luckily, the modern marketplace has made it easy to stay cool. Window units, room air conditioners, and portable systems can do the job—for a while.
Of course, these systems have their flaws—many flaws, in fact. And while you may think it would be difficult and time-consuming to upgrade your home for central AC, it isn’t! Central air conditioners are available for ductless homes. They just don’t look exactly like a conventional split system. Find out why we think you should schedule an air conditioner upgrade today!
Window AC Units Have Their Problems
Window units and other portable air conditioners can run into a lot of problems. At first, you’re grateful to find a solution for your lack of air ducts, whether it’s in only one room or you put room air conditioners into walls throughout the house. After a while, though, you may start to notice the many flaws.
- Window and room units are noisy, and they take away from the overall aesthetic in a room.
- Portable air conditioners take up space in your home.
- They are rarely able to make the room as cool as you’d like.
- These systems are prone to problems and typically leak outdoors.
- Having multiple room units is highly inefficient.
- You have no central thermostat or easy way to control all of the units at once.
The Overall Cost of Ownership May Be Higher Without Central AC
Despite all those problems, which we hear complaints about time and time again, we understand why people choose window and room AC units over central air conditioning: it’s cheaper. A central air conditioner has a high price tag, which can make it seem intimidating.
Still, your overall cost of ownership is likely to be lower when you have a convenient central air conditioner in place.
- First, with the right programmable thermostat or smart thermostat, it’s less likely that you’ll forget to turn off the AC when you leave the house.
- Second, window air conditioners and portable AC systems wear down quickly and need to be replaced more often, which means you keep spending money on new systems.
- Finally, window air conditioners are inefficient. They cost a lot to run if you really want to keep your home cool because they are not held up to the same efficiency standards as central systems.
Ductless Systems Are Available
One way to get central air conditioning is to renovate your home and add in ductwork. It’s not the simplest way, however, and it does sound time-consuming. We don’t think this is the right choice for every home, but we also don’t think you should settle for inefficient window units.
Ductless air conditioners, also called ductless mini splits, are able to cool one part of the house or an entire home with interconnected blower units with an outdoor compressor/condenser.
The blower units are dispersed in different rooms of the home. You get a thermostat for each room or area with a blower unit, and you can get a central thermostat to control all the units at once.
Quality air conditioning services in Savannah, GA come from the experts at AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc.