Still Rocking The Window Units? Three Reasons To Upgrade To Central Air This Summer

When window air conditioners came out, they transformed a lot of lives. Suddenly, people who could not afford to have central AC installed could stay cool in their homes without spending so much. People in homes not suited to central air also had a nice alternative. But times have changed a lot since the invention of window air conditioners. 

There are now more types of central AC systems — most homes suit one of them. Today's central air conditioners are also more affordable than they were decades ago. So, if you're still relying on window units, it may be time to seriously consider upgrading to central air. Here are some benefits of doing so.

You won't risk injuries every spring. 

Putting a window air conditioner into a window opening is not easy. Those units are heavy, and you would not be the first one to drop one on your foot. You could also pinch your fingers between the unit and the window – or possibly fall through the window. When you upgrade to central air, installing window air conditioners will no longer be a dangerous task you have to navigate each spring.

Your whole home will stay cool.

Do you find yourself avoiding certain rooms in the summer because you don't have a window unit in those rooms? Maybe you eat dinner in your living room and not the dining room all summer, or perhaps you sleep in the den because you don't have a window unit in your bedroom. With central air, your whole home will stay cool, which means you can use your whole home to the fullest all year long. It's nice to know you won't sweat every time you go into a certain space.

You may use less energy.

Central air conditioners are bigger and use more electricity than a single window air conditioner unit. However, they are made to be quite efficient. If you're using multiple window units, you are probably going through more electricity than you'd use with a single, central air conditioner. Installing central AC could mean lower energy bills from here on out.

If you're still rocking window air conditioners, now is the time to make a change. Call an AC installer near you, and schedule an estimate. After knowing how much upgrading will cost, you will be in a better place to decide whether this is the right move for you.

To find out more, contact a company like Local Mechanical Heating & Air