When you install a new air conditioner, there are several things you might want to consider. How often do you use the air conditioner? Do you use it mostly in one or two rooms or in all the rooms? Are you planning to stay at your current residence short term or long term? And how much will air conditioning installation cost? These are all issues which you can take up with your air conditioning contractor and they should be able to advise you about the best thing to do. Here are some tips:
- How Much Do You Use Air Condition? If you tend to use air conditioning only in a few rooms and not in all of them, then it may not make sense to go with central air conditioning. You might just want to get window units for the rooms where you use AC. This will help to reduce your energy bill in the months/years to come. On the other hand, if you have a large family and tend to use AC in all the rooms at once, then central air conditioning is the obvious choice.
- How Long Do You Plan to Stay in Your Home? If you’re only planning to stay in your current residence short term, then it doesn’t make sense for you to go to all the trouble of getting central air as this will require infrastructural changes. Instead, you might want to get window units. But if you have bought a home and want to install air conditioning, then central air makes sense as it’s a long term investment.
- What’s Your Budget? Considering your current budget is also necessary before you make a decision about new air conditioning installation. The cost of a window AC is generally written on the unit when you go to buy it. But the cost of central air conditioning might vary depending on whether your home has already been set up for it. Find a good air conditioning contractor and get an estimate from them about how much the different options will cost you. Then you’re ready to make your decision.
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