June 21st marks the first day of summer. Before the peak days of summer arrive, it’s time to think about how you’ll stay comfortably cool in the heat. One way to ensure your comfort is by installing air conditioning in your home.
Having ac ensures you’ll be able to enjoy a perfect indoor temperature even on the most sweltering of days. In addition to the obvious cooling benefits, air conditioners also boost the air quality in your home by filtering dust, pollen and other allergens, helping alleviate some allergies and respiratory problems. Humidity in your home can also be reduced, in turn reducing the chance of mold and mildew from forming.
When deciding on how to air condition your home, you have two basic choices: single-room air conditioners, usually window units or portable units, or centralized air conditioning. Single-room units are great if you’re renting or just want to cool one space, but central air conditioners are the way to go if you’re looking to cool an entire house.
- Central air is effective and efficient. Once installed, it’s easy to operate, virtually maintenance-free, and makes less noise than portable units. However, central ac is a big investment, so you’ll want to choose a top product that is backed by a warranty, such as Bryant Legacy Air Conditioner or Bryant Evolution Air Conditioner. You’ll also need a professional technician to handle the air conditioner installation.
- Window air conditioners are cost-effective, efficient and contain all of the essential pieces in one unit. Installation is simple, and they’re usually easy to move and store during the winter months.
- Portable acunits are a good alternative to window air conditioners. They can easily be relocated to another room in minutes, allowing you to cool multiple spaces just not simultaneously. They are also cost effective, but are generally pricier than window units and tend to be less efficient.
When it comes to ac size does matters. A unit that is too small for the space will continuously run and not cool the area properly, and one that is too large will tend to turn on and off too quickly wasting energy. A trained technician will be able to assess your needs and suggest the best option for your space. For help choosing the best air conditioning option for you, contact us at Vigor Heating.