If you are trying to decide between installing a window air conditioner or an HVAC unit to cool your home, your choice should be easy. The clear winner here is an HVAC unit and this is for many reasons, three of which are listed below.
Does Not Damage Window
When you install a window air conditioner, it could possibly damage your window when you place it into the window frame. This is especially true if you do not install the air conditioning unit correctly. If it is left in the window for some time, it can slowly start rubbing away at the frame materials due to the vibration of the unit as it is running. Instead of letting this happen, install an HVAC unit that uses no windows in your home, as it is installed outside, usually in the backyard or side yard.
If you decide to cool your home with a window air conditioning unit and want to cool your entire home, you would have to install much more than one unit. In most cases, you would have to install a unit in each room in order to keep your home cool.
In the beginning, it may be less expensive to purchase several window air conditioning units when compared to the cost of an HVAC unit. Because you have to run them most of the time to keep your home cool, however, they use much more power. This causes your energy bills to go up. An HVAC unit is much more energy efficient, as it will not run constantly to keep your home at the right temperature.
An HVAC unit will also increase the resale value of your home if you ever decide to sell it.
Having several window air conditioning units in your home can be noisy, especially if they are all running at the time. This will result in even more noise, as you will have to turn the volume up on your television(s), and people will have to talk louder to be heard. It could also disrupt sleep if the unit is running at night.
Because an HVAC unit is located outside you will likely not hear anything at all as it is cooling your home.
Contact an HVAC contractor to come to your home so you can discuss installing an outside HVAC unit. They can also answer any questions you may have about the unit, and tell you of other reasons why you should install one. To learn more, contact a company like Daniel's Heating Air & Plumbing Inc.