When it comes to air conditioning, not every homeowner knows that there are different kinds of ACs on the market in addition to central air conditioning. In fact, according to heating and cooling pros, there are two types of air conditioners that are just as popular as central air conditioners: window units and split AC units. But which of the two should homeowners such as yourself choose?
In this article, the pros at Air Quality discuss everything that you need to know about split ACs and window units.
Split Air Conditioners
Split air conditioners are also known as ductless mini-split air conditioners, and as the name suggests, they don’t require ducts. This in turn enables the system to cool your home in a quieter, more efficient manner while remaining energy efficient as well as easy to use. In addition, this system can also network multiple units throughout your home, and some even come with heating capabilities at the same time. This makes them more versatile than window air conditioners.
Unfortunately, they do come with their own set of disadvantages; for instance, installation by an air conditioning service can be costly. depending on its size and the number of zones you want installed. Along with this, its installation can be quite intrusive, making them a bad choice for those who rent a home or apartment.
Window Air Conditioners
On the other hand, window air conditioners are the most common type of air conditioner used in American homes. This is because regardless of whether you own your residence or are simply renting, they can be installed on your property. Another reason for their popularity is said to be the fact that they’re incredibly efficient and affordable to buy and install.
Despite the popularity of window units, not many professionals recommend them for homes because they must be positioned in a window. This can reduce the amount of natural light that enters your home, which means you’ll have to rely more on artificial lighting. As if that isn’t enough, window units can also be a security risk, as there isn’t much holding them in place apart from their weight, and they can easily be removed from the outside. This allows for unwanted entry into your home, something which intruders won’t hesitate to exploit. These two factors make window units the least practical of the two air conditioning types.
If you need someone who can help you install a new air conditioning unit in your home, don’t hesitate to turn to Air Quality, the number one professionals to approach when it comes to heating and air conditioning services. Give us a call at (408) 899-8878 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve homeowners in San Jose and other nearby areas.