Should I Upgrade the AC in My Illinois Home From a Window Unit?

September 13, 2022
AC Unit Upgrade in Urbana, IL

If you’re using window AC units to cool your Illinois home, there are several reasons to upgrade to a central air conditioner. You can free up some window space and derive other benefits from making this switch.

More Convenient Cooling

One of the problems with window units is that they can only cool one room, and it needs to be a small one. They’re also heavy, unwieldy and difficult to get in a window and take back out when the seasons change. Central air conditioners are much more convenient as they cool your entire home. You’ll be more comfortable as the temperature will be even throughout your house. You also don’t need to worry about placing and removing a central air conditioner twice a year as you would with a window unit.

Dogtown Heating, Air & Plumbing in Paxton, IL, installs central air conditioners. We have NATE-certified technicians and offer financing to customers with approved credit.

More Cost-Effective

Window units are not as energy efficient as central air conditioners. Running multiple window units can really add up on your electricity bill. While a central air conditioner is initially much more expensive than a window unit, it pays off over time. It will cool your home more efficiently and effectively.

One of the problems with window units is that it’s extremely difficult to get an airtight fit. It’s likely there’s at least one gap through which the cool air the window unit is producing is escaping back outdoors.

Less Noise

Window units can be rather loud as they’re in the room with you. Almost all the noise of a central air conditioner is produced by the outdoor condenser unit. While a central air conditioner isn’t totally quiet, it’s much more so than any window unit.

Dogtown Heating, Air & Plumbing repairs, replaces and maintains heaters and air conditioners. Our team can help you with indoor air quality and boilers as well. We’re also a full-service plumbing company that offers drain cleaning and repair services for pipes, water heaters, garbage disposals and more. If you have any questions, please call our office today.

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