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It’s Time to Upgrade Your Window AC

For years, many customers have had one or two small window AC units that cooled specific rooms like bedrooms and offices for exceptionally hot days. These units are cheap and easy to use, making them good for budget decisions that keep you comfortable during the hottest days of the year.

But record-breaking temperatures are only continuing to get worse and window AC units aren’t actually as good as you might think. Sure, they feel better than having no air conditioning, but what if we told you that a central air conditioning system, or other AC installation in Waterloo, IA could actually be more energy-efficient and convenient?

Yep, it might finally be time to retire that old window unit and upgrade it to a system that keeps you and the entire family comfortable. Let’s talk about some reasons why an upgrade is such a good idea.

Interior Vs Exterior Insulation

There’s a big difference between interior and exterior insulation.

The exterior shell of your home is both weatherproof and heavily insulated, keeping heat inside during the winter (as you’ve probably learned during the holiday season). No matter how hard it rains, your home is usually still dry inside, and that’s due to the protective layers of your home’s exterior shell. Simply put, exterior walls are thicker and more insulated than interior ones.

So, why does this matter? Well, a central air conditioner or heat pump focuses on cooling your entire home, meaning it only needs the strong exterior walls to hold the comfortable temperatures indoors. A window air conditioner unit is going to work in a room or two, but will likely leak out to different rooms, running for longer than it should.

Superior Energy Efficiency

Central air conditioner and heat pump systems are more energy efficient than window air conditioner units. It’s not just because they’re larger, but they’re built with more powerful and effective technology that can spin faster, compress more refrigerant, and do it all with less energy.

Just think of it like this–a whole-house system cools more air for a relatively low amount of electricity.

Convenience and Comfort

Look, we know some people can make it through a summer with a window air conditioning unit, but sometimes there’s a big difference between what you can do and what you should do.

Window air conditioning units are designed for people on an extremely tight budget, or for customers who might live in an apartment. Apartment units are designed to be individualized dwelling spaces that are insulated from all sides but the window. This means that window air conditioners are just better at keeping these entire spaces comfortable than rooms in your house.

But the reality of the situation is that you likely use your home for more than just sleeping and eating. People enjoy hosting families, friends, and neighbors for game nights, movie nights, and other activities. These all require air conditioning because more people means more body heat and an increased temperature inside.

Your life might feel more convenient and comfortable with a central air conditioner, and it’s time to start thinking about your options and whether you’re ready to upgrade.

At Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc., your comfort is our promise! To set up an appointment in the Cedar Falls area, give us a call at the number above, email or schedule an appointment online. 

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