The Advantages of Central Air in The Summer
With summer fast approaching, now is a good time to consider how you plan to stay cool when the heat hits. If you are in a home with window or wall units, it’s especially important for you to consider upgrading your home’s cooling system now, for your personal and financial comfort. Read on to learn more about the benefits of central air.
It Keeps Things Flowing, Baby
That may sound like a vague sales pitch, but it’s one of the most important points when trying to understand the value of central air as opposed to window or wall units. The concept is actually really simple. A big part of cooling a home is introducing cool air into it, but another, equally important part, is getting rid of the hot air that’s already there. Therein lies one of the greatest values of central air.
Because a window or wall unit has one location, it can only cool the area immediately around it. If there is just one such unit in a space that is too big for that unit to cool, it will require the unit to battle, ceaselessly, to replace that warm air in other rooms and in the walls with cool air. Consequently, you may have to keep your unit running all day and night. The bottom line is that you will either use an exorbitant amount of energy, and hence, money, trying, unsuccessfully, to cool your home, or you will feel uncomfortable because your unit just can’t deliver the goods.
Central air, on the other hand, sends the coolness throughout all parts of the house, much in the same way blood circulates throughout the human body. That means once cooling is achieved throughout your living spaces, you will only have to run the unit periodically to maintain that comfortable temperature—and you will be cool and relaxed along the way.
Air Quality and Safety
Another benefit of central air is its ability to keep the air you breathe fresh and clean, flushing out allergens and humidity regularly. In the winter, the warm, constant heat will do the same while being much healthier than that created by wood-burning stoves or fireplaces. So you will breathe cleaner, healthier air as you live and sleep.
Finally, no amount of interior design can hide the unpleasant look of a dated, unattractive window or wall unit. Conversely, central air units continue to be smaller and less obtrusive than ever. The bottom line is that you, and the visitors to your home, will hardly be aware of its presence.
In the end, yes, there is a cost associated with installing a central air unit. However, once installed, it will deliver exceptional, low-cost comfort and health for many years to come. Isn’t your family worth that?