AC Unit or Central Air?

by | Sep 4, 2018 | HVAC Contractor

Today’s homeowners have several options when it comes to finding ways to cool their home. The goal of any air conditioner is to condition the air to reduce the temperature, but they do this in various ways. Keep in mind air conditioning is expensive. If you invest wisely in the right system, your cooling costs remain low, and your home remains comfortable. One of the key decisions you need to make in this case is whether to install a whole home central air system or an AC unit. Making the right decision here is critical to determining your comfort and costs.

Finding the Right Balance

A central air system is larger and more expensive, but it is far more efficient at cooling an entire home than a single unit can. Today’s models are very cost effective in terms of cooling a home – this saves you money through lower energy costs every year. But, if your home is older and does not have a duct system in place, a central unit can be hard (even impossible) to install without significant remodeling.

On the other hand, an AC unit can be a good option in these cases. It can also work well for smaller homes, townhomes, and apartments that do not require the same amount of cooling power. And, many of the models available today can be quickly installed at a competitive price. Most are very modern and operate efficiently when used for smaller spaces or for less overall use.

The investment in any type of air conditioner should be done with the help and guidance of a licensed professional. At Thomson Industries LTD, our team is happy to help you find the right AC unit for your home. Call us and request an estimate for your home’s needs.