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Window Air Conditioners Vs. Central Air Conditioning Units


Are central air conditioning units better than window air conditioners?

Well, the answer to this question depends on where you live. If you live in a smaller home or apartment, a window air conditioner will prove to be the most effective.

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If you have a larger home with multiple bedrooms, bathrooms, and a basement, having a central air conditioning until will be the most cost-effective choice.

As an air conditioning service in Cherry Hill, we at Hutchinson help our customers make the right choice when it comes time to purchase a new or replacement air conditioner. If you would like to have an idea as to which unit you should choose before you pick up the phone and call us, here is a brief look at their cost, efficiency, maintenance, and ultimately—what we believe will prove the best fit for your home.

Let’s Compare Cost

There is no doubt about it—central air conditioning units are not cheap—they cost thousands of dollars. On the other hand, window units are a lot less expensive—as in a lot of them are just a couple hundred bucks.

If you don’t have enough money to spend on a central air conditioning unit, choosing a window unit is not a bad investment. However, window units are known to break down much easier and fall out of windows. So, if you opt for the window unit, choose one that has been well-reviewed or you might find yourself spending as much money as you would on a central air conditioning unit!

Let’s Look At Efficiency

When compared side by side, central air conditioning units have been proven to be more energy-efficient than window units. How so? All air conditioning units are measured by the energy efficient ratio (EER) rating, and in order to be an energy efficient unit, the air conditioner must have an EER rating of at least 9.4 to 10.7. Central air conditioning units need to have a 12 rating, so automatically central air conditioning units are more efficient.

How Much Maintenance

If you think you can install your window unit and leave it alone, think again. Just like it is suggested that a central air conditioning unit receive maintenance, window units require some manual upkeep, all of which you can certainly do on your own. Because central air conditioning units have many intricate parts and duct work, this type of unit will need much more maintenance.

How Big Is Your Home?

Like we mentioned at the beginning of this article, the ultimate thing that will determine which unit you should choose is how big or small your home is. If you live in a smaller home with roommates, having your own window until will probably be ideal—especially because everyone can set their own temperature. But, if you live in a larger home with your family and pay the bills, investing in a central air conditioning is your best bet!

Hutchinson has been offering AC repair in Cherry Hill and other surrounding areas of New Jersey for decades. If you want a company that will help you make the most informed decision for when it comes time to choosing a new air conditioning unit in general, do not hesitate to reach out to us!