The Summer months are quickly approaching in the Manhattan area, when everybody will be firing up their AC units to beat the heat. The two main types of air conditioning systems are window units and a central AC unit. Below we compare the two in order to help you decide what is best for your individual situation.
Manhattan Air Conditioning | Window Units or Central AC Unit?
- Electricity usage. Energy usage is an important thing to consider when deciding between central air or window units. Window units use a significantly less amount of energy than central units. The average window unit uses 500 to 1440 watts of electricity to run, while a typical central AC unit in the average sized home uses about 3500 watts. This has to do with the amount of energy needed to actually operate the systems and not the size of the home. A central AC unit uses many more running parts which adds up to a bigger power draw. However, depending on the size of the building it can easily take more than 1 window unit to cool the entire area. Many homes use at least 3 window units. A central air unit can lead to a significant reduction in energy use if you require multiple window units to stay comfortable.
- Installation Cost - Cost of installation is another major factor to consider when deciding between a central AC unit or a window units. Window units are a DIY installation job. If you go with a central AC unit, you will need to hire a professional HVAC company to perform the installation. You will also need to factor in the cost of regular inspection and maintenance for the HVAC system.
- Convenience, Comfort - Convenience and comfort are among the most important factors when deciding on a cooling system for a home or work place. Window units can be very inconvenient due to lack of programmable temperature control and the inability to evenly cool a room. Programmable thermostats on central AC systems make it set the temperature you need at different times of day. Many people also find the consistent temperature of a central AC unit to be more comfortable than having some cool rooms and some hot rooms due to window units.
Cool Works NY has been providing Manhattan with central AC unit service for over 25 years. We ensure that your air conditioning system is always working as efficiently and effectively. We’ll do everything necessary to keep you as comfortable as possible, and offer a complete range of air conditioning and heating products and services to meet your needs. Manhattan service area includes: Tribeca, SoHo, Greenwich Village, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Lenox Hill, and more.
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