Many homeowners in Northeast Ohio don’t have central air conditioning systems. Instead, they rely on window units or fans to keep their homes cool when the weather heats up. This might work for small areas – like a bedroom – but it can get quite toasty inside the rest of the house, and hot spots are often a problem. A central AC system solves these issues, helping your family stay cool and comfortable everywhere at home.
Our team discusses the benefits of adding central AC to your home. As you contemplate your air conditioning upgrade, there are some fantastic benefits to consider.
Enhanced indoor comfort
Of course, the biggest benefit you can expect is greater comfort throughout your home. While window units provide focused cooling to a small area, a central AC system provides a consistently pleasant temperature throughout every area of your house.
Central AC systems are exceptionally convenient. With a central air conditioner, you won’t suffer from inadequate cooling options, sacrificing the light and view from your windows for a window unit, or being frustrated with air leaks.
You’ll simply set the thermostat to your desired temperature and enjoy the cool air. Even better, if you opt for a smart thermostat, your central cooling system will learn your family’s routines and adapt to cool your living space accordingly.
Heating system compatibility
Along with window AC units, you often have to use space heaters in the winter months to keep those rooms warm. Not with central AC! Your furnace and central AC each use your home’s ductwork to distribute heated and cooled air. Both units work together to form an integrated system that keeps your home warm and cool as needed.
Greater home resale value
Central air conditioning is a significant feature of a house. It’s essential as summers here in Ohio seem to get hotter, more humid, and last longer each year. A study conducted by Money magazine found that, on average, homes with a central AC system sell for 10% more than homes without one.
Cleaner, healthier indoor air
A central air conditioning system uses the same filters and air-purification devices that your furnace uses. This means the air inside your home will contain far fewer airborne allergens and other contaminants than with just a window unit or fan. Even better, the humidity levels in your home will be significantly lower with a central AC system, helping alleviate respiratory symptoms and other health issues.
Maintaining your home’s indoor temperature with a centralized system is much more efficient than setting every window unit’s temperature individually. Additionally, you won’t have to put up with uncomfortable hot spots or spaces that just don’t get enough cooling or airflow. It’ll also make your wallet happy – it’s considerably less expensive to operate a central system rather than purchasing and running multiple individual AC units.
Less noise, more security
Something you may not notice – by design – is the low level of noise a central air conditioning system produces. Window units rattle, vibrate, and click loudly when they turn on and off – and if you have several of them running in your home, the racket can keep you up at night. Nobody wants that.
Also, window AC units can be a massive security risk as burglars can easily enter your home through the open window in which a window unit is installed. Upgrade to a centralized system, and those windows will be shut and locked, greatly improving your home’s security – and giving your family valuable peace of mind.
Let us help you make the right cooling choice
Upgrading to a central AC system is a significant decision and a sizeable financial commitment, but the experts at Hey Neighbor Heating & Cooling are here to provide the best solution for your home. From system features and design to unit sizing and all considerations in-between, we’re always happy to help you make the right air conditioning choice for your family.