About a year ago, I realized that there were a few things that I needed to do around the house to make my place feel more like a home. For starters, I knew that I needed to replace the carpet, since it was damaged from years of use. Unfortunately, I knew that I didn't have the skills to take care of things on my own, so I turned to a team of professional contractors. They were incredible to work with, and even taught me how to create a great construction environment for my team. After the project was done, I knew that I wanted to make a blog about creating a positive construction environment.
Window-mounted air conditioners are a good alternative to traditional central air conditioning systems and can benefit you and your home in a variety of ways. A window-mounted air conditioner is meant to be installed in a window within the room that it is intended to cool rather than utilizing your duct system to distribute the cool air. Listed below are two reasons to install a window-mounted air conditioner.
Extremely Easy To Install
One of the key benefits that a window-mounted air conditioner can provide is easy installation. If you were to have a central air system installed, then you can easily end up waiting for several days before the installation is complete and you can start cooling your home. In fact, most window-mounted air conditioners will typically take less than an hour to install.
The majority of the work involves removing your window screen and lifting the air conditioner onto the window sill. After that, all you really need to do is lower the window so that it rests inside of a groove on top of the air conditioner to hold it in place. Use the plastic screens that came with your air conditioner to seal off the window. Sealing off the window is vital because it keeps the cool air in the house and prevents bugs from getting in.
Another reason to install window-mounted air conditioner is that they are extremely cost-effective. A central air conditioner will usually cost between $3,500 and $4,000 for a 2,000 square foot home, and even more if the contractors need to make any modifications to the ducts.
A window-mounted air conditioner is also quite cost-effective when it comes to actually cooling your house as the units are only meant to cool the room that they are installed in. This means that you can easily control your energy expenditure by turning off a window-mounted air conditioner as you leave the room and turning another one when you enter a different room. This helps you avoid wasting electricity cooling rooms you do not use, which is an issue that often occurs with a central air system that cools every room in the house when it turns on, regardless of whether those rooms are occupied.
Contact an HVAC contractor today to discuss which type of air conditioning system he or she would recommend for your home and budget. A window-mounted option is a great choice due to the fact that it is extremely easy to install and cost-effective.Share
14 September 2016