Two Cooling Alternatives to Survive Summer in Colorado

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Central Air Conditioner vs. Window Unit – Which AC is Best?

Summer has already kicked in Colorado, and, if you do not own a cooling device yet, you have come to the right place. In this blog, we are going to show you two of the most common air conditioner alternatives that you will find in the market. A central air conditioner cools the entire house while a window unit only cools the air in the room where it is installed. There are several characteristics to consider before buying a new air conditioner for your home in Colorado.

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If you plan to live in the house for several years, a central air conditioner system is the best way to go. However, you need a professional installer to perform the task. The contractor will install all the parts that come with this type of system. A condenser unit that goes outside of your house which uses a set of pipes to run coolant into the air handler should be properly installed. Also, this cooling option uses the duct system within your house to move cool air throughout each room. Keep in mind that a central air conditioning system uses electricity to operate. So, make sure to ask for energy-efficient models.

When compared with a window unit, the central A/C system is quieter, it doesn’t disrupt the décor of your room (as it is hidden from the view), and is an investment that adds to your home value. For more about how a central system works, contact the HVAC experts from Quinnair.

Window Air Conditioner

Window Air ConditionerA window air conditioner is a single device that has no additional parts; everything is built in. The unit is designed to fit between the frame and is perfect for cooling one room at a time. That means you would need several window units for every room. This type of cooling unit is cheaper than a central system. If you are worried about the aesthetics of the room, check out our blog with some tips for hiding your cooling unit.

Whether you choose to buy a central A/C system or a window unit, Quinnair can help. We carry a vast assortment of HVAC products in Colorado. Call us at (720) 634-2313 to speak with an expert.

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