Window Units vs. Central Air Conditioning: What’s Better?

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You’re not alone if you’ve ever wondered about the advantages and drawbacks of window units and central air conditioning. Many homeowners have encountered the need to choose between a window unit or a central air conditioner for their house. More often than not, this choice creates extra stress. But it doesn’t have to be that way! If you’re struggling with making a decision or simply want more information on the difference between these two types of cooling units, read on for some helpful points from Eastland Heating & Cooling


  • Pros: Don’t underestimate window units until you’ve taken all of their benefits into account. Window units may be excellent alternatives depending on the cooling requirements of your house. First and foremost, purchasing a window unit is considerably less expensive than buying a central air conditioner. Moreover, if you need to cool only one room at a time, this might be the best option for you. Window units can only cool one room. Also another plus is installing a window unit is not complicated. So, if you believe that you’re somewhat skilled with your hands, then you could likely install it without hiring a professional. 
  • Cons: On the other side, there are a few negative details to consider as well. For example, if you choose to utilize a window unit, the first drawback to consider is humidity. Unfortunately, window units aren’t very good at keeping humidity out of a space. Because window units can only cool one room at a time, this may be regarded as a disadvantage. So, before you opt for multiple window air conditioners to cool several rooms, consider that it could end up costing more than the monthly maintenance costs to power a central AC unit. Although window units may be the most budget-friendly option upfront, they might not save you money in the long run. Security is an important consideration when choosing your cooling unit! Window units have more risks because they leave a hole in the wall or window after removal. 


  1. Pros: There are several reasons why a central air conditioner might be the best pick for you and your home. One, it has the ability to cool not just one room but your whole house. And two, it functions with an automation system – so you don’t have to keep manually turning on the power button as it adjusts itself to respond according to the thermostat reading. This makes life much easier for homeowners like yourself since all you need is to set the desired temperature once, and your system will automatically turn off and on as needed. On top of that, central ACs also help regulate humidity levels inside, ensuring good quality airflow no matter what time of year or season. 
  1. Cons: As you probably know, central air conditioning systems can be expensive to buy. Although we think they’re worth the money, we understand that it’s a big investment for homeowners. Furthermore, before a new central air conditioner can be installed, your home must have ducts and vent work. Unfortunately, this also implies you’ll need to cut into the budget even more. But doing this does have one advantage as it increases the value of homes when they are sold. 

In this article, we have broken down what you need to know about window units and central air conditioning. All you have to do now is ask yourself if the benefits of utilizing a window unit are greater than the cost savings that come with installing a conventional AC unit. We hope these tips have shed light on whether or not window units are right for your home and family. If you have any questions for us or would like to get a free estimate on a new central air conditioning system for your house, we can help! You can contact Eastland Heating & Cooling today at (614) 861-5203 or schedule an appointment now by clicking here!  

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