The summer heat can be challenging and brutal at best, especially if your home has no air conditioning system. Installing an air conditioning system can be quite costly, which is why many homeowners choose to install window air conditioning units in their homes instead. Window AC units use about 1/3 of the amount of energy it requires to run a central HVAC system for the same length of time, but if you have more than one unit installed in your home, your bill can add up quickly.
A window unit can serve a small living space quite well, but if you have a larger home or even if you want to cool down a number of different rooms in your home, it is more efficient and cost effective to choose either a ductless AC or a central air system, each of which can cool down larger areas and contribute to the energy efficiency in your home.
BE SURE YOUR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM CAN HANDLE THE CHALLENGE OF YOUR AC UNITS
Certainly, one of the more powerful appliances in your home, window air conditioning units can put a great strain on your electrical system. Smaller units can be run with standard wall outlets, with larger units, typically 125 or 220 volts as well as those with higher amps requiring a committed outlet for power. If you do not have one available in your home, it is essential that you have the appropriate outlet installed by a professional electrician. If you are uncertain as to whether or not your home electrical system can properly handle the needs of an AC window unit, then be sure to reach out to Gervais Electric, Inc. and our team of highly experienced electricians before your installation.
A ductless AC, or mini split AC unit, has a greater price tag than a typical window unit, but they provide more power and are more energy efficient than even a central HVAC system. In addition, they can easily cool down larger areas than window units and have a number of useful components. The thermostat of a mini-split unit and the air vents are located within the area that is being cooled while its cooling fans are located on the exterior of the home. These units also have programmable settings and timers that are quite useful. A professional installation is required for a mini-split system, but the process is far less costly than that of a central HVAC system.
WINDOW UNITS CERTAINLY COST LESS
Window air conditioning units cost much less than that of a central AC system or mini-split system, but they are unable to provide the ultimate cooling you would want and need. If your home requires multiple window units, then looking into a mini-split system will most definitely save you money over the long term.
TRUSTED PROFESSIONALS YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON
Whatever the option you may choose for your home’s cooling needs, Gervais Electric, Inc. can ensure that your electrical system is equipped to handle the challenge and task. For more information about electricity usage for window air conditioning units, mini-split units and central HVAC systems reach out to our team of professionals today. Our certified electricians are on hand to answer all your questions and to help with your important decision making. Contact our team of dedicated professionals today for the most reliable home cooling solutions!