2 Reasons To Consider A Window-Mounted Air Conditioner

Posted on: 5 October 2015


Window-mounted air conditioners are good alternatives to central air systems due to the unique benefits that they can provide. A window-mounted air conditioner should be considered for your home due to the fact that they can save you money and are very easy to install/remove.

Save Money

One of the most important reasons to consider a window-mounted air conditioner is that it is so much cheaper than the central air options that are out there. A major reason for this is that the initial cost of the equipment and labor is just a fraction of the cost of a central air unit.

In most cases, a central air system for a 2,000 square foot home will cost $3,500 to $4,000. This price can go up quite a bit if additional duct work needs to be done. However, a window-mounted unit is often only going to cost a few hundred dollars, which makes it a better choice for anyone that has a tight budget or who simply does not want to spend more than he or she has to in order to keep his or her house cool.

Another way that a window-mounted air conditioner can help you save money is because you can more easily avoid wasting energy cooling empty rooms. A traditional central air system will typically try to cool every room in the house at once, which will include any room that no one is in or using. As a result of this unnecessary cooling, your utility bills will go up. 

A window-mounted unit can help you avoid this issue since each unit is only designed to work in a single room. This means that you can turn off the unit as you leave the room, and turn on a different unit in the room that you are going to, thus reducing a lot of energy waste.

Very Easy To Install Or Remove

Finally, a window-mounted air conditioner is a great choice if you want something that is easily installed or removed, mostly because the process will usually only take an hour. Instead of requiring multiple contractors and several days to install, you really don't need any help to install a window-mounted unit. 

A nice aspect to having a unit that is easy to install or remove is that you can simply remove and take the unit with you if you have to move to a new home. This will also save you money as you will not have to buy a new air conditioner for the new home. 

Talk with a local air conditioning service company or contractor today in order to determine which air conditioning units are the best fit for your home. A window-mounted unit should be considered due to the ease of installation and removal, along with the fact that it can save you money.