When choosing a new air conditioner for your home, it can be tempting to consider a window-mounted option. However, you will want to resist that temptation as the benefits provided by a central air system simply cannot be matched by a window-mounted unit. A central air system can provide you with a quiet and energy efficient cooling option.


One of the biggest problems that you will run into if you choose to install a window-mounted unit is that it will be quite loud. The noise comes from the fact that you are in the same room as the window-mounted unit, mostly because a window-mounted unit is only capable of cooling a single room. This means that you will always be fairly close to the noise produced by the air conditioner's compressor, which can get noisy enough to force you to increase the volume on your television or raise your voice when speaking to someone else in the room. 

However, a central air system can help you eliminate the noise problem because these units are installed outside of your home. In most cases, you will not even be able to hear the sound produced by a central air unit unless you are in a room with an open window that is right next to it.

Energy Efficient

Another major problem with a window-mounted unit is that it is not really energy efficient. Sure, you may be thinking that a window-mounted unit is cannot use that much power, and that is true to a point. However, you would need multiple window-mounted units to cool down your entire home, and all of their power consumption together can really cause your electric bill to skyrocket. 

With a central air system, you will be able to cool your house down very quickly, which will result in much less energy used versus having multiple smaller units on for long periods of time. In addition, some central air systems can be set up in zones.

This means that you can have the air conditioner only cool certain rooms at a given time. For example, if you and your family do not spend much time in the bedrooms during the day, you can cut down on your energy usage by setting up a zone that cools everything but the bedrooms. This feature will help you avoid any unnecessary energy usage by preventing you from cooling unoccupied rooms.

Speak to an HVAC contractor today in order to determine if a central air system is a good fit for you. This type of air conditioner is perfect if you want something that can save you money due its energy efficiency. In addition, the quiet nature of this unit makes it ideal for someone who likes a quiet and relaxing home. Contact Blue Ridge Services for more information.