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Air Conditioning or Windows: Which is Better?

Air Conditioning or Windows: Which is Better?

When the temperature starts to get hot, it can make you and your family uncomfortable. You have two main options for cooling your home. You can use a centralized HVAC air conditioning unit, or you can keep the windows open. Which one is more energy efficient?

The Pros and Cons of Centralized HVAC Air Conditioning

The main advantage of an air conditioning unit is that you can set the temperature to what you want. With a smart thermostat, you can turn down the temperature when you’re on the way hom. This helps your home feel cool when you get there. An HVAC system can even filter out harmful allergens that can make your family’s allergies act up. There are many more advantages to a home HVAC system than air conditioning.

Any HVAC professional can reveal the many benefits of a centralized air conditioner. But, it does have some drawbacks. The most obvious is that it costs money to run. It’s free to open your windows. You’ll have to pay for the electricity to run your HVAC air conditioner. Second, if anything breaks, you’ll have to pay an HVAC professional to fix it.

The Pros and Cons of Opening the Windows

Opening your windows in the summer has a few benefits. The first is that opening your windows is free to do. You don’t have to pay the power company like you would with air conditioning. Plus, you’re letting natural air in front outside, which can allow you to breathe better.

Leaving your windows open can be noisy, especially if you live on a busy road. While a screen can keep most bugs out, some bugs can sneak through when your windows are open. Your windows are also a manual task. If you’re like most people, you don’t want to leave them open when you’re not home. This means that you walk into a warm home and wait for a while until the fresh air cools it down. This is one of the biggest drawbacks of using windows to cool your home.

So, Which One is More Energy Efficient?

When it comes to air conditioning versus open windows, air conditioning wins. It is the more energy efficient option. While your windows are a free alternative to air conditioning, it comes with many cons. Windows can lead to extra noise and increased humidity in your home. Plus, windows can have a hard time cooling your home to a comfortable level.

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If you want to install a centralized air conditioner, contact our HVAC professionals. Our HVAC professionals can install, maintain, repair, and upgrade all HVAC systems. We want to make sure that your family stays comfortable this summer.

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