If you are one of the Austin homeowners using single-room air conditioners to keep cool, there is an easier and maybe even more affordable way to find relief from the summer sun. When compared to central air conditioning, single-room air conditioners may not cool as effectively and can be more expensive to operate in the long run. Thanks to advances in technology, today’s central air conditioning systems are energy-efficient and effective at keeping your home comfortable, even on the hottest days.
- Central Air Conditioning is More Efficient: Even the most energy-efficient single-room AC units usually do not often surpass an Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) of 11. Central air conditioning systems are measured using the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), and today's central air conditioners often boast ratings of 19 or higher. In general, a well-sealed home with quality ductwork can benefit from an upgrade to central AC.
- Central Air Conditioning is More Versatile: While swamp cooling can be beneficial for certain parts of the summer, these units can become ineffective during summer storms or on humid days. Central AC is not significantly affected by outdoor humidity and can help keep interior humidity at a comfortable level. A swamp cooler may also require more maintenance work to keep running, needing regular replacement of the cooling pads, water treatment tablets, a proper water level, frequent cleaning, and other tasks.
- Central Air Conditioning can Improve Indoor Air Quality: Unlike window units or swamp coolers, central AC units do not introduce outside air into your home. This helps to improve your indoor air quality and maintain a more easily regulated climate. A central system can also be augmented with air purifiers, cleaners, or humidifiers for increased comfort.
For full-service air conditioning or heater repair and installation, call the professionals at Texas Air Conditioning Specialist. We serve Austin, Georgetown, Round Rock, Cedar Park and Leander, and all our service calls are free, no repair required. Call us today at (512) 236- 5789!