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Central Air Conditioning vs. Window Units

Finding Your Comfort Level

We recently received a call from an overheated homeowner in Nashua, NH. There were six window air conditioning units in the home, running full time to cool the bedroom and downstairs living area. Of course, the temperature was all over the place due to the lack of a thermostat and this family would constantly find themselves turning individual air conditioners off and on to control the comfort level of a room. As you can imagine, with six window units this had gotten frustrating.

One of the first things we explained was that installing a central air conditioning unit in the home would bring this family precisely what they had been striving for, but finding unattainable with the half dozen window units… COMFORT. The biggest drawback of window air conditioners is their lack of a thermostat and temperature setting. While able to cool a room, this has a significant impact on your home’s comfort level. Another drawback is the loud noise of just one window air conditioning unit, with several running simultaneously the home was anything but quiet.

Homeowners looking to install central air conditioning in their home for the first time are often concerned about the cost to power the system, and how this will affect their monthly electric bill. During the hottest months of the year, the power consumption for your home will go up. However, to cool an entire home, window air conditioning units typically require more energy than central air. In general a window AC unit uses between 500 to 1400 watts of electricity, while central air conditioning uses about 3500 watts. When you add multiple window units to cool the home, central air is clearly the winner.

Ultimately this Nashua homeowner did have Joyce Cooling & Heating install a central air conditioning unit and the window units are now a thing of the past. Not only is this family enjoying the summer in comfort, but the peace and quiet is something that they can really appreciate.

At Joyce Cooling & Heating Inc., our sales department can advise you on your air conditioning needs.

Let us help you stay in cool COMFORT this summer. Contact us today for your heating and air conditioning needs 603-882-4244

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Testimonials & Reviews

We had central air conditioning installed last year by Joyce and were very satisfied with the job. Today, John N. serviced the unit and all of the components and he was incredibly thorough and professional. He explained exactly what was serviced and what to avoid (greenery around the outdoor unit). I highly recommend Joyce Cooling & Heating!

Cristina A.

Cristina A.

Jarod was my technician on March 20th. He was professional and courteous as he completed a servicing on my Heathing Unit. He explained what he was cleaning out and system runs great again.

Matt O.

Matt O.

Mitchell P. came to our house today for an issue with our AC. He was great explaining what the problem is and how they were going to take care of it going forward. He was very pleasant and nice to work with, just like everyone at Joyce Cooling and Heating that has been here.

Cindy A.

Cindy A.

Jim and team did a top notch job on our install. The team was professional, courteous and kept the work areas super clean. I was really impressed with the level of professionalism and the knowledge of the system that was installed. They answered all the questions we had! I also really appreciate how flexible they were with our 3 dogs, they did a great job ensuring materials /parts during install kept tidy to ensure the dogs didn't get into anything. Thanks for the great work!

Jill C.

Jill C.

The representative was friendly, professional, and transparent about the work being done. The issue was resolved. My expectations were satisfied.

Stephen T.

Stephen T.

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