Gofftstown, NH Resident Looks for Ways to Stay Cool
Window air conditioners are relatively inexpensive to buy. However, they are extremely inefficient in cooling a home and in the amount of energy that they use. The air will not circulate throughout the room like you would see with central air conditioning, leaving hot spots. Even the most efficient window air conditioning unit uses more energy to cool a room than central air conditioning.
With summer approaching, a Goffstown resident was looking for ways to keep his home cool. Seeking advice, he contacted Joyce Cooling & Heating about window air conditioners versus central air.
Window Air Conditioning Units Use Lots of Energy to Operate
Compared to central air conditioning, window units use more energy to operate. Central air conditioning must have a minimum EER (Energy-Star rating) of 12, while window units need only reach between 9.4 and 10.7. The technology in central air is much more advanced than that found in a simple window unit, making this able to achieve a more energy efficient operation. Window units typically only have an off and on setting. Central air conditioning units can be set at specific temperatures, making better use of the energy needed to cool the home.
Central air units also work by removing moisture from the air. Window units do not control these humidity levels, but simply allow the air to pass through. By removing the excess humidity, temperatures can often be set at a higher level while still being comfortable for everyone in the home. The end result is a cool, comfortable home that the central air conditioning is able to keep at a higher temperature setting, requiring less energy to operate.
Air conditioning units installed can be a more expensive undertaking, but over time you and your family can enjoy the comfort of a balanced temperature at home while reducing your energy consumption. The homeowner in Goffstown opted to install central air conditioning in his home, looking at the long-term gain for his family.