Central air conditioning is a big investment.
There are a lot of benefits to whole-home cooling.
In warmer weather areas, it’s a necessity. I live in a cold weather area. Our priority is the heating system. We start up the furnace sometime in October and keep it running until April or even May. We expect temperatures down to negative twenty five, over ten feet of snow and brutal wind chill. It seems as if spring will never arrive. I am always anxious to spot the first robin and sprout of the daffodils. I can’t wait to open the windows and air out the house. Because of the cost of heating, it’s important to keep the house sealed tight. After six to eight months of heating and breathing the same air, the living environment becomes stale and stuffy. I am also relieved to avoid such huge energy bills for a few months. I have no desire to start up a central air conditioner for the two to three months of warm weather. My family spends the majority of their time outdoors. The biggest concern with the heat and humidity is sleeping. It can be difficult to get decent rest when the air feels overheated and sticky. I’ve solved this problem with a window air conditioner in each of the bedrooms. For under two hundred dollars a piece, I purchased compact cooling units from a local big box store. I keep the air conditioners in the attic over the winter. In the spring, I carry them down and install them into the windows. They are lightweight, and the installation process takes only a couple of minutes. Each of the air conditioners allows family members to set the temperature of the bedroom to their preference. They can make adjustments via a cordless remote without even getting out of bed.