Trade In Your Window AC Unit for a High-Efficiency Air Conditioner
The movement toward a more sustainable future requires all of us to be aware of how energy efficient our HVAC systems are. With so many options for energy savings, consumers are predisposed nowadays to search for air conditioning systems that leave a lighter footprint on the environment, such as producing less CO2 emissions.
Buildings account for 40 percent of all energy consumption, and HVAC systems make up
40 percent of that usage within buildings.
Carrier® air conditioning systems – available at Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning – are designed with the environment in mind. Their energy systems consume fewer resources and produce fewer emissions during the manufacture and operation of its products.
As far as Window A/C units go, they do cool your home or office, but they pose major liabilities when it comes to the damage done to the environment.
Downside of Window A/C Units
Window units, while they cool your home or office, tend to be cheap with no duct work required. Initially, window A/C units seem like an easy fix during the hot summers in the Tri-Cities, but they are not effective, and they certainly are not energy efficient!
Leakage: Leakage is a common issue when it comes to window units. This has to do with air leakage. Although window A/C units are easy to install, it is the installation process that typically causes this problem of air leakage. Many units are not one size fits all. This is the reason why cracks appear when window A/C units are installed. With cracks present, warm air gets in and the cold air escapes from your home. And it involves a lot of time and labor to properly seal a window unit.
Humidity: Window units are not very efficient when installed in humid climates. They do a poor job at combating high moisture levels and they even sweat, profusely. Specifically, window A/C units sweat when they are forced to work harder than they are designed to work.
Noisy: Window A/C units make a lot of noise when they are operating. What’s more, when something becomes stuck in a unit that is running correctly, the noise level can triple. Fan blades bend, which can cause rattling noises. Additionally, a grill that is loose produces a sound that is similar to metal stuck in a running fan.
Air conditioner repairs are also quite common with window units.
We can conclude that window A/C units are not nearly as desirable as they used to be. They are also energy hogs.
Advantages of Central High-Efficiency Air Conditioners
A central A/C system is energy efficient and is more affordable than you might think.
Central A/C units can cost more than their window A/C counterparts, and they require annual maintenance. However, central A/C units are much more energy efficient and, in the long run, it is a much better cost-effective choice.
The Carrier CO₂NSERVATION Meter goes even further to minimize impact to the environment! The CO₂NSERVATION Meter calculates the amount of avoided greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as a result of the installation of high-efficiency Carrier® air conditioning, heating and refrigeration products.
In 2014, the Carrier CO₂NSERVATION Meter reached 14038 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions (CO₂e) saved. This is equivalent to removing approximately
29 million cars off the road for one year.
Clearly, the main benefit of installing a central A/C unit is the energy savings you will experience. In fact, three small window units use more energy than one central A/C system. And multiple window units translate into multiple air leakages, which means you will spend more on energy costs. If you use your window units frequently, as is the case during many months of the year in the Tri-Cities, then you could end up spending a lot of money on energy bills.
Increase in Home Resale Value
Installing a central A/C system has the potential to increase the resale value of your home. If you are intending to sell your home in the next 15 years, they you will recoup your investment.
Look to Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning for Expert A/C Installs
At Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer 100 years of collective experience so you have the peace of mind of knowing your HVAC installs and repairs are done perfectly.
Apollo is also certified as a Factory Authorized Carrier Dealer. That means you have access to the best quality and most energy efficient A/C units available! Why not make Apollo your air conditioner installer today.
If you want to be good to yourself and to the environment – and be cool and comfortable this hot summer season, then we invite you to contact Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning by calling (509) 396-COLD (2653).