In most residential properties, heat is provided by a forced air central furnace. Central heat is one of the cheapest and most energy efficient ways to heat up any building in any climate. Unfortunately, many homes are built with central heat, but they don't have air conditioning (AC). If you live somewhere that is hot enough during the summer to warrant an air conditioner, you can easily retrofit your central ducting system to work with it. Basically, you can add a condenser unit onto your central ducting quite affordably.
Obviously, this is still a project is going to cost several thousand dollars, but it is relatively affordable if your home already has ducting set up for central heating. There are many advantages to having central AC in your home.
One of the best things about having air conditioning is not just the fact that it keeps your home more comfortable during the hot summer days, it can also help to reduce dust, allergens, pollen, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in your air. Basically, a fully functioning central AC system is going to create cleaner and healthier air inside your property. Plus, it will reduce odors and dust. It is much easier to control your air quality if you have a central air conditioning system.
Central AC Is for the Long Haul
Another great thing about central AC is that it is going to last for a very long time. Many people are on the fence about installing central AC because they think that they will only need a few days out of the year. While this might be true, you have to remember that if you have central AC for a couple of decades, it is basically going to pay for itself. There is no more efficient way to cool down your home. Even though central AC is going to cost thousands of dollars, you have to think about how much money it is going to save you in the long run. There is also not a more convenient way to cool down your home. With the air conditioner out of sight and out of mind, you don't have to worry about repairing or replacing electric fans, swamp coolers, and other inefficient cooling devices.
Central AC is a smart investment, and it is not all that expensive if you home already has the ducting in place. For more information, contact a heating and air conditioning contractor, such as Bergmann Heating & Air Conditioning.