Installing a new air conditioner can be quite complicated, usually because there are quite a few different types and models available that each have their own set of advantages and benefits. A window-mounted air conditioner is one of the most popular options available. You should consider a window-mounted unit if you need a quick cooling solution, are renting your home, or are on a tight budget.
Quick Cooling Solution
One of the biggest problems with a central air system is that it can take several days to install, especially if the contractors also need to install a duct network. This can mean that your home will become miserable and hot if your current air conditioner breaks completely and needs AC repair. Not only can that lack of air conditioning make your miserable, but it can also be hazardous to your health if you are in the middle of a heat wave.
Thankfully, a window-mounted air conditioner can help you avoid sitting in the heat for several days. This is because you don't need technicians to install a window-mounted AC because the installation process is so short and simple. You can typically have a window-mounted system installed and running within an hour because most of the process simply consists of setting the unit on a windowsill and closing the window.
Renting Your Home
Another reason to install a window-mounted air conditioner is if you live in a rented home. Many landlords are not going to allow you to make major changes to their property, which means that installing a central air system is completely out of the question. However, since most window-mounted units do not make any structural or permanent changes to the home, you are much more likely to get your landlord's approval.
In addition, if you are renting a home, you will likely want to take all of your items with you when your lease is up. With a window-mounted unit, you can easily take it down and install it at your new home when it is time to move.
Finally, you will want to choose a window-mounted unit if you do not have a lot of money to spend. A window-mounted unit is going to cost a tiny fraction of the cost of a central air system, which can cost up to $4,000 for a 2,000 square foot home.
Speak to an HVAC contractor today to discuss the pros and cons of a window-mounted unit. A window-mounted unit is a perfect fit for people on a tight budget, renters, and people who need a quick cooling solution for their homes.