Window Units vs. Central Air Conditioning: What’s Better?  

Window Units vs. Central Air Conditioning: What’s Better?  

Sep 30, 2022 | AC, Air Conditioner, Central Air, Cooling, Cooling Power, Easy Automation, Finneytown, Ohio, Pros and Cons, Temperature, Window Unit

Have you ever wondered if window air conditioners or central air conditioners are more beneficial to use? If so, you’re in luck today! Today we are going over which is better – window units or central air conditioning. So, join your Finneytown Heating & Cooling today service professionals as we dive into each detail there is to know when you are stuck deciding between a window unit or a central air conditioner for your house. This may lead to unwelcome stress and frustration. But with the following points from us, you will be able to help make the best-informed decision for your home and family! 


  1. Pros: Before knowing all the details, you should never underestimate what a window air conditioning unit can do. Small but mighty, window units have several benefits.  In fact, window units are excellent choices if the space you’re needing to cool is smaller. Therefore, this is our first point. Depending on your specific cooling needs, it may benefit you more to use a window unit than to use a central air conditioning system if you’re not looking to cool an entire home. Next, purchasing a window unit is way less expensive than purchasing a central air conditioner. Thirdly, window unit installation isn’t difficult. So, if you enjoy doing the legwork yourself, this may sound optimal to you. 
  1. Cons: Along with positive comes negatives. So, there are also several things we think every homeowner should consider when deciding what type of cooling unit to use. For example, the first problem to consider when using window units is their inability to control humidity. Unfortunately, window units don’t do a good job of keeping humidity at bay. Secondly, although this may be considered an advantage for some, as it is also considered a disadvantage for others, window units can only cool one room at a time in the rooms they are installed in. And last, of all, consider all-around costs (not just upfront ones). Remember that using five or more window units for individual rooms can end up costing more than the monthly cost of using a central air conditioner. So, although window units are the most cost-effective upfront, they might not save you money down the road when it comes to monthly maintenance bills.  


  1. Pros: There are a good few reasons as to why choosing to go with a central air conditioner might be the best choice for you. So, let’s start off with number one: central air conditioners cool not just one room but can cool an entire home. Secondly, central air conditioners operate by means of automation, meaning that your system will adjust itself accordingly. So you do not have to keep turning the system off and on. Furthermore, central air conditioners do a fantastic job at maintaining and regulating the temperature within a home. So, humidity is not an issue! Sounds great, right?   
  1. Cons: On the negative end of things, central air conditioning systems have expensive upfront costs, but don’t let that dissuade you; we believe they can be worth the investment if it fits your cooling needs. Additionally, in order to have a central air conditioner installed in your house, your home must already have ductwork and vents before the air conditioning system can be installed. Of course, this will cut into your budget even further. But bear in mind that having this done will most definitely raise your home’s resale value. So, it could be a win-win in the end after all.  

Now that we have listed every detail there is to know of window units versus central air conditioning, the only task left to do is ask yourself if the advantages of window units outweigh the benefits of central air conditioning units. To sum it all up, it all comes down to your specific cooling needs. We sincerely hope this information has enlightened you and has given you some directions on what route to take. If you have any questions or would like a free estimate from us for a new central air conditioning system, please contact Finneytown Heating & Cooling today at (513) 935-0440, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here!