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Window Air Conditioner vs. Conventional Unit

Deciding between a window air conditioner and a conventional unit is not always easy. At Weatherwise Heating & Cooling in Crystal Lake, Illinois we often get questions about which option would be best. While most people feel that central AC is ideal, it’s not always the best, most viable option. We understand each situation is unique but here are some basic things to consider:

The process of putting an entire central AC system including ductwork, etc. can be an expensive and time-consuming one. In some cases, central AC simple isn’t a viable solution. For instance, if your building does not have pre-existing ductwork required by a central AC system, a professional HVAC technician will need to visit and assess whether your property is able to support these or not.

If your building is able to support a central air conditioning system, our team at Weatherwise will be happy to install it for you. If it’s not, our technicians can help you come up with the best possible alternative for your home or business. A window air conditioner is one excellent solution. Today’s units are quiet, energy-efficient and effective. Be sure to have your unit installed by a certified technician to optimize performance, longevity and keep the manufacturer’s warranty intact.

Here in Illinois many people don’t use their air conditioning throughout the majority of the year. If you don’t use AC often, the price and process of installing a central AC system may be unnecessary. A simple window unit or portable AC are cost-effective options which may work best for you, especially if you only use air conditioning a few weeks every year.

If you’re looking for expert guidance on what would work best for your unique situation, give us a call at 815-477-7766. We service Crystal Lake, IL, Cary, Lakewood and surrounding areas. One of our friendly HVAC technicians will be happy to help.

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