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Are Central ACs Still Worth the Investment?

As the peak summer season continues, the temperatures are only going to get hotter. Having a properly functioning air conditioning system that can fulfill your cooling needs is a necessity if you want to stop the hot weather from ruining your week. If it is time to invest in a new air conditioning system, you might be wondering whether you should stick with the good ol’ central air conditioner or invest in a different cooling solution.

Investing in air conditioning in Walnut Creek, CA, is not an easy decision to make. The unit you purchase now should provide for your home’s cooling needs for at least the next 10 years. A new air conditioner is also expensive. It is important to make the right investment that can give you your money’s worth.

Are you wondering whether a central air conditioner is worth the cost? This post will tell you about when a central AC could be worth the cost for your home.

When Is A Central AC Worth The Investment?

Here is a look at some of the situations that mean that investing in a central air conditioner will be worth it for your home’s cooling needs.

You have an existing duct network from a previous system

If you plan to invest in a new HVAC system, you should consider what type of system you currently have. A central air conditioning unit requires a network of ducts running throughout the house to distribute the cool air to maintain ideal indoor temperatures.

If you currently have a central air conditioner with ductwork running through the house, it can be a good idea to invest in a central AC. You will not need to deal with additional costs for structural changes to install the new unit because it can fit into the existing ductwork.

You already have a heater in your home for the winter

The market is full of different HVAC systems, including units that can provide you with cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. Investing in an HVAC system that can work all year round can be practical if you don’t already have two separate systems for the different seasons.

If you already have a properly working heater installed in your home, you do not need to invest in a more expensive year-round solution. Buying a central AC to meet your cooling needs in the summer and letting the furnace deal with the heating needs for the winter makes it a more practical decision to stick with a central air conditioner.

You have a limited budget

Central ACs can be a major investment. However, the different types of air conditioning systems you can get could end up costing you a lot more than a traditional central AC. If you are on a tight budget, already have a heating solution for the winters, and have existing ductwork from the current unit, it would be cost-effective to opt for a central air conditioning system.

Do You Need Air Conditioner Installation?

If you have decided to invest in a central air conditioning unit or need more help in choosing a more suitable cooling solution for your home, we can help. Our team of experienced professionals can help you select and install the best possible system for your comfort needs. 

At Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., we’ve got you covered. Contact us for a new AC installation today!

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