Choosing The Right Air Conditioner

If you are looking for an air conditioner that is right for your home in the Poughkeepsie, NY area, there are a few things you should consider before you decide.  There are several options for cooling down your home, and having all the facts will help you save time and money.

The Central Air Option: Central air conditioning is great for newer homes.  If you have an older home, it may be a big project to install central air conditioning.  That said, it may not be possible because of the way your older home was built.  An HVAC professional can inspect your home and let you know if it is possible to install central air.  The process of installing central air into an existing home will require cutting holes in your walls and then patching them.  This is a lengthy process, and some older homes don’t have walls that are built right to install the ducts.  You may also not want to have the walls cut into if you have a home that is historical.

A Mini Split A/C system: A mini-split system is ductless.  They are a suitable alternative to central air and lest costly because they don’t have ducts.  A small hole still must be cut, and it mounts on the wall.  This type of system is an eyesore and expensive if you are going to fit one in each room, but they are a terrific way to keep cool during the scorching summer months.

Window A/C: A window air conditioner isn’t permanent, so you don’t have to worry about putting holes in walls.  If you decide to move, you can take it with you!  The negative to a window A/C is the same as the mini-split system.  You need to put one in each room to cool all the areas of your home.

Portable Options: A portable air conditioner is a suitable alternative to a window unit because it is easier to move around.  You can move them from room to room if you need to and they don’t look as bad in a room as a window or split A/C system.  Portable options are great for people who rent and can’t install air conditioning.

D. Rohde Heating, Plumbing & AC is available to answer any questions you have about installing an A/C in your Poughkeepsie, NY, home.

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