While the world waits in lockdown to see whether or not we can eradicate the COVID-19 virus before summer, one thing is certain. Regardless of whether the pandemic subsides, summer is coming to the Hamilton area. It is coming to St. Catharines, Ancaster, Burlington, Oakville and all the communities of southwest Ontario. And whether you are stuck at home or not, you will want to be comfortable when you are at home. So if your home needs a new air conditioner, the time to start thinking about that is now.
Now perhaps you think that your home is unsuitable for an air conditioner. Maybe old technologies have let you down before. If that is the case, you need to talk to the professionals at Hamilton Home Comfort. Air conditioners have come a long way over the years, and we are certain that we can find just the right model to suit your needs.
With Hydro Rates temporarily reduced across Southern Ontario, and more people working from home, there’s extra incentive to keep cool during those hot summer days.
Below we compare the pros and cons of several popular styles of home air conditioners.
Window Air Conditioners
Window Air Conditioners are simple units that are great for cooling single rooms and small spaces. Compared to other types of units, they are relatively inexpensive and easy to install. The main drawback, of course, is that they produce uneven cooling and can be downright noisy.
Nevertheless, many people in the Hamilton and Niagara area find this a small price to pay to get some relief from the heat and humidity.
Portable Air Conditioners
Many people consider portable air conditioners to be the 2.0 version of window air conditioners. These are small standalone units that are usually meant to cool small areas. But instead of taking the outside air and cooling it, they take air from inside the room and cool that instead. This makes them more convenient for people who don’t want the hassle of installing and uninstalling a window unit each season.
Ductless Split Air Conditioners
A split air conditioner consists of at least two units – one to four units inside your home and one outside your home. These units offer greater energy efficiency than window units, and they are not as noisy. Unlike window units, however, they will require a professional to install them. These units work exceptionally well when you only want to cool certain parts of your home, like your bedroom.
Central Air Conditioners
With central air conditioners, the unit is located outside of your home and uses your home’s duct systems to evenly cool your whole house. With this system, you have the added benefit that the air is filtered and free of allergens. This is particularly helpful if members of your household have allergies or other respiratory issues.
Central air conditioners will give you the best cooling overall and offer quiet and reliable cooling for years. However, you will need a professional to do the installation.
Contact Hamilton Home Comfort today!
If you live in the Hamilton area and would like to prepare your home for the summer ahead by investing in a new air conditioner, Hamilton Home Comfort can help!
At Hamilton Home Comfort, we install, repair and maintain Central Air Conditioners in a wide variety of models to match your budget.
A member of our team would be happy to talk to you about any of the options listed above and help you determine the type of air conditioner that is right for you.