Installing a new air conditioner unit is quite a significant investment, which is why it’s so important to give this decision the right thought before making it. For example, what system will you be getting? Are you getting a window unit or a central one? What’s the difference? How much will these cost you? Well, our HVAC service is here to answer these questions for you. Let’s take a closer look at what getting these different units will be like and what they’ll each do for you.
Should You Get a Window AC Unit?
Many places across Los Angeles, particularly small apartments, will have window air conditioner units. In fact, take a walk down the block and you’ll see plenty of them lining up the windows of apartment complexes. They are ideal for cooling down individual spaces due to their limited air distribution abilities. Not only that, but they have also proven to be less costly than centralized air systems. These usually top at around 14.44 kWh of energy consumption. If you run these for eight hours a day and use the average national cost of kilowatts per hour, 13.2 cents, you can calculate the estimated monthly cost of use for window AC units. Let’s say you run them for eight hours each day. Based on this, running a window unit will cost around $46 per month, although it might be more in case of larger units.
How About Central Air?
Now, another option that will be particularly useful when it comes to larger homes will be the central air conditioning option, which consists of cooled air in a handler unit being distributed by way of ducts across different indoor spaces. These are commonly considered more efficient and effective than window units, especially when it comes to larger spaces, particularly because of their ventilation systems that allow for cool air to properly and evenly be distributed across rooms rather than focusing on a specific spot. However, these do consume more energy than window units, usually placing around 3.5 kWh. If we once again use the average national cost of kilowatts per hour, 13.2 cents, and assume you use the system eight hours a day, it will cost you around $3.70 per day, so a bit over $110 per month. This might vary depending on the property’s size.
Los Angeles HVAC Service
At American Cool and Heat, we want to make sure you can always rely on good and efficient air conditioning. This is why we can help you install a new unit, but we can also do repairs if needed. If your unit is starting to give you trouble, go ahead and reach out to our team here at American Cool and Heat. We are ready to take a look and figure out what exactly it is that it needs in order to work properly. For more information or to get a free estimate, give us a call at (818) 722-8634 and we’ll get started.