Keep Cool: How to Choose the Right Type of Air Conditioning Unit for Your Home



It may be the cool and cruel days of winter right now, with frigid temperatures all across the country. With all that cold, it’s hard to even remember what the heat feels like.

However, spring and summer are right around the corner and with them will come sweat, humidity, and stifling warmth. You need to plan ahead to ensure your home is prepared for the warm weather to come. 

What is the right type of air conditioning unit that you should have installed in your home? What will keep you cool and comfortable during these hot months? Read on and we’ll walk you through what you need to know. 

Window Unit Air Conditioners

If you’re looking for the easiest and most cost affordable solution for your cooling needs, you can’t get a much better deal than an in-window air conditioning unit.

The advantages of this type of A/C unit are numerous, and it’s easy to see why it’s a popular method of cooling among college students and twenty-somethings. It’s entirely straightforward to use, cheap to purchase, and you have complete control over when you flip it on and off. 

You can use it to cool just the rooms you’re currently using as opposed to having to cool down the entire apartment or house at once. 

Why not get a window unit? They’re not exactly attractive-looking, take up window space, and you’ll likely need one in every room if you hope to keep your whole place cool. They can be great if they fit your needs, but they certainly aren’t for everyone. 

Through-The-Wall System

If you don't want to block up valuable window space, you might consider looking into a through-the-wall air conditioning set up. These units can often do a good job of heating space in addition to keeping it cool in the warmer months.

These units are often easier to install than true HVAC systems, and more affordable. However, they do require opening and exposing a portion of the wall where the unit can be placed.

The installation of these units is often a bit more complex than a window unit as well.

Installing an HVAC System 

The much more expensive option when it comes to cooling a space relies on installing a full HVAC system (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) in the home. Many modern homes and apartments are already built with an HVAC system in place. 

If you have an older home or live in an older building, you might have to have one installed from scratch. This can be quite a huge job, and you’ll certainly need to hire a plumbing and heating company to do things properly.

Once installed, however, you can enjoy cool and comfortable temperatures in every room of your home, with none of the unsightly requirements of other methods. 

The Best Type of Air Conditioning Unit For Your Home

If you're looking for the ideal type of air conditioning unit for your home, the above information can be a huge help. Looking for more homeowner advice and tips? Keep scrolling our blog for more information.