Central cooling makes a huge improvement to home comfort

When I purchased my home, it was equipped with a forced air heating system but no air conditioning. In the are where I live, central cooling isn’t really necessary. Our summer season lasts a maximum of three months and is sometimes cold and rainy. However, we can occasionally get temperatures in the high nineties with excessive humidity. I figured my family could get by with portable air conditioners and box fans. My wife and kids constantly complained about being too hot and having trouble sleeping at night. My wife hated the look the of the portable air conditioners, and she worried about the security risk of the open windows. I was reluctant to spend the money to purchase and install central cooling, and was concerned about the added running costs. I only agreed to the upgrade into central cooling because our local HVAC contractor ran a special promotion which included a manufacturer’s rebate. Because the ductwork was already in place, the installation project was not all that expensive. Once the air conditioner was up and running, I was amazed by the improvement in the comfort of my home. Even when the weather outside is fairly mild, I still operate the fan of the air conditioner to circulate the indoor air and keep the home feeling fresh. The air conditioner filters contaminants out of the air and helps to combat humidity. We now keep the windows securely closed and locked, which has reduces the influx of bugs, exhaust fumes, pollen and exterior noises. The house stays cleaner, and my family sleeps better at night.

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