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Central or Wall Mounted Air Conditioner: Which Should I Choose?

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Central or Wall Mounted Air Conditioner: Which Should I Choose?

In summer, a heatwave can quickly make your home, condo or apartment feel like an oven… Of course, the best way to remedy the situation is to install an air conditioner. At Confort Expert, our energy consultants — heating and air conditioning — for the Greater Montreal area and for Laval, the South Shore, and the North Shore will help you find out which air conditioner will suit you best.

The top criterion to consider when choosing the best air conditioning system

Should you get a central or wall-mounted air conditioner? Here is THE criterion to consider before you buy: do you want to cool the whole house or only a few rooms?

Central air conditioning will simultaneously cool all rooms in the house. If you have a forced-air heating system, the central air conditioner will tap into the existing ductwork to dispense cool air. If not, the technicians will install a duct system to circulate cool air from one end of your home to the other.

Depending on its BTUs, a wall-mounted air conditioner can cool some rooms and spaces up to 1600 square feet, making it the best air conditioning system for condos and apartments. Given its power, performance, and affordability, the wall-mounted air conditioner is popular with homeowners in single-family homes with open areas that are not equipped with ventilation ducts.

In addition to cooling your home during a heatwave, air conditioning provides additional benefits, including:

  • Reduction of humidity levels resulting in optimal comfort
  • Better sleep
  • Protection against hot flushes and dehydrations
  • Improved quality of life for vulnerable people (the ill, the elderly, infants…) and pregnant or women
  • Increased productivity
  • Better recovery from daily fatigue
  • Increased value of your home

Our expert advice on how to find a quality air conditioner at good price

Do not choose your air conditioner blindly, because you may end up with too much or not enough BTUs, or something too noisy and energy-consuming! Ideally, you should take the time to evaluate your needs and deal with a specialized company that will direct you to the perfect air conditioner for your needs and budget.

At Confort Expert, we are at your service for the purchase (financing offered), installation and maintenance of all your appliances (electric heating, natural gas, and oil, air conditioner, heat pump, humidifier, air exchanger…). Why not give us a call to schedule a free estimate at your home!


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