I held off on installing central air conditioning into my home for a long time.
Because of the extremely long winters and rather short summers in my local area, I didn’t feel that whole-house cooling was necessary.
My family seemed to manage just fine with window units in the bedrooms and open windows everywhere else. My wife, however, was unhappy with how the air conditioners looked from the outside. She worried about the open windows being a security risk. Her biggest complaint was that at the end of the day, after dinner, our kids would immediately retreat to their rooms. They wanted to be cool and comfortable. This took away from family time. So I started looking into the cost of adding central air conditioning. Because we already had the ductwork and compressor for the sake of the forced air furnace, the project wasn’t as expensive as expected. Plus, I was able to take advantage of a manufacturer’s rebate and a special through the HVAC company I purchased it from. Once the air conditioner was up and running, I was amazed by the improvement it has made to the home. Having the ability to adjust the thermostat and enjoy ideal temperature in every room is wonderful. The system also does a great job with handling excess humidity and filtering out air contaminants. Just circulating the air keeps it feeling and smelling fresher. The house is definitely cleaner and more hygienic. Plus, by keeping the windows closed, we avoid the noise pollution of traffic, construction vehicles, barking dogs and neighbors. My family now spends more time together in the evenings and we all sleep better at night.