Is Central Air Right for You?

Now that we’ve had a little spring sampling of the summer heat in the Albany, NY area, we’ll bet there are many Capital District residents thinking back to the sweltering discomfort they experienced last year. If you made the promise to yourself and family then that this summer you would upgrade your air conditioning, but now that it’s time to make the purchase you are faced with the dilemma of not knowing what system is right for your situation, never fear.

That’s why Family Danz Heating & Cooling is here!

Unless you are an experienced HVAC technician yourself, the decision of the perfect air conditioning system for your home or business can be a tough one. There are a lot of variables and a lot of options, so an uneducated choice can lead to the installation of air conditioning that really isn’t adequate for the need.

But Family Danz promises this isn’t a choice you have to make on your own. We will put our more than three decades of experience behind you to come up with the perfect AC plan that will keep you cool no matter what the summer heat throws at you.

One of the biggest questions facing anyone looking to install air conditioning is whether they would best benefit from individual room units or a central air system in Albany, NY. There are many considerations that Family Danz will discuss with you, including the size of the area needing to be cooled, the amount of use that area usually sees and how many people frequent it, and, of course, your budget.

Room units are designed to cool and dehumidify solely a specific area. While a homeowner easily installs portable window models, the larger wall-mounted air conditioners need their own circuit and should be installed by your experienced Family Danz technician.

The central air conditioner, on the other hand, cools and dehumidifies the entire house or workplace using a condenser usually installed outside. Fan-forced cooled air is then pumped throughout the location via ductwork, and the air is then returned to the condenser unit to be cooled again. These are definitely not something the average homeowner can install alone.

Initially, the cost of the room air conditioner will be substantially less than central air. If you only need to cool a small area, then the single units are likely better for you. But if you are cooling an entire home — especially if you already have a forced-air furnace and the appropriate ductwork for the central air unit to use — then central air is likely the best bet for you. In the long run it will save you money while being virtually maintenance-free.

Just remember, this isn’t a decision you need to make on your own. Let Family Danz put our three decades of experience to work for you to come up with a cooling plan that will ease those dog days of summer and keep you cool straight through the fall.

Family Danz Heating & Cooling is a full-service heating and air conditioning contractor, offering sales and service in Albany, NY and all through the Capital District of New York State. If you would like more information on any of our services, call us today at 518-427-8685.