Right along with sunshine, flowers and showers, springtime brings one of life’s often overlooked joy’s – having to heat your home and then needing to cool your home all in one day. While many can power through this little oddity with no trouble some are left wondering how they will add an air conditioner to their home that is heated with radiators.
We are not knocking radiators, because they do a wonderful job of warming a home, and while they may take a little while to warm up, they can easily keep a room warm long after they have satisfied the temperature on the thermostat. Since homes with radiators do not have ductwork adding an air conditioner can pose a problem if you don’t fully know what to expect.
Ductless Air Conditioning
Ductless units are designed specifically for homes that do not have ductwork and are designed to cool a room or your entire home. The biggest pro for installing a ductless air conditioner is that most of the installation is done outside your home so you will not have an indoor construction site.
Window AC Units
These may have been the way to go years ago, but n todays’ world these units are expensive to operate and noisy indoors. They are the easiest to install and maybe the least expensive upfront, but overall they are no longer a good option. Not only are they most expensive to operate, but they are also easy targets for people looking to break in to your home.
Central Air Conditioner
Having an air conditioner installed may seem like a herculean task, but really it is a great compliment to a radiator. Ductwork can be added to any home and while it may turn your home into a construction site momentarily, the payoff is worth it in the end. What’s a little dust from cutting out a new vent location when you are getting continuous comfort from blissfully cool air?
If you are wondering what it would involve to have an air conditioner installed in your home, give Carmine’s a call at 203-791-8089. We are happy to help you figure out the best way to stay cool this spring and summer.