Adding Central Air Conditioning To Old Homes

Living in a home without central air conditioning can be difficult during an Iowa summer. As June approaches, so do rising temperatures and high humidity. If you live in a home without central air conditioning and are looking to purchase your first unit, the options can seem intimidating. At Wyckoff Heating & Cooling, we hope to demystify your central air conditioning options and set you up with the best unit for your space and budget.

Your Current Home AC System

If your home does not have a system for central air conditioning, then it is most likely equipped with a convection system with window AC units. There are a handful of problems with using systems like these to keep your house at a comfortable temperature.

  1. Convection systems are not as clean as central air conditioning units. Dust, pollen, and odor can be easily spread throughout the house with window AC units
  2. Larger houses cannot be heated up or cooled down as efficiently, leading to higher utility bills or uneven temperature.
  3. Window air conditioning units lack insulation. Energy can easily escape through cracks if they are not fitted properly.

Although convection units allow you to control each individual room’s temperature, central air conditioning units allow for maximum control over the entire house. New thermostat technology has allowed homes to be comfortable at the most affordable price possible.

Do I Need New Ductwork To Install Central Air?

One of the biggest cost factors for installing a central air conditioning unit is whether or not you already have ducts within your home. If you are replacing an old central air conditioning system and upgrading to a new one, you may not have need any additional ductwork. However, we recommend having your ducts examined to see if there are leaks.

If your home has never previously had any ducts or the current ones are not in working condition, your house is going to need ductwork to install central AC. Price varies by home based on several structural factors. Contact us for an estimate and we will happily get back to you to discuss your home’s specific needs!

Alternative To Central Air Conditioning

Wyckoff Heating & Cooling offers state of the art geothermal systems to heat and cool your home. With the installation of a geothermal system, you can save up to 80% annually on your heating and cooling while also reducing your carbon footprint. On top of that, to offset the initial installation costs from a geothermal unit, the state of Iowa offers incentives and rebates.

Hire Professional HVAC Technicians

Most importantly, trust a professional to give you an honest estimate for installing central AC in your home. Wyckoff Heating & Cooling has remained a family-owned business since we opened our doors back in 1950. We treat our customers like family and would love to help you choose the best unit for your home. We specialize in central air conditioning installation, HVAC repair, and HVAC replacementcontact us today to discuss your needs. We provide 24-hour service so you can always speak with a service technician, not a recording.. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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