At the end of the day, this is a decision you make based on your preferences, immediate needs and purchase ability. If health and safety are an immediate concern you might consider purchasing one or more window air conditioning units to buy some time until you get your central AC replaced. We discuss the long-term disadvantages with these units such as energy costs and noise, in other articles throughout the site. It is best if you have a few weeks to investigate the right equipment for your situation and find a good HVAC contractor who can install it for you. Because the average person will only have to replace an entire system once or twice in their lifetime they aren’t always as knowledgeable about what to expect in terms of cost and maintenance. Systems today can cost $3,000 to more than $10,000, so taking the time to make the right decision should pay off in the long run.
Simple Ways to Extend the Life of Your AC and Heating System