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Do you find that central AC or individual room ACs are less expensive to run?

I wonder, because it seems that for room ACs you can cool only certain rooms at a time.


Asked by Bmat at 7:39 PM on Aug. 11, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Cenral air for sure! I have had both, when we just had those big things hanging out the window or elec was 150, with central air its like 60 bucks...

    Answer by DeeMarie87 at 7:52 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • I think t depends how you use it. I know some people keep the room ACs running non-stop so the cool area could spread through the home but central air goes in every single room.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 7:40 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Central Air is definitely cheaper! Keeping your home a fairly constant temperature year round requires a lot less energy to maintain than to cool an overheated room or home.

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:50 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Yeah I agree with the window unit it depends on how big the AC is.

    Answer by mamaofficer at 7:51 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Central air is much more efficient and economical. Keeping the entire house at a constant temperature keeps the unit from working full on all the time. I realize that for some people it isn't an option so with a small investment in the window unit you can still cool parts of your house. :)

    Answer by WoodWitch at 8:08 PM on Aug. 11, 2010