Should You Install An Air-Conditioner In Winter?

Many people think air conditioner installations are only really valid for the summertime. After all, when you’re going through a heatwave and feel like even one degree more will melt you into a puddle, having one of these units to help you can feel like divine intervention.

That said, these units can be very helpful year-round. For this reason, if you’re making some upgrades or repairs to your property, it can’t hurt to focus on your air conditioner unit, or installing one in the first place.

Moreover, because many HVAC services will notice a drop-off in business around the winter time, you might be able to secure a more favorable deal on a unit. Let’s consider, then, why air conditioning installation in winter could be a great idea:

Air Conditioners Can Heat, Too

We’re used to seeing air conditioners condition the air to be cooler and more comfortable. They can also heat the air to help you enjoy a toastier environment, as well.

In some cases, these units can even provide a cheaper form of heating. This beats central heating arrangements from your water heater or boiler. Sure, it might not transmit around the whole house like the other option, but that can be perfect for a living room or bedroom. 

Checking Your Insulation

If you’re installing a central air conditioner, winter is an excellent time to assess and possibly upgrade your existing ductwork. HVAC technicians can inspect and seal ducts to prevent energy loss. This ensures your cooling system operates at its best when summer arrives (and that you don’t lose any heat in the midst of winter, either)!

Sealing provides a fantastic double-whammy because insulation helps keep incredibly hot exterior air out of the property, too. This way, you’ll be prepared for all and any seasons.

Preventing Mold & Moisture

A lack of proper ventilation or wet air can lead to mold and mildew. Warmer air can be dryer, which means that you can prevent the growth of mold and mildew. The effect is similar to how a dehumidifier works.

If you run the warm AC periodically during the winter, you could help prevent that expected moisture buildup and avoid damp or other moisture difficulties from growing. This is especially important if you live in a humid environment which tends to hold and retain moisture. 

Quick & Easy Repairs

Scheduling air conditioner repair or servicing before the festive period begins can make sure you’re never left out from good pre-planning. This means you can move into 2024 knowing that all of your household appliances and important, installed units are working as efficiently as you had hoped. There’s almost nothing better than this for your daily peace of mind.

With this advice, you’re sure to install your air conditioner in the best possible context, even over the winter period. Just make sure to look out for deals, and check out the reviews or warranties offered by any trading outfit you use. This can provide that long-term peace of mind any homeowner should enjoy.

Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, when she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s making tea and writing about country living and artisan culture.
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