I Won’t Give Up My Window A/C Unit Even Though I have Central Heating and Cooling
At my house, I have central heating and cooling.
This is the most popular type of air conditioning in my area, by far.
Because I live in the south, it is not common to have a boiler or a separate furnace. It is quite simple to operate the central HVAC because all one needs to do to go from heater to a/c is flip a switch on the thermostat from the heat setting to the cool setting. Anyway, at one time, many years before I ever even purchased the house, the house had window a/c units. Even though they are designated as window units, they were not placed in windows. Instead, there are holes in the walls that are designed specifically for that type of air conditioning unit. That means if I were to get rid of the window a/c units, I would have to hire someone to come in and fill in the space that houses them. Instead, I just keep the window a/c units. Only one of them actually works, but I like having it because it can be used as an a/c if the bigger system needs repairs. By the same token, it can be used as extra cooling on really hot days or when I have a lot of people over and would like a little more cooling than the central system provides. The only time it has ever been an issue was one time when I decided to put my house on the market. I did put it on the market, and everyone who saw the listing kept asking, “Does it have central air conditioning?” Because they saw the window units in the photos, they assumed it didn’t have the more popular central heating and cooling.