This or That Thursday:
Window AC Unit or Home AC Unit?
May 18, 2017
Written by Ashley Leach

You’ve been investigating the different options to help keep your house cool, but can’t seem to decide between a Window AC Unit or a Home AC Unit. We decided to help you make the decision. Why not consider how much energy each appliance typically uses?

Let’s look at wattage.

Window AC Unit = 1,400 Watts < Home AC Unit = 4,000 Watts

 

Conclusion:

Using the Window AC Unit might sound like a good idea since it uses less energy, BUT may be insufficient in cooling your entire house unless your run multiple units at once.  Our suggestion would be to use your Window AC Units to cool smaller, enclosed rooms like your bedroom, and use your Home AC unit to cool the rest!  

 

Sources:

https://www.daftlogic.com/information-appliance-power-consumption.htm

https://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/howmuch.html

 

Ashley Leach

Ashley Leach is a freelance writer and digital content marketer with a background in journalism, digital reporting, and marketing for numerous industries. She's found her perfect fit at North American Power in writing about home maintenance and repairs, energy efficiency, and smart home technology.