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Why You Can Rely on a Central Air Conditioner

If it’s time to upgrade your current air conditioner to a newer model, you may be considering all of the different options you have. Technology has grown so much that homeowners now have a wide variety of cooling options for their home.

But a central air conditioner is still the gold standard when it comes to residential cooling. When you’re ready for central air installation in Federal Way, WA, our team can help. 

In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of a central air conditioner and why it’s such a reliable system. You may be tempted to switch to a completely different type of air conditioner, but we caution you against making a switch just because you want something different. Instead, give our team a call and let us complete an in-home assessment to help you choose the best air conditioner based on your unique home and individual needs.


Central air conditioners have a long expected lifespan. On average, central air conditioners last around 10-15 years. However, this lifespan estimate only applies when you stay on top of homeowner maintenance and schedule annual professional maintenance every single year for your central air conditioner.

Energy Efficiency

Although central air conditioners have a bad reputation for being less energy efficient, that’s actually a myth. Technology has advanced so much in recent years that central air conditioners are now highly efficient and stand to save you a lot of money on your monthly energy bills compared to the older model that you currently have in your home.

The reason that some people think central air conditioners are less efficient is because of the attached ductwork. If your ductwork is not properly laid out, cool air can get trapped in the system instead of blowing into your home. Ductwork is also made of thin sheet metal. It’s easy for this material to sustain damage and get holes that allow cold air to escape. 

However, if your ductwork is not laid out properly, we can fix that. Just like we can fix any holes are broken seals that are allowing cool air to escape. You don’t have to accept high energy bills. You can do something about it by giving our team a call and scheduling duct services if you have any concerns about the energy efficiency of your new air conditioner.

Easy to Service

And speaking of scheduling service, maintenance for a central air conditioner is usually pretty easy. Although central air conditioners come in a variety of brands and sizes, they are all very similar. Our team can troubleshoot any problems that you’re having with your central AC and fix them so that you don’t face interruptions of service in the future. Since central air conditioners are so common, so are the replacement parts, making them very easy to get when we need them.

Contact Sound Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. today to schedule an appointment for central AC service! We take your comfort as seriously as you do.

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