air conditioning and heating blog

North Carolina Air Conditioning & Heating Blog

Cooling your home with central air conditioner units

Central air-conditioning is the most popular type of cooling system in the United States with more than 75% of the population relying on central air to keep their homes cool.

Central air is also what most homeowners choose when looking for air conditioning in North Carolina. But why?

A central air conditioning system offers many advantages over conventional AC units.

For starters, central air is one of the most effective and efficient ways to circulate cool air throughout the house, particularly when you compare it to window AC systems.

If installed properly, central air units will be able to cool an entire space quickly and efficiently. Centralized AC units send cool air directly through air ducts or vents located in each room. This allows your entire home to be cooled, rather than just one room.

But that's not the only benefit of a central air conditioner unit.

The central AC units we install for our NC clients can improve indoor air quality as well.

How central AC units improve your air quality

When your central AC unit sends cool air into a space, the ambient air is pulled into the air handler unit through return-air ducts. Your system filters the air that passes through it, removing airborne particles.

That filtered air is then re-routed back to the rooms via a separate ductwork system.

Other benefits of a central AC unit for your North Carolina home or business

Less noise

Central air conditioners make less noise than other, conventional units. That's because the condenser, fan, and compressor are located in an outdoor unit, instead of squarely within your window.

Not unsightly

Because most of the working parts of a central air conditioning unit are located outside, your AC unit is barely detectable, and does not take up any space.

Easy to manage

Despite how effective central AC units are at cooling an entire home, these systems are extremely easy to operate. Whether it's for a single zone or multiple zones, you can control your system from one simple console.


It's possible for specialized central air conditioners to operate in a reversed cycle (heat pump) to not only cool air, but pump out hot air. In other words, your central air system can heat and cool your home from one single unit.

Is central air right for you?

The upfront costs of a central AC unit may be intimidating, but in the end, the payoff is worth the expense. All across North Carolina, homes and businesses are realizing the many benefits of installing central AC units to cool their space.

Interested in learning more? Call the Comfort First team today!

Previous Article The Basics of Thermostats
Next Article Halloween Coloring Contest


join our team

It is our belief that happy, satisfied employees and happy, satisfied customers go hand in hand. Discover the difference that working at Comfort First can make for you.