So I recently bought a house, and one drawback is that there is no air conditioning. This is particularly upleasant in my bedroom, as it’s upstairs, heat rises, etc.
So I can think of 3 options, and I’m hoping for some good advice on each:
(1) Buy an in-window air conditioner just for my bedroom. If I go with this option, does anyone have recommendations re model and make? Due to homeowner’s assocation rules, it has to be one which mounts inside the window instead of outside, and it’s a tall sideways-sliding window, so it probably needs to mount vertically
(2) Buy a single-room air conditioner, but have it professionally installed. There’s a crawlspace above my bedroom with some venting, and I’m pretty sure that someone who knew what they were doing could install it up there, from whence it could cool my bedroom (and possibly the room next door, as the same crawspace services both) without taking up space and being unsightly
(3) Pay a bunch of money and get central air installed for the whole house.
The question I have for options 2 and 3 is… what’s a good way to find a reputable air conditioning installing guy? Is there a rating website somewhere? Can anyone recommend one in the SF Bay Area?