Airmakers has been installing and servicing air conditioning units all over San Diego county for more than twenty years. Valley Center has been one of our most served communities so it’s likely that your neighbor has one of our A/C units in their home right this moment.
There are several types of air conditioning units that normally go into a Valley Center home, though it really depends on a few variables. The most important is weather and heat fluctuations within your household and surrounding community.
Being out in the country with it’s beautiful landscapes and peaceful surroundings, Valley Center is a unique area within San Diego county. So is the weather. When it’s hot throughout San Diego, it’s really hot in Valley Center. Likewise, when it gets cold throughout the county, Valley Center temperatures will drop more than the rest of the county. It’s temperature is more like that of Ramona or Alpine, all beautiful communities.
You will discover a number of units which will work well for Valley Center such as central AC systems and high output air conditioners. A number of homes are more effective with basic, single space cooling air conditioners. Further down are examples of the types of air conditioning units other Valley Center locals have within their homes.
Central Air Conditioning
The most common cooling system for Valley Center properties, central air conditioning is a form of cooling method that circulates cool air through an entire structure such as an office, store or home. It usually includes a principal unit, which is positioned outside of the building because noise is created during the refrigeration cycles that cool the air and remove the humidity. A substantial blower inside the component pushes air through ductwork in the structure that can evenly cool the entire building.
A system of air ducts is fitted within the household with filters that clean the air as it circulates. The exterior unit and the indoor ductwork make central air a “split” system. The air conditioning unit also vents to the outside of the structure, getting rid of excess heat and moisture.
Is choosing a central air conditioning unit a sensible choice for Valley Center residents?
We believe a central air system is a good option. It is the best approach for cooling the whole house and temperatures through the home can be regulated from one location. Noise levels are lowered substantially as well since the primary unit is located outside of the structure.
The Quality of Your Indoor Air
The air moving in the ducts and through the filters offer better air for your family. As we will go into that in more detail later, a centralized air conditioning system typically offers heat as well, administering an all-in-one solution.
Putting in Your Central Air Conditioner via HVAC Contractor
We aren’t going to think of it as a disadvantage, but you won’t be able to put in central air conditioning yourself. You’ll need to hire an accredited HVAC professional. Thus, it’s the most expensive air conditioning unit for your home and installation will probably run a few thousand dollars.Airmakers are Valley Center veterans and our prices are among the lowest in the area so phone us at 858.530.1822.
Window Air Units
You most likely see these units more than almost every other Heating and cooling system. That’s because they are so apparent as they stick out from the side of some Valley Center homes.These units demand no ductwork and utilize very little wiring.
A Better Option for Cooling Just One Room
Window models offer a much more economical option for those on a budget. Good units may range from $100 to $200, but usually can only cool a single area. If you have a lot of rooms to keep cool, purchasing a lot of units will get costly. Small window units can usually be set up by anyone, but large, heavy units might require an HVAC contractor.
Easy to Use
Installation might be a challenge, but once they are mounted, window units tend to be very simple to use. Many units even come with a remote control device. The problem is trying to regulate an entire home. Because each room needs to be adjusted separately, it can be difficult going from room to room changing air temperature.
In contrast to central air conditioner units, you won’t get the all-in-one cooling and heating with these systems. You will need to find another option for the cold weather such as a furnace, portable radiator or space heater.
Ductless Mini-Split Systems
Ductless mini-split air conditioning units can be great options for anyone who can’t afford a central air conditioning system. The system is “split” because it provides both an exterior and intrerior element, but they’re a lot less involved than the split system for central air conditioning systems. A conduit connects the two components. These systems are good for air conditioning just one room and come with a remote control.
The Advantages of Ductless
The luxury of ductless is that they don’t need the considerable duct work and setting up of a central cooling system. You may require the assistance of an HVAC technician depending on how detailed your preferences are. These systems are perfect for retrofitting projects and room additions.
A ductless unit can be very inexpensive if you only have a small area to regulate and if you know how to install it yourself. A quality mini-split unit will usually run between $300 and as much as $3000, depending on the location being cooled. Like window units, ductless systems don’t incorporate a heat element.
Despite the name, heat pumps are a form of central air conditioning which also incorporates heat. This is the all-in-one approach cited above. By using reversed air flow, the unit can create either hot or cold air, depending upon the direction of the flow. The principle housing of the split unit is set up outdoors and makes use of ductwork to deliver hot or cold air through your household.
Heat Pumps Work Well for Valley Center Consumers
These units are our primary sellers because of their overall performance and capacity to regulate temperatures. Heat pumps have all the same advantages of other central cooling units and require the assistance of an HVAC contractor for installation. With parts and labor, you’ll usually spend a few thousand dollars on these units, based on the size of your home. Airmakers installs a lot of heat pumps in Valley Center and our prices are among the best in the field. Call us today at 858.530.1822 for a quote.
Portable Air Conditioners
This could be your most affordable solution for in-home cooling. Though very small when compared to other air conditioners, these units can put out plenty of cold air if used in a small space and can be positioned in any room that has an outlet. For nearly $100 to $300, you can pick one up at most hardware or big box stores.
Not the Best Solution for Valley Center Folks
Since they don’t cool a large space very effectively and use a lot of energy, it’s hard for us to endorse mini air conditioners. For smaller areas, they are fine, but if you’re trying to manage temperatures in a house, then it’s far better to look at one of the other solutions.
Airmakers Heating and Air Conditioning
Would you like a new AC unit in your home? Are you still unsure which system is right for you? Give Airmakers a call at 858.530.1822 and one of our experienced technicians can help you choose a high output unit that runs efficiently, cools your home quickly and quietly, but most of all, fits within your limited budget.
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