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A good air conditioning unit can come in virtually any shape, size, color or brand. Airmakers Heating and Air is among several outfits that frequently provides HVAC services to Bonita homeowners and we have installed air conditioning units for virtually every problem.

The type of model you’ll need for your residence depends on many factors. Area, living space, durability and budget are all important variables.

The climate and heat variances of your region also play a major role. Bonita, for example, can get pretty warm in the summer so a good air conditioning unit is important to residents there. But Bonita also gets pretty cold during the winter so an HVAC unit that both heats and cools is probably a smart choice if you are planning to change out or install a new system.


Air Conditioning and Heating – All in One

For larger areas, this is a method of cooling and heating an indoor location where a central system lowers temperatures and dehumidifies air flow before distributing it within the building. Heat pumps and condensers, which are usually situated outside to reduce noise, are typical central cooling and heating units that regulate temperatures for entire homes and buildings. A large fan inside the unit pushes air through ductwork in the structure which will consistently cool the whole building. The residence is generally fitted with air ducts that push air through filters, removing pollutants and restoring indoor air quality, which makes a central HVAC units ideal for single family residences. The air conditioning unit also vents to the outdoors, eliminating surplus heat and moisture.

These systems cool homes consistently and quickly and can often be regulated to maintain a specific climate that is ideal for the homeowner, keeping everyone inside comfortable, even as outside air temperatures fluctuate and become extreme as Bonita can often get (compared to other San Diego communities).

The air filtration systems on these units make them ideal for families. As a result, air throughout the home is much cleaner and healthier for your loved ones. As mentioned above, these units are great for both heating and air conditioning. They are centralized all-in-0ne systems.

If you are concerned about noise, these systems are great because the main unit that pushes the air throughout the house is located outside. Technology has also allowed for significant noise reduction so for many units like Rheem and Bryant, noise levels are never a problem.

Unlike window units or space systems, you cannot install this system yourself. You will need to hire a competent residential HVAC contractor who is licensed and insured to install central heating and cooling. Of course, we hope you choose us. You can call us for an estimate at (858) 350-1822.

Since central cooling needs to be installed professionally, it is the most expensive air conditioning unit for the home. Installations and change outs can run into the thousands depending on the size and configuration of your home.

Window Air Conditioners

Window Air Conditioners were very common throughout the end of the last century, but are less common with recent technological advancements. You still see them protruding from apartment buildings and old offices, but they are becoming less common on new construction.

Window units are single AC devices that fit directly into windows. They are self-contained devices that bring air from the outside and push it into a specific room. They are much less expensive than central air. You can usually buy and install window units for a couple of hundred bucks and they can cool an entire room pretty quickly.

If you have a big house with lots of rooms, however, multiple units could get expensive. It’s possible to mount window air conditioners yourself, but it might require an HVAC specialist depending on the system as well as its location. it’s important to note that some heating and air contractors will not install window AC units for you because they want to specialize on larger, central heating and air, jobs.

After installation, window brands are quite easy to use. Current models usually include a handheld remote control, but these units also do not typically incorporate heating solutions. For heat, you’ll want to look at space heaters or furnaces.

Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning Units

Ductless mini-split systems are a fast growing market in the HVAC industry. They could be a great choice for someone who cannot afford a new central air conditioning system, but wants to cool down a few rooms pretty quickly. Just like central air, the system is “split” into an outdoors compressor or condenser.

Unfortunately, these systems normally only cool one room at a time, just like window units. In most cases, a ductless mini-split will include a handy remote control to help the user regulate temperature settings.

As the name implies, ductless mini-splits do not require the extensive ductwork of larger, more elaborate HVAC systems, nor will they need an opening like window air systems. They are also not as clunky as window units.

A ductless mini-split system generally only requires a small 3 inch opening to connect the indoor unit to the outdoor compressor, which may be located several feet away to help reduce noise or to fit within a yard properly. We like these units for retrofits and room additions.

Ductless mini-split systems are quite a bit cheaper than central air conditioning. A decent mini-split unit will usually run between $600 and as much as $3000, depending on the the area of your home that you want cooled. Ask one of our knowledgeable technicians about your options for ductless mini-splits.

The problems with ductless are usually that they don’t normally incorporate heating and have a limited cooling range, which can make managing temperatures in each room of your home time consuming and difficult.

Portable Unit Air Conditioners

If you want a really inexpensive solution, these are your cheapest choice for cooling. They are best used for small rooms and as temporary solutions and are not a practical solution for cooling entire homes.

Portable air conditioners may not be bad for small living spaces, garages on hot days or to supply temporary relief from the heat in small room, but if you are looking for a solution to cool down your entire home, these units could use up a lot of energy.

Although they are small when compared to other air conditioning units, portable units can output plenty of cool air, are small, transportable and can be placed in just about any room with an outlet. They are also easy to find as they are generally available at most hardware and big box stores. On hot days, these stores can run out pretty quickly so try to think ahead.

The energy bill will surprise you on these things. they can use a lot and often, homeowners do not realize how much energy the suck up until the utility bill comes. Often, users can forget to turn them off.

Have more concerns?

With the best customer satisfaction ratings in the business, Airmakers has the right solution for your Bonita home. We service all San Diego county with all types of air coniditioning and heating solutions. We only do residential, new construction and small commercial so if that’s you, give us a call at (858) 350-1822. And don’t forget to check out our ratings in Google and Yelp.

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