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Trying to find a new air conditioning unit? Airmakers is among several providers that consistently services Cardiff residents and we have installed air conditioners for nearly every situation. It’s important to take into consideration factors such as dependability, guarantee, unit durability and price. The weather and heat variances of your community also play an important role.Ahh, Cardif. Sitting on the beach, how hot can it really get?

Well, compared to the rest of the county, especially to inland communities like Poway and Ramona, not very hot. That doesn’t mean there aren’t homes in Cardiff that do not need a good air conditioning unit. Many of the homes in Cardiff are old enough to still have inefficient furnaces and air conditioners. These systems can waste energy sending utility bills through the roof. Let’s look at a few of the kinds of units available that some other Cardiff homeowners have installed in their homes.



Central Air Conditioning

This is a method of cooling an indoor location where a centralized component cools down and dehumidifies air before circulating it within the building. It usually includes a principal unit, which is situated outside of the building because noise is generated during the refrigeration cycles that cool the air and extract the humidity. A large ventilator inside the system pushes air through ducts in the structure that can equally cool an entire building.The structure, or residence, is usually installed with return air ducts that draw air through filters, eliminating pollutants and restoring indoor air quality. The air conditioning unit also vents to the exterior, eradicating excess moisture and heat.

  • It has the ability to cool your home consistently and swiftly and can normally be controlled to keep a consistent and desired temperature, keeping your home comfortable, even while outside air temperatures fluctuate.
  • Considering the fact that the principle unit is situated outside the house, the inside noise level is much less than other air conditioning units.
  • Due to its air filtration system, air flow through the home is much cleaner and healthier for your family members.
  • A centralized air product can combine heating as well, making the system an all-in-one central heater and A/C unit.
  • The downside of central air conditioning is that it requires the help of a capable HVAC professional to set up. You can’t place it yourself.
  • Therefore, it’s the most expensive air conditioning unit for your house and installation likely will run a few thousand dollars. Call Airmakers Heating and Air Condtioning at 858.530.1822 for an estimate.

Window Air Conditioners

Window Air Conditioners are single units that fit into windows or holes through a wall in your residence; they are self-contained units which take air externally and push it into a individual room.

  • Window Air units can be much less expensive than central air conditioning. Nice systems can range from $100 to $200, but they usually only cool an individual room.
  • Once installed, window units are quite easy to use. More recent varieties usually include a handheld remote control.
  • If you have a big house with lots of rooms, multiple units could get expensive. It’s possible to mount window air conditioners yourself, but be prepared for help because it mght require an HVAC specialist depending on the system and its location.
  • Window air conditioning units really don’t integrate heating solutions. For heat, you’ll have to look at space heaters or furnaces.

Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning Units

Getting a ductless mini-split unit can be an great option for anyone who simply can’t afford a new central air system. Just like central air, the system is “split” into an outside compressor/condenser and an interior handling unit. A conduit joins the two systems. These models cool a single room at a time, very much like window air conditioners and in most cases come with a remote device to alter settings.

  • The benefit of ductless is that they will not require the substantial ductwork and installation of a central cooling system, nor will they need an open window or large hole like window air conditioners. A ductless mini-split system normally only needs a 3 inch opening to attach the indoor unit to the exterior compressor, which may be up to 50 feet away. These solutions are good for retrofitting jobs and room additions.
  • Ductless mini-split systems are cheaper than central air conditioning units, yet more expensive than window air conditioners. A good mini-split unit will normally run between $600 and up to $3000, depending on the space being cooled.
  • Mini-split units are only able to cool one room in your home so if you have lots of rooms, installation and operation will get expensive.
  • Dealing with temperatures in each room that has a unit could be time consuming and difficult.
  • Just like window brands, ductless systems do not incorporate a heating element.

Heat Pumps

Notwithstanding their name, heat pumps are a variety of central cooling system that also incorporates heat. This is the all-in-one unit named above. It is a technical cooling system that can be reversed to either heat or cool a regulated space. The principle housing of this split system is situated outside and uses ductwork to disperse hot or cold air through your home. These systems are our biggest sellers as a result of their capability to control temperatures and energy conservation.

  • Heat pumps have similar benefits of other central cooling systems.
  • They can be quite efficient with regard to energy use while supplying powerful output for either hot or cold air flow.
  • The latest models are efficient at regulating individual room temperatures.
  • Heat pumps will run a few thousand dollars for full set up and installation, though it really depends on the size of your home.
  • They have to be installed by a certified HVAC contractor. Call Airmakers Heating and Air Conditioning for a quote at 858.530.1822.

Portable Air Conditioners

Portable AC units will be your cheapest alternative for cooling, though they’re best used for small areas and as short-term remedies. Not a practical choice for cooling major areas, portable air conditioners may not be a bad choice for small working areas, garages on warm days or to provide short-term relief from the heat in small room.

  • Although they are very small compared to other air conditioning units, portable units can produce plenty of cool air.
  • They are small, lightweight and can be placed in virtually any room with a power outlet.
  • Systems like this can be purchased at most hardware and big box stores and usually run between $100 and $300.
  • They generally use up a great deal of power and can add significantly to your energy bill.
  • They are not an efficient option if you wish to cool a large home.

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Enjoying the best customer satisfaction testimonials in the industry, Airmakers is your best choice for air conditioning installation in Cardiff. Please check our reviews in Yelp and Google to see what other consumers are saying about our superior customer service, quick installation and low prices. If you’ve got any questions or want a bid for installation, be sure to call us at 858.530.1822. We’re here to help.

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