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It’s often a smart idea to learn about a system prior to buying it. A new A/C System is no exception. To determine the best system for your home, you’ll need to solicit the assistance of a person that knows the industry. A qualified professional will check out every factor to determine the best unit for your house, including the environment and temperature variations of your community.

Carmel Valley temperatures are interesting becuase the community is not too far inland and therefore doesn’t get the extremes like Poway and Rancho Penasquitos, but it can still get hot days – much hotter than Del Mar, which seems to get a cool breeze from the coast. The best thing to do if you live in Carmel Valley is to call an HVAC contractor to come out and take a look at your home. They will probably have a solid recommendation for you. Not all homes are alike and some of them will have unique heating and air needs. Let’s take a look at a few of the different systems that might work well for Carmel Valley residents.



Central Air Conditioning

This is a way of cooling an indoor location in which a centralized element cools down and dehumidifies air flow before circulating it through the building. It usually includes a principal unit, which is normally situated outside the building because noise is created during the refrigeration cycles that cool the air and extract the humidity. A large ventilator inside the unit pushes air through ductwork in the structure which will consistently cool an entire building.The structure, or household, is often installed with return air ducts that pull air throughout filters, eliminating toxins and restoring indoor air quality. The air conditioning unit also vents to the outdoors, removing excessive heat and moisture.

  • It will cool a home consistently and swiftly and will usually be controlled to keep a uniform and ideal environment, keeping things comfortable, even as exterior air temperatures fluctuate.
  • Since the primary unit is situated outdoors, the inside noise level is significantly lower than many other air conditioning units.
  • Due to its air filtration system, air flow in the home is considerably cleaner and healthier for your family.
  • A centralized air system can incorporate heat as well, making your unit an all-in-one heater and air conditioner.
  • The disadvantage of central air conditioning is that it calls for the aid of a capable HVAC professional to install. You can’t fit it yourself.
  • As a result, it is the most expensive air conditioning unit for your household and installation may run a few thousand dollars. Call Airmakers Heating and Air at 858.530.1822 for an quote.

Window Air Conditioners

These 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 specified room.

  • Window Air units can be less expensive than central air. Effective units could cost from $100 to $200, but they usually only cool an individual room.
  • After installation, window units are extremely easy to use. Current varieties usually include a handheld remote control.
  • If you have a lot of rooms, multiple units can get costly. It is possible to mount window air conditioners yourself, but it may require an HVAC professional depending on the system as well as its position.
  • Window air conditioning units really do not feature heating options. For heat, you’ll want to look at space heaters or furnaces.

Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning Units

Getting a ductless mini-split unit is often an great alternative for anybody who can’t afford a new central air system. Like central air, the system is “split” into an outside condenser and an indoor handling unit. A conduit links the two components. These types of systems cool a single room, simillar to window air conditioners and almost always come with a remote device to regulate settings.

  • The good thing about ductless is that they will not require the substantial ductwork and set up of a central cooling system, nor will they require a window or large hole like Window air systems. A ductless mini-split system ordinarily only takes a 3 inch hole to link the indoor unit to the outdoor compressor, which may be up to 50 feet away. These kind of units are ideal for retrofitting projects and room additions.
  • Ductless mini-split systems are cheaper than central air conditioning units, although more expensive than window air conditioners. A good mini-split unit will usually run between $600 and as much as $3000, depending on the space being cooled.
  • Mini-split units can only cool just one room so if you have lots of rooms, installation and operation can get costly.
  • Managing temperatures in each room will be frustrating and difficult.
  • Just like window units, ductless systems don’t integrate a heating element.

Heat Pumps

Despite their name, heat pumps are a form of central air conditioning system that also offers heat. This is the all-in-one system mentioned above. It’s a automatic refrigeration system that can be reversed to either heat or cool a regulated living space. The main housing of the split system is located outdoors and makes use of ductwork to distribute hot or cold air around your home. These systems are our best sellers as a result of their capacity to regulate temperature ranges and energy conservation.

  • Heat pumps offer similar benefits of other central cooling systems.
  • These systems are often very efficient with regard to energy use while delivering powerful output for either cold or hot air.
  • The latest systems are effective at regulating individual room climate.
  • Heat pumps can run a few thousand dollars for parts and installation, depending on the size of your home.
  • Heat pumps must be fitted by an experienced HVAC contractor. Call Airmakers for a quote at 858.530.1822.

Portable Air Conditioners

Portable AC units will be your least costly alternative for home cooling, though they’re best used for small spaces and as short-term solutions. Not a practical choice for cooling large areas, portable air conditioners aren’t a bad alternative for small working areas, garages on warm days or to offer short-term relief from the heat in small room.

  • Though small in comparison to other air conditioning units, these systems can produce a lot of cool air.
  • They are small, lightweight and can be positioned in pretty much any room that has an outlet.
  • Systems like this can be purchased at a lot of hardware and big box stores and frequently go between $100 and $300.
  • They typically use up a large amount of electricity and will increase your energy bill.
  • They are not an efficient option if you must cool an entire home.

Need more ideas?

Would you like a new air conditioning unit in your home? Still unclear which system is ideal for you? Speak to an Airmakers technician and we’ll resolve every concern you have. Give us a call at 858.530.1822 right now.

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