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Getting a new air conditioning unit? Airmakers is among several providers that routinely provides HVAC services to Clairemont homeowners and we have installed air conditioning units for virtually every situation. The kind of system you require for your household relies on several factors. Area, living space, reliability and budget are all necessary variables. Most important, however, will be the climate and heat range of the living area you need cooled.

The climate in Clairemont is pretty indicative of San Diego in general. The overall temperature is pretty moderate throughout the year, but Clairemiont residents can certainly get their share of hot days as well. Considering all that, we can give some thought to the various types of models available other Clairemont residents have installed in their homes.



Central Air Conditioning

In simple terms, a central air conditioning unit circulates air through an entire house as opposed to a specific space inside that home. It always incorporates a primary unit, which is positioned outside of the building because noise is generated throughout the refrigeration cycles that cool the air and extract the humidity. A considerable blower inside the component forces air through ducts in the structure that can evenly cool the entire building.The building, or home, is generally equipped with return air ducts that pull air through filters, removing contaminants and improving indoor air quality. The air conditioning unit also vents to the exterior of the building, removing excessive moisture and heat.

Is a central air conditioning system a good choice for Clairemont residents?

We believe a central air system is a great solution. It can cool your house evenly and quickly and will usually be controlled to maintain a consistent and desirable temperature, keeping the home comfortable, even as outdoor air temperatures fluctuate. Since the main component is positioned outside the house, the household noise level is significantly lower than other air conditioning units.

Breath Clean Air

The air moving from the ducts and through the filters allow better air for you and your loved ones. A centralized air system will likely integrate heating as well, making you’re unit an all-in-one heater and air conditioner.

Setting up Your Central Air Conditioner

We will not refer to it as a disadvantage, but you won’t be able to set up your system yourself. You’ll need the help of an authorized HVAC pro. As a result, it is the most expensive air conditioning product for your home and installation will likely run a few thousand dollars.To get an estimate, contact Airmakers at 858.530.1822 for the best prices for Clairemont homeowners.

Window Air Units

Window air conditioning units are usually single units that fit within windows or holes through a wall in your house.These units require no ductwork and utilize very little wiring.

A More Affordable Solution

Window air units are generally much cheaper than central air. Quality units may range from $100 to $200, but typically only cool one room. If you’ve got lots of rooms to keep cool, purchasing a lot of units can get costly. It is possible to install window air conditioners yourself, but it will likely require an HVAC technician depending on the system and its placement.


Getting it in the window may be a challenge, but once they are in, window units are very easy to use. Virtually all units even come with a remote control device. The problem is trying to regulate an entire household. Contrary to central air, which can be adjusted from one location in your home, every window unit in each room must be turned up or down individually.Compared to central air conditioner units, you won’t get the all-in-one cooling and heating with these units. For warmth, you’ll need to look at space heaters or furnaces.

Ductless Mini-Split Systems

Ductless air conditioners are becoming more popular than ever and is an excellent choice if you’re on a budget. The system is “split” because it has both an out door and indoor component, but they’re a lot less involved than the split system for central air flow units. A conduit connects the two components. Dutless systems cool only one area and usually include a handheld remote control to change settings.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Ductless

The installation of ductless mini-split models is fairly easy and does not require extensive duct work. You may want the aid of an HVAC professional depending on how intensive your preferences are. They might not be ideal for large homes, but could be a good option for home additions.A ductless system can be inexpensive if you only have a small area to manage and if you know how to install it by yourself. Some models are as low as $300 while full models can be as high as $3000.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are the all-in-one solution noted earlier on this page. They supply cold air in the summer and heat in winter. It’s a mechanical refrigeration technique which can be reversed to either heat or cool a controlled space. The primary housing of the split body is placed outdoors and uses ductwork to disperse hot or cold air through your house.

Heat Pumps Work Well for Clairemont Consumers

Heat pumps have been our best sellers in Clairemont. Their capability to control climate all through the year combined with their energy saving features make them a wonderful choice. Heat pumps have all the same benefits of other central cooling systems and require the help of an HVAC contractor for installation. They will run a few thousand dollars for installation, based on the dimensions of your home. Airmakers installs a lot of heat pumps in Clairemont and our prices are among the best in the field. Call us at 858.530.1822 for an quote.

Portable Air Conditioners

This is your cheapest solution for home cooling. Though they’re very small as opposed to other air conditioners, these systems can output plenty of cool air if applied to a small space and can be used in any area that has a power outlet. You can buy them at most hardware and big box retailers and will likely run between $100 and $300.

Think Twice, Clairemont

Mobile or portable air conditioners typically use a a good deal of electricity and will add significantly to your energy bill, especially during June through September. For small areas, they are fine, but if you’re looking to control the climate in a house, then it’s wise to look at one of the other alternatives.

Get Expert HVAC Assistance

Do you still have questions? Be sure you’re getting the best unit for your home. Call Airmakers at 858.530.1822 and one of our expert professionals will help you find a high output unit that runs efficiently, cools your home quickly and quietly, but most of all, fits within your tight budget.

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