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There aren’t too many single family residences in downtown San Diego, but if you consider Little Italy, Midtown and Bario Logan, as well as many of the condominiums and small commercial units, there are enough to keep HVAC contractors busy when it gets warm enough.

Though varying weather conditions are usually the most important factor when selecting a brand new air conditioning unit for your home or business in Downtown San Diego, there are more things to consider as well. The best source for the information you need will be a professional HVAC contractor like Airmakers Heating and Air. We’ll very likely consider some of the varieties of units shown below.



Central Air Conditioning

Simply put, a central air conditioner moves air throughout an entire house rather than a specified area within that home. Generally, the air is produced by an outside unit equipped with a blower or fan that forces cool air inside the house.The structure, or home, is typically fitted with return air ducts which pull air through filters, cleaning out pollutants and enhancing indoor air quality. The air conditioning unit will also vent to the outside of the structure, eliminating excessive moisture and heat.

Is going with a central air conditioning unit an intelligent choice for Downtown San Diego residents?

There are many benefits of centralized air. It is the most effective way for cooling a complete house and temperatures through the house can be regulated from one location. Noise levels are lowered substantially as well since the central unit is located outside the house.

Cleaner Air for Your Loved Ones

Because of the air filtering system, air in the home is significantly cleaner and healthier for your family. Though we will get into in a bit, a centralized air conditioning unit usually integrates heating as well, providing an all-in-one solution.

Installing Your Central Air Conditioner via HVAC Contractor

We wouldn’t call it a disadvantage, but you will not be able to install your AC unit on your own. You’ll need to find an accredited HVAC specialist. Thus, it is the most expensive air conditioning option for your home and installation will probably run a few thousand dollars.To get a quote, call Airmakers at 858.530.1822 for the best prices for Downtown San Diego residents.

Window Air Units

You most likely see these units more than just about every other HVAC system. That’s because they are so noticeable as they stick out from home windows.These units need no duct work and use very little wiring.

Cheaper than Central Air Conditioning

Window Air Conditioners are normally less expensive than central air. Quality units can range from $100 to $200, but typically can only cool a single room. For anyone with a big household with numerous rooms, this could get rather expensive. Small window units usually can be mounted by anyone, but large, heavy units might require an HVAC contractor.

How easy are window air conditioners to use?

Once fitted, window systems are quite simple to use. Newer designs usually come with remote control. Trying to get each room at the proper temperature is the difficult part. Unlike central air, which allows all rooms to be adjusted from a single thermostat in your home, each window unit in each room must be turned up or down individually.Window air conditioners really don’t integrate heating features. You will need to find another option for the winter months such as a furnace, mobile radiator or space heater.

Ductless Mini-Split Systems

Ductless units have gotten more and more popular and is a good option if you’re on a tight budget. The system is “split” because it has got both an inside and outside element, but they’re much less involved than the split system for central air flow systems. The two elements are linked by a conduit that only takes a small 3 inch hole unlike the full window opening or large hole of a window unit. These units are ideal for air conditioning a single room and come with a remote control.

Usefulness and Easy Installation

The main benefit of ductless is that they don’t require the intensive duct work and installation of of a central cooling system. You may want the assistance of an HVAC contractor depending on how comprehensive your requirements are. They may not be ideal for large buildings, but may be a good option for home additions.A ductless unit can be very inexpensive if you have only a small area to control and if you know how to install it yourself. A quality mini-split unit might run between $300 and up to $3000, depending on the space being cooled. Like window units, ductless systems will not feature a heat element.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are the all-in-one solution referred to earlier on this page. They furnish cool air during the summer and heat in winter. By applying reversed air flow, the system can create either cold or hot air, based on the direction of the flow. Because it necessitates broad duct work throughout your home as well as an outdoor processing unit, heat pumps are viewed as a split system.

Heat Pumps Could be the Best Choice for Downtown San Diego Homeowners

Heat pumps are our number one sellers due to their efficiency and ability to manage temperatures. As a central cooling system, heat pumps require the assistance of an HVAC contractor for installation. They will run a few thousand dollars for installation, based on the dimensions of your home. Call Airmakers for an estimate at 858.530.1822. We’ve got some of the best pricing in town on heat pump installation.

Portable Air Conditioners

This is your cheapest option for cooling. Though very small compared to other air conditioning units, these systems can put out plenty of cool air if applied to a small space and can be used in any room that has a power outlet. You can purchase them at most of the hardware and big box outlets and usually run between $100 and $300.

Think Again, Downtown San Diego

Because they do not cool a large space very well and use a lot of electricity, it’s hard for us to endorse portable air conditioning units. For small areas, they are okay, but if you’re planning to manage temperatures in a house, then it’s advisable to consider one of the other solutions.

Need help selecting the right model for your house?

With some of the best customer satisfaction ratings in the market, Airmakers is the right choice for air conditioner installation in Downtown San Diego. You’ll find awesome ratings and reviews for us in Google, Yelp and other review websites. If you have any questions or want an estimate, be sure to call us at 858.530.1822. We’re here to help.

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