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San Diego’s Surf City. It’s one of our favorite communities. If you want a new air conditioning unit, we’re the contractor to ask. We know from experience that any of the systems shown below should work for your home. Let’s have a look at them, one-by-one.



Central Air Conditioning

For larger areas, this is a method of cooling an indoor space where a central component cools down and dehumidifies air flow before circulating it within the structure. It often includes a primary unit, which is normally placed outside the building since noise is created during the refrigeration cycles that cool the air and removes the moisture. A large ventilator within the system pushes air through ducts within the structure which will evenly cool the entire building.The building, or residence, is normally equipped with return air ducts that pull air throughout filters, removing pollutants and improving indoor air quality. The air conditioning unit also vents to the exterior, reducing excess moisture and heat.

  • It can cool a house evenly and quickly and can often be regulated to sustain a uniform and desirable climate, keeping everything comfortable, even as outside air temperatures fluctuate.
  • Given that the primary unit is situated outside the house, the inside noise level is much less than other air conditioning units.
  • Because of its air filtration system, air flow through the home is much cleaner and healthier for your family.
  • A centralized air device can include heating as well, making the unit an all-in-one heater and ac unit.
  • The drawback to central air conditioning could be that it requires the aid of an effective HVAC company to install. You can’t install this system by yourself.
  • Consequently, it’s the most expensive air conditioning unit for your household and installation will probably run a few thousand dollars. Call Airmakers Heating and Air Condtioning at 858.530.1822 for an quote.

Window Air Conditioners

These are single units that fit directly into windows or holes through a wall in your house; they are self-contained units that bring air externally and force it into a specified room.

  • Window Air units can be much less expensive than central air. Effective systems may range from $100 to $200, but they generally can only cool a single room.
  • Once installed, window brands are very easy to use. Newer styles almost always include a handheld remote control.
  • In a home with many rooms, multiple units could get expensive. It is possible to mount window air conditioners yourself, but it mght require an HVAC specialist depending on the system as well as location.
  • Window air conditioning units really do not feature heating solutions. For heat, you’ll have to look at space heaters or furnaces.

Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning Units

Going ductless can be an very good choice for anybody who cannot afford a new central air system. Just like central air, the system is “split” into an exterior compressor and an interior handling unit. A conduit joins the two units. These units cool a single room, just like window air conditioners and almost always come with a handheld remote control to regulate settings.

  • The benefit of ductless is that they do not require the considerable ductwork and installation of a central cooling system, nor will they need a window or large hole like window systems. A ductless mini-split system normally only needs a 3 inch gap to connect the interior unit to the outdoor compressor, which may be nearly 50 feet away. These systems are good for retrofitting jobs and room add ons.
  • Ductless mini-split systems are less expensive than central air conditioning units, but more expensive than window air conditioners. A decent mini-split unit will normally run between $600 and up to $3000, depending on the area being cooled.
  • Mini-split units can only cool just one room so if you have a lot of rooms, installation and operation will get costly.
  • Managing temperatures in every room can be time consuming and difficult.
  • Just like window units, ductless systems will not incorporate a heating element.

Heat Pumps

Notwithstanding their name, heat pumps are a variety of central air system that also provides heat. This is the all-in-one unit stated earlier. It’s a automatic cooling system that can be reversed to offer hot as well as cold air to a controlled room. The principle housing of the split system is located outside and makes use of ductwork to distribute cold or hot air around your home. These systems are our greatest sellers as a result of their ability to control temperature ranges and energy conservation.

  • Heat pumps offer similar features of other central cooling models.
  • They can be very efficient with regard to energy use while offering powerful output for either cold or hot air flow.
  • Newer systems tend to be effective at controlling individual room temperatures.
  • Heat pumps could easily run a few thousand dollars for complete installation, but it depends on the size of your home.
  • Heat pumps must be fitted by a qualified HVAC contractor. Call Airmakers Heating and Air Conditioning for an estimate at 858.530.1822.

Portable Air Conditioners

Portables will be your least costly choice for cooling, though they’re best used for small areas and as temporary remedies. Not a practical choice for cooling large areas, portable air conditioners are not a bad alternative for small working areas, garages on warm days or to give short-term relief from the heat in small room.

  • Though very small in comparison to other air conditioning units, portables can output plenty of cool air.
  • They are generally small, convenient and can be situated in virtually any room that’s got a power outlet.
  • Systems like this can be obtained at almost all hardware and big box outlets and frequently go between $100 and $300.
  • They often use a great deal of energy and will increase your power bill.
  • They are not an efficient option if you want to cool an entire house.

Which system is right for you?

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