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It’s imperative to consider the climate and temperature range of the community when installing a new air conditioning unit, among other things. Frankly put, Lakeside gets hot. It can get really hot. Much like its neighbors El Cajon, Santee and even Alpine, east county communities really get the extreme temperatures compared to other San Diego County cities. A certified HVAC contractor will be an important resource for your research of a new air conditioning unit. If you live in Lakeside, he or she may discuss with you a few of the following solutions:



Central Air Conditioning

Essentially, a central air conditioning unit circulates air through an entire house rather than a certain space inside that home. Normally, the air will be produced by an outside unit equipped with a blower or fan which forces cool air throughout the residence.The structure, or household, is often fitted with return air ducts that draw air through filters, removing contaminants and enhancing indoor air quality. The air conditioning unit will also vent to the outdoors, getting rid of excessive moisture and heat.

Is a central air conditioning unit a very good choice for Lakeside residents?

We believe a central air unit is a good option. It can cool your home evenly and quickly and can usually be controlled to maintain a consistent and desired temperature, keeping the home comfortable, even while outdoor air temperatures increase. Noise levels are lessened substantially as well since the central unit is located outdoors.

The Quality of Your Indoor Air

Because of its air filtration system, air within the home will be significantly cleaner and healthier for you and your family. Though we will go into later, a central A/C system typically integrates heating as well, giving you an all-in-one solution.

Putting in Your Central Air Conditioner via HVAC Contractor

The problem with central air conditioning is that it requires the help of a qualified HVAC contractor to put in. You can’t install this system by yourself. Once you include parts and installation, a central air conditioning unit will be your most expensive alternative for Air conditioning.Airmakers are Lakeside veterans and our pricing is among the best in the area so call us at 858.530.1822.

Window Air Units

Window air conditioning units are usually simple systems that fit within windows or holes through a wall in your house.They are self-contained units that draw air from the outside of the home and drive it into a specific area.

Great for Just One Area

Window units offer a much more economical choice for those on a budget. Their price varies from $100 to $300 or more, but they can’t cool more than a single room at any one time. Should you have a lot of rooms to keep cool, several units will get costly. Small window units can usually be set up by anyone, but large, heavy units may require an HVAC contractor.

Simple to Use

Once installed, window units are usually quite easy to use. Most models even come with a remote control device. The difficulty is trying to regulate an entire structure. Unlike central air, which allows all rooms to be adjusted from a single thermostat in your home, each window unit in each room has to be turned up or down individually.Unlike central air conditioner units, you won’t get the all-in-one cooling and heating with these units. You will need to find another option for the winter such as a furnace, mobile radiator or space heater.

Ductless Mini-Split Systems

Ductless units are becoming more and more popular and is a good option if you’re on a tight budget. Just like central air conditioning, the system is “split” into an exterior compressor and an indoors handling unit. A conduit connects the two parts. These systems cool a single area and nearly always come with a remote device to regulate temperature.

Versatility and Convenient Installation

The main benefit of ductless is that they don’t need the extensive duct work and installation of of a central air conditioning system. If you’re not highly mechanical, you might need the assistance of an experienced HVAC contractor to install these units. These systems are perfect for retrofitting projects and room additions.A ductless system can be very inexpensive if you only have a small area to manage and if you know how to put it in by yourself. A good mini-split unit will often run between $300 and $3000, depending on the location being cooled. Like window units, ductless systems do not feature heat.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are the all-in-one solution noted earlier. They furnish cold air during the summer and warmth in winter. By employing reversed air flow, the system can create either cold or hot air, based on the direction of the flow. Since it involves broad duct work throughout your household as well as an outdoor processing unit, heat pumps are considered a split system.

This could be the clearest solution if you live in Lakeside.

Heat pumps are our primary sellers due to their functionality and capacity to regulate temperature. As a central cooling system, heat pumps demand the help of an HVAC contractor for installation. With parts and labor, you’ll likely spend a few thousand dollars on these units, depending on the size of your house. Airmakers installs many heat pumps in Lakeside and our pricing is among the best in the market. Call us at 858.530.1822 for an quote.

Portable Air Conditioners

This is your least expensive option for in-home cooling. They’re smaller and more light weight, but pack quite a powerful punch for their size. For roughly $100 to $300, you’ll be able to buy one at most hardware or big box stores.

Is this really a reliable choice for Lakeside residents?

Because they do not cool a large space very effectively and use a lot of energy, it’s hard for us to advise mini air conditioning units. We don’t consider them as a handy solution if you want to cool an entire home.

Want more options?

Do you still have concerns? Make sure that you’re getting the right unit for your home. Call Airmakers at 858.530.1822 and one of our knowledgeable professionals can help you select a high performing unit that runs efficiently, cools your home quickly and quietly, but most of all, meets your tight budget.

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