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When you need to replace your air conditioning unit, how do you know which type fits your needs? Our company is among a few contractors that routinely services Miramar residents and we have installed air conditioners for virtually every scenario. It’s necessary to consider factors such as dependability, guarantee, unit integrity and cost. The weather and heat variations of your area also play a major role.

Speaking of weather, Miramar is right in the middle of the county so it isn’t quite as moderate as the coast, nor does it get quite as hot as its inland neighbors such as Tierra Santa and La Mesa. Airmakers is located in Mira Mesa so we service Miramar residents often. Since it’s just a short ride down Black Mountain Road or the I15, we know what kind of AC units work best for Miramar. Lets take a look at a few.



Central Air Conditioning

The standard cooling system for Miramar properties, central air conditioning is a form of cooling system that circulates cool air through an entire structure such as a home or office. Generally, the air is produced by an outdoor unit equipped with a blower or fan which pushes cool air all through the household.A system of air ducts is fitted within the household with filters that will clean the air as it circulates. The outside unit and the indoor ductwork make central air a “split” process. Excess heat and moisture will also be eliminated through vents that lead outdoors.

The Case for a Central Air Conditioning Unit for Your Miramar Home

Certainly, there are several advantages of centralized air. It can cool a home evenly and quickly and will often be managed to sustain a consistent and desirable temperature, keeping your home comfortable, even while outside air temperatures increase. Noise levels are minimized dramatically as well since the main unit is situated outdoors.

Breath Clean Air

The air moving in the ducts and through the filters supply cleaner air for you and your loved ones. As we’ll get into later, a central AC system usually combines heat as well, giving you an all-in-one solution.

Installing Your Central Air Conditioner via HVAC Contractor

The disadvantage of central air conditioning is that it requires the help of an experienced HVAC contractor to set up. You can’t install this system on your own. Subsequently, it is the most expensive air conditioning unit for your home and installation is likely to run a few thousand dollars.Airmakers are Miramar veterans and our prices are among the lowest in the area so phone us at 858.530.1822.

Window Air Units

You probably see these units more than almost every other HVAC system. That’s because they are so visible as they protrude from the side of some Miramar homes.These units demand no ductwork and use very little wiring.

A Less Expensive Approach

Window Air Conditioners are generally much cheaper than central air. Good units may range from $100 to $200, but usually can only cool one area. For anyone with a large home with numerous rooms, this could get pretty expensive. Small window units can typically be mounted by anyone, but large, heavy units might require an HVAC installer.


Getting it in the window can be a challenge, but once they are mounted, window units tend to be very simple to use. Most models even come with a remote control device. Trying to get every room at the right temperature is the difficult part. Since each room needs to be adjusted separately, it can be a challenge going from room to room setting air temperature.Window air conditioning units really don’t incorporate heat features. You will have to find another option for the winter such as a furnace, mobile radiator or space heater.

Ductless Mini-Split Systems

Ductless air conditioning units have gotten increasingly popular and is an excellent choice if you’re on a budget. The unit is “split” because it possesses both an out door and indoor element, but they are much less involved than the split system for central air models. A conduit connects the two parts. These units are good for cooling one room and come with a remote device.

The Advantages of Ductless

The installation of ductless mini-split air conditioners is relatively basic and does not need extensive duct work. You may need assistance from an HVAC contractor depending on how comprehensive your needs are. Dutless systems are perfect for retrofitting projects and room additions.A ductless unit can be inexpensive if you only have a small area to manage and if you know how to install it by yourself. A quality mini-split unit will usually run between $300 and $3000, depending on the location being cooled. Like window units, ductless systems don’t incorporate a heat element.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are the all-in-one solution described earlier. They give you cool air during the summer and heat in winter. By applying reversed air flow, the system can make either hot or cold air, depending on the direction of the flow. The principle housing of the split body is placed outdoors and uses ductwork to send hot or cold air throughout your household.

Heat Pumps Work Well for Miramar Homeowners

Heat pumps have proven to be our greatest sellers in the Miramar area. Their capability to regulate climate over summer and winter along with their energy saving features make them a great choice. Heat pumps have got all the same advantages of other central cooling systems and require the assistance of an HVAC contractor for installation. They will run a few thousand dollars for installation, depending upon the dimensions of your household. Airmakers installs lots of heat pumps in Miramar and our pricing is among the lowest in the business. Contact us at 858.530.1822 for an quote.

Portable Air Conditioners

This could be your cheapest solution for in-home cooling. Though very small when compared to other air conditioning units, these units can output plenty of cool air if used in a small space and can be positioned in any area that has a power outlet. You can purchase them at many hardware and big box stores and will likely run between $100 and $300.

Not an Effective Solution for Miramar Folks

Because they do not cool a large space very well and use a lot of electricity, it’s difficult for us to suggest mobile or portable air conditioning units. For smaller areas, they are fine, but if you’re trying to set temperatures in a house, then it’s advisable to look at one of the other options.

Which HVAC unit is ideal for you?

Do you still have questions? Make sure that you’re buying the ideal unit for your home. Call Airmakers at 858.530.1822 and one of our experienced professionals can help you find a high performing unit that runs efficiently, cools your home quickly and quietly, but most of all, works within your limited budget.

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