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It is important to take into consideration the climate and temperature range of the neighborhood when adding a new air conditioning unit to your home in National City. A good HVAC contractor will be a significant resource for your homework and may discuss with you some of the following solutions:



Central Air Conditioning Units

For larger areas, this is a way of cooling an interior location where a centralized component cools and dehumidifies air before circulating it throughout the structure. It often includes a principal unit, which is usually placed outside the building because noise is created during the refrigeration cycles that cool the air and removes the moisture. A large ventilator inside the unit pushes air through ducts in the structure that will evenly cool an entire building.The structure, or household, is usually installed with return air ducts that draw air through filters, removing contaminants and improving indoor air quality. The air conditioning unit also vents to the outdoors, eliminating excess moisture and heat.


  • It will cool your home evenly and quickly and can generally be regulated to keep a uniform and desirable environment, keeping things comfortable, even while outside temperatures rise.
  • Given that the primary unit is situated outdoors, the indoor noise level is significantly less than other air conditioning units.
  • Due to its air filtration system, air flow throughout the home is considerably cleaner and healthier for your family.
  • A centralized air product can integrate heat as well, making your unit an all-in-one heater and ac unit.


  • The downside of central air conditioning is it calls for the assistance of a qualified HVAC contractor to install. You can’t place this system yourself.
  • As a result, it’s the most expensive air conditioning unit for your home and installation may run a few thousand dollars. Call Airmakers at 858.530.1822 for an quote.

Window Air Conditioning Systems

These are single units that fit directly into windows or holes through a wall in your home; they are self-contained devices that draw air from the outside and push it into a specific room.


  • Window Air units are typically much less expensive than central air. Effective systems can vary from $100 to $200, but usually only cool a single room.
  • Once installed, window units are very easy to use. Current models typically come with remote control.


  • If you have a lot of rooms, multiple units can get costly. It is possible to fit window air conditioners yourself, but be prepared for help because it mght require an HVAC specialist depending on the system and its position.
  • Window air conditioners really don’t consist of heating solutions. For heat, you’ll need to look at space heaters or furnaces.

Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners

Getting a ductless mini-split unit is often an good option for someone who cannot afford a new central air conditioning system. Similar to central air, the system is “split” into an outdoors compressor and an indoor handling unit. A conduit joins the two components. These units cool just one room, simillar to window air conditioners and almost always come with a remote device to adjust settings.


  • The benefit of ductless is that they do not require the extensive ductwork and set up of a central cooling system, nor will they need an open window or large hole like Window air systems. A ductless mini-split system generally only needs a 3 inch opening to link the indoor unit to the outdoor compressor, which may be up to 50 feet away. These units are ideal for retrofitting jobs and room additions.
  • Ductless mini-split systems are cheaper than central air units, although more expensive than window air conditioners. A pretty good mini-split unit will most likely run between $600 and as much as $3000, depending on the spot being cooled.


  • Mini-split units can only cool one room so if you have a whole lot of rooms, installation and operation will get costly.
  • Managing temperature control in each room will be time consuming and difficult.
  • Like window brands, ductless systems don’t integrate heating options for the winter.

Heat Pumps

Despite their name, heat pumps are a variety of central air conditioning unit that also provides heat. This is the all-in-one unit mentioned above. It’s a automatic cooling system that can be reversed to either heat or cool a regulated area. The main housing of the split system is positioned outdoors and uses ductwork to deliver cold or hot air around your home. These units are our biggest sellers as a result of their capability to regulate temperature ranges and energy usage.


  • Heat pumps offer the same benefits of other central cooling models.
  • They are often very efficient when it comes to energy use while supplying powerful output for either cold or hot air flow.
  • Current designs are effective at regulating individual room climate.


  • Heat pumps will run a few thousand dollars for full set up and installation, though it really depends on the size of your home.
  • They are required to be installed by a professional HVAC contractor. Call Airmakers Heating and Air for an estimate at 858.530.1822.

Portable AC Units

Portable AC units are your cheapest choice for home cooling, even though they’re best used for small areas and as temporary remedies. Not a practical alternative for cooling major areas, portable air conditioners may not be a bad choice for small working areas, garages on warm days or to provide temporary relief from the heat in small room.


  • Although they are small when compared to other air conditioning units, portables can yield a lot of cool air.
  • They are generally small, lightweight and can be situated in any room that’s got a power outlet.
  • Systems like this can be bought at many hardware and big box stores and normally run between $100 and $300.


  • They frequently use up a lot of energy and can increase your energy bill.
  • They are not an efficient alternative if you wish to cool the entire home.

The Best System for Your Home

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