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Our technicians have been installing and servicing air conditioning units all through San Diego county for over twenty years. North Park has been one of our most serviced communities so chances are your neighbor has one of our A/C units in their home right this moment.We’ll take a look at a number of elements such as square footage and use. There are others. Among those is the local weather and average temperature of your community.

North Park and Mid-City San Diego are older neighborhoods and the residents there have seen years of temperature ranges. They know that there are times it can get really hot. Having a reliable air conditioner is important and deciding on the right system for your home can be a bit of a challenge. One can find quite a few units that will work well for North Park such as central cooling models and high output air conditioners. A number of homes are better off with simple, single space cooling air conditioners. Listed below are a few of the varieties of air conditioning units other North Park homeowners have in their homes.



Central Air Conditioning

Typical among North Park residents, central air is a method of cooling an interior location where a central unit cools down and dehumidifies air before circulating it within the building. It often incorporates a principal unit, which is located outside of the building since noise is generated during the refrigeration cycles that cool the air and extract the moisture. A large ventilator within the system pushes air through ductwork within the structure which will evenly cool the entire building.The structure, or residence, is usually installed with return air ducts that draw air throughout filters, eliminating toxins and boosting indoor air quality. The air conditioning unit also vents to the outdoors, getting rid of surplus heat and moisture.


  • It can cool your home evenly and quickly and will often be controlled to keep a uniform and desired climate, keeping everything comfortable, even while exterior conditions vary.
  • Since the main unit is located outdoors, the indoor noise level is a lot lower than other air conditioning units.
  • As a result of its air filtration system, air flow in the home is considerably cleaner and healthier for your family.
  • A central air device can integrate heating as well, making the unit an all-in-one heater and ac unit.


  • The disadvantage of central air conditioning is it demands the help of an effective HVAC professional to set up. You can’t place this system yourself.
  • For that reason, it’s the most expensive air conditioning unit for your house and installation will more than likely run a few thousand dollars. Call Airmakers at 858.530.1822 for an quote.

Window Air Conditioners

These are single units that fit into windows or holes through a wall in your residence; they are self-contained devices that bring air externally and push it into a particular room.


  • Window Air systems can be much less expensive than central air. Good quality systems can range from $100 to $200, but they generally can only cool an individual room.
  • After installation, window units are easy to use. Newer designs typically come with remote control.


  • In a home with many rooms, multiple units can get expensive. You could fit window air conditioners yourself, but it mght require an HVAC contractor depending on the model as well as its location.
  • Window air conditioners do not include heating solutions. For heat, you’ll have to look at space heaters or furnaces.

Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning Units

Getting a ductless mini-split unit is an terrific alternative for anyone who simply can’t afford a new central heating and air system. Like central air, the system is “split” into an outdoor condenser and an indoor handling unit. A conduit links the two components. These types of systems cool just one room, just like window air conditioners and in most cases come with a handy remote control to adjust settings.


  • The benefit of ductless is that they do not require the substantial ductwork and installation of a central cooling system, nor will they require an open window or large hole like window air conditioners. A ductless mini-split system normally only takes a 3 inch opening to connect the indoor unit to the exterior compressor, which can be up to 50 feet away. These kind of systems are great for retrofitting jobs and room additions.
  • Ductless mini-split systems are less expensive than central air conditioning units, though more expensive than window air conditioners. A good mini-split unit will usually run between $600 and as much as $3000, depending on the area being cooled.


  • Mini-split units can only cool just one room so if you have lots of rooms, installation and operation can get expensive.
  • Managing temperature control in every room that has a unit will be frustrating and difficult.
  • Just like window AC brands, ductless systems do not integrate heating options for the winter.

Heat Pumps

In spite of their name, heat pumps are a kind of central cooling system that also integrates heat. This is the all-in-one unit mentioned previously. It is a automatic cooling system that can be reversed to either heat or cool a regulated area. The principle housing of this split system is located outdoors and employs ductwork to deliver cold or hot air throughout your home. These systems are our greatest sellers due to their ability to change temperature ranges and energy conservation.


  • Heat pumps have the same features of other central cooling units.
  • They can be extremely efficient in terms of energy use while providing powerful output for either hot or cold air.
  • The latest models are now effective at regulating individual room temperature ranges.


  • Heat pumps can run a few thousand dollars for parts and installation, though it really depends on the size of your home.
  • They must be fitted by a qualified HVAC contractor. Call Airmakers Heating and Air for a quote at 858.530.1822.

Portable Air Conditioners

These will be your least expensive option for cooling, though they are best used for small areas and as temporary solutions. Not a practical solution for cooling large areas, portable air conditioners are not a bad choice for small working areas, garages on warm days or to offer temporary relief from the heat in small room.


  • Given they are very small in comparison to other air conditioning units, portable units can produce a good deal of cool air.
  • These units can be small, mobile and can be positioned in virtually any room that has an outlet.
  • Systems like this can be purchased at a lot of hardware and big box retailers and typically go between $100 and $300.


  • They frequently use up a great deal of electricity and may increase your power bill.
  • They are not a practical solution when you have to cool an entire home.

Need help choosing the best model for your household?

A number of the units cited above could be a good choice for your family. If you’d like help deciding, want a professional opinion or need a quote, contact us at 858.530.1822. We’ll help you find an AC unit that’s not only practical and powerful, but one that fits within your budget. One of our technicians is standing by right now to help solve all of your questions.

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