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Whenever it gets hot, you expect an air conditioning unit that’s reliable. Airmakers Heating and Air is among several providers that continually services San Marcos residents and we have installed air conditioners for just about every problem. The kind of model you’ll need for your residence relies on several factors. Location, space, durability and budget are all necessary criteria. Most importantly, however, is the climate and heat range of the living space you want cooled.

Just north of Poway and west of Escondido, San Marcos gets some of the same temperatures as other north county inland communities. It gets hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Extremes are the norm. Because it’s such a popular residential community, we end up doing a lot of installations in San Marcos of various types of units. With that in mind, we can have a look at several of the kinds of systems available that some other San Marcos locals have within their homes.



Central Air Conditioning

Simply put, a central air conditioning unit moves air throughout an entire house rather than a particular space within that home. In general, the air will be generated from an outdoor unit equipped with a motorized inflator or fan that pushes cool air all through the residence.A system of air ducts is fitted throughout the household with filters that can clean the air as it circulates. The outdoor unit and the indoor ductwork make central air a “split” process. Excess heat and moisture will also be extracted through vents that lead outdoors.

Is a central air conditioning system a sensible way to go for San Marcos residents?

We believe a central air unit is a great choice. It is the most effective way for cooling an entire house and temperatures all through the home can be regulated from one location. Noise levels are lessened greatly as well since the principal unit is placed outside.

Clean Air for Your Family

The air moving from the ducts and through the filters provide cleaner air for you and your family. A central air system can include heating as well, making you’re system an all-in-one heater and AC system.

Use a Skilled HVAC Contractor

We aren’t going to call it a disadvantage, but you won’t be able to install your AC unit on your own. You’ll need to hire a licensed HVAC professional. Because of this, it’s the most expensive air conditioning alternative for your home and installation may run a few thousand dollars.Airmakers are San Marcos veterans and our pricing is among the best in town so call us at 858.530.1822.

Window Air Units

You most likely notice these units more than just about every other HVAC system. That’s because they are so noticeable as they protrude from windows in many homes.They are self-contained units that draw air from the outside of the home and drive it into a specific room.

Great for Regulating Just One Area

Window air units are generally much cheaper than central air. Their cost varies from $100 to $300 or more, but they can’t cool more than a single room at any one time. If you’ve got a large household with numerous rooms, this could get pretty expensive. It is possible to install window air conditioners yourself, but may require an HVAC technician depending on the system and its location.

Simple to Use

Once installed, window systems are usually quite simple to use. Newer styles generally come with remote control. The problem is regulating an entire household. Because each room has to be adjusted individually, it can be a challenge going from room to room setting air temperature.In contrast to central air conditioner units, you won’t get the all-in-one heating and cooling with these units. You will have to find another option for the winter months such as a furnace, portable radiator or space heater.

Ductless Mini-Split Systems

Ductless air conditioning units have gotten more and more popular and is an excellent choice if you’re on a tight budget. The unit is “split” because it has got both an exterior and intrerior element, but they’re much less involved than the split system for central air flow systems. A conduit links the two components. These systems are perfect for air conditioning one room and come with a handheld remote control.

The Advantage of Ductless

The installation of ductless mini-split models is comparatively basic and does not require intensive duct work. You may need the aid of an HVAC technician depending on how extensive your needs are. They will likely not be well suited for large homes, but can be a good option for room additions.Ductless mini-split models are less expensive than central air units, but more expensive than window air conditioners. A few brands are as cheap as $300 while full systems may be as high as $3000.

Heat Pumps

Notwithstanding the name, heat pumps are a form of central air conditioning which also produces heat. This is the all-in-one application mentioned above. It is actually a mechanical refrigeration system which may be reversed to either heat or cool a monitored space. The principle housing of the split system is installed outside and utilizes ductwork to distribute hot or cold air through your house.

Heat Pumps Make Sense for San Marcos Homeowners

Heat pumps are our best sellers because of their performance and capacity to regulate temperatures. As a central cooling system, heat pumps necessitate the help of an HVAC contractor for installation. With parts and labor, you will likely invest a few thousand dollars on these units, depending on the size of your home. Airmakers installs a lot of heat pumps in San Marcos and our pricing is among the best in the business. Contact us at 858.530.1822 for an quote.

Portable Air Conditioners

Portables are often the most economical air conditioners available. Though very small as opposed to other air conditioners, these units can put out a lot of cool air if applied to a small space and can be put in any room that has a power outlet. For around $100 to $300, you’ll be able to purchase one at most hardware or big box stores.

Not the Best Alternative for San Marcos Homeowners

Compact air conditioners frequently use a lot of power and might add considerably to your energy bill, especially during June through September. For small areas, they’re okay, but if you’re attempting to set temperatures in a house, then it’s best to look at one of the other solutions.

Which unit is ideal for you?

Airmakers has the top consumer testimonials in the industry. Please check our reviews in Yelp and Google to see what other consumers have to say about our excellent customer service, quick installation and affordable prices. Would you like more? Call us today at 858.530.1822. We’re here to help.

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