Baker’s Heating and Air Conditioning has been serving the communities of: Lodi ,Stockton,
Woodbridge, Valley Springs, Victor, Galt, Herald ,Ione, Clements, Burson, Acampo, Manteca, Lathrop, Elk Grove, Sacramento
and other local communities with some of best prices and highest quality installations and repairs in the HVAC industry.
We focus on delivering the most economical solutions for your home or business heating and cooling needs. We offer sate -of
the -art High efficiency gas furnace, heat pump, package air conditioners, package heaters, split system
air conditioners, ductless mini split ac and heat pump. The equipment we offer has been rated #1 by a leading consumer
review magazine, for least likely to need repairs.
Maintaining you heating and air conditioning
Proper maintenance of a heating and air conditioning systems
is essential to prolong the life of the system and achieve maximum efficiency. 80% of system failures are due to lack of maintenance.
Even a very thin layer of dirt on the evaporator coil can reduce the efficiency of an air conditioner by 20%. The out door
component of an air conditioner is called a condenser. If dirt is allowed to build up on the fins it can substantially reduce
a condensers ability to discharge the heat it removes from your home.
It is essential to have the
refrigerant charge on air conditioner maintained. When an air conditioner is low on refrigerant it can run twice as long as
a properly charged system. The air conditioner normally consumes the largest amount of electricity in a home. When it runs
longer then necessary due to an improper refrigerant level, it will shorten the life of the compressor and can double electricity
A company with a Christian world view
Baker’s heating and Air Conditioning is operated by a Christian family. God cares about us enough
to have inspired the inventors of air conditioning so we have the chance of cooling off on a 100 degree day. We
would like to share this blessing with you and your family at very competitive rates. After all when your
air conditioner is not blowing cold air you’re not going to call a missionary to fix it. Please give
us a call and find out what it feels like to be on the receiving end of a company that goes the extra mile to deliver excellence!
How do heat pump systems work?
A Residential Split System Heat Pump is a year 'round comfort system. In
the summer it draws heat out of your home to keep it cool, and in the winter it draws heat from outside air into your home
to keep it warm. Many heat pump installations have a booster electrical resistance heater that automatically supplements heat
brought in from the outside. Outside air always has heat in it - even at very low outdoor temperatures.
Following information is taken from PG&E
Always use a qualified C-20 contractor or technician to install and service your heating,
ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. Also, be sure that your contractor applies for and receives a final inspection
on your HVAC installation permits. Under the October 2005 Title 24 California Building Code provisions, some new HVAC systems
installed in established climate zones may be subject to mandatory duct sealing requirements. A licensed C20 contractor can
help determine if your system falls under this code requirement.
refrigerant check-up is a recommended service that should be performed when the equipment is first installed and during annual
system check-ups. A refrigerant tune-up should be conducted if the system check indicates that one is needed. Once the system
has been properly charged with refrigerant and has good airflow across the indoor coil, and assuming there is no damage to
the duct system, only basic service such as changing filters and cleaning the outdoor unit annually should be needed to maintain
the system operation at peak performance levels.
Duct Testing: Why Is It Important
The ducts that are part of
central heating and cooling systems offer one of the best opportunities to increase your energy efficiency, increase your
comfort, and manage your energy bills. Studies indicate that 10%-30% of the heated or cooled air is lost-along with the money
spent to heat or cool that air-through leaky ducts. Properly sized, installed, and sealed ductwork will make your heating
and cooling systems significantly more efficient. For more information, download our brochure titled Why is Duct Testing Important? (PDF, 413 KB)
When To Test
Duct testing is strongly
recommended by PG&E when a new air conditioning unit is being installed, or when you are having an existing system serviced.
If the existing duct system is leaky and inefficient before the new unit is installed, it will still be leaky and inefficient
after the new unit is installed-unless the ducts are tested and sealed by a qualified contractor. It does not make sense to
install a new, energy-efficient air conditioning unit unless the duct system is also energy efficient.Set the furnace thermostat at 68 degrees or lower, and the air-conditioner thermostat at
78 degrees or higher, health permitting. 3 percent to 5 percent more energy is used for each degree the furnace is set above
68 degrees and for each degree the air conditioner is set below 78 degrees.If your old air conditioner is on its way out replace it with ENERGY STAR® labeled energy-efficient model.