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.
A system 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.
Should I Replace My Existing Heater Or Air Conditioner?
You may wish to consider replacing your air conditioning or heating system if it is old, inefficient or in need of repair. Today's systems are as much as 60% more efficient than furnaces and air conditioners manufactured just ten years ago.
In addition, If not properly maintained, wear and tear on a system can reduce the actual or realized efficiency of the system. If you are concerned about utility bills or are faced with an expensive repair, you may want to consider replacing your system rather than enduring another costly season or paying to replace an expensive component. The utility cost savings of a new unit may provide an attractive return on your investment. You can reasonably expect as much as 10% or greater return on your investment.
Many of our customers who choose to finance the cost of a new system, save enough money on utility bills, that they pay little, or no money out-of-pocket for their new heater and air conditioner.
Our products have been rated number one or two for the last twelve years by a leading consumer review magazine , for least likely to need repairs. These "Energy Star" systems are state-of-the-art, efficient, and can reduce annual co2 emissions by as much as 10,000 Lbs. a year or more!
Act now and save even more:
To keep our employee's busy while work is slow we are offering up to $1000 dollars off our already competitive price for installation of a new heater & air conditioner. Plus receive up to a $500 Dollar tax credit, $200 Dollar rebate from PG&E.
What you may want to consider when choosing a contractor:
How long have they been in business?
Baker's Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving Stockton, Lodi and the surrounding area for almost 40 years! A companies contractors license number is usually a good indicator of how long they have been in business. Our License number is 305775.
Are their prices Competitive?
We know how it feels to purchase a product or service and find out too late we could have gotten a better deal. Our prices are some of the most competitive in the business. We often hear stories from customers who have been taken advantage of by uncontentious competitors. Many times our customers have shared with us that our proposal is hundreds or thousands less than a competitor for a system replacement. We may not always be the lowest price but, when considering the quality of installation and level of customer service, we are always a great value!
Are you paying for a salesperson's commission or Mass marketing Campaigns?
We don't employ salespeople who work on commission. We don't mark your job up by hundreds of dollars to pay for the next advertising campaign.
Will they show you their contractors license and insurance certificates are in good standing?
We will show, "Not just tell you" our insurance certificates and contractors license standing. When a contractor or their employee"s perform work in or around your home you may want to make sure their insurance is in place or you may be liable for injury or damage.
What level of quality is acceptable to them?
Few if any contractors match the quality of our installations. We would be happy to show you pictures of our installations and customer testimonials. "As can be seen in the photos on this site," We cover our customer's furnace platform with metal, Wrap the water heater with a new blanket (If the old one looks bad) and perform other aspects of the installation at no extra cost. It just makes the whole job look better! We approach our installations as a work of art. The tape is straight, the screws evenly spaced, every detail is done with excellence.
Do they have great customer service?
Please read our testimonials. We want to exceed your expectations in every area so you will share us with your friends and family. Most of our work has come from referrals by satisfied customer's. We really will go the extra mile to deliver excellence for our customer's!
Do they train their technicians?
We continually educate and train ourselves and our technicians in an effort to deliver the most current and cost effective solutions for our customers.
Do new heaters and air conditioners really make a difference on utility bills?
There have been huge advances in the technology of our industry. New heaters use substantially less gas to deliver the same amount of heat. New air conditioners are designed to deliver more cooling using less electricity.
We also seal the duct-work in your home when we replace a system. PG&E found that sixty percent of homes leak thirty percent of the conditioned air in to attics and crawl spaces. Many times we find large ducts disconnected and leaking in the attic.
So how much can you save?
Many factors, including your lifestyle, quality of the home construction, quality of the air distribution system (ductwork), and properly sized equipment play a major role in determining what annual cost savings could occur.
If a homes heating and air conditioning system is 12 years or older, you can save up to $1000 dollars per year or more. Over the life of the system up to $12,000 or more, even after paying for the system.
Investing in a new high efficient heater and air conditioner normally pays twice or three times more than a high yield savings account.