It can be miserable when your air conditioning system fails or isn’t working properly. On a beautiful day, this might not be too much of an issue, but in the heat of summer, this is a problem that you do not want! Unfortunately, AC units don’t care if the weather is beautiful or stifling hot--they can seem to have a mind of their own. Typically, before an air conditioner breaks, there will be a few small signs that it is damaged or in need of repair. Luckily, with Barker Heating & Cooling, we are quite familiar with these indicators and can help prevent issues that may arise because of them! We are a full-service air conditioning service company that has been around since 1998 and pride ourselves on quality craftsmanship. We provide the best cooling installation & repair service in Alamo, CA, Livorna Estates, Walnut Creek & nearby surrounding areas. In fact, we stand behind our craftsmanship by offering a Lifetime Warranty on it!
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How Can a Damaged Air Conditioner Affect Your Home?
Many people know that their AC is damaged but believe that because it is still running, the problem can’t be THAT bad. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case. Oftentimes, a damaged AC can affect your home in more than one way:
- Budget: many people have a budget that they aim to follow. A damaged AC will stretch that budget to the max by forcing you to pay higher energy costs
- Mold: depending on the type of damage your AC has, it is possible for mold to begin to grow and infest your home
- Comfort: even if your AC is ‘cooling’ your home, you will likely notice inconsistencies in temperature and humidity
- Cleaning: you might find cleaning enjoyable but most people don’t. Damaged AC units are known for leaving dust and debris everywhere for the homeowner to clean
The Benefits of AC Replacement Services
When you’ve decided that you’ve had enough of damaged and broken AC systems or hot, humid rooms, you might be leaning toward a replacement. When you choose to replace your old AC with a new one and use a professional like Barker Heating & Cooling, you will see numerous benefits almost at once! Some of these include:
- Lower electric bills
- Less dust
- Manufacturer’s & Installer’s Warranties
- Peace of mind knowing that your AC unit won’t leave you sweating in the middle of summer
Want to know more about the AC contractors working in your home? Be sure to visit our about us page to meet the team!
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The last thing you ever should do with a damaged AC is to ignore it. It can be difficult to make a call for help if it is still blowing cold air or if it seems like the problem isn’t ‘that bad.’ However, the longer you wait to fix the issue, the worse it will become. This is why Barker Heating & Cooling recommends regular maintenance but will stick to a flat-rate price when repairs are needed!
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Two condenser on-site. Called for cooling on both systems and verified normal operations. Checked pressures on system outside the gate system has normal pressures for current outside temps. Capacitor is little under manufacture specs. Found top of cap is getting rusty which could prevent contact. Outdoor fan motor has oil. Checked pressures on system on the other side of house in shaded area. Checked pressures r22. System is low on refrigerant. Causing compressor to work harder. Capacitor is good but has a rust top. Fan motor amperage is good. Compressor amperage is above where it needs to be. Condenser coil is ok.
Replace Existing Flexible Duct up to 10" Diameter: Remove existing flexible duct and install new. Properly seal new duct connections and check for air leaks. Asbestos Abatement Furnace Only: Asbestos abatement for one furnace only Sub Contracted to licensed abatement company Includes all removal & disposal costs Replacement and abatement of 4 ductruns in main living space 1 ductrun in kitchen 1 ductrun in dining room 1 ductrun in bathroom 1 ductrun in bedroom Replaced duct runs on a Ruud furnace and air conditioner condenser.
Change client 16” x 20” x 5” April air filter Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in good working condition Water heater in good working condition Thermostat in good working condition Tested AC system System is functional System pressures within range however sub cooling was very low System receiving 238.6 line voltage Compresser drawing 18.39 A Dual capacitor tested within range Charged system with 5 pounds 12.8 ounces of r22 refrigerant Added system leak sealant and UV dye Sub cooling brought up to 8.2 and temperature split up to 18° System diagnosis uploaded to service titan via MQ Evaporator coil is clean Washed outside AC condenser Emailed client quote for new hard start kit and search protection on furnace and AC condenser
Performed spring maintenance on 2 2014 carrier ac condensers. The units are working decently. Home has solar and Tesla battery backups for brownouts/blackouts. Condensers each have sure start kits which are the proper version of a hard start kit to install when your home has solar and battery backups. Temp splits of both systems are 20 degrees. Capacitors are both in range, I did replace them last time I was here. Amp draws are all in range, fan motor/compressor/compressor start amps. Checked fan motor bearings, both outdoor fan motors bearings are okay. Changed client provided filters. Client had an issue with airflow in one room. The room in question will always have proper airflow in the summer and lesser airflow in the winter. When I climbed into the attic to look for the source I found that there is a large separating wall in the attic that makes that duct line inaccessible. I did see however, that there is plenty of space on the supply plenum to add an apco air purifier, I
Performed a complete diagnostic of the Carrier furnace located in an interior closet for one of our BFF members Fall Check-up. Cleaned the burners and furnace cabinet, tested all safety controls, tested gas pressure and furnace combustion, adjusted the airflow for proper temperature rise, and lubricated motor, bearings, and fan. And gave two recommendations for their system, 1. Replace Single Run Capacitor 2. Remove, clean, and reinstall the indoor fan assembly to ensure proper airflow and air quality in the HVAC system, along with replacing the single run capacitor.