Frequently Asked Questions

Heating and Air Questions and Answers Pensacola, FL

At Barnes Heating & Air, we are the local choice for answers to all your heating and air questions. We have an experienced team to get you the answers you need quickly. Contact us to learn more about our HVAC repair, installation, and maintenance services today.

Heating and Air Questions

How do I know if I need a new AC unit?

Wondering if you need a new AC unit? There are several signs that your current unit may need to be replaced:

  • Strange noises
  • Foul odors
  • Lessened cooling capacity
  • Higher than average electricity bills

If you are experiencing any of these systems we recommend calling Barnes Heating & Air for a free
AC system replacement estimate. We are your local choice for all your HVAC needs.

How much does it cost to replace a central air conditioning unit?

The cost to replace a central air conditioning unit will vary. There are several factors that go into determining the cost such as SEER and size of the new unit, the size of your home, and the comfort needs you desire. At Barnes Heating & Air, we offer free system replacement estimates. A licensed professional will sit down with you and discuss your comfort needs to determine the right AC system for your home.

How important is HVAC maintenance?

According to the Department of Energy HVAC maintenance when performed correctly reduces your chance of costly AC repairs by 95% and also allows your system to operate at maximum efficiency saving you up to 30% on your energy bills. At Barnes Heating & Air, we recommend semi-annual HVAC maintenance so your comfort is guaranteed all year long.

What is covered in AC service?

Here is what is included with our planned maintenance:

  • Measure the Temperature Split
  • Adjust Gas Pressure
  • Adjust the Pilot light
  • Monitor the A/C and Heating Cycles
  • Clean the Electric Heat Strips
  • Clean Out the Condensate Drains
  • Check the Refrigerant for an Adequate Charge
  • Tightening All  the Electrical Connections
  • Measure Voltage and also Current on  the Motors
  • Lubricate the Motors and Bearings
  • Check All the Safety Devices
  • Test the Starting Capabilities
  • Check Indoor and also Outdoor Coils

Learn more about AC maintenance from Barnes Heating & Air.

Should I turn off my AC if it’s leaking?

If your AC is leaking water it is a good idea to turn it off to avoid further damage. We recommend calling a licensed professional to diagnose and repair a leaking air conditioner. Due to the electrical parts in an AC unit, it can be dangerous to attempt to repair it yourself. Learn more about our repair services at Barnes Heating & Air.

Pensacola, FL Heating and Air Questions

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