When checking your unit, we will check the following items and report any discrepancies or items needing repair on your unit. This checklist has been designed to find both problems that will effect the unit's current performance and efficiency, as well as any item that will effect the unit's future performance. When any problems are detected, we will present a written quotation listing what work should be done and the EXACT price it will cost to make the repair. We will also explain why the repair needs to be made, and what benefits will be gained.

Pacific Coast Heating & Air is licensed, bonded and insured. All of our technicians have been certified by the EPA to carry and recover Freon. We accept payment for services with cash, check, or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express). We also offer  senior and military discounts.

Select the type of machine to be checked:

Air Conditioner
Heat Pump
Gas Furnace/Wall Heater
Evaporative Cooler
Electrical Heat



Air Conditioner Checkup

Inside the house

Thermostat calibration and tightness to wall
Filter for proper size and cleanliness
Fan relay by cycling thermostat fan switch

On the unit

Duct elbow seal for leak
Condensate pan and drain pipe
Condition of electrical conduit
Electrical disconnect block, block contacts and fuses
Bearing play in both inside and outside motors (add lubricating oil when necessary)
Blower wheel for cleanliness
Condition of blower belt and adjust tension (where applicable)
Evaporative coils for cleanliness (if possible)
Outside coils for cleanliness and restriction
Electrical connections for tightness
Contactor for excessive wear on the contact points
Freon piping for compressor oil or potential leaks
Access values and cap seals for tightness
Barometric damper for proper operation (if Evaporative cooler installed)

While the unit is running

Compressor for proper starting
Relay coil noise
Blower and propeller for proper rotation
Unit noise or excessive vibration
Freon level and temperature
Air temperature drop
Unit voltage
Amperage draw on all motors



Heat Pump Checkup

Inside the house

Thermostat calibration and tightness to wall
Filter for proper size and cleanliness
Fan relay by cycling thermostat fan switch

On the unit

Duct elbow seal for leak
Condensate pan and drain pipe
Condition of electrical conduit
Electrical disconnect block, block contacts and fuses
Bearing play in both inside and outside motors (add lubricating oil when necessary)
Blower wheel for cleanliness
Condition of blower belt and adjust tension (where applicable)
Evaporative coils for cleanliness (if possible)
Outside coils for cleanliness and restriction
Electrical connections for tightness
Contactor for excessive wear on the contact points
Freon piping for compressor oil or potential leaks
Access values and cap seals for tightness
Barometric damper for proper operation (if Evaporative cooler installed)

While the unit is running

Compressor for proper starting
Relay coil noise
Blower and propeller for proper rotation
Unit noise or excessive vibration
Freon level and temperature
Air temperature drop
Unit voltage
Amperage draw on all motors

Heating

Reversing valve by cycling on and off
Check-valve by cycling on and off
Defrost controller operation
Compressor crankcase heater
Air temperature rise



Natural Gas Furnance

Inside the house

Thermostat calibration and tightness to wall
Filter for proper size and cleanliness
Fan relay by cycling thermostat fan switch

On the unit

Duct elbow seal for leak
Condition of electrical conduit
Electrical disconnect block, block contacts and fuses
Bearing play on blower motor (add lubricating oil when necessary)
Blower wheel for cleanliness
Condition of blower belt and adjust tension (where applicable)
Evaporative coils for cleanliness (if possible)
Electrical connections for tightness
Barometric damper for proper operation (if Evaporative cooler installed)
Gas leaks, gas piping, flexible connector, and cock valve
Adequate combustion air

While the unit is running

Flame roll-out or delay ignition
Flue pipe venting and vent cap
Unit noise or excessive vibration
High temperature limit safety control
Carbon monoxide output levels
Carbon monoxide static test
Relay coil noise
Fan temperature control
Air temperature rise
Amperage draws on blower motor
Gas pressure
Gas valve manifold by cycling on and off
Test combustion air switch
Air temperature rise



Evaporative Cooler

Inside the house

Thermostat calibration and tightness to wall
Filter for proper size and cleanliness
Fan relay by cycling thermostat fan switch

On the unit

Duct elbow seal for leak
Condition of electrical conduit
Electrical disconnect block, block contacts and fuses
Bearing play on cooler motor (add lubricating oil when necessary)
Blower wheel for cleanliness
Condition of blower belt and adjust tension (where applicable)
Electrical connections for tightness
Barometric damper for proper operation
Condition of water pan
Condition of pads
Float valve and set water level
Unit is level

While the unit is running

Unit noise or excessive vibration
Fan temperature control
Motor's starting switch in high and low speed
Pump, distributors and bleed off



Electrical Heat

Inside the house

Thermostat calibration and tightness to wall
Filter for proper size and cleanliness
Fan relay by cycling thermostat fan switch

On the unit

Duct elbow seal for leak
Condition of electrical conduit
Electrical disconnect block, block contacts and fuses
Bearing play on blower motor (add lubricating oil when necessary)
Electrical connections for tightness

While the unit is running

Unit noise or excessive vibration
Sequencer for proper operation
High temperature limit safety control
Relay coil noise
Air temperature rise
Amperage draw of blower motor and heating units
Voltage draw of heating elements and limits




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