Thursday, April 28, 2016

From HVAC Hell to HVAC Bliss

The other company came.  Guy was courteous and knew his stuff.

System was refrigerant undercharged.  He charged it up, by about 3 lbs, cleaned both units as there was some caking on the indoor unit coil, cleaned the filters, too, even though they were not bad, cleaned the outdoor unit, and even caulked the laundry vent that exits near the heat pump so no dust would clog it.

The man who came last week, the guy who first said it was undercharged then switched to saying it was overcharged, actually drained some refrigerant, so we don't know how badly it was undercharged before he came along and fouled things up worse, then tried to claim the coil needs replaced, for $5000 or more, or the unit needed replaced.

So glad this second company was honest and competent and quickly found the issue and resolved it.  He checked for leaks with a gas detection gauge at both units, found no leaks, but the lines under the house may have a small leak.   For that we just wait and see.

Best part, besides him being so courteous and fixing the system competently and quickly---no charge.  Courtesy to my brother, I think, because he uses that company in his business.

It may have a leak under the house, hopefully if so, its tiny, but if that is the case, we will know in a few months.

From HVAC hell to HVAC bliss!!!

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  1. I don't even know what to write that would be "correct". I am fortunate that I have a partner who understands (or at least understands enough to know when he can fix it himself or call in help)... and so, rather than sound like a real ditz, I'll leave this one alone. Just glad you're getting thing fixed today.

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    1. Yeah, with systems like that, I feel quite vulnerable when something goes wrong.

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  2. Finally, things (people and AC's) are working like they should. We all need that once in a while, especially you.

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    1. Very relieved its working again.

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  3. What good you news. You must have been so relieved and you are now prepared for summer.

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    1. I am ready and waiting for the sun, Andrew and boy I can't wait for the sun and some warmth.

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