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Old 06-16-2011, 12:07 PM
 
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I called the warranty company. Here's what is NOT covered:

Drain
Code update
Disposal of old coils
Float switch (Seriously?)
Recovery
Labor (!!!! WTF? !!!)
Secondary pan
Installation line
Permits

I asked him what WAS covered?
Answer: the coils.

American Home Shield, btw.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:43 PM
 
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Originally Posted by BobosCurse View Post
I called the warranty company. Here's what is NOT covered:

Drain
Code update
Disposal of old coils
Float switch (Seriously?)
Recovery
Labor (!!!! WTF? !!!)
Secondary pan
Installation line
Permits

I asked him what WAS covered?
Answer: the coils.

American Home Shield, btw.
I had that company but no longer do. I went with First American Homebuyers and they cover all of that in an upgrade for about what AHS charges with their basic.
I have had issues with my AC in a house that was 5 years old. One company said it was fine during the inspection then it went out and they came back out and told me some crap. I called them up and the sent someonelse out again because I told them that during the inspection, they told me that it was good to go. After looking at it a darn bug was in the unit in the contacts. The same thing happened again this year on memorial day weekend. Something called a cinch bug. Go figure.
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I had that company but no longer do. I went with First American Homebuyers and they cover all of that in an upgrade for about what AHS charges with their basic.
I have had issues with my AC in a house that was 5 years old. One company said it was fine during the inspection then it went out and they came back out and told me some crap. I called them up and the sent someonelse out again because I told them that during the inspection, they told me that it was good to go. After looking at it a darn bug was in the unit in the contacts. The same thing happened again this year on memorial day weekend. Something called a cinch bug. Go figure.
Actually, that makes me think of the ant debacle that I had a few years ago with my brand new Trane. Apparently, there are Argentinian ants in the area that LOVE electrical components and literally fry some of them by swarming it. I now have an exterminator that sprays the OUTSIDE of my house to keep the ants away from my AC unit. There is (apparently) no over-the-counter spray that will kill them; actually, the exterminator's spray simply relocates them. I didn't believe it at the time and did a ton of research, but, this is it.

Grew up with electricians, never heard of such a thing...but, it really is true.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:56 PM
 
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What's the model of the A/C unit?

If you've been in the house 10 months, was there an existing service contract on your unit, something yearly?

Been in my home for nearly four years and had at least three things needed to be fixed on the single outdoor unit or in the atic where the blower is. I think total cost for everything was nearly $100, but I've got yearly service coverage for about $200 whcih includes two visits per year for maintenance.

It's not bad.

I know the last time they had to replace something that froze over in the atic, it was a $300 part and labor.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:32 AM
 
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I had something similar with my last home which was built by Ryan. The unit was one brand and the coil inside was a different . cheaper one. Apparently during the housing boom, they were able to make some $$ by switching out the coils to a cheaper brand and selling the more expensive ones.

I had a maintenance contract with Anderson Htg. and Air and when the coil went bad, they wouted me in the $3000 range. I called Charlotte Comfort Systems and they wuoted me $1200 or so which I paid. They spent all day at my house replacing the coil and something on the unit. One guy and he had help for about 2 hours. They stood by the initial quote.

Moral, is to shop around a bit and have a reputable company do the service.
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