Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Good News for a Change

Our A/C is fixed. Well, more exactly, we had to get a new unit put in. Long story short, someone that I didn't expect went to bat for us and got us what we should have gotten in the beginning before getting jerked around for over a month.

We found out that the coil was installed improperly (put in backwards) and that there was a hard start kit on the compressor. They said that the previous owners had to have been having problems with it and just got it bandaged up enough to keep it going until they could get out from underneath it. So, they effectively dumped it into our hands.

The coil was scorched and fried which in turn burned up the compressor and melted the plugs. So, when they put in the new compressor, they didn't check the coil the first time, and it just burned that one up too. When they tried the second, it started the same thing, and they thought to check the coil. It was dirty, so they cleaned it up and found all the scorches and burns. The next step was to just replace the entire unit.

So now, we have a brand new unit that is easier to keep maintenanced and most everyone knows how to work on (and is not dreaded), and they just deducted the amount from before and charged the difference (no labor or extra bloating). Luckily, we had stimulus money and it paid for the unit. So, thank goodness. We're still going to have to clean up the $318.09 electric bill, but that is all that is left of the crappy burned out unit...oh, and whatever this month's bill is.

And it couldn't have come at a better time, because we're under heat advisories all week. For some, over 100 is not hot, but it is for us.


Blogger Dawn Allenbach said...

I don't care who you are or where you live, 100 is hot. Yuck!

I'm glad the a/c is now properly fixed. That should save you on your electric bill now, too.


11:45 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Yea, I agree!

I hope so, because bills over $300 are just not acceptable.

And, Yea, I read Screw Bronze too. She made a comment a while back on my blog about something sexual, so I thought I'd check her out. It was before her trip to Japan.

*super tight hugs that take your breath away*

11:46 AM  

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