This guy serviced our a/c and furnace for 18 years, now he's ripped us off.
Our a/c coil ? in the bottom of our furnace was leaking, unbeknownst to us, until we were told by the aforementioned service guy. he said it was rusting out and therefore leaking freon, thus our loss of a/c more often than usual.
Last week, after we had no air, he informed us that the coil had a rust hole in it. ( I have no idea how he knew, he never looked at it ). then informed us that the a/c was completely empty of freon.
While he supposeldy knew of this problem for quite some time, he continued to put freon in the a/c unit. Last time it was filled up, it took less than half a day to leak out. We also found out from our new service man that another part he supposedly fixed wasn't even broken. ( He left the "bad" part on our deck ). All the while he insisted that he knew of no one nearby in our area that selled a/c or furnace parts for a mobile home which is what we live in.
Our new service man so far is good. He's installed a new furnace. (la de da.. what do u know, he got it from a place within a few minutes of our house. so much for no one being nearby who sells parts ).
Last but not least, we feel we were overcharged. He charged us $400.00 for freon a part that was possibly good to begin with, and was told that kind of call should've cost us half that.
And, we were told that since he knew of the coil leaking , and kept putting freon in the unit anyway, he could possibly face a hefty. (possible ) $30,000. fine for doing that.
Anyhow, we're tired of this guy "blowing smoke up our a**", essentially lying to us, not doing his job properly, and him promising 4 YEARS ago that he would replace a different part on the furnace which he has yet to fix.
Now, since our new furnace is in, we find out that our old one was trash. Yes, age has something to do with it, but we feel his lack of service also had something to do with it. Since the coil did leak, ( we had no idea it was that bad untill we looked at the old furnace parts in the yard, before the new service man took it away. ) The bottom pan ? (excuse me for not knowing the proper jargon. ) was rusted out. And we had a mess as far as needing things rebuilt so the new furnace could fit properly.
Just goes to show, even after years of having the same company come to your house for work, still you should be leery. It's hard to trust anyone even tho you think you know them.
Before he left, he told us he's starting a hvac business in Alabama. People that live there, please beware if you ask him to service your unit.