Report: #857814

Complaint Review: Mid Florida Heating and Air Conditioning

  • Submitted: Thu, March 22, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, March 22, 2012
  • Reported By: Bill — Gainesville Florida U.S.A.
  • Mid Florida Heating and Air Conditioning
    6100 NW 123rd Place,
    United States of America

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On 6 Mar 12  I asked for a  refrigerant refill  (R-22) for my central air conditioner, as the evaporator coil would get some Ice on it while running and this is a symptom of low refrigerant.  A  technician from Mid-FL Heating and Air conditioning came to my door, introduced himself and proceeded to anayze the problem.

After checking the A/C unit outside and looking at the wall unit in my condo he called into the office and said it was a "CODE 77" in a muted tone over his cell phone.   The technician declared my wall unit and outside unit "DEAD" and said that they would replace the entire system for $4,630.00    When in fact my unit was not dead but just low on R-22.  I told him that I just wanted the R-22 filled again and he laid out a  string of  "used car salesman"  excuses as to why I should go with the full unit replacement. 

I extolled that my sole income is $1200.00 per month and he assured me that the income was not problem and I could finance it over some time.   With my mortgage of $800 and having four hundred left for food, fun and merriment, how does this technician suppose that I am going to be able to pay ?

I am opposed to this kind of  "high pressure salesmanship"  and preying on old people to try and scare them into buying the BIG  reinstall instead of giving us a break and doing what was asked i.e. refill my R -22.  


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