Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot

(I am going to run out of titles if this keeps up for much longer.)

Met with another (insurance-approved) HVAC service technician this afternoon about the ailing AC unit.

He agrees that the compressor isn't working properly, but he recommends that we replace the entire outside heat pump unit. Given that the previous unit is at least 20 years old, it has "served its time." And considering the first service guy that met with Tegan on Monday said that he saw replacement parts in the existing compressor, well . . .

Now, today's technician felt that the home warranty company might not consent to footing the bill on replacing the entire unit and insist they only pay for the compressor replacement. If that is the case then T. and I have to decide what to do. I like the idea of replacing the entire unit, because we might get some increased energy efficiency with new technology . . . but the cost might be fairly steep.

Dr. Actually helped me look up internet prices on heat pump units and it seems that most of your nationally-known dealers sell units that range between $2,500 and $3,000. But many of them also offer $1,000 rebates.

Nothing is set in stone yet and we have to wait and see how the home warranty people respond to the technicians recommendation to replace the entire unit.

I, of course, will keep you posted.

(And I promise to get onto more interesting topics while this story plays out.)

1 comment:

Sven Golly said...

I'm on the edge of my seat as this riveting drama unfolds. Really. Gven Golly and I have been without "air" for so long, I am woefully ignorant about the systems, parts, labor, etc., and our current house will need something before we sell. For now, we use fans. Do keep us posted!