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Old 07-31-2009, 11:15 AM   #1
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A/C service call rip-off !!


I just paid $451 for an A/C service call and the next day it still doesn't work!

Here is the description of work from invoice:

"No A/C. Checked unit compressor out on overload, cooled to reset, checked unit low charge, added 2 lb R-22 to system unit, working now. Amps ok, non condensibles present in system (debris) potential problem later. Recommend leak search & repair - remove all R-22

Notes: blowout w/ nitro vacuum w/ filter dryer & recharge. Or upgrade machine to 4 ton A/c & coil"

total material: 2 lb R-22 = $167
total labor: 1.5 hr = $284

Total bill: = $451

I think this is a total rip-off! Why not check for a leak before adding more R-22? Plus, there was no mention of a possible leak made on the phone when approving this work.

Upon calling back, they say there's no guarantee on R-22 refilling.

So looks like I'm out $450 and still w/ no A/C.

Total Rip-Off!
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Old 07-31-2009, 11:25 AM   #2
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I had 1.5 pounds of R22 added to my system in march by an HVAC company. Total charge was $100.
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I just paid $451 for an A/C service call and the next day it still doesn't work!

Here is the description of work from invoice:

"No A/C. Checked unit compressor out on overload, cooled to reset, checked unit low charge, added 2 lb R-22 to system unit, working now. Amps ok, non condensibles present in system (debris) potential problem later. Recommend leak search & repair - remove all R-22

Notes: blowout w/ nitro vacuum w/ filter dryer & recharge. Or upgrade machine to 4 ton A/c & coil"

total material: 2 lb R-22 = $167
total labor: 1.5 hr = $284

Total bill: = $451

I think this is a total rip-off! Why not check for a leak before adding more R-22? Plus, there was no mention of a possible leak made on the phone when approving this work.

Upon calling back, they say there's no guarantee on R-22 refilling.

So looks like I'm out $450 and still w/ no A/C.

Total Rip-Off!
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