: My elderly father had his air conditioning unit replaced with a
: Where the A/C coils mount above above the forced air furnace,
the coils are
: a much larger size than the furnace. So maybe the furnace is 2
ft. wide and
: the coils above it are 2 ft 6 inches wide (just guessing). The
: the two is sealed with silver tape instead of a custom sized
: and looks crappy. Coils just resting on top of the furnace with
: covering the gap.
: Other installations I have seen have the same size coils above
: Furthermore, a duct was installed above the coils which is not
: size for the coils and there is about a 2" difference in size.
: this ducts meets the house duct work above, it also is a
different size with
: about a 1" difference is size. Again these gaps are sealed with
: In other installations I have seen, they have a duct made which
: correct size to transition for the top of the coils to the
house duct work.
: Basically this is the worst looking A/C install I have ever
seen. But my dad
: says it works OK, keeps him cool. So is this type of work
common by HVAC
: installers? To use whatever duct they have on hand and use tape
to seal the
Probably a dumb question, but:
Any chance there was an effort to "help" Dad by using what was on
hand instead of higher priced parts? Were the charges
accordingly lowered for the schlock job, and maybe labor too?
If not, I think I'd take the excellent advice offered by the
other posts here so far.
Even if they were, I think I'd still want to know the details
of the "favor".
I'd also add the BBB to the list - they do sometimes get results
and if not, well at least you get the complaint listed for others
to find. I've had two experiences using the BBB: One made a big
difference, the other not. So I got at least a 50% result, plus
the satisfaction of an open complaint that'll stay on their books
I think I'd look in another direction too - if this was a
"standard" job, why were the incorrectly dimensioned part used
and so on?