You should have paid $4700 if you wanted a well known local company to
You could have paid less if you were willing to have a moonlighting
guy who may even be using his employer's tools and equipment to do the
Are the moonlighting guys authorized installers if there are any
Reply to NG only - this e.mail address goes to a kill file.
This is Turtle.
I have seen this happen before. There was a fellow out in the country that had a
fellow replace a air handler and condenser units and the air handlers was not
wired right and caused the fire which burn the house down. State Farm paid for
the replacement of the house but filed on the hvac contractor's Contractor
Liability insurance to recover their loses on replacing the house. The fellow is
out of business now and has left town but the last i heard State Farm and the
hvac fellow's contractor Liability insurance company was fighting it out over
who was going to pay to replace the house.
In Louisiana we have Contractor liability insurance which is to protect the hvac
home owner's insurance companys from deals like this. If you do any job on the
side and don't have insurance. The customer can file on you personally after
finding out you don't have contractor liability insurance which is required to
ever have a company licences, operator permitt, or sales tax # . If he is doing
it on the side. the customer can sue the fellow across the street helping out
and the warehouse where the equipment come from. Yes I said the warehouse who
sold it to him to install but only if the fellow across the street can't pay the
Here in Louisiana if there is a compressor failure on a unit in the first 12
months and the installer company goes belly up or shuts down. The Warehouse is
responciable for labor to change it on the first year free labor. Also if the
warehouse sells the unit to a customer direct. The warehouse has to stand behind
the first 12 months free labor on the unit and they did not install it.
It is always different in different areas of the country.
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