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Question DetailsAsked on 6/12/2015

My A/C unit is blowing hot air, needs replacement coil. What are reasonable mod costs for return/supply etc?

My A/C is blowing hot air and am told needs replacement coil, which is covered by home warranty(part and installation labor) However, contractor is quoting following in addition: Return Mod $250, supply mod $250, secondary drain pan $150, float switch $135, copper mod$ 220. Seems outrageous. Help!! thx

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On AC forums that are restricted to AC contractors only,it is common knowledge that the home warranty company pays so little for what is covered,that you must charge a lot for the "Extras" to make a resoanable profit. This is often the advice given by other contractors to those that are losing money doing home warranty work.Home warranty companies seem to be fine with this practice.

This and slow pay, is why our company does not work for home warranty companies.It's also why I discourage friends and relatives from buying home warranties!

You may be able to call another company and get an estimate for the charges to replace the coil,not including the coil, I would be surprised if it's the same or less than the extras. You could use this to negotiate a better price with the home warranty company and contractor.

Federal law now requires 13 or 14 SEER efficiency on all replacements, if that coils is not a match,another point to ask them about. Severe penalties from the Feds ,on the contractor.If the coil was an exact warraanty replacement ,the plenum should not need to be modified,in my experience

Source: www.bayareacool.com

Answered 4 years ago by BayAreaAC




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