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mrc
Re: Is My HVAC Installer Legit (Yearly Inspections Required For Warranty)
mrc

Florida, paid about $4900 (I've seen on the internet that some places are offering the same system and install for $3800 and even (apparently) $3150, and a GSZ140361K condenser and ASPT37C14A air handler (I think that's the info you wanted).

dj1 wrote:

mrc,

As far as I know, Goodman (I think you mentioned that you bought a Goodman) doesn't require an annual inspection/service as a condition to honor their warranty, but I'm not 100% sure.

Can you tell us where you live, what you paid and what was included in the system? - just for general information and comparison.

mrc
Re: Is My HVAC Installer Legit (Yearly Inspections Required For Warranty)
mrc

Thanks for the advice. I remember he did mention cleaning the coils and pressure test.

A. Spruce wrote:

A good percentage of the population doesn't think about maintenance of anything, let alone their HVAC system, so yes, inspections are more of a service than an "inspection". Generally, it is cleaning of the coils in the air handler, filter change, pressure test (freon level check ), and a overall systems check to make sure that it's in good operating order. Because it is a very lucrative business, many companies offer yearly inspection services. It is possible that this company's method of garnering that business is to demand/require it via contract, rather than leaving it up to you to decide when this sort of thing is necessary.

IMHO, as long as you are diligent with filter maintenance, change it as often as necessary for your conditions, dirt doesn't have a chance to build up inside the system. Most of the time things give a pretty fair warning before they just up and die. Pay attention for small signs that things are quite right and have a tech check things out immediately. I generally try to have services done during the off season, in regards to HVAC that is when it is neither too hot nor too cold. Calling a tech during peak times equals higher billing rates and longer wait times. Besides, you don't want failures during extremes of temps.

dj1
Re: Is My HVAC Installer Legit (Yearly Inspections Required For Warranty)
dj1

Prices do vary, sometimes by a lot, as you can see here.

Parts and equipment are one thing, and all dealers offer the same units. Where there's a difference, it's in the labor.
Hopefully your installer is a competent tech. You should have a trouble free a/c system for the near future, enjoy!

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