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Are the heat pumps Package or Split System?
Are there actually 33 PTAC units?
Are you an EPA certified person( refrigerant )?
Here is my suggestion, break it down into manageable portions(ie one heat pump and a few PTAC units every other month) to keep from being overloaded.
Check/inspect electrical wiring and connections
Check amperage draw of compressors/motors
Check capacitance of start and run capacitors
Check contractors/relays for wear/pitting
Check refrigerant levels and record superheated/subcooling
Check external static pressures across air handler(s)
Check deltaT (return and supply air temps)
Lubricate motors( if applicable)
Inspect Belts/Pulleys( if applicable)
Clean outdoor coils
Clean indoor coils
Start there and HAVE FUN!!!
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We are very aware that
However, there was not only rust in the unit where he DID inspect, there was also rust on the outside of the unit. This was an area that clearly needed no "technical exhaustion" to see. Further, we have a walkout basement, fully finished with ductwork and HVAC venting. This is not a musty damp basement, but actually one that is remarkably dry and even dusty, making his assertion that the rust in our unit came from dampness even more foolish. The rust in the attached photos are the furthest thing from superficial one can imagine. I will state again, that 5 separate HVAC contractors came to our house, and without prompting, asked why this was missed on a home inspection. Say what you will about contractors getting paid or not getting paid, none of them have a financial incentive to make you look bad,
October 8th- Oh hey
review and for essentially posting a copy of the letter you sent to us a month
after you promised it. Perhaps it took that long to carefully craft every reason as to why you have no responsibility. The more this issue goes on the
more I think your delay in responding was a big screw you to my wife, to whom
you were very rude and to force a family with a baby and no air conditioning/in
a heat wave into a repair before you could conduct your inspection. And we both
know how that inspection would've gone right???
Here is where you and I differ. Two of the pictures that can be seen on my Yelp review are where you removed
the front access panel. There was rust inside and more to my point there was
rust on the outside of the unit. So the horror show that was lurking in my unit
aside, these are two very large red flags you missed. I know you like to think
that this was not existing when you did your inspection but it was. Five
different contractors with no vested interest in making you look bad all
independently said so.
By definition, Iron and steel rust when they come into
contact with water and oxygen. Both water and oxygen are needed for rusting to
occur. Given SUFFiCIENT TIME oxygen, and water, any iron mass will eventually
convert entirely to rust and disintegrate. The key here is water
that was coming from the unit. Apparently my home must exist in some water
soaked time warp where things rust at rapid speed. FYI, my basement is bone
dry, well except where we have water damage now from the unit failing.
So here we are, you refusing to accept even the smallest bit of responsibility
except to tell us that we should've had a fund set aside for such issues. I've
purchased numerous homes over the years, never had an issue like this. But
thanks for the financial lesson Suze
core competency which is supposedly inspecting homes, but we see how that is working.
Further, why do I need to follow my home inspector around? I hired you to do a
job and it was not done. The assertion that I or my wife should have followed
you from room to room is just absurd.
Update October 6th-
he only wants feedback that he can control. Sort of when he asks customers to
please say kind words about his company right after service. Nothing like
pandering for positive feedback.
Unfortunately, it is now a year later and we are facing a huge HVAC
repair/replacement bill on an issue that, was fairly obvious in hindsight. Long
story short, our ac coil was fully rotted from the inside out. This is not
something that had happened overnight, nor over the past year. There was
obvious water staining all around the unit and near the blower motor. Further,
we had numerous HVAC technicians out to the home when the unit finally died and
all were not only appalled at the condition of the unit, but honestly perplexed
at why this was not caught on a home inspection.
Following the procedures outlined in his own contract, my wife sent a formal
has no tact or common decency to send a formal legal letter, when his contract
plainly outlines this approach. His reply was not only insulting but totally
I t is now October 1st, we finally received a "formal" response from
his company telling us that the interior of the unit was out of the scope of
inspection. While I do not argue that point, my issue was the obvious water
staining all around the outside of the unit, as well as rust and water damage
on the part of the unit he did inspect. Every HVAC contractor we had come to
our home had never seen a unit in such disrepair. How does something like this
get missed? Perhaps a more competent inspector would have put all of the pieces
together and saved us a huge expense.
1. He could not install the external termite traps because of recent rain
2. He could not treat the home because he found areas of wood rot that would require repair first
3. Previous termite damage was found and possible recent damage, but no active
4. $1800 to treat the home
This is the second time I used this company because of their Angies List rating, and I have been disappointed both times.
The first time was to find the source of my rodent damage under my house and treat for it. They didn't find anything even though the evidence was noted during my recent home inspection and from the one when I bought the house a year ago.
The second time was to install external termite traps (Angies List special deal). Of course they found evidence of damage that kept them from installing what I paid for. By the way, damage not mentioned in either home inspection report.
The people are polite, punctual and professional. And what they found in both visits was technically correct, but they failed to meet my expectations as a customer.
We have since treated and eradicated the rodent problem, and we are back under termite bond with the previous termite/pest control company.
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