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Help need a quick answer, before making final payment

Posted by mea5 (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 10, 12 at 20:25

We just finished a deck rebuild. In the process and in the quote by our builder was to relocate 2 A/C units. The units have been moved, the job is complete (with the exception of the A/C being functional) The builder said he will come back in the spring, as he cannot do it with temps below 60 degrees.

Does this sound legit? How should I handle ensuring that he does come back? He is asking for final payment tomorrow.

Hope one of you experts is on tonight! Thanks so much.

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RE: Help need a quick answer, before making final payment

He is correct in that running the AC in cold temperatures could cause damage. How old were the condensers? Moving old AC equipment is risky. You may have a leak next year. Have the units been connected and recharged with refrigerant? If you have a leak you will see it by the spring.

Ideally you should withhold some amount of money so he will have his HVAC tech come back in the spring. I think this is a reasonable request given that the job has not been completed.

RE: Help need a quick answer, before making final payment

Thank you for the quick response! The units are probably as old as the house 1999. We understood that there could be some risk, but it was a very bad placment for the units and the deck wa built around them. The builder wrote it into the contract that they would be back. I think they are connecting them now, but will come back in the spring to add freon if needed.

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