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Old 08-23-20, 01:04 PM
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Quarantine just got better!

Quarantine gets even better without a/c when it's 110 outside

Evap coil sprung a leak. The a/c guy put $400 worth of refrigerant in the system only to see it blow right back in to my attic 2 hours later. Just have to make it until Tuesday without a/c...
This week started off with a root canal.....
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Old 08-23-20, 01:23 PM
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That sucks.

Two months ago, my house AC died a horrible hard death and wasn't fixed until the 7th day. Set me back $8,600.00 for a new condenser, coil, and furnace. The old furnace was from 1989. The "old" AC was from 2017.

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Old 08-23-20, 01:51 PM
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Ugh. At least I don't really need to worry about the furnace out here. I've turned on the heat maybe 3 times in the past 5 years.

I got pretty lucky, all things considered. I knew it would happen eventually but, I had it inspected before summer and all tested fine.....But the company I called was good - got here within 90 min and did what he could on a hot Saturday afternoon.
It'll set me back about $2,200 but, with the parts and labor involved, that's really not too bad. Kinda temped to buy a portable unit so I'm prepared for the next time.
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Ugh. At least I don't really need to worry about the furnace out here. I've turned on the heat maybe 3 times in the past 5 years.

I got pretty lucky, all things considered. I knew it would happen eventually but, I had it inspected before summer and all tested fine.....But the company I called was good - got here within 90 min and did what he could on a hot Saturday afternoon.
It'll set me back about $2,200 but, with the parts and labor involved, that's really not too bad. Kinda temped to buy a portable unit so I'm prepared for the next time.
AC repair costs sure hit you when you have little choice to pay them. If I was a single guy living in a neighborhood that didn't care, I probably would have just bought a bunch of window units for 1/4th the price of my recent repair bill. Then I'd only replace each unit as they die. That way I'd be my own AC repairman.
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Originally Posted by FiftySix View Post
That sucks.

Two months ago, my house AC died a horrible hard death and wasn't fixed until the 7th day. Set me back $8,600.00 for a new condenser, coil, and furnace. The old furnace was from 1989. The "old" AC was from 2017.
You're scaring me. We installed a new, then, high efficiency Lennox furnace and A/C some 25-27 years ago. Have had two minor service calls in that time. Of course at our latitude, the furnace sees far more operating hours than our A/C, although climate change may impact that ratio..
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
You're scaring me. We installed a new, then, high efficiency Lennox furnace and A/C some 25-27 years ago. Have had two minor service calls in that time. Of course at our latitude, the furnace sees far more operating hours than our A/C, although climate change may impact that ratio..
Hopefully your furnace has years to go.

My old furnace was a side draft gas furnace with plenty of rust in the burner area. Turned out that side draft furnaces are out of code here.

The new furnace isn't a side draft, but it's still natural gas. It has much more electronics in it, not sure that's a good thing.
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The new furnace isn't a side draft, but it's still natural gas. It has much more electronics in it, not sure that's a good thing.
Ours too has a lot of electronics. Just so happens an initial problem was traced to a component failure on the mother board which was replaced under warranty. Had it happened outside the warranty.. $600! Probably more today.
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Originally Posted by FiftySix View Post
Hopefully your furnace has years to go.

My old furnace was a side draft gas furnace with plenty of rust in the burner area. Turned out that side draft furnaces are out of code here.

The new furnace isn't a side draft, but it's still natural gas. It has much more electronics in it, not sure that's a good thing.
Well, it's better than the older models. My best friend's wife lost both of her parents to Co2 poisoning 3 months before their wedding. They even had a Co2 sensor/alarm still in the packaging sitting on the kitchen table when it happened.
Turned out to be small crack in one of the pipes that leaked gas in to the house.
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Well, it's better than the older models. My best friend's wife lost both of her parents to Co2 poisoning 3 months before their wedding. They even had a Co2 sensor/alarm still in the packaging sitting on the kitchen table when it happened.
Turned out to be small crack in one of the pipes that leaked gas in to the house.
Aw man, that's horribly sad.
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Aw man, that's horribly sad.
It really was. It was a very old house they'd lived in most of their lives and the furnace had never been replaced.
I used to do all of the inspections myself but, after that, I leave it up to a pro with proper leak detection equipment etc.
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have AC for a day or 2 more ... waitN for Laura > power will be gone for ??? > it was out 5 wks after Rita
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5 weeks? Ouch! Have you looked in to getting a backup generator? My brother went that route after a similar experience down in Florida. The heat here in Arizona is bad but, ad that 100% humidity and it gets a whole lot worse.
Hope you fair better this time around. 5 weeks of this would be unbearable
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^^^^ i got a farm in falfurrias & HOPE to head there after the storm > in the meantime .............
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