I hope this is the correct forum, if not I'd appreciate it if the mods would move this post.
I have two issues that I'm looking for advice on... both regarding a recent job that I had completed by an HVAC contractor.
We live in a 1950's ranch. This home did not have central air, so we hired a contractor to add a complete system - two systems, actually, one up, one down.
Issue one: In cutting in one of the ducts, the contractor made quite a mess of our bathroom floor tiles... and then he just left it looking like this.
Apparently he thinks the job is done. He hasn't told me that, but I did receive the bill in the mail.
I've been thinking about what to say when I call him. But, before I do, I'm wondering if you professionals have any advice for how I approach this? Am I wrong in expecting that he'd make some attempt to repair this? This is something we never discussed, but I cannot imagine that a reputable contractor would just leave something like this and expect that I should deal with it.
Issue 2: When he got to the upstairs, he realized that he couldn't run the duct work the way he initially told us he would. So, he ended up modifying and this is what we got. Each bedroom has two ducts right next to each other, right above/next to the door. These ducts are on the wall opposite the windows (16-18 ft away from the window in both cases). The only return is located in the hall way.
I'm really concerned about the efficiency of this set-up because everything I've read is that the air will come in the ducts and circulate right out the door toward the return.
Shouldn't the ducts have been placed on the opposite side of the room by the window?
I sincerely appreciate any and all advice you can give!