I recently discovered that my indoor evaporator coil has a leak (15 year old unit). Some POS company added about 5lbs of freon and said it had about "2 weeks" left. I have no clue whether to believe this 2 weeks thing, but suffice to say I'm now shopping around for a new AC and getting prepared just in case.
I have been very pleased so far with the sales guy and the installation guy at one particular company so far. I am still waiting for the quote though, which will be mailed.
The sales guy said one thing that concerned me though. I told him I was thinking about "holding out" with the leaky coil until the winter or next spring, since I figure that the prices will be cheaper in the offseason. His response worried me. Obviously I expect sales guys to push their products and be saavy talkers and whatnot, but to be flat out lied to concerns me, and could cause me to abandon this otherwise seemingly good company.
He said Carrier and American Standard increase their prices basically once a year. His said this year the increase is going to be especially high, like 8%-10% high, due to increaing costs of copper and whatnot. I know copper is through the roof and I guess everything he said to this point seems reasonable.
But then he says that the price increase is coming in July? July??? Two weeks away? How convenient. Does this sound reasonable to anyone? Could it really be cheaper to buy now rather than in the winter or spring?