I'm bummed. The guy came over today for my maintenance only to inform me that my 1993 Lennox 2 ton gas package unit has cracks in the heat exchanger and Lennox has no parts. He turned off my heat and made me sign a waiver so I'm using a wood fireplace for heat until I figure out what to do.
I know nothing about heating/AC units at all. I had American Home Shield for just this purpose but I let it lapse when I was laid off last year. Now I have to pay for a new unit myself and it's at a bad time. I'm still unemployed but I do have an emergency fund.
I want to be careful and really shop around for my best deal. So far the only quote I have is from the guys that did my maintenance. They gave me a quote of about ___ for a Payne model#PY3P024060. I know nothing about it. Is Payne good? He said it's a Carrier.
How do I go about finding people to come give me quotes? I heard don't go to Home Depot or Sears because they hire cheap work. How do I know who will do the best job? Do I just search the yellow pages? What questions to ask and what to beware of.
Any help or hints would be greatly appreciated. I'm bummed but at least once it's installed and in I can rest in knowing I'm good to go for a good while and I won't have to pay for AHS anymore. I'm trying to look at the postive.