Still trying to find Mr. Right (contractor, that is).
Now that the weather has moderated, I thought it was time to renew my efforts to have my system changed-out.
Having changed my strategy over time (DIY manual J & static pressure tests [still working on the latter]), I thought I'd save some time and frustration by having an in-depth interview over the phone.
I spoke to a representative of probably the last 'Top Team' contractor in the area. After mentioning that I was interested in a Mod, the response was along these lines:
"I would strongly recommend against it. Customers are complaining that they use more gas because they run all the time. You know, they have 65 (yes, 65) stages. You'll get your maximum efficiency with a 2 stage unit." The conversation lasted about a minute or two.
One of you guys mentioned that dealers are required to take training on the Mod. What ever happened with that?
I just looked at the listing for Rheem contractors. It seems that they just added a bunch and deleted some. Many list residential addresses (or P.O. Boxes); one in my old neighborhood, and some who haven't been in business very long.
I may need to be thinking about alternatives. But, just for information's sake, must a contractor be listed on the Rheem website in order to sell the mfg's 10 year warranty and accept it for pament?