Not really much of a rant, but I was sent out to do a PM on a heat pump because the homeowner is selling the property and had a home inspector say the unit was in bad shape. I come across an 18 year old Ruud heat pump system which was in fairly good shape for its age, but it had a dirty evaporator coil. Mind you, the space between the air handler and water heater is about 8 inches, so I couldn't slide it out to clean it. Told the homeowner that the water heater would have to be removed, which I could do, then coil pulled out and cleaned. When I quoted the price to do job, the customer asked me to leave and called the office to complain. Thankfully I had a picture to show my supervisor. I've been doing this work for about 22 years, and rarely come across something installed so stupidly where I live. Any of you other guys out there deal with this?
Oh yeah, you really gotta bend up the filter to get it in there.