My old Air Conditioning system died. A local HVAC contractor installed a new furnace and 16 SEER 410 AC system. The fan seems to run constantly, but it seems to be cooling the house okay.
I’ve paid them only 50% so far. They’re calling me wanting payment, but I’m telling them they still need to resolve a few issues.
The old unit had a filter in the furnace. They forgot to install a filter in the new system.
- They told me that they’ll install the filter within the blower compartment of the new furnace. It doesn’t seem right that I’ll have to remove sheet metal screws and disassemble the front of the furnace cabinet to replace the filter. Should I insist on a filter rack (installed outside the blower compartment)?
- The compressor has some water accumulating/dripping outside. Looks like it's condensation from one of the lines.
It is much more humid in the house. My gauge says it’s about 65% now, versus 45% with the old unit.
Is there anything the contractor can do about this?
I found the manufacturer’s installation instructions on the internet. The reused the old lines – they are one size smaller than required in the installation instructions. Should I insist that they replace the old lines?
Any other advice would be appreciated…