Hey, guys -
I'm not in the HVAC trade, but I have an HVAC question if you don't mind...
We have a Liebert Mini-Mate 2 cooling unit in the ceiling of our small data room, and the wall-mount digital control (thermostat, humidistat, control panel) started beeping randomly. No actual errors - it's just randomly beeping and annoying the crap out of the people in the nearby offices.
The HVAC installer says our cost on the part is apparently $800... Eight hundred bucks... For a tiny wall-mount control about the size of a couple of packs of smokes.
My question is, does anybody know any sources for a used/surplus control? I am NOT trying to cut out our installer... I have no issue with his markup or the price of his services at all! On the contrary, I really like working with him. What I do have a problem with is the price of the part from the mfr - especially if it's not reliable for more than a few years.
Honestly, it looks like something that should be $300-400, even accounting for the specialized/low-volume/commercial/technical nature of the product.
Thanks for any insight you might have. Cheers!