Hurricane Ivan destroyed our home (and lives) on a barrier island last September, yes obviously thinks are SLOW thanks to greedy insurance companies and mortgage companies. 8 months later and we are getting to the drywall and yes the central heat & air (maybe?).
Its nearly impossible to find a good HVAC contractor here, its all half-assed jobs. But at least things work.
Speaking of cheap.... okay fine i'll go on about my drunk pill popping abusive step father. Doesn't know how to get the job done right...
The house was gutted after the storm, everything covered in mold etc. In gutting the place that included removal of the heat pump and condenser, the copper connections were just cut with what seems to be pliers or something. The connections were left wide opened outside and inside the house (probably a couple spiders, sand, mold inside there..). One day I decided to take matters into my own hands, I yanked out the copper tubing along with the drainage line and low-voltage line to the condenser. I placed the old rotting crap outside. I suppose the cheapo' AC guy (my fathers uncle) along with my father saw the piping, and being the money crunching individuals they are, they wanted to SAVE the old copper piping that went from the heat pump to the condenser! Yelling at me about how expensive it is... I thought and know for a fact that its old (well 5 years) and full of crap from being opened up outside for 8 months! I didn't think it would be worth salvaging at all!
What's to come? If they reuse this crap what's going to happen? I already know that the vents are going to leak, in fact I tore out this mangled vent and duct work and placed at curb side only to find it re-mounted. Jesus Christ people are dumb, i'm just looking out for people and all I do is get yelled at, who knows what's down the road from here, the ducts are black with mold and dust and god knows what, and it will only get worse. When they kick on the system and a dead bird falls out of a vent and everyone gets sent to the hospital its not my fault. Sorry about this, I turned the whole thread around, I guess its all just a rant, but thanks for listening to me! : )