A family member recently arrived home and after a while heard a odd noise and looked out the window to find smoke pouring out of our outdoor condensor. They pulled the breaker and hosed it down to put on the fire. Had a couple different A/C companies come out and was told it was the compressor that caught fire and the whole unit would need to be replaced. It is a 9 year old Bryant 4 ton unit. We are hoping the insurance will cover it so we have gotten a couple estimates, just waiting on the paperwork from the company to arrive. Anyway, here is a copy of what I posted on doityourself.com which is where I found out about this place Thanks for your replies.
Had 2 places come out today. Both said the indoor unit looks immaculate for it's age (9 years old) so they wouldn't suggest replacing it.
Did get estimates as well -
1st- 10 (or 15? SEER) Bryant 4 ton for $xxx
2nd- 4 ton 12 SEER Carrier $xxx and 4 ton 12 seer Trane for $xxx
My family is really hoping that insurance will cover it. Both places that came out today say it looks like it was caused by a power surge or hit by lightning which in turn caught the compressor on fire. Good thing we were home to shut the power off - could have burned down the whole house!
Anyway, just wondering what you all think of those prices thus far and what brand you prefer.
[Edited by BaldLoonie on 06-30-2005 at 08:47 PM]