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  1. #27
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    While you can't get yourself on Angies by yourself you will be thrown in the trash heap quickly unless you pay the ransom. This oversized tangent has nothing to do with a freon leak. I can put 18 tons of cooling in a tent and not cause a freon leak from it. No one on this board can tell you from where they are a single accurate thing about the system size yet it gets brought up if a guy posts a question about his humidifier. Get the freon leaks fixed and go from there.
    Quote Originally Posted by hlthcr2000 View Post
    OK, so now what would you do if you were me? I just bought a 5 T system less than a year and a half ago.
    Also, I am beginning to understand why an over-sized unit causes problems, but would it really be bad enough to cause it to leak and dump the Puron?

    Angie's list has a nice article on over-sized units but guess where i got my contractor? Yeah...Angie's List!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glennhvac View Post
    While you can't get yourself on Angies by yourself you will be thrown in the trash heap quickly unless you pay the ransom. This oversized tangent has nothing to do with a freon leak. I can put 18 tons of cooling in a tent and not cause a freon leak from it. No one on this board can tell you from where they are a single accurate thing about the system size yet it gets brought up if a guy posts a question about his humidifier. Get the freon leaks fixed and go from there.
    Thanks, Glenn. I feel a little less stupid after reading your reply. I just wish the contractor would get in touch. I emailed him Friday night and everyone in my family reads work emails over the weekend. A quick "Talk Monday" reply would have made me happy.

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    Please hear me: I understand the dilemma you are in... I have seen it more times than I can remember.
    On a side note... I guess we both know how much one can trust Angie...

    There is no easy answer to your issue... when one does something wrong... it has to be fixed... or lived with.

    What I tell folks: ASK your friends and family... simple.
    Would your brother/sister really tell you wrong... (I hope not).

    The folks who ask for recommendations from folks they TRUST... usually get good recommendations.
    If you friend at the office (for many years) has a heating and AC person they have used for over a decade... there HAS to be a reason...
    Oh, and one more thing....
    Only on rare occasions... does a person not get what they pay for.
    Cheap is just that... cheap.

    Ya know what amazes me: Folks will pay $50K or more for an automobile... which looses its value in a few years.
    Yet when it comes the the appliance that uses half (or more) of the total energy bill in the house... they think it is all apples to apples.

    OK, I am sorry I do not have an answer which will not cost much...

    The best I can offer: If the installing contractor will not guarantee the leak repair... then IMO you need a new contractor.
    GA-HVAC-Tech

    Your comfort, Your way, Everyday!

    GA's basic rules of home heating and AC upgrades:
    *Installation is more important than the brand of equipment
    *The duct system keeps the house comfortable; the equipment only heats and cools (and dehumidifies)
    *Cheap is not good, good is not cheap; however expensive is not a guarantee of quality!
    Choose your contractor wisely!

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