Paid $2,300 for 4T evaporator coil?

8 years ago

I live in Houston and had a freon leak on a 13-year-old unit.

I was told that the evaporator coil has the 4lb R-22 leak and needs replaced.

On a weekend in Houston in the middle of summer with near 100 percent humidity, I called three techs to give a quote. They all priced it at $2,300 - $2,800. I went with the cheapest at $2,300.

With little information, I paid it. I then discovered it was a Goodman 4T horizontal slab coil that retailed for ~$400.

They also replaced some lines. It took them a half day to complete it but they admitted that they were taking long breaks because it was so hot -- that's fine.

Did I get ripped?

I caught them taking the old coil and putting it in their van. I stopped them and they said not to tell their boss because they're supposed to take my property. I told them to leave it with me.

Oh, they also fell through the ceiling and said they would pay it.

This post was edited by astralis on Sun, Jul 28, 13 at 20:32

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