|View single post by danfrain|
|Posted: Thu Jan 15th, 2009 05:58 pm||
|This question is mainly for the HVAC pros who visit this forum because it involves professional ethics:
I had a problem with my HVAC system (2004 Ruud Achiever 90+).
It would start and stop, start and stop. I read that I should check and clean the flame sensor. On our unit, the flame sensor had a screw on one side and a rivet on the other. I would've had to grind off the rivet to get it out, and it was, of course, on the weekend.
I didn't want to chance breaking it with no chance of gettig a part for two days, so I used long clamps and a new plastic scrubbing pad to clean it as best I could with the sensor in the unit. It worked well for a couple of weeks. It warmed the house quite a bit, but never got all the way to WARM unless we set the thermostat for about 80F.
My wife called a service company one day while I was at work. They sent out a tech to fix the system. On their website, for $89, they offer a "Winter Precision Tuneup", which includes:
The bill says $89 for the service call and $66 to clean the flame sensor. I think this is double billing, and I think it's wrong. Shouldn't the service call for $89 include all the items in their list, or am I wrong to think so?
I'll check back in a day or so to see what the consensus is here. I'm also going to post this on a couple of other forums, so that I can see what other pros think of it.
Have a great day today and a better day tomorrow. Stay safe, and may God bless. I wish you His peace.
Stay safe, and may G_d bless. I wish you His peace.