Most of us can’t begin to imagine what we would do without our air conditioning. Throughout the dog days of summer or in the heat of South Florida, AC is the holy grail of comfort and sanity. If you don’t believe there’s anything more frightening than a broken AC system, we understand. But these horror stories from air conditioning companies are guaranteed to give you night sweats for a couple weeks.
A woman in Houston was determined to put her house on the market for sale. She had plans to install a central air conditioning system to increase the resale value of her home. During a consultation with a local HVAC company, she requested that the system had an overflow kill switch since she experienced a leak several weeks earlier. All seemed to be fine, until she heard a dripping sound. She couldn’t help but investigate the source of the noise.
What she found was simply unfortunate. A large leak had warped her new wooden floors and damaged the AC system. The sale of the home was postponed indefinitely. It was evident that the company didn’t install the kill switch as planned.
At Art Plumbing, AC & Electric we only believe in giving the best and most honest service. Always check for reviews and licensing information before undergoing an inspection. Also, trust your gut. If you have any remaining questions from a consultation, never hesitate to call back again or request a second one.
On a dark and cloudy evening, a potential home buyer went to inspect a home. Things seemed fine at first and the home appeared to be a definite buy. Once the prospective buyer went up to the attic, she was met with a strange surprise. There were cobwebs and dust floating around from leaks in the ventilation ducts. It looked like a scary work zone from a Friday the 13th movie.
Someone had tried to cover holes in the ventilation with duct tape, which was tearing apart at almost every seam. This created an indescribable mess of moisture, dust, and loose duct tape. The woman abruptly left and never returned. It is said that she could see the for-sale sign eerily swinging on its hinges as she sped away.
Although the woman avoided purchasing the home, no one likes a wasted trip. We can only say to try your best to learn as much about any property you may considering purchasing. On the flip side, if you happen to be the one selling the house, schedule a service call to properly inspect and fix something like this before you put your home on the market. Remember, Art can fix it!
A man and his friend were relaxing in the living room watching a movie when the AC just turned off. The men pondered at what the problem could be. After several attempts to switch on the system, they decided that it was broken and needed to be replaced. Unfortunately, they thought it was a good idea to do the job themselves. Everything seemed fine until they heard a strange drip coming from the overhead vents.
When they looked closer into the matter, they found that water had been dripping from the vents and causing damage to furniture, drywall, and electronics. To add insult to injury, the water had overflowed in the ductwork. The cause was that the men forgot to include a condensate drain while installing the new system.
We urge people to never inspect or repair something on their own. It’s not only dangerous but costly since you may have to call a professional to repair damages the second time around. We hate to sound like a broken record, but remember, Art can fix it!
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