When I found out that the a/c needed to be replaced, I was actually surprised! It was only six years old and all of us were just on the other side of the manufacturer warranty.
The anticipated lifespan for the a/c was 10 years old and I did not actually believe the a/c maintenance specialist when he told me that the unit needed to be replaced. I took the estimate, paid the bill, and tied up a third supplier to come to the house. I knew the problem couldn’t be that bad, and I thought the maintenance supplier was trying to mess with me. Unluckily, the third maintenance supplier gave me the same poor news! Even though the a/c was only six years old, his advice was exactly the same, but his quote to replace the unit was a bit higher than the first dealer. He still had the same opinion. I was forced to pay for a new a/c and I could not install the unit on my own. There was no way that I could look the first supplier in the face after I practically called him a liar, so I decided to use the third supplier that came to the house. I didn’t want to spend the extra $500, although I didn’t want to stand in front of the supplier and eat crow. I have a brand new a/c now that works good and is more energy efficient than the previous equipment. I have to make payments to the HVAC supplier for the next 5 years, however the indoor heat and humidity have been obliterated.