Posted by
Message
dallastiger55
LSU Fan
Jennings, LA
Member since Jan 2010
20047 posts

A/C repair
First time I’m dealing with this. Unit is a 5 year and 1 month old Lennox. It’s not cooling very well so knew something was up.

Came with the new house. Called Lennox and it was a 5 year warranty of course.

An authorized retailer came by today and I have a leak and need a new coil, plus on the outdoor unit the fan motor and blade are loose and need to be replaced.

I never knew how expensive these things are. They offer a loyalty program that will waive all charges but is $170 per month for 8 years, so $16k. Comes with brand new everything and warranty on all services.

I just LOL at that, otherwise here is the cost to repair the unit. Does this sound reasonable? These guys come across as used car salesman.

Quote:

Outdoor fan motor with blade- $918
Level Condenser $150
Evap Coil Replacement $3,500
Emergency drain pan $488
Freon per lb $71

Also would you reach out to Lennox and ask for a discount since it’s 1 month out of warranty?


fallguy_1978
LSU Fan
Half mile from St George
Member since Feb 2018
26504 posts

re: A/C repair
Sounds very high if they aren't replacing the compressor


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
90
Tigers0891
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Aug 2017
3205 posts

re: A/C repair
Yeah I’m going to ask for a discount. That loyalty thing is a great idea by them though. Helps them be able to really get in there nice and deep.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
Bullfrog
LSU Fan
but I left before halftime.
Member since Jul 2010
46758 posts

re: A/C repair
You’re getting hosed.

You need two more bids.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
60
OweO
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, La
Member since Sep 2009
87565 posts

re: A/C repair
You might as well get a new unit for that.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
50
DuckShooter
New York Yankees Fan
Bayou Country
Member since May 2019
102 posts

re: A/C repair
Get a Goodman.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
26
Lawyered
Ole Miss Fan
The Sip
Member since Oct 2016
8698 posts

re: A/C repair
quote:

t is $170 per month for 8 years, so $16k. Comes with brand new everything and warranty on all services.


This seems like robbery


A brand new unit should last 10 years easily at well below half that 16k price anyway.


I'd pass on this
also

quote:

Freon per lb $71


just had my guy come and do the yearly service on my unit and they charged $55 per pound on the freon

your first quote can frick on off... ask them if they brought lube to frick you with .


This post was edited on 5/20 at 8:25 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
Tyga Woods
Vanderbilt Fan
South Central Jupiter Island, FL
Member since Sep 2016
10580 posts

re: A/C repair
quote:

Outdoor fan motor with blade- $918
Level Condenser $150
Evap Coil Replacement $3,500
Emergency drain pan $488
Freon per lb $71



You can order all that stuff on the internet for under half that amount and then pay some a/c guy cash to install it


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
70
hombreman9
New Orleans Saints Fan
USA
Member since Feb 2009
3170 posts

re: A/C repair
Looks like you got the uptown price.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
Lambdatiger1989
LSU Fan
NOLA
Member since Jan 2012
1730 posts

re: A/C repair
Um no. Way too high. A drain pan is like $100 max. Eff that get another bid.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
BeerMoney
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2012
5719 posts

re: A/C repair
Is this a regular old residential unit? I have Lennox that is about 5 years old. If you Google Lennox class action lawsuit you'll read all about their shite evaporator coils. I want to say mine is a 5 ton. It was still under a 10 year warranty from Lennox. It was $800 labor which wasn't under warranty. I want to say the coil would've been $1000. Take your model number and call someone else and see what the coil would cost you. Or check the Google, or just ask Lennox.




soccerfüt
Location: A Series of Tubes
Member since May 2013
42731 posts
 Online 

re: A/C repair
quote:

Unit is a 5 year and 1 month old Lennox.


I hold some LII stock, screw you wanting a freebie.

You should have played by the rules, you’d have expected Lennox to play by the rules, now you want them to bail you out?


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
07
Koach K
Duke Fan
Member since Nov 2016
1783 posts
 Online 

re: A/C repair
You need to shop for a new unit. This stuff just isn’t meant to be really taken apart (by stufff I mean some of these coils/heat exchangers). Fixing is just kicking the van down the road. It’s sucks the unit didn’t last a decade.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
11
fallguy_1978
LSU Fan
Half mile from St George
Member since Feb 2018
26504 posts

re: A/C repair
quote:

It was still under a 10 year warranty from Lennox. It was $800 labor which wasn't under warranty

I had a Carrier at my last house. New construction and the compressor went out after like 2 years. Still had to pay the labor and it wasn't cheap either. I don't remember exactly but I'm thinking close to 1k


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
EveryoneGetsATrophy
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2017
1708 posts

re: A/C repair
Get two more quotes and report the 1st guy to the BBB.


LSUAngelHere1
LSU Fan
Watson
Member since Jan 2018
453 posts

re: A/C repair
Marsh. Mechanical


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
01
dallastiger55
LSU Fan
Jennings, LA
Member since Jan 2010
20047 posts

re: A/C repair
Ok thanks.

Trust me I ain’t paying the $170 a month. I asked the guy “do people actually pay this?” Lol



Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
tylercsbn9
USA Fan
Cypress, TX
Member since Feb 2004
63850 posts

re: A/C repair
Lennox has had major problems in my neighborhood. I still have until the end of year for my warranty.

My evap coil may be going but my house is selling and we close end of June so I really don't care unless it comes up in the inspection. My unit basically runs all afternoon and until 10ish. I have it set to 75 but it creeps up a little to around 78 and stays there until about now when it goes back down.

If I have to deal with it there is a deal with a company that covers both the part and the labor if it is the coil.

Parts are covered for everything else but not labor.
This post was edited on 5/20 at 8:23 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Sao
SMU Fan
East Texas Piney Woods
Member since Jun 2009
43826 posts

re: A/C repair

100% bull shite quote. I mean, not even close to fair. First of all, you ca change a fan motor without changing blades. It's not a single component. Second, you can level your unit. Grab a shovel. Their coils have been shite for years. Coil shouldn't be more than 2000. You may not even need a drain pan. Look at it. Freon isn't 71. It's currntly around 45 per # charged.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
Yewkindewit
LSU Fan
Near Birmingham, Alabama
Member since Apr 2012
15295 posts

re: A/C repair
Motor and blade$918.... I scoff at that.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 2next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram