So I just saved my brother in law from making a very expensive HVAC error.
And I barely did anything other than answer a phone and read a warranty.
It all started when my sister came home from work to find that the air conditioner wasn’t working right. The HVAC equipment was running and the thermostat setting hadn’t changed. It was just that the HVAC cooling was not forthcoming. The heat pump was working but it wasn’t pumping out any HVAC cooling. It was just blowing the recycled air through the ductwork. Her first instinct was to call the HVAC company to have someone come check it. However, as she was picking up the phone, her husband came home and told her to not bother calling the HVAC professionals. Instead, he felt sure that he would be able to simply recharge the air conditioner and it would work. Plus, they would save on the HVAC service call. But my sister was sure that she had read in the HVAC warranty that only certified HVAC technicians can work on the HVAC equipment. But her husband was ignoring her and had gone to the hardware store to get an HVAC cooling recharge kit. So she wanted me to get over there and confirm the HVAC warranty before it was too late. Being a good brother, that’s exactly what I did and it turned out that she was a hundred percent correct. The HVAC warranty clearly stated that the warranty would be void if anyone other than a licensed HVAC professional were to work on it. Don’t really understand why he needed to hear this from me. But that’s a different story I guess.