The Requisition Technician has a bad habit of wrecking pocketbooks. This time Wreck It Req Tech was called to fix a furnace that was heating intermittently. Over the course of three service calls he replaced a thermostat, replaced a leaking hose and called it, well… not good. He didn’t call it anything because it still […]
This furnace wasn’t working. The homeowner called Mixer Mechanical to repair it. Their repairman diagnosed a dirty flame sensor. He cleaned the flame sensor. The furnace worked. Done and done, right? Wrong. This is the legendary Mixer Mechanical we’re talking about. Their work is never done.
Rindle Replacements performed a tune-up on these two furnaces about two weeks ago. (Say that ten times fast.) I visited those same two furnaces today. I visited with the homeowner as well. She told the tale of many tall tales told. I didn’t keep the count, but Rindle did by way of the invoice pictured below. Let’s see if […]
I’m booked for days. I spoke with a homeowner this morning who couldn’t wait, so she made an appointment with Hygienic Heating & Air. I’ve followed behind HH&A before. As you can see here, it wasn’t pretty. Knowing what might happen, I invited her to call or text and bounce their diagnosis off me.
Imagine going to a mechanic and being told that you need a new car because your old one has a rusty tailpipe. That’s kind of what happened to today’s featured homeowner. Except rather than being told she needed a new car, she was told she needed a new furnace. And rather than citing iron oxide […]
A homeowner left messages for both me and Confortera Heating & Air yesterday. Confortera called back first, so they got the appointment. Even so, I did a little troubleshooting over the phone and gave the homeowner some general advice. I warned him that he’d probably be told to replace his furnace. I soft sold that last […]
The Requisition Technician looked at furnace today. I supposed that’s redundant since it’s winter and he is a furnace repairman. Anyway, Req Tech jiggled some wires and the furnace started working. RT then said that it would take a lot of work to dig into the furnace and figure out what was really going on, so he […]
Does a world renowned doctor show up at a patient’s door within hours of being called? Unless the patient is filthy rich, probably not. First, the patient goes to the doctor’s door. Second, and more to my point, a world renowned doctor is in high demand. Therefore s/he need not work crazy long hours or off-hours to […]
There’s an old joke that goes something like this… A man takes his VCR in and asks, “How much will it cost to fix this?” The repairman pauses for a moment and says, “Three-hundred dollars.” The man retorts, “But you haven’t even looked at it.” The repairman quips, “Yeah… but for $300 I can fix it.” It […]
This furnace had a bad gas valve. The homeowner called Muridae Mechanical out to fix it. As repairmen replacemen are wont to do, they strongly recommended installing a new furnace. However, they reluctantly gave her a repair option as well. I’m sorry. Did I type “option”? I meant “options“, as in five repair options for her one failure.