Got an e-mail from an old client:
"Will… quick question for you…
Back in 2006, we had our air conditioner go out. We called “Affordable Heating and Cooling” to install a new Bryant air conditioner. It just came to our attention that the unit they installed in 2006 was manufactured in 1995. Is that normal? Should I expect any problems due to the age if it wasn’t being used for those 11 years? Is it still under any manufacturer’s warranty?"
Then there is this news story from today:
It was common in the Chicago area, during the building boom, for contractors to “steal” A/C compressors from houses that were not sold or foreclosed and “re-use” them.
That’s why I always check the model and serial numbers and determine the age of the compressor, furnace and the appliances.
Hope this helps;