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Am I legally obligated to pay an air conditioning company for

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Am I legally obligated to pay an air conditioning company for installing two new compressors that burnt-out almost immediately after they were installed? Only after the AC repairman attempted to install these compressors did he tell me that I need a totally new air conditioning unit. And I never signed any contract or service form.

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Hi! LegalGems here. My goal: To Do My Best To Assist You. Please remember, I can only provide general information,as this is a public forum.

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In every contract (whether written or verbal) there is an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

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If the contractor installed the compressors, knowing that they would immediately fail due to the condition of the overall unit, this should have been disclosed.

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If he failed to disclose this, in addition to the aforementioned covenant issue, there may be an issue of misrepresentation (ie implying that the compressors would solve your problem).

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Most contractors board will investigate if a consumer files a complaint, and then attempt to mediate. This is often the cheapest and most efficient way to handle situations such as thi.

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These are the investigative and procedural steps the board will take if a consumer files a complaint:


Exactly! They even inspected the AC unit before they began work on the unit. After there initial inspection they said it needed a new compressor. It was never disclosed to me until after they attempted to install two new compressors that we actually needed a new AC unit. So thanks for the legal info consumer complaint site you have provided.

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You are welcome. In my experience, the board is rather pro-active, as they want to protect the integrity/reputation of the industry they oversee/regulate (versus many government agencies!).

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks! I will consult a local attorney as a precaution.

Perfect. I hope this resolves quickly and without too much hassle (the board is much simpler than court).

Take Care! (and thank you for the rating).

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