It's anyway you like it - Thank them, Clean them. Cook - Steam, Boil, Grill, Pan fry or however you like it... Coconut and curry sauce, ginger soy and vinegar dipping sauce, butter... it was good.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
What a disappointment in calling the original HVAC installation company for my home. September of last year, I had to replace my home HVAC unit. I thought, I should call the original installer. I thought they would know what to do with their installed unit and give the best services. What a mistake. I should have called what is being entrusted and advertised by the local news station. That doesn't ensure individual workers they assign to your job site is an expert but at least the local news station would not sponsor their ads if they have a bad reputation.
Right in middle of hottest summer of 2021, my AC stopped generating cold air. It blows, but not cold air. The freon is likely the culprit. After calling the local Beutler company, the usual sales pitch of this and that about the particular freon is no longer in support, and had to use different ones, but my AC model is too old, etc. Well, I figured that it's been 21 years, so I could upgrade it and get some renewal incentive from the upgrading to an energy efficient ones during the Income tax reporting. Because I messed up on my own "get 3 bids" before any work rule. There it is.
1. Extra AC controller installed upstairs works, but the pre-existed downstair AC Controller stopped working.
2. The workers are not 100% sure what is going on. Had to come back they said with parts. They leave and never returned.
4. During the installation, I was not even aware that there is a part of the air duct outlet ... like a chimney that goes out to the roof. A workmen finally came to troubleshoot. While inspecting the attic where the Heating unit is, he found a tiny slit of light coming in from the roof and a puddle of water in the attic. He found a gap between the air duct and roof enclosure. The previous workers did not even pay attention to seal the area. So, when the downpour of rain came sipping through the crack and when the puddle of water touched the electrical, the controller shutdown. I am not happy that there is a gap on the roof where rain was coming into the attic. At least this worker knew what to do and went up the roof to seal it up. The thermostat finally came alive - powered on and allowed him to go through the menu to turn on the heater or the AC.
So much for putting a trust on the service call.
5. Another shocker is that HomeDepot / Beutler workers tried to use my personal garden rocks to pile up to support the AC unit's platform. When I found that out, I was in disbelief. I insisted that they purchase several bags to refill the area and make the AC platform steady
After pointing it out several times, they finally replaced with several bags of garden rocks.
I tried to report the matter on the Consumer's Report site when the service survey dropped in mail Inbox. But I found out that that site is useless one sided survey entry. It did not allow me to state the matter of facts of poor service and issues I experienced. I gave up. So, here it is on my blog. I am sure other home owners are much more savvy and smart in how to hire workmen. I will have to remember to do my due diligence and get the 3 bids and check the company's reputation and background. Make sure they send workers that work for the company, trained and not from some yonder 3rd party part-timers. The poor workers give the real journeymen a bad reputation.