Home Warranty Repair – Packaged Units


We purchased a house last summer. Overall its been a good experience but after moving in we discovered a couple of expensive problems that hadn’t been identified in the home inspection or mentioned by the sellers (that’s another post… at the least though I’ll probably refrain from offering details here). One of the issues we’ve been tackling is the replacement of our packaged units. The house is rather large and has two units. The ones that were previously installed were 25 years old and had issues. Neither A/C performed well. One furnace was completely dead and the other leaked gas off-and-on (probably not igniting properly). Fortunately, we invested in a home warranty when we closed on the house and so far it looks like it has paid for itself several times over already.

Perhaps in the future, once all of this is settled, I’ll mention the company that we used. Overall, from a final standpoint, it looks like we’ll only be paying 1/10th the total cost for items not covered under the warranty such as disposal of the old units and duct work. If everything is paid as we expect then it will have turned out to be a great deal but from a customer service stand-point we’ve had many headaches. Specifically, there was a glaring lack of communication from the warranty company.

But it’s nice to be able to leave the heat on at night and when we’re not at home.

Packaged Units

Press to Restart…


I’ve moved my blog from the old domain. What used to be two distinct blogs are now merged into this one so everything technical and non-technical will go here. It’s been a long time since I last posted so I have a long list of topics that I’m planning to cover in the near future. Here’s a preview (and reminder to myself):

  • PS3 (experience so far)
  • Xbox 360 (Yes – I have one again)
  • OS X Snow Leopard on my iMac
  • X10 (status so far, things learned and mistakes made)
  • Windows XP Pro as a Home Server (X10, Prowl notifications, Web camera, and more)
  • Cat (declawed and not happy about it)
  • Kodak EX811 (displaying Web pages without FrameChannel support)
  • Home Ownership
  • Wireless bridging
  • DirecTV

Oh, and by the way I’ve been happily married for nine months.  🙂