Losing HVAC warranty

We inherited our current home from my wife’s parents. The home had been passed down from generation to generation and we were now a portion of that long-lived tradition. Considering this home’s age, my mother and father-in-law had been practical enough to upgrade most items around the house. From the roofing to the floorboards and other assorted items in between, my in-laws were not so stuck in their ways like others might be. They chose to keep up with the times–at least as much as home improvement is concerned. After attaining ownership, one of the major items they had to replace was the HVAC system. The unit was literally on its last leg once they assumed responsibility for it, so their hand was essentially forced into getting a new one. Fast forwarding to present day, the upgraded system is now giving my family and I the hardest of times. For the past 2 years, the air conditioner was pretty much non-existent, which is quite significant provided the hellacious summers we experience around our neck of the woods. Once we had enough of the no cooling issue, my dear and I decided to have an HVAC technician come out and diagnose the problem. The specialist told us that our air handler unit (AHU) was leaking profusely and therefore it appeared as though that had been the case for nearly provided our issue had lasted for awhile. Since the AHU was still “new”, to us, that is, the wife and I were sure that the manufacturer’s warranty would cover most, if not the many costs, to repair it. In the long run, not only were we mistaken, but we were in that financial “red. ”

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