I hired Ideal Home Comfort to diagnose why my air conditioner was not cooling - the technician advised me that the system was leaking with the following repair estimate:
1) Leak search ($220.00)
2) 8Lbs of R-22 Gas ($1200.00)
3) Leak Repair ($120 / HR)
Something told me the quote was not accurate - during the diagnosis the technician initially indicated the system was charged and almost full - a few minutes later this suddenly changed to the system is flat. This hesitation and quick change of diagnosis had me thinking twice.
I called in another HVAC repair company for a second opinion, technician notes differed COMPLETELY. The technician advised that the system was ALMOST FULL, and that the issue was in the thermostat. The thermostat was programmed for two stage operation, but the furnace was wired for single stage. My issue had nothing to do with the gas leak as advised by Ideal Home Comfort.
It costed me $225 to repair my A/C. Ideal Home Comfort was ready to charge me thousands!
I DO NOT recommend this deceptive company to anyone for any HVAC services. Contacted this company via email to voice my concern on July 17, 2017 and have yet to receive a response. UPDATE: No response back from Ideal Home Comfort.