Consumer Reviews of Coleman central air conditioners
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- FRCS (2 reviews)
Date created: 2017-12-11 Name: John Doe
"It's all about the installation."
Most air conditioning and heating equipment is very comparable brand to brand. It is the installation and how well it has been maintained over the years that makes the difference. If you have a new system installed and right away you begin having problems.. It is very likely that it is due to the installation. Every contractor has a little trouble with an install once and a while.. It's part of doing business. But, he or she should always fess up to the real problem at hand and take care of it. All major manufacturers test each unit before they ship it for defects. I have been installing these systems for more than 20 years and I have only found a "new" system to be defective a handful of times. When someone says they are a tenant and they had someone come out to fix there old existing ac unit that never worked and now that it works their electric bill is through the roof. It's most likely because they have an old in-efficient system from the 70's or 80's and now that it does work and they are using it every day they are seeing the effects of an old in-efficient system... High energy draws. If you want to run your a/c and have a moderate bill... Keep your thermostat above 75 and change your filter every three months. And or buy an efficient system (16 seer and up). It is the responsibility of whoever lives in the home to replace the filter... No one else's!! Just because your a/c or heater does not work the way you think it should doesn't mean Carrier or Coleman or Trane or Goodman make sub-par systems. There is a lot more to it than the brand. When considering any home improvement (tenants excluded), you should always get three estimates. After getting your estimates. You should have a pretty good idea of which contractor knows what they are doing and who doesn't. If you're still not sure after three, get three more. Estimates are free!! Don't go with the cheapest estimate!!! They either don't know what they're doing or they're going to cut corners to keep the cost down. Either way, it's not in your best interest, plain and simple. Go with the middle guy (granted your gut is in agreeance, important!!). I can go on for days, the simple fact is, the manufacturers are all doing "about" the same thing. There are no trade secrets (especially with standard efficiency equipment 14 seer 80% efficient furnaces). As long as it is installed PROPERLY it will last 10-15 years as it should. Pay the money, have it installed properly and you will enjoy it for many years. DON'T BASH THE MANUFACTURERS FOR THE INSTALLERS POOR WORKMANSHIP!!!
Date created: 2017-06-26 Name: Lyle Otremba
Location: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Beautiful installation detail: neat and very well done. The team also did a remarkable clean-up. System runs flawlessly, too. Highly recommend the Coleman system, and Advance Temperature Solutions to install it.
Date created: 2017-05-30 Name: Debra Roy
Location: San Rafael, CA
"sPECIALIZES IN MANUFACTERED HOMES"
I selected my unit and contractor because of the recommendation of Clayton Homes of Santa Rosa where I purchased my home. I like the fact that Scott specializes is installs for manufactured homes, easily pulled my permit, and got the work done quickly and efficiently. I do wish the price had been a little lower, after doing some research it seems I was a bit overcharged, but not by much. Scott was patent, thorough, and took a lot of time with me explaining my unit and my new thermostat. The install was accomplished quickly (in about 3.5 hours) and they cleaned up after themselves quite well. There have been no hot days since my install so I haven't had a chance to use the unit yet.
Date created: 2016-11-23 Name: H West
Location: Waterford Works, NJ
K&S Heating and Air Conditioning did an outstanding job. It only took 1 1/2 days to replace the heating and air conditioning systems. This was also a change over from oil to natural gas. I am neutral on the system because it has only been installed for less than 45 days. So no drastic heat or cold experienced yet.
Date created: 2016-10-20 Name: Larry & Peggy Wiederhold
Location: Fayetteville, OH
"Fifty shades of gray"
We are very satisfied with our new AC and the contractor that put it in. Overall it was a blessing to have our air working again.
Date created: 2016-10-01 Name: Susab
Location: Red Bluff, CA
"Has cost me a fortune in electric bills"
I am a renter in a 1450 square foot 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. I am a single mother of two daughters. I moved in here in August 2014. The A/C is a stand-alone unit sitting in the ground outside. My power bills began to become a problem almost immediately. A/C guy came out because the unit wasn't cooling. 1st visit: replaced capacitor. Still had problems. A/C guy came back two weeks later: replaced burned out motor. After this, my bills became completely unmanageable. Landlord swept it under the rug and forgot about it even though I was reporting high bills to her monthly. PG&E came out this summer to service the unit. Had to replace Freon, about one pound, he said. He said at that time that the unit may be too small for the home. I keep it set at around 74-75 because I cannot handle the heat. My most recent bill was $862! This unit is awful. It doesn't cool my house on hot days, it is obnoxiously loud, and it is prone to problems it seems. Again, I am just a renter, but unfortunately, I am paying the price for the complete piece of junk sitting outside and I am most often sitting in a hothouse. I would never purchase this brand. Just had to get my two cents in. Have a great day!
Date created: 2016-08-30 Name: Gretchen
Location: New Orleans, LA
Had this installed 6 years ago, constant problems. Freon leaks, you name it. Got the 10 year warranty, but it does no good when it doesn't work and a shady A/C guy says he regrets offering the warranty, because he has to be out here constantly. What's worse is we recommended this guy to two friends, same unit as us, same problems.
Date created: 2016-07-27 Name: L. Brown
Location: Miami, FL
"Unhappy in Miami"
I live in a senior condo. Had to replace my air handler. I chose to replaced the complete system because I was told that central AC units would not be using Freon after year 2020. After the installation I complained to the contractor that my air handler is very loud to the point of being noisy, plus it it not cooling sufficiently. The unit actually acts like a noisy fan. To feel the cool air you would have to stand directly in front of the vent. It has only been a month since he installed it and he has come back several times to try to remedy the problem to no avail. I told the contractor that I believe that the air handler is defective. I feel like telling him to take the entire system out but unfortunately I have already paid him. I called Coleman and was told to have an expert check my problem out. He is the expert. He is a licensed contractor and yes, he did pull a permit. What should I do?
Date created: 2016-05-21 Name: C. Thomas
Location: Bothell, WA
"A/C and furnance install"
Contractor did a great job, and the unit is nice and slim so as to not take up too much space on the side of our house. Overall great experience with the unit and the installation.
Date created: 2016-05-11 Name: D Evans
Location: Snyder, TX
"Coleman central air"
Have had the unit for one year now. There were some problems when first installed. It was blowing fuses. The installer came back out and said it was pulling too many amps. They then installed what he called a hard start kit. This seemed to take care of the problem and so far we have had no other problems
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