When is it time for a property owner to finally get a construction litigation lawyer involved?
I have constructed a timeline where as a homeowner, I was the one that has questioned our HVAC licensed contractor about his installation. He installed 80% gas furnace units in a non-vented attic space. I brought this to his attention and several other poor installation items after reading the installation instructions and paying for another hvac to support my findings. After meeting and agreeing to change the gas furnaces from 80% to 95%, I thought we were better off. Thank goodness I ordered a building permit for the second attempt as the first attempt the contractor did not order one. Building inspection failed, I called our OEM of the HVAC equipment and requested they come out to validate the installation was done correctly. Our contractor and HVAC distributor representative showed up by request of our OEM HVAC customer device folks. After reviewing the installation, the HVAC contractor left us stating we don’t owe him anything and that we could find another contractor. We have filed a formal complaint with the TX Department of Licensing and Regulations. The HVAC distributor representative is not able to run any ACCA measurements without a licensed HVAC person. The HVAC distributor confirmed that our contractor did not share nor figure any measurements for our house. Our HVAC distributor representative didn’t know why the HVAC chose a 3 Ton where a 2 Ton upstairs application. We have two units 3 ton unit for downstairs and now 3 ton for upstairs with incorrect sized plenums along with other failed installation instructions. We are waiting for the Texas State investigator to make contact with us. Glad to share timeline if needed for review.