Mid-Florida Air Conditioning Inc. / Service scam!
I was a customer of Mid-Florida Air Conditioning Inc. when I first bought my house. I bought a five year warranty with them. Every year I called them to do the yearly checkup on my air conditioning system (which is a Ruud) and they have been giving me service for four years.
A little while ago I talked to a friend which is a professional in air conditioners, refrigerators etc. and he told me that big companies like Mid-Florida don't give you the required cleaning in the yearly checkups that the air conditioner needs to last a long-time. I decided to tell him to give me the checkup the fifth year and to my surprise when he took out the evaporator, he said it looked like a twenty year old air conditioner (and Mid-Florida NEVER gave it acid cleaning which is required).
Fortunately I found this out early enough so it wouldn't cause problems with other parts, and my air conditioner is working in excellent condition know. The air conditioning companies want to charge you around five hundred dollars for acid treatments which is a basic cleaning that is needed, and he only charged me a hundred and twenty five dollars.
DO NOT TREAT YOUR AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS WITH BIG COMPANIES LIKE MID-FLORIDA. THEY WANT YOUR SYSTEM TO LAST AS LEAST POSSIBLE SO YOU CAN SPEND MORE MONEY IN BIG REPAIRS OR BUYING A NEW SYSTEM. WITH THE BASIC TREATMENT HE GAVE MY SYSTEM IT WILL LAST MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS. COMPARED TO ABOUT TEN YEARS TREATED WITH MID-AIR.