Q: Bought new home, HVAC unit not tested in Dec. AC found to be broken during summer. Should I go to small claims court?
Wife and I recently bought a new home during winter.
It was said by seller that the AC unit is new--it appears to be so.
Recently have had a need to use the AC during summer--found that it does not work.
Had 2 trusted inspections saying it is probably a faulty coil.
Ask previous owner about warranty information, nothing.
She skirts around purchasing/installation information and says it was bought online.
We have the "installer" she used come out and inspect, he said "I didn't buy the parts, they were here when I arrived. I just welded/hooked them up." We asked the him about the issue, he suggests a faulty coil. Replacement is about $800 for a new one, plus labor.
Previous seller will still not give us warranty, purchase date, install date, or dealer info on the AC unit.
Should I take seller to small claims court to have her cover the cost of parts and install? I do not have an easy 1k to spend, especially as her listing mentions "New mechanicals..."
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