Not being in the US, the concept of a coverall home warranty sounds a bit bizarre! here in Spain we get things like the electricity supply company offering a “warranty” for €5 per month, but truth be told I cannot work out what it actually covers. Needless to say we don’t have it, and I don’t know anyone who does.
On the subject of AC, which is essential for guests here in July and August, I decided to get our units serviced a couple of months ago. When we had our house in Istanbul it was a annual palaver getting the AC guy out to do the service and charge the gas, if needed.
Popped over to the local LG AC shop, and in my best Spanish asked the woman how much it would be and when could they do it. After I told her what system we had and where the inverters were located, she asked was the temperature fine and did it all appear to be working?
Yes to both says I. Well then, she say, no need for us to come out. If the temp is fine, the gas is fine. If all other functions are fine, the unit is fine. All we would do is clean the filters and you can do that yourself. She then took me through how to clean the filters and how to check if the coils needed cleaned as well, it was a little bit someone explaining to a five year old how to open a door
Here’s our card she says, you can contact us 24/7 if you ever have a problem.
If she’d turned round and said €X per unit, as long as it wasn’t excessive, I’d probably have happily paid it. We’re looking at putting a couple more units in our part part of the building, maybe next Spring, and you guess who’ll be our first port of call…
Moral of the story I suppose is that if anyone needs an honest AC repair company in Jerez, PM for their details