Bad experience today and damn suay. I got a guy to come and repair my aircon today. Got his contact after a google search. His name is Derrick 83164313.
First he came and demanded payment first for servicing and checkup. After paying him, he did a 5 min check and said he needed to replace a sparepart. As it was close to 5pm, he said the suppliers might be closing soon and may have to wait until Mon.
As we told him we needed the aircon to work urgently, given the haze and all, he said he will go and find other parts.
After he left, we had to call him up a few times and every time he gave impatient and rude replies. Eventually he said we need to replace a part which cost close to $400!!! When we ask him what part he is replacing, he couldn't say it out. WTF!!
Anyway, morale of the story is that, if you come across this handyman, PLEASE DO NOT use him!
I read that the price for the compressor is almost same as a brand new system, and that most people will opt to change the whole system.
IS it worth just to change the compressor?