I am having a new home built. The builder messed up and installed the the inside portion (gas furnace and evaporator unit) in the east side of the attic. The ref lines ran about 20'
to the east side exterior of the house. The outside/compressor unit is not yet installed.
We had contracted for the compressor unit to be situated on the west side. I pointed out the error. The contractor's "solution" was to rerout the refigerant lines up and over around the unit, up over the cathedral ceiling in the LR, and then down and to the correct location on the west side of the house, a distance they say is "just under 75'". They say "it passed inspection/code" and won't do anything else.
- 1) I've read this up then dowm from evaporator to compressor can damage the system. True? 2) Isn't this inefficient for the system? and 3) even if they agreed to move the interior unti to a better place, can the one there now be disassembled, removed, moved, reassembled and still work right and be under warranty?
I'm pretty worried.