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This company offers heating and cooling sales, repair, products, maintenance and related services.
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|Problems with Product/Service||1|
|Total Closed Complaints||2|
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Business ManagementMr. David Vernon, President
Heating & Air Conditioning Air Conditioning Repair Air Conditioning Contractors & Systems Heating Contractors
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0607 SW Idaho St
Portland, OR 97239 (800) 878-1285 (503) 234-0611 Directions
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|Neutral Review||3 points per review|
|Negative Review||1 point per review|
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|5/19/2015||Problems with Product/Service|
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Complaint: On 12.16.13 I called Sunset Heating to tell them my heat pump (they installed) was not working. They indicated someone would come on 12.18.13 between 1 and 4 PM. ***** from Sunset came, very nice guy, he said must be a mis-communication I didn't know you had no heat and I would have no way of repairing it but even if I could, the compressor is out and the unit needs to be replaced. He said I can't do anything and I certainly won't charge you anything. He said he would let the office know that I need a salesman to come out and give me price and confirm that it is irreparable. He was onsite 10 min total. I called 12.19.13 the office for status. **** didn't have any info on it and said she would find out and call me back. She called back twice to confirm she was sending out a salesman and the same person could also re confirm that my unit needed to be replaced, which would be tomorrow between 1 and 4. 12.20.13 - 430 pm another person came by, I said are you the salesman, he said no, must have been mis- communicated but I can tell you your heat pump can't be fixed, spent about 5 min at the house and said please call them back and tell them you need an estimator. 12.20.13 - 443PM I called Sunset again, they said sorry we will have a salesman call you. 12.23.13 - 1242PM Sunset called to see when I would like someone to come. I said I have no heat so soon would be good. They said ok let me see who is available and we will call you back. 223PM the GM called back, said no one is available due to the holidays so he could come on 12.24. I said OK. 12.24.13 8AM I called Sunset back, I asked to reschedule to 12.26 due to holiday. They said fine, we will be there at noon. 12.26.13 1210PM I called to see if they are coming, was told he was already there and no one home. Not true I was home all day and I even had the front door open at noon for him. GM came back, in horrible mood, spent about 5-10 min looking and measuring and left, said he would send me a estimate. 1.6.14 - 1253PM - I received a billing for 139.95 and called Sunset. I explained what had happened to the person on the phone. She then said well, our technician was there over 2 hours so you owe us this money. I said no that is just not true and I was also told by your representative, *****, there as no charge because nothing could be done. They she put me on hold. She came back in a few minutes and said OK, we are charging you 89.95 for a trip charge. I said no, let me please repeat myself, I was told without question there was no charge. Then she said, well just buy a new system from us and we will take it off your bill. I said I haven't decided on a new system yet and I was told I was not being billed. She said, OK, I will call you back within the hour, I need to call the manager and you will hear back from me. Instead of calling me back, she sent me a past due notice with interest. I am appalled at this business practice. They installed this system in my house 24 years ago and have done all the maintenance on it ever since.
Desired Settlement: As I was told more than once there was no charge, since the system was so old, by their own people, I should not be required to pay this bill. This system being 24 years old, I would think is already in their record book, they installed it. I don't mind paying for service I have received, I have paid every bill they have sent in the past, but this is ridiculous and no way to treat a long time customer.
Business Response: Initial Business Response /* (1000, 6, 2014/02/18) */ I apologize for the misunderstanding on *** *****'s account. Having pulled the information about the activity on his account, we see that we made a coding error which charged his account. We recognize our mistake and will credit off the billing mistake. We also apologize for the communications issues within our office. We have addressed this internally so people understand our customers frustrations when their accounts aren't handled correctly and professionally. So, *** *****'s account will have this mistaken billing removed. Thanks Final Consumer Response /* (2000, 8, 2014/02/19) */ (The consumer indicated he/she ACCEPTED the response from the business.) I accept your apology and offer to remove the billing from my account. It is unfortunate it had to come to this. 95% of the communications with your company have been positive and over the years I have enjoyed your service. I felt I had no where else to go for this resolution as calling and explaining was not going anywhere. Thanks.