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This company offers servicing and repair of AC systems and household appliances.

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2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
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Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 2
Total Closed Complaints 2

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BBB file opened: January 04, 2007 Business started: 12/02/2002 in 0 Business started locally: 12/02/2002 Business incorporated: 03/15/2007 in TX
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Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation
920 Colorado St, Austin TX 78701
Phone Number: (800) 803-9202
customerservice@license.state.tx.us

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Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Business Management
Mr. Chad Bailey, Owner Ms. Dottie Bailey, Office Manager
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Chad Bailey, Owner
Business Category

Appliances - Small - Service & Repair Dishwashing Machines - Service & Repair Heating Equipment & Systems Cleaning & Repair Microwave Ovens - Service & Repair Washing Machines & Dryers - Service & Repair Ice Machine Repair Air Conditioning Contractors & Systems Heating Contractors Heating & Air Conditioning Air conditioning & Heating Contractors - Residential Air conditioning & Heating Contractors - Commercial Air Conditioning Equipment - Room Units Appliances - Major - Parts & Supplies Appliances - Small - Supplies & Parts Garbage Disposals - Household Ranges & Ovens - Service & Repair Refrigerators & Freezers - Service & Repair Air Conditioning Repair Air Conditioning Systems - Cleaning Appliances - Major - Service & Repair

Alternate Business Names
A C A Appliance & Air Conditioning LLC ACA Appliance ACA Appliance & A/C
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  • 13987 W State Highway 29

    Liberty Hill, TX 78642

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Complaint Detail(s)

1/15/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Additional Notes

Complaint: I asked ACA Appliance company if they serviced Fujitsu Mini Split A/C's. They stated they did. They sent a technician out who stated he had never worked on one before and would have to call tech. support to find out how to fix the unit. After two weeks of my mom being without a heater in the house they finally offered a solution. ACA Appliance's tech. recommended I pay to have the system recharged and that should fix the problem. I paid their company $55 for a service call and $324 to recharge the system. The system is still not working. The freon all leaked out. When the Tech. came back out he admitted to me that he had not leak tested the entire coil, only the front. The leak was found on the side. So now, their company wants to charge me $500 to replace the leaking part and recharge the system again. Had the company properly leak tested the unit before or even after recharging it, all the freon would not have leaked out. The company refuses to admit any wrong doing. They refuse to offer a refund. It's been more than 5 weeks of dealing with this company, I'm out over $300. And there's still no heater working in my Mother's home.

Desired Settlement: I am happy to pay for the $55 service call, but I would like the $324 to be refunded to my credit card. Thank you in advance.

Business Response: On 11/14/14 our technician, **** *******, went to *** ********* ** ** ******* to diagnose an issue with his Fujitsu Mini-split a/c system.  These are the notes **** wrote on the invoice: 

MINI SPLIT NOT WORKING
FUJITSU M/S MOD: ASU15RLS2 SER: JBA000546
CHECKED OUT MINI SPLIT. OPERATION INDICATOR LIGHT RAPID FLASHING, ECONOMY & DICATOR FLASHES (NOT AS FAST) & OCCASIONALLY TIMER INDICATOR LAMP FLASHES. NO MAJOR POWER SURGES RECENTLY.
MORE RESEARCH IS NEEDED CALL TO ADVICE RETURN DATE & LATER TIME

**** spoke with Mrs. ******* regarding the system, the error codes and the definitions of those codes. The owner's manual does not clearly define the meaning of the error codes.  Due to this, **** had to contact Fujitsu directly (we have worked on this brand and many other brands of mini-split systems, however it is not possible for one person or one company to know what every error code on every system means).
**** explained to Mrs. ******* the need to get the correct definitions from the manufacture and that he would get started on that immediately.  He spent some time over the weekend doing online research trying to contact tech support.  He also sent Fujitsu an email on Sunday 11/16.  After a few days of not hearing back from the manufacture, **** asked Suanne in the office to do a little more research (since she sits in front of a computer day in & out and he spends his days at customers' houses).  About a day later Suanne was able to locate a phone number for Fujitsu.  This number led **** to customer service who in turn was able to get him in touch with tech support.

**** was able to discuss his findings with tech support.  They explained to him that the codes are reflecting a loss of refrigerant.  They did also explain to him that the system would perform corrrectly in the cooling cycle with a low refergerant pressure level however it would not function properly once switched over to the heating cycle. Fujitsu tech support also stated that because it was functioning properly up to this point, it was very possible the unit was just not charged correctly at the time of manufacture. This would explain why it seemed to work one week but not the next.  Tech support also requested **** to call back while he was at the unit.  When **** returned to the house on 12/3 (about 2 weeks later as this is how long it took to get someone from Fujitsu to help us), he called tech support again, as requested.  The tech, ******, that helped him at the time stated the pressure readings should be 240 - 420psi.  **** was coming up with a pressure reading of about 170psi.  **** cleaned the condenser coil & added the neccessary refrigerant to increase the pressure to the point that Fujitsu said it should be.  **** charged $324 to fully charge the system to the required level.  This would now put the total amount Mrs. ******* paid at $379.  This amount falls within our normal range for charging a system - $289 - $479.  This amount would cover a leak test if needed within the following 30days.

Now here is when things got a bit tricky:  Once **** pumped up the system as instructed by Fujitsu, the system started giving a completely new error code.  This happened after their tech support had already closed for the evening.  A return visit was scheduled for Friday 12/5.  By the time **** called Mr. ******* Friday evening, he and his mother were on their way to dinner and asked **** to reschedule.  **** offered to come out the weekend, on his time, if he was out & about.  **** ended up getting sick that weekend and was unable to go back to the house.  He did, however, return on Monday 12/8.  This time Mr. ******* was there for **** to meet with & discuss the problems.  This time when he reached tech support for Fujitsu, he spoke with Ray.  Ray at Fujitsu stated the refrigerant pressure readings should actually be 400 - 500psi.  At that point **** requested a case number to be issued due to the continued problems and the inconsistancies with the information the Fujitsu techs were relaying.  **** wrote the case number on the top of Mrs. *******'s owner's manual.

On 12/8, **** was able to get the pressures to the point at which the 2nd Fujitsu tech said it should be. **** also tightened the service valve cap, line set connections at outside unit, & the inside line set.  The unit was performing to specs before he left.  After about 30mins of running & heating the cottage, **** requested the home owners to join him in the cottage to show the unit was functioning properly.  He showed the temperature coming out of the unit and, at their request, adjusted the angle of airflow.  **** explained to them the need to do a leak test if the system had continued problems.  As far as we knew all was well as we did not hear back from them.... until 12/26.

Since 3 weeks had passed since ****** last visit, he then decided to perform a leak test.  **** leak tested the inside connectors, the outside unit connections, the service valve and the condenser coils.  He found the leak in between the 2 condenser coils.  After this discovery, Suanne, in the office, and **** both spoke with the local Fujitsu dealer about getting the part covered under warranty as it is very apparent this is due to a manufacture's design flaw.  The replacement unit would have to be ordered and would take about 2 weeks to come in.  
The part was covered under warranty not the labor.  We offered a replacement labor charge of $550.
Normal labor charge for any warranty coil or condenser is $850 - $1000 minus 1/2 the amount charged when the system was originally pumped up & tested.  Our labor charge for her warranty unit is $979. We were deducting the full $379 leaving a remaining balance of $550.00
While is sympathize with the many issues going on with this particular unit and the amount of money she has already invested in it, Mrs. ******* does not have to continue using our services, however, none of the $379 will be refunded to due the extensive time, work, research & refrigerant that has been put into trying to get this unit up and running correctly.   
We stand behind the work that has been performed thus far.

Consumer Response: Complaint: ********

I am rejecting this response because:
I would spend the time to show all the instances they are not telling the truth but I'm tired of wasting time with them. I'll just make sure to let everybody I come in contact with know what my opinion is of the service I received from this company. I trusted them. They abused that trust. They lied multiple times. They are lying in their little story about the chain of events. I learned a good lesson. Hopefully I can keep other people from learning the same lesson about this company. 
Regards,

******** *******

Business Response: Nothing stated in the previous response was a lie, nothing was exaggerated, nothing was left out.  We have invoices from each visit that were completely detailed and signed by either Mrs. or Mr. *******.

I will gladly provide the BBB with copies upon request.

6/19/2012 Problems with Product/Service