The NBC “Today” show recently showed a “sting” operation on air conditioning contractors which they did apparently because of the major heat spell that has affected nearly all of the country. This particular operation occurred in New Jersey and the portion shown on the program can be seen at http://t.co/fWRSgIF4.
Since the program was aired, HVAC chat rooms have been filled with conversations about, not only the program details, but the implications as well. To sum it up briefly for those that haven’t viewed it, an industry expert disconnected a wire on the a/c unit and then supposedly six contractors were called to find and solve the problem. None of the six called reconnected the wire, charged a nominal amount, and went on their way. All six attempted to install parts or perform other operations to run up the charges.