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Need Advice - AC unit Return was completely Closed during Renovation

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  • Aug 8th, 2021 1:07 pm
Aug 6, 2021
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Need Advice - AC unit Return was completely Closed during Renovation

Recently bought a house in Feb 2021 in NJ, US and from May 2021 we have been facing issues with AC unit not cooling properly. We contacted a AC technician and finally the issue was due to missing of Return vent for AC unit.
While renovation, the seller has completely closed the Return vent and we were not notified during the deal close.
Before closing, we had the inspection guy to check all the things but he didn't not identify the missing of return vent in the house. Now we are not sure what needs to be done. All the technician says it's a complete fault from Seller side in closing the return vent and to fix the return with Duct work and AC unit completely since the unit was also not in gud condition and it is leaking the cost estimates is more. We tried to reach out to seller but no luck they responded saying the AC unit was working fine before closure. One thing I didn't understand how does the unit was working without the Return vent. We are helpless. Can you pls advice on how to take this further.
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Deal Addict
Oct 13, 2014
2663 posts
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Deal Addict
May 21, 2015
1201 posts
Sarnia, ON
Your post is confusing. You say the closed air duct was closed and you also say it was missing. Which is it?