WAYNE -- A Dunlow couple is suing White's Electrical & Refrigeration and Nordyne, Inc., for breach of contract after they installed a heat pump and air conditioning system that never worked properly.

Alonzo White, the man doing business as White's Electrical & Refrigeration, was also named as a defendant in the suit.

On Sept. 8, 2010, Larry G. Copley and Anita L. Copley entered into a contract with the White and his company, wherein he was to install a new Westinghouse heat pump and air conditioning system in their home for the contract price of $5,900, according to a complaint filed Aug. 30 in Wayne Circuit Court.

The Copleys claim the system has never worked properly and is unable to properly regulate the temperature in the home.

Since the completion of the installation, the Copleys' home has not been cooled or heated properly and White has failed and refused to correct the defective product and/or workmanship, according to the suit.

The Copleys claim they have had to expend time and more money to have other contractors repair the unit to even make the unit temporarily function.

The Copleys' residence is currently consuming far more electricity that expected, with electric bills in excess of $2,000, according to the suit.

The heat pump and air conditioning system was manufactured by Nordyne, according to the suit.

The Copleys claim the defendants breached their contract by failing to install a functional unit and for failing and refusing to correct the system.

The defendants were also negligent in selection and installation of the system in the Copley family's home, according to the suit.

The Copleys are seeking compensatory damages. They are being represented by Scott D. Maddox.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge James H. Young Jr.

Wayne Cicuit Court case number: 11-C-169

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