The electric bill was going up higher than I'd seen since we bought the house in 18. The temps been hot here in Texas and the house seemed a tad warm or not cooling/holding temp. I go outside to the heat pump and the fan is running. I have a trane so I pull my app up on the phone and I see the app says system idle. Fan outside on top of unit running. I command the temp down I hear the contactor click. Temp inside comes down inside. System goes idle. Fan still running hmmm. I go back inside and turn system off for an hour with breakers. Flip breakers on and fan comes on immediately. Call friend whose trane repair tech. he says better call trane authorized repair. I prepaid for a summer and winter check so I call and the guy says he needs to see what's up. Takes elec panel off heat pump outside and says I see the contactor is sticking/burnt causing fan to run continuously. I need to go grab one at office and be back in 30 min. Cool. Comes back and brings a new trane replacement 2 pole 40A contactor. Pulls his I-pad out and says I need you to authorize me to replace the contactor. I look at the I-pad and it says $245. I say to him "you must be joking?" "Call your manager and see if he can do better than that. That contactor is $25 and I'm not paying you $220 for a 10 min job." I go inside and pull a Google ad with a trane contactor for $18 bucks and text the pic off the website to ac repair office manager. He says sorry...that's the cost. I said leave the burnt one in there and I will replace it myself. He was cool and said if your even half mechanically inclined you can replace that contactor. Pic of new contactor installed. I'm gonna buy him lunch when he comes back. I think $245 was taking me for a ride...what say you beeb?