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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by MX2, May 24, 2006.
I think its called the condensing unit? I think mine is broken
Depends on size but it is likely to cost at least $2K depending on what part of the country you are located.
We paid $1800 2 years ago in CA
if you do it yourself...depending on the size of the unit...
$400 - $1000
Depends alot on the size and efficiancy
A 2 1/2 ton (small) 10sear (not very efficiant) should run $800-1000 installed
And they go up from there, for a high efficiancy unit for a larger house your probably more in the $2500-3500 range
I am too little to do all that by myself
Unfortunately, Ronstang's correct. Additionally, being that it's summertime (or almost depending on where you're at) expect a 40% "penalty fee" for needing AC during the summer. :roll:
Go with whatever fixit company offers the best warranty in writing. You can't live w/o AC.
Just wanted to put the cost of the unit into perspective...
why do you think it is dead?
Last night it was sparking, so I shut it off until this morning when I could go out and see things better. I turned on the AC and the outdoor part didnt even come on
First thing you should do is have a repair guy look at it. Many times the compressor is frozen (stuck) and the repair guy can bump it a few times with higher voltage and it will free up and start working again.
You can't use a swamp cooler there?
Thats starting to sound like the fan motor, which is relatively cheap compared to replacing the compressor.
Yeah, I am definitely doing that, but I just wanted to know what the damage on worst case scenario would be.
I am spoiled with central air I gotta have it I tell you!
Sparking = sorta bad thing.
Sparking last night + won't turn on this morning + assorted bad smells = you need a new compressor and assorted shiny, expensive parts to go with it.
It may just be the breaker or a fuse in the disconnect box located on your house next to the unit.
I would have a service man look at it and give you an estimate. Depending on the age of the unit and the damage, you may be better off just replacing it.
Yeah, the unit as about 8 yrs old.
Wow...how big was the mouse....
I don't blame you
Don't even have an option here, A/C or nothing.
Come on down to Texas! Here it's A/C or die
And I ain't kidding, every summer we loose too many elderly because they can't pay their electric bill and try and tough it out with no A/C
I'm not sure if it's nationwide, but in my area, they are phasing out 10 SEER units. most sell 12 & 13 now. So more $$$
How are you going to buy one without an EPA license?
It's 13 SEER here in CA as of the end of January.
You need a license to buy freon, not the unit.
I think they're doing the same here, although I did manage to get a 10 SEER installed this year.
I lucked out last time with a $25 part and a friend of the family HVAC tech. He told me you rarely need to replace the entire unit. The worst would be the compressor which for me would have been $400 plus labor.
You don't need a license to purchase a unit.
However, I do have my license to purchase refrigerant.