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Question DetailsAsked on 9/19/2017

I need an estimate for putting in a compressor and defrost board on and Aspen 2 ton AC

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Not knowing your exact model or location, I would expect about $100 range for the board cost itself (from a repairman - more like $40-50 bought yourself), and about $750-1000 chargeout for the compressor (about $400-550 bought yourself) - and likely $600-1000 labor cost for the repair - give or take at least 25% depending on competitive pricing and locale and such. Additional $500-1000 for the gas if the unit drained out in the course of its failure (higher end for R-22 Freon, more toward lower end for R-410a). Realize these are real rough numbers - get several quotes from Heating and A/C contractors to see what the going rate for your specific model in your area is.

I presume you have considered the repair versus replacement issue, particularly if your unit is an older R-22 Freon unit. You can find a lot of previous questions with answe4rs about the repair versus replace decision and the economics of a new unit, in the Home > HVAC link under Browse Projects, at lower left, including the cheaper gas (for a few years till R-410a is also phased out) and the new warranty benefit, and particularly the risk of a repaired unit needing a new evaporator coil for around $1000-2000 if your coil is on the older side. [They tend to last about 10 years or so, so if an older one adding the $1000-2000 bill for that in maybe a few years to the repair cost can frequently drive the decision to a totally new unit, especially if old one is R-22 refrigerant and local charges for that are very high].

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