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Question DetailsAsked on 5/12/2014

air conditioner leaks refrigerant , repair or replace?

air conditioner has been added refrigerant in 2012 and is now not working again. repair or replace?

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Depends on the condition and age of your system, plus the cost of repair, versus the energy saving and ten year parts warranty of a new system. Tell us more if you can.

Many refrigerant leaks today, are in the evaporator coil (indoor cooling coil), almost all are unrepairable, and the cost of new coils has skyrocketed in the past few years. So if it's the evaporator coil, might be best to replace.

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Answered 6 years ago by BayAreaAC


There are a number of recent questions with answers dealing with similar issues - particularly with the issue of Freon (R-22) coolant units tht cost a bundle to recharge, and the price going up continualy as it is being phased out. You can look in the Home > HVAC item in Browse Projects, at lower left, for these questions - some ask about leaking systems or ones needing recharging, others about replacing or fixing A/C system.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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