Replacing AC Outside Condenser Unit
Hi, thanks to my dog, I have to replace the outside condenser unit before we can put our house on the market. I was hoping to just replace the coil, but I've heard repeatedly that it's probably cheaper to replace the whole unit.
Here are my questions:
- I was quoted $2,200 for a new 3.5 ton Lennox Elite 13, installed and recharged. Is that reasonable?
- I was told that they can't reclaim the R-22 already in the system because it might be contaminated, so the $2,200 included a recharge with new R-22. This sounds fishy to me.
- I asked if the compressor from the old unit would be worth anything (it's about 13 years old but has never given us a problem). He said I could keep the old unit but they would just junk it. Really?
Thanks in advance for your responses!