New Compressor or Replace AC Unit - 7 years old

baseballmom94July 8, 2010

We have 2 Lennox AC units...one large unit and a smaller unit for the second floor. They were installed when our house was built in 2003. We found out today that the smaller upstairs unit needs a new compressor. Should we replace the compressor or have a new unit (possibly bigger) installed. Our neighbors just replaced their Lennox unit with an Ameristar.

Need some advice on whether to repair the compressor or replace the whole unit...can anyone offer some input? We've never had to replace or repair an air conditioner in any of our houses and I can't believe this has only lasted 7 years. Thanks in advance!

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dougl99

Replacing the outdoor unit could also mean replacing the indoor coil to match refrigerants. I don't like replacing compressors in out of warranty residential units. They generally come w/ a one year part warranty and check w/ your contractor on the labor. New units will tend to have a 10 yr comp warranty. It's also not uncommon to replace the unit/compressor only to find out the indoor coil caused the failure and the coil also needs to be replaced.

my two cents

    Bookmark   July 9, 2010 at 12:29AM
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kathysierra

Hi, it will be better if you go for a professional help.
Check with your service provider and get it fixed.

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    Bookmark   July 9, 2010 at 8:37AM
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