HVAC repaired, tech says we need new. Help!
We are in southwest FL and bought this home last year and are "full-timers." A/C is Rudd RAKA-024JAZ and was freezing up. Hubby cleaned coils, etc. it worked for awhile and froze up again. Called repair person and tech said low on R22 and added one lb. He said it was the oldest unit he had ever seen and it is a 1985 unit and we needed to replace it. We have lived in this home 16 mo. He said we would have to replace both components related to R22 govt. phase out.
Do you have any way of knowing how long this temporary fix would last us, and could you recommend the units we should be considering. Our home is small, just under 1000 sq. ft.