Return to the Heating & Air Conditioning Forum | Post a Follow-Up

New Compressor or Replace AC Unit - 7 years old

Posted by baseballmom94 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 8, 10 at 23:22

We have 2 Lennox AC 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!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: New Compressor or Replace AC Unit - 7 years old

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

RE: New Compressor or Replace AC Unit - 7 years old

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

Air conditioning Florida is dedicated to provide air conditioning maintenance, ac repair and, air conditioning services at affordable price.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Heating & Air Conditioning Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here