View Full Version : Freon Leak in coil
05-28-2011, 02:49 PM
We have a Trane heat pump/air handler that is 15 yrs. old. We now have a bad freon leak in the coil in the air handler. We had one company tell us he could replace for about Price removed by Admin . We had another company tell us they couldn't replace it as it is no longer available and we would have to replace the whole unit. What/who do you believe -- do we need another opinion? I do know that there we do have to upgrade to the new kind of HVAC if we replace the whole system. Also, has anyone bought their unit through Home Depot? Thanks for any responses - we are not very experienced in this area.
05-28-2011, 02:56 PM
please remove the price from your post and read the site rules....thank you
Never hurts to get a third opinion and or quote.
05-28-2011, 08:04 PM
Any air handler that's rated for R-410A is also rated for R-22, excepting that the metering device needs to be changed to accommodate the characteristics of R-22.
Having said that, I think it's downright foolish to try and milk along a 15-year old system. That's exactly the average life of an AC or HP so why not face the music and do the job right? Hire a company that does Man "J" calcs without having to be asked and put in a new system. It will pay for itself in energy savings if done properly.
05-28-2011, 08:59 PM
Agreed. You don't want to put a bunch of money into one part of a 15 year old system.
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