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  1. #1
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    Dual-Fuel HVAC Compressor Cooked

    I have a 15-yrear old America Standard dual-fuel heat pump. The service man just left, bad news, the extreme heat (104 degrees) apparently cooked the compressor. Don't know the cost for a new compressor, but I figure it'll be nearly $. My gut tells me that I'd be better off replacing the unit - especially being that old. I 'd appreciate your expert opinion/advise. Thanks.

    Pete (The Oldfella)
    Last edited by beenthere; 06-30-2012 at 05:50 AM. Reason: price

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    At that age Id replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ar_hvac_man View Post
    At that age Id replace it.
    what he said.
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    Thanks, much appreciated.

    Pete

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    There is a twist to this story. It appears the my system (compressor) will not respond at temperatures over 95, this is the third time I noticed this issue. After the temperature drops to 94/95, the compressor comes on - does this mean it is a somewhat normal issue, or should I pursue the replacement route.
    Since it does cool off for evening/night comfort, I am hoping this thing will continue to work, even if it's part time, until Fall? Again, thanks in advance for your advice.

    Pete

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    I don't believe the"Extreme" heat killed your compressor. There's another issue.

    Lots of places consistently see those temps all summer! You're obviously not 100% convinced either or you wouldn't be here asking, I'd try and get a second opinion.
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    I would change service comanys first and get the real problem repaired if the compressor runs and cools at 94 degees doubtfull its bad

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