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  1. #1
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    Professional Advice Solicitated

    I need advice on seeking more advice.

    First of all a confession, I haven't had my pro out for the last 2 cooling seasons for a tune up of our 15 y/o Armstrong Concept A/C. Lots of excuses but none hold water.

    Now for the question for you guys. Can he make a solid determination of how much time is left in my A/C. I realize he's no soothsayer, but I hope he can make a determination (during THIS year's tuneup)on how much life is left in this unit.

    The best laid plans are a 1-2 year wait, and replace the entire system w/ a 2 stage, 16 SEER system.
    We live in N. MS, near Tupelo; 1650 S/F, adequate insulation on 15 y/o house (1 story) and all windows have had shading added.

    Thanx ahead for all info.

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    He can tell you it should last several years yet.
    Or, it doesn't look like its going to make it another 2 years.

    But how far off he'll be is anyones guess.
    Its a crap shoot. If everything checks out to be working right. It should last.
    But something can crop up that wasn't apparent while he was there.
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  3. #3
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    Thanks been

    you, baldy, gunnery have provided some really great info to this total novice. I look forward to running more ideas by you guys. Again, I appreciate the advice.

    Spy

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    Thumbs up NOW or just a little later

    Quote Originally Posted by RomulanSpy View Post
    Can he make a solid determination of how much time is left in my A/C?

    The best laid plans are a 1-2 year wait, and replace the entire system w/ a 2 stage, 16 SEER system.

    We live in N. MS, near Tupelo; 1650 S/F, adequate insulation on 15 y/o house (1 story) and all windows have had shading added.
    Let's just say you wrote this thread in 2006.
    So you are ready NOW to upgrade.

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    Twilli says ghobe', for those of you unfamiliar with the Klingon language thats "no".

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    There are things to check like the ohms on the compressor and fan motor, checking the charge and so on...

    Then there is checking the overall condition of the system like rusting out, condensing coils etc...

    However, when the unit will actually take a dump is a guess.

    If it's going to nickel and dime you to death it's better, at 15 yrs old, to replace it and get a fresh warranty. If there are no real problems then hang onto it until it poops out.

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