I have a 10.5 year old heat pump (of course only 6 months out of warranty) that developed a leak last fall. Since the back up heat worked all winter I never knew (other than excessive propane use). Now with cooling upon us, I quickly discovered the system wasn't working.
Original installer came out and discovered a compressor leak, noticing oil laying in the pan. He recharged the system with 15lb of R-22 and said he would come our for a leak test and repair.
The price of the R-22 recharge was marked up nearly 4 times from a retail figure. Is that normal or am I being gouged?
Secondly, with a 10 year old unit, should I consider a replacement or repair.
I have a Lennox 4ton system installed complete with furnace 10 years ago.
Thanks in advance for all your advice, mods- I'm trying to determine a reasonable mark up, not looking for price or cost.