I am looking at an investment property that has a dual HVAC Trane system sitting in the back of the house. Thieves have vandelized the unit for the copper. From what I can tell the heating side is ok and untouched. However, the AC side has the coils missing that are under the fan. Also, the copper lines have been cut to the "pot" that holds the coolent. Sorry, not sure the correct term, but it looks almost like an air tank so I am guessing that is where the freon goes.
I called an HVAC guy I have used in the past and he said you cannot repair something like that, but offered to replace the unit with a York for about $$$$$ (2.5 Ton unit).
I am sure it is just easier to replace, but is that really the case you cannot repair the unit? The unit appears to be new (within the last 5 years) so if I can spend under $$$$$ to repair, I would take the gamble I think.
Please let me know your thoughts? Thanks!