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    Quote Originally Posted by geebee View Post
    It's all electric. The unit has been running for about 15 min then it stops for 4 minutes and goes right back on. Very weird it has never done that but until recently.


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    Quote Originally Posted by geebee View Post
    I agree with replacing. I may be selling my home in the next 6 months and trying to do the most cost effective decision. Do you think if I had it professionally cleaned the mold would come right back?


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    It sounds like you have more problems then just mold to "you"

    A home inspector might pick up on the system not running correctly regardless of being cleaned or serviced and/or they might simply state the obvious that it is past its life expectancy?

    A homes value with a dead/almost dead system is greater or lesser in value?

    Maybe selling and maybe not selling?

    Ask a relator in your area and see what they say in regards to it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Worthington View Post
    It sounds like you have more problems then just mold to "you"

    A home inspector might pick up on the system not running correctly regardless of being cleaned or serviced and/or they might simply state the obvious that it is past its life expectancy?

    A homes value with a dead/almost dead system is greater or lesser in value?

    Maybe selling and maybe not selling?

    Ask a relator in your area and see what they say in regards to it...
    X2, if you're selling or not I'd at least replace the indoor section. A good selling point is "new hvac in 2013". Unless you're in the biz and looking to buy like me... I'd like to see "crappy hvac, will negotiate selling price due to crappiness" lol.

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    Valid point. Okay so lets say I pull the trigger and do the new install. From your professional stand point what should I expect the installer to do (check Ac ducts in attic, etc) my air handler is inside my garage and with the heat in Florida it sweats pretty good. My unit also sits on a built up drywall platform which I gutted are placed a week ago.


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    An ah in the garage in Florida, though common, is a stupid place to put it. Ducts in attic are probably ok, leaky, but ok as far as mold goes. If it were my garage I'd probably build a small conditioned mechanical room in the garage for the air handler.

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    Yea I don't know why they do that it's 95 degrees out and in the garage it's about 105 and the Ac is working double. Hopefully the company I decide to go with will have some solutions


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    Quote Originally Posted by geebee View Post
    I agree with replacing. I may be selling my home in the next 6 months and trying to do the most cost effective decision. Do you think if I had it professionally cleaned the mold would come right back?[/URL]
    I CERTAINLY Wouldn't BUY a house without matched units.

    I would probably notice mold smell within about 9 seconds after entering house and Leave ASAP.

    19 year old unit is also a deal breaker.

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    Yea I do agree. I'm getting some quotes tomorrow. The smell has happened within the last month. I haven't noticed any health changes. The good thing is I don't have any kids. Is there any unit to get that's better than the other. Trane. Ruud etc


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    mold will reoccur if you don't find & stop the source of moisture.


    were you the poster with the incredibly molded return?


    best of luck.
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    If you're trying to sell the the home, the next buyer will have an inspection, replacement will most likely be recommended.
    Don't wast your money on a cleaning. That unit has had a full life.
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    I'm having a similar discussion with SO's Mom. SO wants to replace central
    system of his Mom's rental house that they are now trying to sell.
    I'm of the opinion that you price the house a bit higher & negotiate
    how much to take off for purchaser to install new unit.
    make everyone feel like they got something.

    besides...if I were buying a house...I'd rather pay extra for a better
    more efficient unit then the bottom of the barrel unit most would install
    in a house to sell.

    best of luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by energy_rater_La View Post
    mold will reoccur if you don't find & stop the source of moisture.


    were you the poster with the incredibly molded return?


    best of luck.
    No this is my first post.


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    I really appreciate all the replies. I have several companies coming out tomorrow. We will see how much these bad boys cost and what they recommend. Wish me luck!


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    Good luck. Post their recommendations ect. (No prices allowed though) and we'll try to help thin the herd with you.

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