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  1. #1
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    Improve compressor life or disadvantages to Hard Start kit for A/C

    Are there any disadvantages to installing a Hard start capacitor kit for my central A/C unit? I mainly want to extend compressor life, although it would also give an advantage of running my A/C unit during power outages with my generator. I’ve read about some things exploding, etc.

    (I can’t post links yet, but search for 5-2-1 hard start kit).

    There’s something else called the MicroAir easy start system, is that a similar thing? Although looks bulky for an easy installation.

    (Can’t post links, but search for Micro Air easy start system).

    How much would an HVAC technician charge to install this?

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    Whatever their going rate is. We don't allow any prices or cost talk here.

    It could extend compressor life if you have power problems at your house.
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