the run winding on my heat pump compressor failed and
is completely open (zero resistance). it is one year
and seven months out of the 10 year compressor warranty.
contacted the local business who originally installed
the system and asked for quotes on (1) replacing the
compressor versus (2) replacing the entire outdoor
unit. total price for replacing the compressor (about
$1200) versus replacing the entire outdoor unit (about
at these prices, i prefer replacing the entire outdoor
unit. but, since the business no longer is an approved
dealer to install the original brand, they want to install
a different brand of outdoor unit, to be used with the
original brand of indoor unit.
my question is: is it wise to run a different brand of
outdoor heat pump, than is the brand of the indoor air
this is a residential, single phase, air cycle, split
system, heat pump.