On Thursday, August 9, 2012 5:07:53 PM UTC-4, PaxPerPoten wrote:
1, 2012 4:52:51 PM UTC-4, PaxPerPoten wrote: >> On 7/30/2012 10:57 AM, jamesgangnc wrote:> On Saturday, July 28, >> 2012 6:02:12 PM UTC-4, clules327 wrote:>> My outdoor AC unit is >> dieing, I had a friend of friend come out =
and look at. A test of >> the pressure out showed about 110PSI which is about half per the >> HVAC guy it should put out. Since the unit is 14 years old he >> recommends replacing the outside unit which from what I have read >> is a good idea on a unit that old. He also wants to replace the >> whole=
inside air handler furnace etc with all new stuff. Is this >> all needed seems pointless to replace a good working furnace and >> air handler? It would be a 2.5 ton 10 seer unit likely replaced by >> a similar sized 13 seer unit. I have a licensed HVAC contractor >> coming out Monday to get a second opinion. I just want to be sure I >> know what I need. I have a suspicion the original guy is trying to >> screw me since he wants a large cash deposit before he does the >> work which I refuse to do.> > There is no rule that says you must >> replace the entire system. You will be switching to the new >> refrigerant and you will need to replace the outside unit as well >> as the A-coil and housing section inside. If your furnace is in >> good condition you do not "have" to replace it. Unless you opt for >> more options like variable speed or multi-stage that your current >> furnace doesn't do. That is a ridiculous statement. A New furnace >> will fit the New A coil housing like a glove, plus have the blower >> capacity to properly balance heating and cooling. Also the >> revamping of the tinwork in the ducting will only have to be done >> once, instead of now and later when furnace does crap out. As an >> entire change out. It will be cheaper in the long run and also give >> better service. If bucks are in short supply...Well one must do >> what ones billfold dictates. Keep in mind the new systems are a lot >> cheaper on fuel...And fuel will apex this winter..Big time..Along >> with food and every other commodity! > > There's nothing ridiculous about it. You have no idea what his > existing air handler and heat is or it's condition. We We? Apparently you didn't do your homework. Are you and Stormy closely related? don't even > know where he living. He might be in central florida and run his > heat 3 weeks a year.
I only saw two posts from the op. I didn't catch a location in either. If you did share it.