I have a 2 ton rated rheem ruud heat pump ac for my upstairts.
Originally this unit was installed in '85. 11 seer I think. It
lasted until 1999 which I thought was reasonable.
I replaced the whole outdoor condenser unit then.
Now the compressor seems to be fried again. Coil to ground short
only 8 years later.
First question is that it seems a bit to short of a time to fail.
Just out of warranty of course. what do you ya'll think? I think
they did it right on the repair, purged the system and installed 2 new
dryers one going in and one going out.
Problem is now they are telling me that due to newer seer ratings with
higher freon volumes in the condenser outside it is necessary to
replace the indoor air handler evaporator as well. I'm not sure I
buy this but I wouldn't be surprised that due to some increased
efficiency attempts by mfgs that quality and reliability has suffered
so maybe they are more peaky tweaky, faily, now.
I am kinda getting burned out on heat pumps (pun intended), tired of
it now. So the other alternative is just to go back with a plain ac
unit no reversing around. Unfortunately, they are implying the same
problems about matching and saying that now the older 2 ton indoor
unit must be matched to a 1.5 ton outdoor unit.
Any relevant URLs you can suggest that might save a lot of googling
for me? I suppose I know just enough about hvac to be dangerous. But
I want to be sure I'm doing the right thing and not falling for a