My AC unit recently stoped cooling as much as normal. I live in
Arizona and during the day, the unit only cools to around 80 degrees.
At night, it can keep up no problem. So, I called a service guy and he
came out to look at it and told me that my suction valve was stuck wide
open. According to him, this means my compressor is shot and needs to
My current system is a Carrier 3.5 ton compresser with a 10SEER rating.
It's 10 years old.
What I would like to do is keep my coil and gas furnace in place and
just replace the condensor unit outside. Unfortunately, 10seer units
are no-longer sold. I have talked to a couple companies and some say I
can and some say I can't put a 13seer condensor in without replacing
the coil and furnace.
So far, the best deal I've found is for a Bryant 12seer replacement
Can anyone help me out here? I would like to know if I am going in the
right direction here by just replacing the outside unit. I'm planning
on being in the house another 5 years.
thanks for the help