Our office has two air conditioning units. The one which is in the
basement cools adequately the basement and ground level. The 2nd floor
has an air conditioning unit which is failing. We had a repair guy come
out here yesterday to basically put a "patch" on the unit to keep the
thing running. I forget what it was called, but it was a kit added to
the compressor. He said the compressor is failing. How much do these
typically cost for a unit which can cool a floor that is about 500 sq
feet. It is manufactured by Friedrich Air Conditioning Company and is a
No, that's an 18,000 btu vertical air conditioning unit made to stand freely
in a closet environment. I think it even provides electric heat.
BTW..its has a very poor EER measurement (8.7)
Not sure how old the unit is but your best bet might be to call Friedrich
directly and ask them, based on the serial number, how old the unit is and
what a new compressor might cost. I believe that unit retails for $1800 so
you need to decide if the cost of a new compressor and whatever stop-gap
measures you've already done would out-weigh, in the long run, the purchase
of a newer more efficient (EER) unit.
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