Have not posed in quite a while. Our home is 6 years old. We have dual zone
Heat pump / central air units in the home.
The upstairs unit went out last week. We got home and the temp was 92
degrees upstairs. The downstairs unit works fine.
We had our a/c service person come out and look at the unit. They determined
there was a leak in the coil unit (I do believe him on this, as it needed to
be recharged several times this past year). Due to EPA stuff, they will not
recharge it now, knowing there is a major leak.
The units are Carrier, which I thought was a good name. Anyway, they are 6
years old, and had a 5 year warranty (figures, huh? >:-( )
We have 2 options:
1) Replace the coil unit, at a cost of $1000 complete.
2) Replace the air handler unit at a cost of $1675 complete.
Does this sound like a fair price? I don't know the brand or size of the
replacement air handler, but it is said to me much more efficient than what
we currently have, and they can fit it to all the ducting we already have in
the house, which is a plus.
The coil unit would have a 1 year warranty, where the air handler would be
another 5 year warranty.
I am leaning toward the whole assembly for the efficiency and warranty.
Thank you in advance.