Carrier 38hdl slim line unit


Old 04-04-05, 11:21 AM
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Carrier 38hdl slim line unit

I live in a Townhouse in Northern California with a small - square sized patio area, therefore, I am looking into a Carrier 38HDL 3.5 ton AC Slim Line Unit.

Today's visit by a local contractor went well, yet he shared with me that the Carrier Slim Line Unit unit would be going obsolete in a few years due to rules and regaulations relating to freon(sp).

Contractors recommendation if I plan on living in my TH for a long length of time I would be better of with a Carrier 38 TXA AC Unit (box shape)

I like the Slim Line Unit as it will make a nice fit in my patio plans, its very quite, yet I am now concerned about the service and replacement needs for the unit.

Would the Slim Line purchase be a bust or is the largr Box Unit my better option for the long haul ?
Old 04-04-05, 01:21 PM
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R-22 will be phased out eventually but I would not let that be my decision maker on the purchase at all. I'm not a Carrier guy but I don't see them discontinuing a unit for that reason. It would probably be phased out if they couldn't reach the minimum SEER rating with that size cabinet though.
Old 04-04-05, 01:54 PM
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I dont think the sales guy said it right. Yes AC units with R22 cant be made much longer. BUT they will still be with us. So like to fix or work on your R22 unit. R22 can be made to 2020 and after that can be around and used till 2030. I dont think your new unit will last that long ,could be Its a lot in how much will you run your AC as to how high a SEER you want to pay for.


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