Goodman AC Problems


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Old 04-03-08, 12:24 AM
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Goodman AC Problems

I need help.

I currently have two 2 ton Goodman HVAC units in my home. I realize they are considered to be below builder grade but they have done a great job thusfar. They are 8 years old. One up and one for downstairs both 10 seer. The house is a 2000 sq ft house. The up unit is no longer cooling. The condensing unit fan works and air blows into the upstairs but no cooling.

A repair man came and refilled with freon and went on his merry way. Later that evening, the cooling stopped. He came back out and said the A coil was leaking. He called back later with a quote for 700.00 to replace the acoil. He said he could not get a 10 seer coil anymore and that he would have to replace the 10 seer with a 13 seer. Now, he also stated that if he were to use a 13 seer coil, the warranty would be worthless unless I replaced the condensing unit. His quote for the a coil and a new 2.5 ton Goodmaninstead of the existing 2 ton

back later with a quote for 700.00 to replace the acoil. He said he could not get a 10 seer coil anymore and that he would have to replace the 10 seer with a 13 seer. Now, he also stated that if he were to use a 13 seer coil, the warranty would be worthless unless I replaced the condensing unit. His quote for the a coil and a new 2.5 ton Goodman instead of the existing 2 ton one would be 1950.00.

My questions are as follows:
a. Is his quote high for the a coil replacement?
b. Is his quote high for the condensing unit?
c. Can we just replace the a coil and not the condensing unit, since the condensing unit is working?
d. If so, will we need an expansion or fixed metering device?
e. Why can we not get a 10 seer coil anymore?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 04-03-08, 02:05 PM
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First there Id get 2 more bids for the job. Its the GOV that has made the SEER of the units go up and companys cant make the old lower SEER units.
 
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Old 04-03-08, 02:53 PM
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Goodman A coil issue

Thank you. I gather you think that 1950 is a bit high for a coil and condensing unit replacement?
 
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Old 04-03-08, 05:11 PM
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Labor varies widely, the is no right or wrong here. The prices you've been given are not unreasonable.

But as Ed says, go and get at least two more bids.
 
 

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