Purchasing a New AC Copper VS Aluminum

Old 06-11-13, 08:46 AM
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Purchasing a New AC Copper VS Aluminum

What is deal -- is cooper better?
How much $ better.
Old 06-11-13, 01:40 PM
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I see you are from Florida. If you are close to the coast, aluminum will corrode quickly due to the corrosive salt air.

Really good aluminum is generally better than really poor copper. Really good copper is a whole lot better than really poor aluminum. You will have to be a little more specific for a recommendation here.
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What exactly is your question about? Pipe, wire, what?
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If you are posting about evaporator coils, I would prefer aluminum.

If you are talking about condenser coils, I would base my decision on something other than copper or aluminum. A Copeland Scroll compressor with an unloader over a Bristel 2 speed, who is offering a better warranty, or most importantly, quality of installations should be considered.
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aluminum is cheaper and lighter
but the copper is the best in heat transfer

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