Air cond not cooling


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Old 08-18-14, 04:43 PM
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Air cond not cooling

We have a 2.5 ton Goodman cooling the smaller zone of a 2 zoned single story house. It was installed in a new house in Oct 2009. It's running but not cooling. We had 3 techs check it today. 2 said the indoor evaporator coil inside the compressor was leaking and either we need to replace it or buy another unit. The part is under warranty but the labor will cost $1200-$1500. We live in the Phoenix area. Is this a typical price? What should we be wary of? We are having a hard time accepting buying a new unit for a newer house. How long should these parts last? Any info is helpful.
 
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Old 08-18-14, 06:15 PM
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Almost all manufacturers have had trouble with the evaporator coils in recent years. Many have switched to an all aluminum coil. Not knowing what the labor rates are in Phoenix, I can't tell you if the labor is high or not but in my area, yes.
 
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Old 08-18-14, 07:06 PM
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WOW -- $1500 for labor to change out an Evap coil; WOW! Phoenix guys know how to cash in on those hot weather conditions, huh?
 
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Old 08-18-14, 10:44 PM
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Grady, is the aluminum causing the problems with the coils? What were they made of before? Can the leak be repaired or only replaced?
 
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All I can tell you is in Texas $1200 is the price without warranty. You can call another tech, tell him you do not have warranty, and see how much he wants. I bet it will be still $1200-$1500.
 
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Old 08-19-14, 04:48 PM
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If the leak is in the coil, the coil MIGHT still be under warranty (not labor or refrigerant). The coils are copper tubing (very thin) & usually can't be repaired.
 
 

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