Replacing Slant coil with A-coil

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Old 09-03-13, 10:11 AM
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Question Replacing Slant coil with A-coil

Hello,
I have a carrier Heat Pump system. My coil has developed couple of leaks and it has to be replaced. The coil is a slant type. My tech gave me two options:

1. Change the slant coil with a slant coil for $1500. This includes everything (parts, labor).

2. Replace it with equavilant capacity A-Coil from Fedders that will cost me $600 total.

I am not sure if it's ok to use A-Coil if system is orginally has a slant coil. Based on the dimensions of the A-coil it will fit inside the current Air handler but will require some work to make sure it sits correctly. This will save me a lot of money.


Any thoughts on Slant vs. A-Coil is greatly appreciated.

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Fanzi
 
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Old 09-03-13, 11:05 AM
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Properly installed there should be no problem that I am aware of. The catch is the phrase, "properly installed".
 
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Old 09-04-13, 01:11 PM
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Get a cased coil! Do not just get a coil!!!!!!
 
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Old 09-04-13, 04:11 PM
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I agree with Airman. Getting a cased coil ensures that the coil is installed close, if not exactly, to the manufacturer's instructions. It will also have the proper access panels for cleaning or replacement.
 
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