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Old 05-29-2013, 04:11 PM   #1
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Our compressor in our A/C has crapped the bed, hopefully it will be covered under warranty.

What would be an average time to replace an compressor in a residential A/C.

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When it dies, or the costs to continue maintaining it, outweigh the cost to replace. How old is the furnace, A-coil on top of the furnace and the a/c?

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AC is 8 yrs old and furnace is 2 yrs old.

The compresor should be covered under warranty but I will need to pay for labour. The price he gave us for labour seemed high and would like to know what the average time to change a compressor is.
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3-4 hours. also depends on whether it burnt out vs seized up. if it burnt out then the system needs to be flushed with Rx11 cleaner and the job takes 2-3 more hours and filter driers need changing and new ones put on at an extra cost.
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mine burnt out and i'm no expert but it took awhile. it wasn't all that hard, just time consuming. i can see why the labor charge would be reasonably high.
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Thanks Yuri, with that time frame the labour seems reasonable.
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3-4 hours for old folk.

I'm putting my tools away in under 2 hours with the house cooling.

but we don't charge by the hour, we charge a flat rate and how long it takes is how long it takes.
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3-4 hours for old folk.

I'm putting my tools away in under 2 hours with the house cooling.
Fast recovery machine and vacuum pump.

Or should I call the EPA.
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very fast. eYe tUnk wE wUz FrEaNdZ.?
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Never post incriminating things. You would be very surprised who/what companies/agencies monitor forum boards.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:46 PM   #11
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you guys should get some German recovery and vacuum machines. very fast.

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