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Old 06-13-2009, 08:15 PM   #1
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Do I need to replace air handler and compressor?


I have a Trane heat pump which is seven years old. I have been told the coil is leaking and it is irreparable therefore the airhandler will have to be replaced. Is this true? It also uses R22 freon and the industry is phasing this type of freon out. Do I need to replace the compressor also? If so, at the same time the air handler is installed?

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Old 06-13-2009, 08:18 PM   #2
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No. You can replace just the coil.

But your taking a gambl on how much loger the outdoor unit will last. Sometimes its worth it. Sometimes its not.

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Do I need to replace air handler and compressor?


SOunds like you have a company that is trying to make some extra $$'s. You can get just the coil. I'd get a second opinion. If they are trying to upsell you might not even have a leak in the coil but may have a leak at a connection to the coil.
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as long as the coil leak did not pull in air and moisture to an extreme extent
you can install a new coil and clean up procedure could be instituted by the contractor to keep the compressor safe.
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