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Armylis 09-30-2012 02:23 PM

furnace replacement and evaporator coil leak
Can replacing a furnace cause a leak in the evaporator coil? Must the technician handle the evap. coil during replacement of the furnace?

clocert 09-30-2012 03:38 PM

Yes, they both in there together.

Nickhvactech 10-02-2012 07:14 PM

Depends if they had to move the coil to perform the install.. if its just a simple furnace replacement its unlikely they damage the coil. IF its a leak that can no longer hold freon.. its likely they accidently punctured the coil, if the coil is aged and has a small leak, was most likely there prior to replacement

beenthere 10-02-2012 08:11 PM

On a standard split system furnace with A/C. The indoor coil is disturbed during the change no matter how careful you are. So a leak at the press sheet can happen. Its an incidental thing. Many companies will inform their customers of the potential before they change out the furnace, and offer to install a new coil at the same time at a lower price then if they have to come back later and change it out.

ben's plumbing 10-02-2012 09:04 PM

yep it does happen... doing install in the morning informed home owner coil is 23 yrs old it may get damaged ....she is a tough one ...if its not broke you won't fix it:laughing::laughing: can't sale her a new a/c system ...been servicing her a/c for 15 yrs it won't die...ben sr..... by the way its running better than some new ones..

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