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Old 04-15-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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R22 heat pump/ac outdoor unit

I need a new R22 1.5 ton outdoor heat pump/ac condenser
Finding it hard to find a company willing to do it.
Can anyone help me out?
I live in a 23 year old low income condo and replacing the indoor unit isn't an option.
My neighbors had theirs done a couple years ago. I think there was less restrictions back then to put the R22 in.
I realize the seer 13 wont be very efficient with the current indoor unit but its a condo and the unit is in the ceiling of my closet and walls and ceilings would have to come down if pipes needed to be replaced.
If anyone could help me out I'd appreciate it.

Thank you



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Old 04-15-2013, 11:09 PM   #2
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any contractor can easily buy a dry charged (containing no refrigerant) R-22 outdoor unit. the trick is that then filling it with the R-22 gets extremely expensive. even for us R-22 is now a few hundred dollars a bottle. i would suggest having a contractor who has been educated in the procedure of replacing refrigerants.they get an R-22 dry charge outdoor unit, flush out the existing lines and indoor unit with a flush chemical. then once they connect the new unit they put in a different refrigerant, i would recommend R-407c for this sort of procedure. this makes repairs and the change out much cheaper than just using r-22. make sure to get a contractor that knows how to do this before you hire them. i have been to multiple trainings on this and the tech must understand many factor to properly change a half existing system to a new refrigerant.


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