Do you know of a house, you are trying to sell or buy, that is missing the A/C compressor?
Now, there is a cheaper solution to this problem. A few years ago, new environmental laws made the A/C companies create units that only work with a new refrigerant (410A). This new refrigerant was created to take the place of the older refrigerant (R22). The problem this created, is that if one’s (R22) A/C compressor was stolen or damaged you would have to replace the whole system. This replacement would include the air handler. This made an average repair of $2,000 to $2,500 into a $4,500 to $5,000 repair.
The Solution For Some!
The A/C company Rheem has created a line of units that are technically compatible with the older R22 system. Now, in some cases, one can just replace the exterior compressor without having to replace the air handler. That can lead to a great savings, or even save a sale.
This could be a great solution for buyers or sellers who are dealing with a home that has a stolen or damage compressor.