What are average costs to replace an air conditioner coil and condenser in the US?
May 11, 2009 11:47 AM Subscribe
What are average costs to replace an air conditioner coil and condenser in the US? And, should I stay with R22, or change to R410A?
posted by Houstonian to Home & Garden (5 answers total)
My air conditioner is leaking coolant in the coil (which is in the attic). An HVAC person came by today to add coolant, and he advised I replace the coil since there is a leak.
He also recommends that I consider replacing the condenser. Currently, my air conditioner uses R22 coolant, and he recommends I stay with that. I understand the environmental concerns about R22, and why environmentally I should change to R410A.
Are there any good reasons to stay with R22?
To replace a Goodman coil (parts and labor), is $1300 - $1500 a fair price?
To replace a condenser that uses R22, for a 2-ton air conditioner, (parts and labor) is $2100 a fair price?
If I replace the condenser with one that uses R410A, what is a fair price for parts and labor?
Any information is helpful, since I know nothing about HVAC. I thought I could find this information myself, by calling around for quotes, but I'm not having much luck (they all want to come to the house, and I just want a general price range).