Florida Heat Pump repair

Discussion in 'HVAC' started by fcremc@netscape.com, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Dec 28, 2007 #1

    fcremc@netscape.com

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    I would like to know about having my Florida Heat Pump system purged & new refrigerant with a new dryer & water flushed & anti freeze added. The repairmen said it would cost $869.00. Is that reasonable?

    Thank you,
    Fred
     
  2. Dec 28, 2007 #2

    CraigFL

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    That's a new one on me.... I'm not sure I understand why you would do this. If the system is sealed, it should be ok for many, many years. Has it been discharged and open for a while? Even so, I don't know why it would be necessary. I had one unit of my two unit system compressor die and I didn't get it repaired for almost 9 months. The repairman replaced the compressor, installed a suction filter and pressure filter and started it up. It's been running fine for years now.
     
  3. Dec 29, 2007 #3

    glennjanie

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    Hello Fred:
    Craig is right, the refrigerant gas doesn't wear out, it only leaks out. There's no such thing as changing it. The water is mixed with a food grade anti-freeze and does not need to be changed either; just keep it full because any air will make the pump loose its prime.
    I think that guy came by here a year or so ago. I thought he was relying on the internet completely now; guess I was wrong.
    Glenn
     

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