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Experience:  Furnace, A/C and heat pump specialist.
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Ac has refrigerant, holds pressure, fan & heat work.

Customer Question

Ac has refrigerant, holds pressure, fan & heat work. It's electric but not blowing cold? Ideas?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Ps this is for a three story town home with unit on roof
Expert:  airheatman replied 12 months ago.

Can you provide a few more details? Model on unit?Do you have refrigerant gauges to tell mew what the pressures are doing? Is compressor coming on?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I'll try to get more info
Expert:  airheatman replied 12 months ago.

Look forward to helping you.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Ac guy says compressor is out cost will be an 1k
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
His order is here can I find cheaper repair or part? Say part ab 400-500 the rest labor etc & no charge for refrigerant
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
See here
Expert:  airheatman replied 12 months ago.

That price is actually pretty good. You could save the labor if you have equipment to replace, but you would need gauges, welding rig and vacuum pump to do the replacement.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
to get compressor replaced 1k is fair?
Expert:  airheatman replied 12 months ago.

Absolutely. 3 ton Compressor will run about 600 bucks. Most ac companies charge at least 80 an hour and will take between 3 and 4 hours including replacing, vacuuming system and charging and there will be some misc expenses like a filter drier, welding and solder, ,capacitor, etc.