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What is the average life expectancy for Trane compressors and

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What is the average life expectancy for Trane compressors and TXV? I had both replaced recently on my five year old XL14i (R-410A) The labor only for the repairs was 2000.00. The parts were still under warranty. Is it reasonable that both of these would fail at the same time? I live in Phoenix, so the temps can be extreme in the summer. The technician seemed vague about how he pinned these conclusions down.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Tim H. replied 6 years ago.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help! The life expectancy for compressors is based on a lot of factors: maintenance of unit, how it was originally installed (charged properly, etc), load over the years (how much unit runs), type of compressor, etc. Under average conditions I would expect a compressor to last 15 years. Typically I haven't seen a lot of TXV's go bad although it can happen. The labor of $2000 seems a bit excessive for what should have been a 3-4 hour job.
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