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posted on 8/8/2007

I have a 24 year old 2.5 ton Carrier outdoor air conditioner unit that appears to be leaking coolant.  In 1999, we installed a new Carrier gas furnace (58YAV070-12) and evaporator coil (CD5AXA036017) and they seem to work fine.

I know that I need to replace the outdoor unit soon, but want to know if I can replace just the outside unit and match it to the existing indoor units.  Is that possible? Service techs say I should replace both, but Id like some second opinions.

If it is possible to replace just the outdoor condenser, what are the drawbacks?  If the inside unit subsequently fails, whats the worst case scenario? Could I just replace the indoor coil to match the new outdoor condenser or would I have to buy both a new condenser and a new coil? 

Thanks in advance for your advice.


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replied on 8/10/2007

yes they should all match. since you have model numbers for all they should be able to match you with something.  people replace just condensers all the time.  i would give them the mod.& ser. numbers of your furn. tell them the coil numb. you have and ask them if that suitable for a 2.5 ton condenser. if you can call a supply shop. let me know if this helps.


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replied on 8/13/2007

Thanks for the advice.  I was able to get a new Bryant outdoor unit and matching new uncased coil each with a 10 year warranty (5 on the condensor itself) for about the same price quote for the outdoor unit alone.  Next day service to boot!  Thanks, George

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