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
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 I’d like some second opinions.
If it is possible to replace just the outdoor condenser, what
are the drawbacks? If the inside unit subsequently
fails, what’s 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.