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06:20PM | 07/03/14
Member Since: 07/03/14
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Hello, I have a 13 yr old Rheem 5 ton condenser. When the HVAC came out to do an annual checkup he noted that on the floor of the condenser there was Freon leakage. He told me that because the leak appeared to be in the pipes near the steel casing, and b/c the pipes are very thin, it was almost impossible to repair and that I would need to replace. Does this make sense to anyone--he said that usual life is 10 to 13 years anyway. If I did go the replacement route, would it make more sense to replace the R22 system with an R410a system? Thanks for any help/advice.
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