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A/C servicing in Markham area?

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Mar 27, 2004
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A/C servicing in Markham area?

Anyone can recommend an AC technician..my AC isn't blowing cold enough.

thanks
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Put a set of gauges on it and write post the numbers. I'll let you know what's wrong with it
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tmkf_patryk wrote:
Jul 11th, 2018 5:33 pm
Put a set of gauges on it and write post the numbers. I'll let you know what's wrong with it
I ended up getting someone to come look..the freon was low. The guage was showing around 40. I have an old system, still sues R22

Whats a good price on a 2tonne AC UNIT? installed.
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I got a quote for a 2 tonne ac unit by goodman 13.5 seer for 2k$ installed...and for a 60000 btu furnace 95% efficiency for 2100..thoughts?
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This happened to me a couple years past. AC blows room temperature air around the house. The AC's compressor does not start up and fan spinning only.

If the above is yes, Google or Youtube "AC replace capacitor".

This is a common problem and can be fixed by yourself by replacing the capacitor at a cost of 10-20 bucks. It's easy to see if the capacitor is blown. It looks like a coke can that's heated and expanded and about to pop.

Instead of being gouged for several hundred/thousands, worth taking a look before you buy.

Good luck
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the tech refilled with freon. everything runs fine again... I got an old ac that still uses r22.
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oasis100 wrote:
Jul 12th, 2018 8:16 pm
the tech refilled with freon. everything runs fine again... I got an old ac that still uses r22.
Hey, can you send me the number to your guy. Having same issue.
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Dec 24, 2007
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Hello OP

Do you mind posting the estimate you got for the freon refill?

Family friend might need to do this.

Thanks


oasis100 wrote:
Jul 12th, 2018 8:16 pm
the tech refilled with freon. everything runs fine again... I got an old ac that still uses r22.
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If you had to refill, that means you have a leak and the problem will return in time. Also dont think they are supposed to refill without doing a leak search.

I topped up my old R22 unit once but it only lasted a year. I got a new unit through Four Seasons and Craig.
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Dec 9, 2013
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I just got my 20 year old AC vacuumed, and pressure tested at 200psi with nitrogen and then refilled with r22 for $360 about 2 weeks ago.
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I also paid 360$. Not sure how much the tech put in, but the PSI was reading just under 40, and he refilled so it read about 65.

The tech said it takes too much time and costly to do a full pressure test, and may not even find it.
I know its just a band aid solution right. Hopefully just last me for the summer and then next year I will revisit looking into buying a new AC.
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My quote is Goodman 13.5 seer, $1950 installed.

oasis100 wrote:
Jul 12th, 2018 3:45 pm
I got a quote for a 2 tonne ac unit by goodman 13.5 seer for 2k$ installed...and for a 60000 btu furnace 95% efficiency for 2100..thoughts?
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