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Cost to replace a home central AC compressor in MA

I am looking for general ballpark figures. I don't know what brand, how old or the condition of the AC unit.

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  • George B Apr 25, 2009

    I will have some further details today on brand, model and possibly age of AC unit. If you recommend replacing the whole thing, what is the cost of installing a new one? The home is approximately 2000 sq ft and the unit is inside.

  • George B Apr 25, 2009

    Here are the details on the unit:

    Bryant QuietLine Furnace with heat/off/fan/cool switch
    Uses natural gas, it is forced air
    Series SF-F
    Model 125-394 U/C for Upflow/Downflow
    Serial 294452
    100,000 BTU
    115 V

    Currently the heater works, but the AC compressor is not working. Any idea on the cost of replacement would be appreciated.

  • George B Apr 25, 2009

    On a second note, I see that Goodman 3-4 ton gas AC with heater run about $3700 shipped to the door.

    So my additional question is:

    How much to put one of these babies in, or should I look at Carrier or Trane?

  • George B Apr 27, 2009

    what is roughly the cost of installation?



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With the phase out of R22, it is suggested to replace the system with a more energy efficent R410A system.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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    Robert Moller Apr 26, 2009

    They are all very good. Goodman is now Amana or vice versa.

  • Robert Moller
    Robert Moller Apr 27, 2009

    It varies. Check the reliable dealers listed here.



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I hope this helps,

Thank you,


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