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Coil blew up on outside unit, is it better to fix or replace whole unit?

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Depends on where the coil is leaking. Also the age of the unit. If it is just a small leak a serviceman can repair it. You have to look at how much it will cost to repair, And the cost of new unit.. The new unit will be a 13 seer and may not match the inside coil. . Also some Companies are selling 10 year parts and labor warranties with new units. Look at the leak on your coil to see what caused the leak. Most of the time it a rubbed line or drier leaking. If you have to cut away fins. Buy another condensing unit. When you cut away the fins you loose heat conductivity. Higher head pressure could cause damage to unit. Rusty

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