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Short cycling air conditioner

My air conditioning unit is short cycling. I have had trouble with the unit since 2003 when I purchased the house. The refrigerant leaks out every year and has to be replaced. They have replaced the evaportor coil, the motor (both inside) and roters (I think) outside. All my neighbors have the same units and never have any trouble. I have about 20 service calls on my unit. I had to call the company back in January because some wires were left disconnected and the heating unit would not work. I have not had any trouble with the heating unit until then. I do not think the inital cause of the leaking refrigerant was ever fixed. Any help you might offer will be greatly appreciated.

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Depending onthe age of the unit it would be wise to have someone use a refrigerant leak detector to find the source of the problem. if it is over 15 years old i would probalby think about replacing the unit with a new 410A refrigerant unit due to the R-22 refrigerant getting phased out of production(the price is really going up) it sounds like the company you have might not know what they are doing i would look in the phone book and call another company and ask about doing a whole sytem leak search it might cost about $500 bucks to find the actual leak and repair it (have the guy physically show you where it is with his meter) but its a lot cheaper than adding refrigerant every year

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