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RUUD HEAT PUMP COMPRESSOR FAILURES UPKA-061-JAZ

First one lasted 1 yr 2nd lasted 5 year 10 seer unit hard to replace w/o doing the inside...

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Newer High efficiency A/C's are not compatible with the older systems for many reasons. They use a different refrigerant, have a different oil in the system for lubrication and they operate at higher pressures than the older systems using refrigerant 22 which is being phased out. It is standard procedure to replace the entire system when upgrading.

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