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I have a 3 ton split system using a Rudd 3 ton condensing unit model UAHE036JAS . The compressor is going bad and I would like to replace it with a new condensing unit operating on R-22 . I do nt want to change the indoor unit as it is only 2 years old and is in perfect condition. Can I still buy a 3 ton R-22 condensing unit.

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Both the other solutions are NOT proper Advice, i'm not saying this a put down, but if you want it to be right both of those answers are wrong
The truth is if you replace the condenser weather its a heat pump or strait cool, you need to match the equipment inside, ALWAYS use matched equipment otherwise your setting yourself up for failure. I've seen a ton of mechanics in my industry really mess people up by mis matching, Also you can install or service anything with refrigerant in it with out an EPA license. Trust me do it right, cause I hate having to tell people after its to late. Another thing these two are not telling you is that you need to match the metering device to the outdoor unit in order for it to work properly as well, and by the FLUSHING is risky on a coil, ok with line sets but risky with a coil.

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Try searching on Craigslist in your area! It is a free online ad sight for local people to connect and swap things or sale things! It is great for finding HVAC systems at second hand prices! R22 condensing units are on there frequently! www.craiglist.com

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Only if they are still available in your area. Goodman still has a few R-22 units left in Texas the last I heard and that is only if your local supply stores can order them. They are getting to be far and few between since they have stopped making the equipment. You might also get a second opinion, a lot of companies are just trying to benefit more by replacing everything, but you could still have a R-22/410A compatible indoor coil and copper line set, they just have to use a flush kit to get all the old refrigerant out of the system. 410A is easily contaminated and runs at a lot higher pressures, that is why they want you to replace everything, but there is still hope. It will save you a little money just having the system flushed and replaced with 410A condenser, but only if compatible. Hope this helps and good luck!

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