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I replaced my whole heat pump system 3 years ago with a Carrier Puron unit. The installer called me this week and told me that I needed to replace the puron after the third year at a approx cost of $275-$300. Is this needed??????

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Howdy. I have been reading for about 20 minutes about Puron systems and cannot find any info to support that statement. If there is more to the situation, like a leak or some issue with that particular model, then possibly. I would recommend asking at least 2 other contractors in your area if that replacement is really necessary (and how much it should cost) before shelling out the big bucks.
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Tell him you already had it done. lol. Unless you misunderstood what he told you no! You don't need to replace the Refrigerant weather it's Puron or Freon. It doesn't wear out. Ever. If your system develops a leak and you loose the Refrigerant it will have to be replaced but you will know you lost it because the system won't cool and heat like it's supposed to. I would report the installer to the better business bureau.

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