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    tehrui is offline Junior Member
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    Default Replacing Central Air Conditioning Unit

    Hello Everyone,

    I think this is one of my first posts but I've been a long time lurker.

    My parents own a house in Boca Raton, FL that is currently being rented out. My sister has been dealing with tenant/issues etc for the past few years but lately she hasn't really had time to commit to it so I am taking over. The house already has central air with the split units. Recently the indoor unit started to leak water (not from the condenser), I had a tech go out from a company that used to be called Del Raton Air and clean out some coils but was told if it keeps happening it most likely needs to be replaced as it is starting to show its age.

    Long story short, it started leaking again and needs to be replaced. Had a rep from the same company (now they are called Vans One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating) and they gave me two estimates on two different units.

    RHEEM 2.5 ton Verticle Unit

    14 SEER $5942 after an FPL discount
    16 SEER $6858 after an FPL discount

    I'm not familiar with this area of work so I don't know if RHEEM is a good brand or if the prices sound okay, there is no price break down on the estimate of parts vs labor. I know my parents converted our house to central air here in New Jersey (new unit + adding vents, etc) and paid around 5k, so to have only the system units replaced leads me to believe it should be less work than that. Regardless, just thought I would put this out there and see if anyone can chime in.

    I was just down there a few weeks ago and will probably make a few more trips down this year. Any recommendations on contractors down there would be helpful as well. The house needs a new roof, new windows, and a few other small things inside that will most likely be done this year. Also if anyone is in Real Estate in the market and can give me some rental market insight I would greatly appreciate it.

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    RHEEM is good quality stuff. I'm not sure what the water leak is all about since there's no water in these systems. It's possible it's just not draining properly or it's freezing up due to improper charge or drain arrangement.

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    When the tech came out he said one of the coils needed to be cleaned (I think to drain properly like you mentioned) but he wouldn't do it because he felt if he took it out it would most likely break and the company wouldn't take on that liability. Attached is a picture of the water from when I was down there 2 weeks ago when it first started.

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    first try to clean the coils, if u break then change it . 6k its a lot of money
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