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\015 Hello we had a snow storn in ky on feb. no power after everthing came normal my heather star to have a problem. I contract a company they say the compressor is down they say i have to change, sear changes dictate mandatory replacement..They say i need a new system..My house is only 4 1/2 year..i call the insure they say i need call another company to go and look my system i did and now they say only i have to changed is the compressor. Is good to change only the compressor? Do you think i will have problem latter? please lets know because the first company tellme if i changed only the compresor i will have to have problem latter.\015\012\015\012Thank you for you help\015

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Changing the compressor and capacitor and filter dryer should be no problem.
\015\012How old is the system? It may be under warranty. Most systems are 5-10 year warranty on the sealed system. That inckudes the compressor.
\015\012What exactly is the system doing or not doing?
It depends on how old your system is. A heat pump that is 7 years or older I would recommend replacing the system and not just the compressor. Yes the first company is right in saying that you have to install a higher S.E.E.R. system (assuming yours is less then a 13) that is an EPA law. You can replace just the compressor however, if the system is older then 7 years you will start to have other parts breakdown soon. It's less expensive to replace the compressor but in the long run it is more cost effective to replace the system for both future repair and operating cost reasons. Good luck and don't forget to give me a Fixya rating.

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