Need some quick air conditioning help
Here's the situation:
* I am the owner/landlord of a large house with two A/C units.
* One unit failed and is used to cool an add-on bedroom and the enclosed patio.
* The failed unit is 23 years old and is a 1.5 ton a/c.
* It is hard to find someone to rent property so I will bend over backwards to make my tenants happy. I do not want to disturb them too much and they must be present every time a technician arrives. Both tenants have full-time jobs.
I attempted to have it fixed yesterday and discovered it wasn't economical to repair. Minimum of $700 due to one part replacement, service call, and $50/pound of freon to recharge. So I will replace it with a new unit. The technician of the first company I called will give me an estimate to replace the unit but will have to bring more coworkers and to enter the attic where the air handler is. This will require a second visit and the tenants will need to be home again.
Asking for a verbal quote, he said it would be around $4,500...