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kamiller73
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FYI.. it's working fine, but recently we had a guy come out to look at it to do a tune up or whatever it is they're suppose to do and he said we had like 5 coils that were completly clogged and needed to be replaced. Now the way I understood it, it was just the coils which he hand guestured were small that he was going to replace and when the guy came by today he had a big box with him so I suppose he was going to replace the whole thing (evaporator coil). He originally told me he was just going to replace those 5 coils so I got confused. Is he just out to make a buck on a poor (literally) girl?? :oops: Any input on this would be appreciated.
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Oh and one other thing, isn't the evaporator coil on the bottom of the unit?? Cuz when you look down into it from the top you can't see the coils at all and he never took the whole unit out or took off the front panel to examine the coils. Sorry if this is a silly question.
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Johnny
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I would get someone else to check it also
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Robert
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Hi,

You can't just replace some of the coils, you have to replace all or nothing if that is what is needed.

Downflow furnaces :


Gas furnace = A-Coil at bottom

Electric furnace = A- Coil at top



Get another reputable hvac tech for a second opinion.



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Robert
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kamiller73
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yea that's what i figured. ok thanks alot guys!!!
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You're very welcome, happy to help.


Take care and best wishes,
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