Asked by: Edwar Quagliarotti
asked in category: General Last Updated: 23rd February, 2020

How do I change the evaporator coil in my HVAC?

How to Replace an Evaporator Coil
  1. Park any remaining Freon in your air compressor.
  2. Cut off compressor.
  3. Cut tubing.
  4. Remove the old evaporator coil.
  5. Install new evaporator coil.
  6. Braze the lines.
  7. Don't open the lines back up.
  8. Determine if there are leaks in the system.

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Also, how much should it cost to replace evaporator coil?

The average cost to replace a Central AC evaporator coil is around $710, when the parts are under manufacturer warranty and you only pay the labor cost. Out of warranty coil repair cost is approximately $1,460 for parts and installation.

Also, is it worth replacing evaporator coil? You should replace the entire unit when… Air conditioners last anywhere from 10 to 12 years. That said, if your AC is nearing 8 years old, replacing just the evaporator coil would be like putting a brand new engine into a dying car—it's just not worth the money.

Keeping this in consideration, how do you replace an air conditioner evaporator coil?

How to Replace an Evaporator Coil

  1. Park any remaining Freon in your air compressor.
  2. Cut off compressor.
  3. Cut tubing.
  4. Remove the old evaporator coil.
  5. Install new evaporator coil.
  6. Braze the lines.
  7. Don't open the lines back up.
  8. Determine if there are leaks in the system.

Can evaporator coils be repaired?

While it's usually possible to replace an evaporator coil in an R-22 system, it's typically not in your best financial interest. When you've got an R-22 system, putting in a new coil is a lot like putting a new transmission in a 1994 Dodge Shadow. Consider the evaporator coil leak a sign that it's time for a new AC.

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