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A/C recommandation in FT Lauderdale

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  1. BoulderGT3

    BoulderGT3 Member

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    I've got a compressor that needs to be replaced. I used Beard before because of a tech I liked a lot. He's gone and now I want to see if anyone else is a fit. Pretty simple job. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance.
  2. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    I've had great luck with Gulfstream Marine out of West Palm Beach. They travel to Ft. Lauderdale regularly.
  3. Pascal

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    Beard is good.

    I use True marine, they cover Mia to FTL. Small shop. Been using them for 10+ years both for my 53 hatt aand for the boats I run
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    Jay Suro 786-360-4486. Small businessman; very good and a great person.
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  6. BoulderGT3

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    Thanks for the leads guys. For $ reasons, I hope it's the compressor only. Good to have it go out now rather than the Exumas though....
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    motoryachtlover New Member

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    Hamilton did good for me
  8. Capt J

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    I use Henry with Seabreeze Marine A/C, he's been around since about the time Marine air conditioning was invented and does a great job.
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    Tom,
    Just had the compressor replaced on one of my ac units last month. Because of space restraint we had to remove the unit out of the boat and replace & solder the compressor on the dock. I would give you his name but he's up here in our neck of the woods. I bought the compressor and he installed. Whole thing less than 1k.
  10. BoulderGT3

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    My units are 9 years old. The condensers have been flushed every other season, flow well and none have leaked. Do you replace condensers at the same time? Thanks.
  11. Capt J

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    Generally I would replace the entire unit. I prefer to not have to deal with a/c break downs period. Generally a split unit lasts about 10-12 years. When the compressor blows it usually sends all sorts of debris that gets stuck in the condensor and evaporator, and then if you just install a new compressor it tends to get sacrificed a little. Then a year or two later the evaporator will go or condensor or. Not to mention your system probably has R22 which is phased out and R22 is about $65lb, and the new R410 units cool a lot better between the turbo blowers and a/c temp out of the vents being a good 10F lower usually.
  12. BoulderGT3

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    Follow up. I used Comfort Air in FTL and replaced the entire unit. Everything was covered with cover guard. Not a nick on anything. On time and on budget.

    All of this is unremakable but it's nice to work with pros that do the obvious stuff without asking.

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