My 24 year old home A\C went out some time Sunday morning. I had a tech come out and look at it, and was told that the compressor is shorted to ground, and that this means I have to replace the entire compressor and possibly the entire system.
I'm asking this community for a sanity check, since I know nothing about HVAC systems. Is a "compressor shorted to ground" really a "replace the whole kit and kaboodle" situation? Or is more information needed to reach that conclusion?