My Air conditioner does not produce cold air, however heater part in Furnace works just fine. Air conditoner Unit is at least 20 years old and have no coolent left in the system. I am looking to change air conditioner before coming summer. A HVAC professional suggested to change air handler/electric furnace along with Air conditioner and he quoted $4500 for that. That is out of my budget, there please guide if I can reduce cost by DIYing some aspects of this project.
Here is the some facts:
House: 1200 Sqft Aparment-type condominum where Air conditioner unit is two floor above on roof-top. Electrical wires and Copper pipe lines are all in place on the roof-top and needs no replacement. I am comfortable with Electrical work but not sure about the tuning and installation of central air conditioner unit.
My objective is reliable work with minimum cost. What do knowledged people here thinks? What could be challenges in doing it myself?
Shall I get some help from HVAC professional and do some work myself to save some money? or wait a summer to save money and get this project done next year?
Thank you for any inputs.