New circulation pump

Discussion in 'Vertical and Horizontal Loops' started by LaForge, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. LaForge

    LaForge New Member

    I have WaterFurnace model ATV045D110CLT. It is 15 years old. The repairman says that it is $925 to replace a bad circulation pump and purge the loop. And then $425 to replace the second pump at the same time just as preventive maintenance.

    He also says to furnish and install a new condensate pump is $189. And to recover and recycle R-22 charge and weigh to factory specs is $599.

    Do these prices seem reasonable? And even if I do replace the one bad circulation pump do any of the rest seem reasonable?

  2. Bergy

    Bergy Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    You may want to do a little searching on the net for pricing...

    Why do you need the refrigerant charge removed and weighed back in?

  3. urthbuoy

    urthbuoy Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader


    Pumps are relatively expensive and the few hours labour to purge a system seems fair.

    Condensate pumps are cheaper but there is probably a little labour included in their pricing. This is something most folks can do themselves.

    Don't throw away any functioning pumps you're replacing. Good spares.
  4. LaForge

    LaForge New Member

    The air conditioning wasn't working and the high pressure light was on. The repairman suggested replacing both circulation pumps (one was broken), the thermostat (because I replaced the original geothermal thermostat with a cheaper one when it broke but which has now been working for 12 years), the condensate pump, and have the refrigerant charge added and weighed. It all seems a bit much even if the unit is 15 years old. I hate to be taken but this is an area that I don't know much about and am hoping some experts might be able to give me some advice.

  5. waterpirate

    waterpirate Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    A simple philosophy when doing service or paying for service is as follows. Fix the broken part and take advice on other service. Fix the broken part and pay to go looking for other marginal parts, and verify. I prefer fix the broken part, check operation of unit. If operation is good after circ pump change out......
  6. Palace GeoThermal

    Palace GeoThermal Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    I would replace both of the pumps and call it good.

    Can you get a second quote on replacing the pumps?
  7. jag616

    jag616 New Member

    Seems to me you need a new circulation pump and $925 is way to much.And to recover the the refrigerant and recharge why since thier two seprate loops.

    I would suggest looking around for just a new circulation pump from another company.

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