Originally Posted by terrencecolp
I have a 1976 Armstrong a/c that has a bad compressor. All things considered, should it be better to buy a new one or get the old one repaired. I can pull the old unit off and on, and as far as I know install a new one. My time is free, but I really only want to do it once and right. I would have to find a shop for repair work.
I would highly encourage you to repair the original Armstrong. It is fully repairable, unlike a new AC unit. Repair parts are available, but not necessarily easy to find. That's my free advice.