ssingh1945 wrote:.... the carbon-tax killed off compressor repair in Australia. Please explain. Thanks.
The stupid Gillard Govt. classed refrigerants as one of the MOST damaging as far as Global Warming is concerned.
The result was that the price of the gas rose DRAMATICALLY.. To the point where to repair a blown compressor and replace the gas (which you virtually must do) , pushes the repair cost to the point where a NEW fridge is more acceptable.
The NEW fridge from China, is exempt from Carbon Tax.
The repaired fridge cost, is far more because of the tax.
So - if the compressor is blown, then it just goes to the tip, and a pipe gets broken along the way, so that someone does not have to pay to recycle the gas..
Net Result - In order to save the world, FAR MORE refrigerant is released into the atmosphere..
The practical proof... Back some years, I would replace a compressor every few weeks.
Now - I have not replaced one since the Carbon Tax was introduced..
AND - don't expect the Chinese product to last... I am seeing them unrepairable at 3yo..
A friend has a small cool-room (Meat Processing).. He said that the repair cost for gas replacement, was $3000.. plus the compressor etc.
BTW - I suspect that there will be no warranty repairs, either.. Just replacements..
The replacement would have NO environmental tax...
The repaired unit certainly would have an unrecoverable environmental tax
Repair of new models is more difficult - the pipe-work is SOoooo thin, it is easily destroyed..
PS - and the other is the insurance companies --
-- they offer you a discount for increasing your excess and you think that is an acceptable RISK..
Problem is that it wipes out MANY of the things you insure for.. like fused motors and broken glass..
( Too late once you have the problem )