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Replace the entire system with a more efficient one. Current EPA guidelines call for a 13 SEER system. Cost will be approx 6500-8500 depending on geographical location, size of system, and current copper size. Disagree. The evap coil may need replacement. I don't know any AC mechs that repair them but if the leak can be found it is not a large problem. 5-6 hundred dollars either way. For the price quoted aove I think you can get a 16-18 seer replacement unit.

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Q: On a 10-year-old York AC for a 3300 sq ft home the evaporator coil has a leak and upzone is not cooling should you repair or replace the unit and what is a typical price?
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