The AC failed suddenly out of the blue, took it to the shop. They replaced the compressor and stated there are no leaks (after testing with dye). However, the AC now takes, on a hot day, 15 minutes to start to make the interior of the car somewhat comfortable. I took it back twice. The first time they recharged and sent me home again. The second time they said that by process of elimination, it is clear that the condenser also needs replacing. (At first they said there is no test to see if the condenser needs replacing; when I probed further, they said they could check the pressure at the input side and the output side, but there's really no need, because there are only three potential problems with the AC, the compressor, the condenser, and leaks.)
The weather report says we're in for a cool, rainy week coming up. Should I wait until the following week to take it for the condenser replacement, so as to be able to judge fairly whether the condenser replacement truly results in properly working AC?
In case you want to know about the car: 2004 Corolla. AC worked fine up until that sudden failure.