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warranty on Rheem A/C unit
Amount: $3,300.00 for the cake
Posted by: homeownerhell in Knoxville, TN.Posted: May 9th, 2009 07:05PM
Contractor: A-1 FinchumBTUs:
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Carrier 2.5t Installed
Amount: $5,200.00 for the cake
Posted by: Ourranch2009 in Pittsgrove, NJ.Posted: April 30th, 2009 11:04AM
Contractor: SearsBTUs: 30,000
I got a quote from Sears for a new system with Puron for just under $5200. A Carrier with 10yr warranty, 13seer. I had ducts installed 2 years ago with a new heating system.
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3.5 ton Comfortmaker
Amount: $3,500.00 for the cake
Posted by: Shaun Jenkins in Auburn, GA.Posted: April 30th, 2009 03:04AM
Contractor: all season heating & airBTUs:
I purchased a 13 seer 3 ton condesing coil with a variable speed air handler heat pump unit all installed for 3500.00 :) I think I got a steal!!
They said they charged me cost on the equiptment and 1000.00 to install it.. Hope that helps.. Atlanta Ga.
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replacing a Carrier system
Amount: $5,700.00 for the cake
Posted by: Carol in Anderson, SC.Posted: April 29th, 2009 03:04PM
It looks like we're going to have to replace the ac and furnace we had put in the house when we bought it 21 years ago as the leads to compressor have corroded and keep falling off. We've been quoted a price of at least $5700 on a Lennox system, but we don't have anything in writing and we keep hearing different estimates for different systems from the same contractor. Our house is only 1100 square feet, 2 bd, 1bth, and only worth, tops, about ~$80,000. We also plan to (finally) move in about 3-4 years. I don't want to spend that much money on a system for such a small house. Am I being unrealistic?
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Cost of new R22 2.5t - 3t compressor and new inset lines
Amount: $0.00 for the cake
Posted by: Julex in West Hartford, CT.Posted: March 24th, 2009 07:03AM
Contractor: Looking for.BTUs: 2.5 - 3.0 tons
I would like to hear what an estimated cost of 2.5t or 3.0t compressor/condenser replacement unit running R22 and about 25-30ft of new inset installed would be. Evaporator coil and ducts already in place and working ok. Old outdoor unit and pipes developed leaks over years due to improper slab installation and age.

The work would be done in CT.

Thank you.
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Central Air Unit
Amount: $4,080.00 for the cake
Posted by: Aundrea H. in Salisbury, NC.Posted: March 20th, 2009 06:03PM
Contractor: SearsBTUs: 4 tons
I had my old unit replaced with a Kenmore 13 seer 4 ton unit. I needed some wiring done on the outside, a new coil put in the furnace on a 2,100 sq ft home. The Sears salemans first gave me a price of 5700.00 then came down (I never take the first price, and I can`t afford the first price) The finally price was 4080.00 and a free 3day/2night vacations with 12 months no charge on my sears card or 5% off the price. I have been riped off by contractors too many times, and never trust the ones that go to chruch!
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Combo AC and Furnace Energy Star
Amount: $5,500.00 for the cake
Posted by: R.F. in St. Louis, MO.Posted: March 20th, 2009 01:03PM
Combo AC and Furnace, Energy Star compliant, highly efficient
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New heating and air unit
Amount: $6,200.00 for the cake
Posted by: jan R in orange park, FL.Posted: March 12th, 2009 08:03AM
Contractor: home depotBTUs:
I have been quoted 6,200 on a 13 seer trane unit. My home is 2000 sq ft. Have I been quoted to much?
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heating and air combo package w/ duct work
Amount: $8,800.00 for the cake
Posted by: gdp in Wichita, KS.Posted: March 11th, 2009 04:03PM
we are looking into getting a trane 14 seer gas/elec with heat pump variable speed 2 stage ac/heat package unit installed with all ductwork on 1000 sq ft house. does this amount seem high or right about normal?
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new ignighthter & run capacitor
Amount: $1,500.00 for the cake
Posted by: HOSED in Cedar Grove, NJ.Posted: March 3rd, 2009 03:03PM
Contractor: service professionsalsBTUs:
Replaced the ignighthter & run capacitor + Cleaned hole system. How much should this cost on average ??
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zoned a/c
Amount: $10,000.00 for the cake
Posted by: a user in Ormond Beach, FL.Posted: January 28th, 2009 01:01AM
How much do you think it should cost to make an current home a/c system into a zoned system? The house is 3700 sqft home?
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AC quote
Amount: $4,000.00 for the cake
Posted by: Sharon in Cocoa, FL.Posted: December 23rd, 2008 02:12PM
Contractor: local privateBTUs:
I was just quoted $4000 for a new AC to cool a 1000 sq ft home. The inside and outside system and connections I'm told need updating to handle a new "puron" system. Do you think this is too much?
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ac two kenmore s alergy/humidifier
Amount: $22,000.00 for the cake
Posted by: eddie in houston, TX.Posted: December 17th, 2008 07:12AM
Contractor: searsBTUs: 4 tons
a quote for ac cetral air
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Converting from radiators to Central heating - NO existing ductwork
Amount: $0.00 for the cake
Posted by: Jersey Guy in Jersey City, NJ.Posted: October 19th, 2008 01:10PM
I'm thinking of converting the old steam boiler with rads with an HVAC system. There is no existing ductwork. Can someone please share their experience if you had a smilar thing done? What was the cost and size of the project?
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Contractor
Amount: $3,699.00 for the cake
Posted by: Joe Corbett in Fort Myers, FL.Posted: October 16th, 2008 09:10AM
Contractor: Service Managers A/CBTUs: 24,000
Replacing Air Conditioners is very predictable and routeen. That is why we offer Up-Front Pricing. Visit joecooling.com to see our prices. No strings attached.
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Cost variance
Amount: $5,100.00 for the cake
Posted by: John J in Jackson, MS.Posted: September 27th, 2008 09:09AM
Contractor: AC & HeatingBTUs: 5 ton
Just to show how much difference contractor costs may be. I got a full AC and furnace quote of $5,073 from an American Standard contractor and $5,900 by Trace. The Lennox exclusive contractor qouted $7,100. I highly question whether Lennox brand is worth the extra money.
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Price Difference
Amount: $5,300.00 for the cake
Posted by: SoCalAc in Murrieta, CA.Posted: September 5th, 2008 09:09AM
Contractor: Brookside Air ConditioningBTUs:
I was quoted $5465.00 for the installation of a new Amana air conditioner and furnace. The unit is an Amana ASX 14 seer / 5 ton system. Upon installing, the contractor stated that the 5 ton was not needed and he recommended the same model in a 4 ton system. He then said the new price would be $5300.00 for a difference of only $165.00. I am certain the estimator quoted me a much bigger difference in price originally. She now says that there is very little difference in the price from a 5 ton to a 4 ton, but that the price variance from a higher seer is much greater. Isn't there more of a price difference between the 4 ton and 5 ton units?
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Replacing Unit
Amount: $0.00 for the cake
Posted by: dew in Tuscumbia, AL.Posted: August 7th, 2008 02:08PM
Contractor: BTUs: 4 ton Unit
I am trying to get some idea of a cost for a unit without being taken. I need to replace the unit, electric a/c and gas heat (gas pack). It is NOT a split unit or a heat pump. Does $4500.00 sound like too much.
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Did I pay too much.
Amount: $2,100.61 for the cake
Posted by: Thomas Williams in Camden, AR.Posted: July 16th, 2008 12:07AM
I had one condenser disconnected and another one connected. All the duct work, blower and electric wiring was already there. Just put the unit on the slab and connected it. The unit was a bottom of the line 4 ton Tempstar with an original 5 year compressor warranty. I would like to know if the price I paid was a fair one or too much.
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Trane Air & Heating Cost
Amount: $10,300.00 for the cake
Posted by: Ronnie Ferguson in Harker Heights, TX.Posted: July 15th, 2008 06:07PM
I'm trying to have a Trane 19i SEER system with air cleaner installed. I have a 2,000 sq/ft living area and all ducks and copper lines have been replaced (R22 refreg). I'm looking for the going cost to install the four components; Compressor, furnace(Trane XV80), AC coils, and air cleaner.
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Two 3 Ton 16 SEER units
Amount: $15,800.00 for the cake
Posted by: Zax in Saint Louis, MO.Posted: July 7th, 2008 07:07PM
Contractor: BTUs: 36000
I got several quotes to install new AC units. I think this is the one I'm going to go with - Two 3 Ton 16 SEER units installed for $15,800. Existing ductwork. Compressors to be moved to new location. Replace one return. Attic system; independent of home heating system. Any thoughts?
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AC for Victorian
Amount: $0.00 for the cake
Posted by: KC in Arlington, VA.Posted: June 26th, 2008 07:06AM
If you are having trouble both cooling in summer and heating it in winter, you might be better off investing in better insulation before you consider central air. Old homes are rarely insulated according to current standards, which means that any hot or cold air you produce in the house immediately escapes outside. Contract an energy auditor or an insulation contractor for help. You may be able to get away without central air with a more tightly sealed house.
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HELP US
Amount: $0.00 for the cake
Posted by: danielle in los angeles, CA.Posted: June 22nd, 2008 12:06AM
Contractor: *BTUs: *
We live in a victorian built in 1892 (i dont mean the restored ones on Carroll Ave.) I desperately want to put in central air. We bake in the summer and freeze in the winter. This is my 8 month old daughters first experience with summer, it is VERY hard to keep her cool and happy during the hot nights. I hope to find someone reasonably priced and someone to trust definitely... or if someone doing a home improvement show wants to do it for free or partially.. to work on our home? Hey its worth a try you never know who reads these.
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17,0000 for AC Installation?
Amount: $17,000.00 for the cake
Posted by: Robert in Monterey Park, CA.Posted: May 31st, 2008 11:05PM
WQW Patty. I think that is too much. What type of unit to you buy and what is the sq footage to our home? Was this a new installation? I just got AC installation in Monterey Park, CA and only paid $5800.00
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New AC
Amount: $5,800.00 for the cake
Posted by: Robert in Monterey Park, CA.Posted: May 31st, 2008 11:05PM
I only paid 5800.00 for my AC unit, installation. The contractor's installed Amana AC 13 Seer. I didnt relize that I could have selected a highter energy saving unit. I didn't do my homework. Was this a good price? Is the unit of good quality?
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A/C INSTALLATION
Amount: $17,000.00 for the cake
Posted by: PATTY in WHITTIER, CA.Posted: May 30th, 2008 09:05AM
Contractor: ATLAS AIREBTUs:
I HAD AN ENTIRE HEATING AND A/C UNIT INSTALLED. I THINK I GOT HOSED WITH WHAT I PAID. I GOT A 4 TON UNIT.
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cost
Amount: $14,700.00 for the cake
Posted by: lisa in durham, NC.Posted: May 3rd, 2008 06:05AM
Two Carrier Infinity Units with 16 Seer rating and air purifiers included. Heat Pump system to heat and cool 2000 sq ft all duct work existing - in NC
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carrier Hvac units models 24ABA3
Amount: $18,000.00 for the cake
Posted by: [email protected] in Austin, TX.Posted: January 7th, 2008 01:01PM
I had a new house built with 2 units installed in the Austin Texas area. Everthing is in the attic.
I am looking for the cost for the units and instalation numbers. Can anyone help
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$13,000 for two units?
Amount: $13,000.00 for the cake
Posted by: neighbor in Campbell, CA.Posted: July 10th, 2007 07:07PM
That wasn't necessarily too much. How much square footage are you cooling? Also, did the house (or building) already have the ducts, fans, and vents for central heating? If not, the price can go way up. Did you have enough amperage or available circuits on your electrical panel, or did you have to upgrade that? (I just did a lot of electrical upgrades for $4,000). I definitely know people out here who have gotten A/C on a 1,350 square foot home for $3,000-$5,000, if they already had the ductwork and the needed electrical panel/wiring.
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Your costs are out-of-date. I paid $13,000 for replacing two units. Dis I pay too much?
Amount: $13,000.00 for the cake
Posted by: Lebago in Hyattsville, MD.Posted: July 10th, 2007 06:07PM
Contractor: BG&EBTUs:
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