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I GOT OPTIONS
Amount: $8,748.00 for the cake
Posted by: Tom Woods in San Antonio, TX.Posted: December 8th, 2009 07:12PM
Contractor: Jon WayneBTUs: 36000
I just replaced my system with a 16SEER system. The first company I had out quoted me $6900 for a 13SEER model. The company I chose to go with was the second to come out and gave me options from $6100 to $18,000. I really appreciated getting the options as instead of just getting one price like the other company. The one I decided to go with was $8748. I got a great warranty and financing. I am happy with what I paid because I had all of my options presented to me.
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air conditioning and heating advice
Amount: $0.00 for the cake
Posted by: sol goodwin in Brevard County Fl., FL.Posted: December 7th, 2009 02:12PM
Contractor: QUALITY COMFORT AIR CONDITIONINGBTUs: 36000
These replacement prices im seeing posted are extreamly high. I would recommend getting at least 3 estimates More importantly
check with your local BBB and google and read reviews or ask a friend or relative :)
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3 ton Furnace
Amount: $0.00 for the cake
Posted by: MichaelM in Kansas City, MO.Posted: December 6th, 2009 06:12PM
Contractor: SelfBTUs:
Home owners you are being ripped off if you are paying the prices I see here for replacement furnaces. I paid less that 2500 including permit fees to replace a furnace and minor duct work.

Sorry to be critical, but a smart idiot can remove,install, and put in duct work. With absolutely zero experience doing this, it took me 1 day following the instructions. The next day the city inspector came out and passed the installation.

Inspector said too many people get ripped off by HVAC contractors.
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airconditioner
Amount: $1,400.00 for the cake
Posted by: janette dickinson in sydney, Other.Posted: November 24th, 2009 06:11AM
i just want to know if i paid a decent price and what size home will this cover comfortably and if its both hot and cold air and also the consumption as it came in a box and i asked the seller and he said he wasnt sure... its AUX called a high static pressure ducted outdoor unit 54kilo then it has 57 kilo.93cmby41by76 serial type h24b4 ..
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2 ton Gas/Electric Package Unit
Amount: $0.00 for the cake
Posted by: Gary Greenwood in Oklahoma City, OK.Posted: November 6th, 2009 03:11PM
All I need is to have the old Ruud Package unit removed. A new 2 ton 14 Seer+ Package unit set down on the same slab. I want it connected back up to the existing electrical & Ducts. I've been quoted $4000 for a 13 Seer POS Goodman. I known the unit itself costs half that much, so I don't think $2000 for installing it is a bargain. I want a unit that will qualify for the energy tax credit.
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New AC/Replace gas heating
Amount: $9,999.00 for the cake
Posted by: Harris in Lynwood, CA.Posted: November 2nd, 2009 01:11PM
Contractor: RottorooterBTUs: UNK
I just got a quote for 9,999. to install a new 3-ton a/c unit (amana) and replace a central gas-heating unit. Plus all new duck work. I have to pay an additional 650.for contractor to remove old duck work. Do you think I could better deal.
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Replacing a unit
Amount: $0.00 for the cake
Posted by: Antionette Jordan in Hudson, FL.Posted: October 26th, 2009 07:10PM
Contractor: noneBTUs:
I have a 2200 sq foot house in west central Florida. I already have a heat pump, but it is old and needs to be replaced. I want either a trane or a carrier. I need ? 3.5 ton or a 4 ton. I already have the pre-existing duct work. i am looking for a fair price. I dont want to get ripped off, but I do want an energy efficient unit seer 14.
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Ac/Gas Heating
Amount: $7,300.00 for the cake
Posted by: VR in Centreville, VA.Posted: October 20th, 2009 08:10AM
Contractor: Greg / Accurate AirBTUs:
Good install. 15 seer. Bryant model. Contractor added an air filter as part of the deal.
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Trane Air Conditioner
Amount: $4,000.00 for the cake
Posted by: Roseann in West Palm Beach, FL.Posted: September 18th, 2009 04:09PM
I'm about to purchase a Trane 4TTR50481 and Trane 4TEE3C09A. My present unit is a carrier and it is about 10 years old. The house is still ice cold but we are looking to upgrade for energy efficiency. Is this a good price for what I am planning on purchasing? What about the efficiency of these models?
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Heat Pump & Air Handler
Amount: $5,800.00 for the cake
Posted by: bloombis in Charleston, SC.Posted: September 18th, 2009 06:09AM
Contractor: LocalBTUs:
$5800 is a quote for a Hi-Efficiency Heat Pump and an air handling unit and 5 K.W. Aux Heat. It's a 2 ton unit with a SEER rating of 15.
Is this a reaonable price?
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Fair quote or not?
Amount: $4,850.00 for the cake
Posted by: Richard Baker in Long Beach, CA.Posted: August 26th, 2009 10:08AM
Contractor: BTUs: 48,000
Quote is for a York 14.5 seer 4 ton condensing unit, Model YCJF48S41S1, ADP evaporator coil, Model CH480C6. To use existing furnace, ducting, electrical, and new cooling lines ($300 less if old lines are usable). New evap coil secured to existing furnace and add secondary drain pan. Is this a reasonable quote?
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New unit cost in San Antonio TX
Amount: $10,000.00 for the cake
Posted by: Gus in San Antonio, TX.Posted: August 20th, 2009 08:08PM
Contractor: local companyBTUs: 16 seer, 5 ton.
Replaced complete system with a 16 seer, 5 ton Amana ASX16 and AMV8 system. Coils were Aspen. Paid $10,000 installed which included the company running a flue and new line for refrigerant from the outside to inside unit.
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Input on AC unit/ Furnace Installation
Amount: $10,000.00 for the cake
Posted by: Mohamed in San Diego, CA.Posted: August 14th, 2009 09:08AM
I just got 2 estimate from Home depot and Sears.
The Cost for their best system is about $13000. With Rebate and tax credits it will be around $9000 to $10000. Is this price a fair price for replacing AC unit and furnace for a 1800 SF house in San Diego, CA? Any input is greatly appreciated before I make a decision. Should I get another estimate from smaller company or is it going to be the same. Is it better to go with Sears or Home depot? Please email me with your input at biostat_fmc@sbcglobal.net.
Thank you
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New Units Cost
Amount: $15,500.00 for the cake
Posted by: Wimberly Lane in Austin, TX.Posted: August 10th, 2009 10:08PM
I just contracted for 3 replacement AC units on our 6,000 ft house - (1) 5 ton, (2) 4 tons all 16 SEER 2 stage Bryant High Efficiency Units (inside and out) - this is before the appliable tax credits and the utility company SEER rebates. Is this a fair deal?
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4 ton 15 Seer
Amount: $6,375.00 for the cake
Posted by: Hatvan in Herndon, VA in Herndon, VA.Posted: August 10th, 2009 04:08PM
Contractor: Zagros Heating & Air Cond.BTUs: 115K
I had 5 estimates from the big boys ranges from $8K to $13K. A friend recommended Zagros. They replaced our 2600+ sf house w/ a 4ton 15SEER AC system and 115K BTU furnace - AHRI approved (Trane condenser and furnace, Aspen coil) for $6,3750. The system also qualifies for the $1,500 tax credit. They arrived on time. Gave top notch installation. The system works like a champ. We highly recommend Zagros to anyone living in VA, DC and MD.
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Cost of AC system and Furnace
Amount: $10,000.00 for the cake
Posted by: Mohamed in San Diego, CA.Posted: August 9th, 2009 01:08PM
I just got 2 estimate from Home depot and Sears.
The Cost for their best system is about $13000. With Rebate and tax credits it will be around $9000 to $10000. Is this price a fair price for replacing AC unit and furnace for a 1800 SF house in San Diego, CA? Any input is greatly appreciated before I make a decision. Should I get another estimate from smaller company or is it going to be the same. Is it better to go with Sears or Home depot?
Thank you
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Going with Sears?
Amount: $13,000.00 for the cake
Posted by: Nanette in Ontario, CA.Posted: August 3rd, 2009 12:08PM
Contractor: SearsBTUs: 100,000
I just signed a purchase agreement with Sears for a Kenmore PGX448 unit, 4 ton, 14 Seer, 80% AFUE, 8 new vents. I have a 1250 sq ft home.
Is 13,000 (unit & installation) a fair price?
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C/A Install
Amount: $0.00 for the cake
Posted by: RoyK in Monroe, CT.Posted: July 17th, 2009 07:07AM
I have a 2,600 sq ft center hall colonial. Attic and basement are very open and unobstructed. House was built in appx 1985. There is no ductwork. What can I expect a fair price range to be for full installation with a few different makes of equipment?
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AC and handler
Amount: $7,500.00 for the cake
Posted by: Mike C. in Valrico, FL.Posted: July 15th, 2009 11:07AM
Contractor: Air RescueBTUs:
I was quoted 7500 to replace an old 11 Seer system with a 14 Seer Amana, install an additional return, and clean the ducts. Is this a good price or too expensive?
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new 5 ton 13 SEER
Amount: $6,500.00 for the cake
Posted by: a user in Austin, TX.Posted: July 11th, 2009 07:07AM
Contractor: Champion a/cBTUs:
they said the condensor was broken and obsolete so I needed a new unit both inside and out. It will be a 5 ton 13 seer. I have no idea if $6500 is good, but they said the 14 seer would be 11,000
It's too hot at 105 degrees to shop around!
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material and labor to install a TXV box coil
Amount: $2,450.00 for the cake
Posted by: k & d in spring, TX.Posted: July 2nd, 2009 10:07PM
Contractor: new balance a/cBTUs:
Too much?? This quote includes material and perform labor necessary for the completion of installing A TXV box coil, system includes:
1) drain pan and float switch
2) leave existing gas furnace
3) transition to existing plenum
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Space Pak System - Heat Pump
Amount: $7,000.00 for the cake
Posted by: tony 2727 in Highland Park, NJ.Posted: July 2nd, 2009 12:07PM
Contractor: MyselfBTUs: 36000
Recently install a Space Pack system including ductwork for 19 outlets on two floors. 1920's home with no duct work, just steam radiators. Works great and also I got a heat pump with a dual fuel thermostat. Only about $400 in additional material cost. Oil heat will only come on when it is below 25F or so. (I can set this depending on the cost of oil.) If you are installing new central air you should ask about this type of setup as you can save money on heat especially if you have oil. I do not recommend do it your self unless you are very handy and have the assistance of an HVAC professional. (My father help with the charging of the system etc.)
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a/c heating add on
Amount: $7,000.00 for the cake
Posted by: Brett in Garden Grove, CA.Posted: July 2nd, 2009 11:07AM
Contractor: Bel-Air Cooling and HeatingBTUs:
I am a TRANE certified contractor and the price of most the installs I see here are pretty much on par with what we charge here as long as they are done correctly and with good equipment. 3500 -5000 for an add on install? This is as much, or more, as we pay for equipment with materials and labor/overhead. beware of lowball bidders. Make sure they are carrying current workers comp and are licensed. If they are removing asbestos make sure a certified company is doing this and dont take any shortcuts. A recent survey shows that 90% of all installs are done wrong and are costing the customer in efficiency. I pay many $$$ to keep my install team up to date with training and the best materials to keep in the 10% that do it right.

And valentino, "Contractors just scalp you for such easy work"??? Keep in mind Package units are much easier typically than split systems and our price reflects it. What if you fall off the roof or have a gas leak or electrical problem, who is liable? What if the there is problems with the unit? No one will warranty it. We carry all the liablilty that you dont see and unfortunately this liability comes at a price.

Hope this helps

Bdd
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18 SEER AMANA
Amount: $5,500.00 for the cake
Posted by: Deez Nutz in Cocoa, FL.Posted: June 21st, 2009 07:06PM
Contractor: wont saeBTUs: 35000
What is the going price for an Amana 18 seer 3 ton total replacement with no duct work?
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RHEEM
Amount: $8,250.00 for the cake
Posted by: JAMES CRISTOFOLETTI in SAN ANTONIO, TX.Posted: June 14th, 2009 04:06PM
Contractor: 1ST CALL HEATING AND AIRBTUs: 3.5 TON
I PAID 8250. TO HAVE A COMPLETE UNIT REPLACED . I WAS INSTALLED IN THE ATTIC . THE OLD UNIT WAS IN THE CLOSET , BUT THE NEW ONE WOULD NOT FIT IN CLOSET.I WAS TOLD IT WAS A 16 SEER BUT THE PAPER WORK AND OWNERS MANUAL SAID 14 SEER .. NOT TO SURE WHOM TO REPORT THIS TO. I THINK I MAY HAVE BEEN RIPPED OFF
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15 SEER Airconditioner
Amount: $3,500.00 for the cake
Posted by: Nimmag in Ann Arbor, MI.Posted: June 5th, 2009 12:06PM
Contractor: ColonialBTUs:
Actually i got this y'day for $3500 with 15 SEER trane 3.5 ton capacity air conditioner with trane humidifier, Replaced old card board panning in basement with sheet metal panning ( at least took six hours for one person) and ran gas connection for fireplace almost 30 feet from junction with 16 months same as cash. Do you think it is a good deal ?
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HVAC Natiral Gas Packwith infinity air cleaner
Amount: $9.00 for the cake
Posted by: beatrice in Cope, SC.Posted: June 4th, 2009 04:06PM
Contractor: Sears home improvementBTUs: 30,000 cooling/60,000 heating
I purchased a 2.5 Kenmore gas pack unit with an Carrier Infinity Air Purifier just recently for
9,782.00 - 1,200 tax credit. does this amount seem accurate. They connected to my original duct work.
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Did it myself!
Amount: $2,745.00 for the cake
Posted by: valentino Caspari in central Cal, CA.Posted: May 22nd, 2009 02:05PM
Contractor: me and a friendBTUs:
Purchased a 4 tone 14 SEER Trane packaged AC (all included roof mounted)through a friend who worked for Trane co.and had it delivered to my house. I dismantled the old unit piece by piece with the help of a cordless drill and a screw driver bit)sold the metal to a metal scrap yard for $145.00 (copper is expensive). I fabricated a new platform to match the new AC unit.connected to the roof in lace of the old one. I hired a crane for 195.00. The crane picked up the new AC and placed it on my new stand. connected the sheet metal duct (perfect match to the old one).Hired an electrician to hook up the existing wires (I don't deal with electricity) for $150.00. Done! one day (sping time). Contractors just scalp you for such easy work.
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2 Carrier 2-ton SEER 13 units
Amount: $5,300.00 for the cake
Posted by: JohnM in Lawrenceville, GA.Posted: May 16th, 2009 07:05PM
Contractor: RelianceBTUs: 48000
Replace two 13 year old comfort maker units (that finally died) with two Carrier 2 ton SEER 13 R-410A with 2 condensing units.
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ac and heater
Amount: $8,000.00 for the cake
Posted by: Reyes Cortes in norwalk, CA.Posted: May 16th, 2009 11:05AM
Contractor: framersBTUs: 4 ton
WE had a 4 ton central air put in are home, plus ducks and the heater i wanted to know if thats to much or if we got a good price.
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