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06:54PM | 06/17/04
Member Since: 06/16/04
5 lifetime posts
We currently have a 15 yo Carrier AC unit that had to be temporarily moved due to construction of home addition. After they moved it a month ago we started having problems: freon leaked a few times, valves are "bad," this and that.

The contractor suggested replacing the whole unit. They are not going to charge me for the labor, since that is equivalent to what is already in the contract for moving the old unit to the final location.

Contractor suggested Lennox 2.5 tonn AC, which is equivalent to the current AC. Their approximate price is $600. Can this be right? I cannot seem to find prices for this sort of stuff on the web, just specifications.



07:20PM | 06/17/04
Member Since: 06/09/04
16 lifetime posts
The price seems to be in line from what I pay for Trane equipment. (Thats contractor pricing).



05:08PM | 06/21/04
Member Since: 06/16/04
5 lifetime posts
They are now saying that we also have to change the coils (those are 2 years old). The reason being that they do not match the proposed equipment. $850... still a good deal?

thanks you all


05:37PM | 06/21/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
549 lifetime posts
I paid 10 times that amount last month for a new Carrier SEER 15 unit with new furnance, coil, condenser, thermostat etc. Its a steal ($850). And, the fancoil is a matched unit in most systems today to obtain the rated efficiency.

Consider the cost as a percent of the value of your home. If its less than 2%, the mechanicals are a great deal.

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