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Old 06-30-2018, 07:31 AM
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Any body install central air recently ? How big of a house and cost ? My house is 1000 sq/ft Estimate coming on wed. Just want to compare if they are trying to screw me or not. Same people that installed my furnace about 5 years or so back.

Getting tired of the portable one, it works good but getting close to 10 years old and gonna need replacing in the next couple of years anyways. Might as well put the $400/$500 towards central air.
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Old 06-30-2018, 07:37 AM
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Installed my air conditioner this spring myself. Total cost was $105, Sears had Frigidare window units on sale, regular price was $389. Sad to see Sears go but got one last good deal.
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Old 06-30-2018, 08:18 AM
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Think he's looking into central air Wolf.
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Old 06-30-2018, 08:22 AM
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We had our week of heat, save the Bucks, not needed around these parts.
Lows of 10 of so,degrees and highs of 25 or so is average temps now if we were I. The 30's or higher constantly then yup A/C for sure....
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Screw that 😛. Luv central air and will always have it. Worth every penny. Lots of deals out there right now
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Many variables come into play on this. Size of unit (likely either a 2, or 2.5 ton in your case), distance from furnace, distance from electrical panel all come into play, as well as thermostat and control wiring may not be suitable, and could need to be upgraded. Lose numbers will put you somewhere around the $3k mark, possibly more, possibly less depending on actual site conditions and unit chosen. SEER is the seasonal energy efficiency rating, and is based on cost of operating over an entire season, and is calculated based a much warmer climate than ours. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the unit. However, as the SEER goes up, so does the initial cost. In our climate, and the short length of our cooking season, I wouldn’t recommend anything above a 17 SEER, as it will take many years to recover your cost. That being said, the new energy code dictates that nothing below a 14.5 SEER can be installed in a residential application. If you have any questions after receiving your quote, feel free to PM me. Also, I’d recommend getting more than one quote.
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Old 06-30-2018, 10:41 AM
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Old 06-30-2018, 10:52 AM
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Screw that 😛. Luv central air and will always have it. Worth every penny. Lots of deals out there right now
Spot on. Live is too short to sweat your butt off every night till it cools off. Air doesn't cost much a month to operate.

BIL just had one installed on a slightly bigger house. As long as you have central air, and your 1000 sq ft house is all on one level, then a 2 ton 20 seer unit will do fine. Top of the line Trane, American Standard and Carrier are all on sale now. Installed you should easily be done under $3,000 unless there is a really complicated install needed.
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Old 06-30-2018, 11:00 AM
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Screw that 😛. Luv central air and will always have it. Worth every penny. Lots of deals out there right now
X2 on that! I worked nightshift for a lot of summers well worth the money.
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not sure on price as changed over from in floor heating to furnace as well

worth every darn penny

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We were around $3000. Hold not live without it now.
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House will have it or it will be installed immediately.

Need to be cool

Surprised at the 3k pricing. Happy. But surprised.

It is worth every penny
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Old 06-30-2018, 03:23 PM
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Had it installed last year, best money we ever spent.

$4000. 1265sq. foot house. 2.5 seer (?) York.

We were running 2 portables before. Boy, they were loud and inefficient. Our power bill didnít even increase from the change (?!) goes to show you how inefficient the portables are considering we are cooling our entire house for the same cost as cooling two rooms.
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House will have it or it will be installed immediately.

Need to be cool

Surprised at the 3k pricing. Happy. But surprised.

It is worth every penny
Don't be surprised because it is wrong. All you will get is contractor grade junk for under $3000 or an inexperienced contractor so desperate for work he will not last another year.
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My house is 1800sq ft, and an upgraded A/C unit ran just under $4500. The upgraded unit is quieter, as well as being more efficient.
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My house is 1800sq ft, and an upgraded A/C unit ran just under $4500. The upgraded unit is quieter, as well as being more efficient.
Power bills are going nowhere but up. Your investment will pay you back over time and the upgraded units last many years longer than the cheap ones.
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$3500 for a Brion 3 ton about 3 years ago. Works great and cools the upper two floors. (Three story place). The second furnace for the first floor and basement, I just run the fan which brings up cool air. No need for a second unit. Couldn't live without it.
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Unless you like sweating like a hooker in a church, central AC is the way to go
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Wife didnt like the idea.... so i started wearing a speedo around the house, she can always put a sweater on but not much more i can remove. She caved after i attempted to join her and gal pals to play cards in banana hammock.

Just shy of $4000 for a great 2 ton unit. Love it.
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Don't be surprised because it is wrong. All you will get is contractor grade junk for under $3000 or an inexperienced contractor so desperate for work he will not last another year.
I had planned on 10 k including a furnace if I needed.

What do I need to know here to avoid a headache.
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Old 06-30-2018, 08:05 PM
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I had planned on 10 k including a furnace if I needed.

What do I need to know here to avoid a headache.
10 is a reasonable budget as long as the existing duct work is in good and serviceable condition and there is not a lot of extra electrical to be done.

In circumstances of a major HVAC purchase people are often consumed with the thought of getting ripped off. In my experience, there is more danger in paying too little than paying too much. Contractors will find a way to fit into your budget even if your budget is unrealistic. They install low grade product, avoid work that should be done but not required by code or don't even meet code requirements by not getting permits and inspections.

Remember, you are only buying one system, not 100. If you pay a little more going with a contractor with a long track record of quality work it will be money well spent. Reputable contractors take the time to do a thorough site evaluation, install quality product and employ experienced tradesmen. Most importantly, they stand behind their work and are there for you in the future. Even the best equipment can give problems and all require qualified maintenance.

Anyway, I like 2 stage variable speed furnaces and ACs of at least 15 SEER with scroll type compressors. There are many good brands and as mentioned the install is the most important thing.

All things being equal I would choose a York/Coleman TM9V matched up with a York/Coleman CC7 AC. The 10 year extended P&L warranty is inexpensive from the parent company Johnson Controls, in fact we offer it at no charge.

My second choice would be a Trane S9V2 matched up with an XLi AC. This choice would likely blow your budget but it is good stuff. The extended warranty is outrageously priced but would be nice to have.
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I had planned on 10 k including a furnace if I needed.

What do I need to know here to avoid a headache.
I changed out the builder grade furnace when I added A/C, and between the variable speed furnace and upgraded A/C, it cost me about $9500. Both the furnace and A/C units were the second from the top in the manufacturers line, and came with good warranties. The work was done three years ago.
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Just had furnace and A/C done a week ago. 9400 with 1050 back in a Costco card. Lennox units and A/C was 3900ish. Love it
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following as i take possession of my house mid august and want to put A/C in right away

1600 sqft
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Its cost me about $2790 last December
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Old 07-01-2018, 06:00 AM
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I got Reliance and Robs plumbing coming in for inspection and quotes on tuesday. I will let you know what there quotes are. Should be between $ 3000 and $4000 and from all your replies and internet research should be a 2 ton. Thanks guy's !
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No idea who you're getting your estimates from but do yourself a favor and ...do not hire Dyand for your AC or furnace work. Total clownshow.
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Old 07-01-2018, 06:24 AM
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Screw that 😛. Luv central air and will always have it. Worth every penny. Lots of deals out there right now
Throw on the air circ, takes 17 degree air from basement to the upstairs, takes upstairs from 25 degrees to 20 degrees in 1/2hr....poor man's A/C
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I got Reliance and Robs plumbing coming in for inspection and quotes on tuesday. I will let you know what there quotes are. Should be between $ 3000 and $4000 and from all your replies and internet research should be a 2 ton. Thanks guy's !
Here is your BBB rating for Reliance and IMO it is flattering:

Overview
Customer Review Rating:
52%
46%
[101] Positive Reviews
[4] Neutral Reviews
[89] Negative Reviews
[194] Total Customer Reviews
[508] Total Customer Complaints

They still get an A+ rating, whatever that means. They must use the alphabet differently than most folks using the English language.
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Here is your BBB rating for Reliance and IMO it is flattering:

Overview
Customer Review Rating:
52%
46%
[101] Positive Reviews
[4] Neutral Reviews
[89] Negative Reviews
[194] Total Customer Reviews
[508] Total Customer Complaints

They still get an A+ rating, whatever that means. They must use the alphabet differently than most folks using the English language.
Yikes!

Iíd be running.
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