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Old 01-07-2010, 09:28 PM   #16
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B is a BIG motivator when the windchill is -25 and it's 40 in the house! Actually most folks are happy to see the heat on so quickly and the price is what it is. There's always a few every year that think you're asking for their first born though.

Same here John. The one's that undercut our shop by a lot went under. The one I work for has been in business for over 50 years.


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Old 01-07-2010, 09:39 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by JohnH1 View Post
Usualy the low price around here is the guy that thinks everything over cost of parts and labor is profit. Most do not understand the true cost of overhead. A lot are one man bands living hand to mouth also.
Used to call the "trunk slammers" when I was in the field!
So true now more than ever. With so many people out of work, or cut back schedules, everybody is turning to doing side jobs.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:25 AM   #18
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Sounds like a reputable Company to me the guy gave you a decent price for the work and besides could have left the motor off and said there's nothing I can do you have to get a new motor installed.

He at least left you with an operating system so you had time to make a decision.

If I had a problem I would call that Company again.
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:01 PM   #19
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Thanks for everyones input ... it was nice of him to leave me with heat. We are putting in a universal motor with a 5 year warranty tomorrow.

$69.95 + tax, Labor, 0.

So, I am happy so far.

Though we are budgeting for a new system in 2 years. Hopefulyl we can atleast get through half of that time...

My system now is pretty inefficient. We have a 1500 sq ft cape built in 86'. We think the guy had built and lived downstairs and just kind of finished the upstairs.

The air handler is upstairs in the knee wall with very limited space. Then there is one vent in the ceiling (no attic) for the 16-15 room. The other room upstairs has two vents.

We spend 75% of our time upstairs. In the summer you can't really cool the house below 71ish degrees or it runs all day trying to catch up.

We put in a window ac unit in our master room and that has allowed us to leave the temp on 74 every where and just cool our room off when we want, which takes about 5 mins with the window unit.

What systems shoule I be looking into? Cool comfy and efficient...?

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Old 01-10-2010, 05:52 PM   #20
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If your planning on a new system in 2 years.
Might want to see about doing it this year. If you are thinking of getting a higher efficiency system. because you may be able to get one that qualifies for the tax credit. of 30% of the new system, up to $1500.00

Depending how hot it is outside. 71 is all the system should be able to cool to.
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:01 PM   #21
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normally heating side is wired to low side of motor,higher speed is used for cooling.


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