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Old 10-14-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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Does this A/C price quote seem reasonable?

Hi All,
I had my A/C unit replaced a few months ago by one of the home warranty companies contractors.

I am now in the midst of replacing the furnace with a different company. The company replacing the furnace told me the coil was installed backwards so all the air was not flowing across the coil previously and thus I was not getting as good of performance out of my A/C as I should have been. They also mentioned the copper line from A/C was not adequte for the system and needs to be replaced. So needless to say they are saying the individual who installed my A/C should have corrected a lot of these items. This company is highly reputable in the area so my guess is they are being honest and know this needs to be done. My question is in regards to how much you think it should cost to fix this.

The quote they gave me to make it right is $1200 with the breakout below.

Running the new line set - $750
Freon - $340
Filter dryer in freon line - $85
Sheet metal - $25

Does this seem like a reasonable price?



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Old 10-14-2013, 06:24 PM   #2
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it will be a tough ride to get pricing here....can you get a picture of furnace for us...and the line set ....maybe we can see if line set really needs replaced and if the coil could have been installed wrong....ben sr


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Old 10-14-2013, 06:38 PM   #3
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In your specific case and I read your previous posts and know the story I would go ahead and let them do the work and be happy and glad they can fix that mess. At this point it is not charged up properly with the right amount of Freon due to the previous issues so the work needs to be done . The hacker who did it messed up so I would trust this contractor. He also has to recover and dispose of the dirty old Freon and that costs $$ and takes time. I would go for it.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:03 PM   #4
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What size size your A/C. What size is your current line set, and what size are they going to put in.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:47 AM   #5
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Given what Yuri said, if you pay $1200 to fix the warranty company's mess, I'd send a copy of the bill to the warranty company.

And I'd be strongly tempted to file a small claims suit against them for the $1200 when they refuse to pay. If enough people did this, the warranty companies which represent a blight upon humanity would go out of business.

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