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jl2009 10-04-2012 06:54 PM

Getting New A/C System looking for some guidance
 
Iím thinking of getting an air conditioner system looking for either central or split unit. The house is locates in los angeles and it's 1100 sq ft, 2 br,1 bath, kitchen, dinning/living room all new windows and plenty of space in the attic for ducts and access to all the rooms.

Iím trying to figure out what is it that I need or what to look for in the quotes so i can make a good decision on what system to get.

my budget is around 2500 to 4000

thanx is advance

JL

hvactech126 10-04-2012 07:18 PM

good luck getting a system installed (including duct work) for less than 4k.

ben's plumbing 10-04-2012 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by jl2009 (Post 1023900)
Iím thinking of getting an air conditioner system looking for either central or split unit. The house is locates in los angeles and it's 1100 sq ft, 2 br,1 bath, kitchen, dinning/living room all new windows and plenty of space in the attic for ducts and access to all the rooms.

Iím trying to figure out what is it that I need or what to look for in the quotes so i can make a good decision on what system to get.

my budget is around 2500 to 4000

thanx is advance

JL

only way to find out if you have enough in your budget get a few local bids.....best bet.....our guessing will only lead to disappointment...ben sr:yes:

jl2009 10-04-2012 07:44 PM

The budget I have in mind is just starting point it not set in stone but I don't think I want to spend anymore then 6k

ben's plumbing 10-04-2012 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by jl2009 (Post 1023940)
The budget I have in mind is just starting point it not set in stone but I don't think I want to spend anymore then 6k

ok sounds good see post #3

Missouri Bound 10-04-2012 08:03 PM

Use 6K as your starting point....then when you get the actual bid you won't pass out!:laughing:

Marty S. 10-04-2012 09:28 PM

Plan on 30K then when it's lots less you'll feel all warm and fuzzy.:laughing:

carmon 10-04-2012 11:45 PM

30 k hope not....

beenthere 10-05-2012 04:43 AM

A contractor that does a load calc.

jl2009 10-05-2012 12:20 PM

Yeah i hope is not 10K for a central unit! or else i will just go with a mini-split unit.

Costco has a promotion on Lennox unit I will give then a call for a free in home estimate and go from there and compare quotes once i start shopping around

hvactech126 10-05-2012 12:35 PM

Lol!:whistling2: !

Missouri Bound 10-05-2012 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by jl2009 (Post 1024390)
Yeah i hope is not 10K for a central unit! or else i will just go with a mini-split unit.

Costco has a promotion on Lennox unit I will give then a call for a free in home estimate and go from there and compare quotes once i start shopping around


I think you may be able to get it installed under 10K. Get 3 bids at least and make sure that the companies have references and good reputations. If your neighbors have similar size homes talk to them. See what they have and see who did the work. Word of mouth is very important.

allthumbsdiy 10-05-2012 07:18 PM

+1 for what Missouri said about referrals.

Also, don't fall for "sign today and I will give you $xxx discount" sales tactic.

If the contractor is good, word of mouth referrals will keep him busy and will not have to resort to such pressure tactic.

Don't forget to check his license with your state.

good luck


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