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Old 04-24-2009, 05:04 PM   #1
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Our AC went out this week... Service tech says there is a leak in the coil of the inside unit. I can't afford his quoted price of $1300 to replace the coil. He also suggested replacing the hold unit to renew the warranty period. Of course that runs $2300... I located a replacement Air handler unit for $800 complete with 10 years warranty. Only catch is that I have to have a licensed tech install it... after calling around today, it looks like installation will run $800+ ... This is even with me putting the unit in the attic. My question is, is this a standard installation fee or are these guys just making up for me sourcing the unit?

Anyone in the DFW are looking for extra cash

any advice would be greatly appreciated...

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Old 04-24-2009, 05:10 PM   #2
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price / labor depends on your area & size of the coil .

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Old 04-24-2009, 06:02 PM   #3
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Sounds like a cheap install price.

More work then you think, to make a mismatched system work half way right.
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Sounds like a cheap install price.

More work then you think, to make a mismatched system work half way right.
This is just a replacement unit... Besides I'm doing all the heavy lifting
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:05 PM   #5
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Your old outdoor unit is probably a 10 SEER.
And the new indoor unit is a 13 SEER. makes it a mismatched system.

Your not paying for a tech to do the heavy lifting.

Your paying for him to do the technical work.

Heavy lifting is what we pay some guy 10 bucks an hour for.
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