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Old 03-29-2012, 10:19 PM   #1
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Question about an estimate...

Hello to all and thanks in advance for any advice...

My question is I just got an estimate quote for my 2300 sq ft. Home. they suggested a 3.5 ton Bryant outside unit, either 13 or 15 SEER AC unit. They will put in a new air handler ( hang it from my attic rafters) with 2 returns, They plan to run a main duct will ports feeding the room drops with actual duct work to 3 bedrooms, rooms already have flex duct and its real cheap and kind of collapsing in places. They will also upgrade the old round duct outlets to newer square ducts, They will run one duct down a closet to a finished basement garage to feed air into this room.
He will run all coolant lines, electric and drains as well. He will also remove the old kenmore unit, salvage some of the old air handler and recycle the R-22.

Price he quoted 8250. for 13 seer and 9500 for 15 seer.

I am not sure if this is a high quote?


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Old 03-29-2012, 10:35 PM   #2
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Bud, every company has their own overhead and costs of running which they have to cover and still turn a profit.

I think that those prices are fair to slightly steep, but the best thing to do would be to get at least three different quotes and go with the guys you have a gut feeling about.

I can install a complete 13 seer system for under 5k but we're a very small company.


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Upon re-reading your post, with all the ductwork involved it's easily fair.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:53 AM   #4
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A differant way of looking at it is that the quotes are terrible if there is no manual "J" ,,,,AND a manual "D" done to support that quote.
These are not just nice things to do,they are essential.One with out the other is useless.
They do take a bit of work to do but it is called doing what is needed to come to an honest quote.
Its simple really if they don't show you the two calculations then you don't show them your checkbook.
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