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Old 06-01-2013, 10:21 PM   #1
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What should I expect to pay for the complete installation for the replacement of a Goodman, Electric, 2 ton, 13 SEER Split System Heat Pump? I have a Honeywell Programmable Thermostate that they want to replace with another Honeywell Programmable Thermostate. Included in the quote is a Float Switch/Pan. Air handler will be mounted to the wall. Also, the bid includes a 4" concrete pad for the heat pump. I was told they will check the existing duct system in the attic, check, and repair any leaks. I 'assume' this means NEW DUCT TAPE. The bid $2,975.00. I live in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Myrtle Beach is the contractor's [any contractor] rip off the public play ground of the world.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:26 PM   #2
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From what I understand you are saying a complete system, heat pump (outside unit) and inside air handler for 3k. I would not get out of bed for a complete system at that price.

Complete system including air handler (which includes evaporator coil) and heat pump or just the heat pump (outside unit)?
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:37 PM   #3
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And no one is ripping you off. You need to get that out of your head. It is what it is and just because it's not your field of expertise does not give you the right to think lousy of your contractor.

If I were your contractor and got wind of this thread I'd add on a grand just because I can, because I'm that confident in my ability. And if you didn't like it, no sweat off my rear. We owe you nothing.

reminds me of my thread where I helped a low income dwelling where another contractor on here stated that people with money feel entitled. I agree, entitled to pay me.

Back your trolley up and you'll get more for your money. Appreciate the man, you'll get better service from the start. My two cents.

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The outside pump on the 4" concrete slab AND the inside air handler that will be mounted to the wall in the hall closet. Where do you live and are you a heating and ac contractor?
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I live in the hvac capitol of the world, where Goodman is manufactured. Count your blessings. I sold two complete Bryant heat pump systems (2 ton) as a cash deal yesterday for 11k, $5400.00 each. Financing would've brought them up to a near $6500.00 each system.

I'm not a licensed contractor (do not own my own business) but I am a service technician who works for, well, many contractors over the course of over a decade.

Go for it and find out the warranty, parts and labor, before you sign on the dotted line.
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Doc Holliday you are a person that assumes and accuses more than you should and I would rather not discuss anything with you.
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I 'assume' this means NEW DUCT TAPE. The bid $2,975.00. I live in Myrtle Beach, SC. [/COLOR]
Myrtle Beach is the contractor's [any contractor] rip off the public play ground of the world.
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touche'. But I had not a clue we were discussing anything, I was under the impression I was telling you how lucky you are living in the "rip off capitol of the world" and all. (assumption and accusation, such dirty words indeed)

Good luck. There are plenty of other techs/contractors willing to assist you. If you want my help from here on in, it's going to cost you a grand.

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I also think that that is a very low price.
I hope that they can give you a quality installation and are licensed and insured for such a low bid.
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I also think that that is a very low price.
I hope that they can give you a quality installation and are licensed and insured for such a low bid.
Shhhh!!! Quit assuming and accusing people!!!!

Okay, this is your baby from here on in. Good luck, Houston.
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I also think that that is a very low price.
I hope that they can give you a quality installation and are licensed and insured for such a low bid.
OP bought the Goodman equipment online himself, I'm sure. The price he gave us of the contractor is labor, time and material. If they can register the equipment, which I'd doubt unless they are a licensed contractor, than that plays into the finances as well.

I'd put money on under 3k as being install only (including removal of old equipment and new refrigerant) with customer equipment provided. warranty null and void.

If that's the case and registering the equipment for warranty under contractor's license than still, 3k is very fair. What do you think, Houston?
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What should I expect to pay for the complete installation for the replacement of a Goodman, Electric, 2 ton, 13 SEER Split System Heat Pump? I have a Honeywell Programmable Thermostate that they want to replace with another Honeywell Programmable Thermostate. Included in the quote is a Float Switch/Pan. Air handler will be mounted to the wall. Also, the bid includes a 4" concrete pad for the heat pump. I was told they will check the existing duct system in the attic, check, and repair any leaks. I 'assume' this means NEW DUCT TAPE. The bid $2,975.00. I live in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Myrtle Beach is the contractor's [any contractor] rip off the public play ground of the world.
What do you think? and THANKS.

The only people who get ripped off in this industry are the people who shop on price and not on value.

Here is a perfect current example:

May 2012

I get a referral to replace a leaking airhandler coil. This "potential customer" called everyone in the phone book also. She also needed to get her return duct fixed because it was 3/4 blocked off because of a bad installation (the cheap company she used 6 years ago hacked it in and had since gone out of business and then reopened under a new name and therefore were not honoring the "10 year labor warranty") She went with the low bidder.

Fast forward to May of 2013

She calls me up because her compressor has bit the dust, compressor not under warranty and she wants a new outdoor unit because "she doesn't want anymore problems!" Looking at what was done (and not done):
1. duct was never fixed
2. new coil was wrong coil, hacked in, not sealed properly (parts missing allowing air to bypass coil (which IMO killed her compressor in the outdoor unit)

She again went with low bid......Some people NEVER learn.

Probably will get a call again in May of 2014, however, she is now top name on my "when hell freezes over list"

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