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Old 05-10-2014, 12:39 AM   #1
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Hey all,

I got a quote for a Trane split system and it seems high and I just wanted to get an idea if my gut is right.

I have a 4000sqft two level home with two zones (upstairs and down). After all the calcs (a lot of time was spent there), it looks like we need just shy of a 5 ton system. The quote was just for equipment and installation. There's no extra ductwork or anything like that.

Non-modulating:
Furnace: XV95 - 5500
A/C: XL18i - 9000

Modulating:
Furnace: XC95m - 6600
A/c: XV20i - 11000

If this is off the mark, what's a good ballpark for this system? I'm in the Pacific Northwest if it matters.

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Old 05-10-2014, 06:08 AM   #2
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Is the A/C your replacing also 5 tons?

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Yep, a Lennox builder special freon single stage 5 ton. The kicker is that single stage. With a zoned system the single stage is way overkill when only one floor needs cooling.
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Your quotes are on top of the line equipment, so the prices will be higher. I believe they must also be installing a Trane zoning panel and stats to use the mod furnace and modulating xv20i A/C.
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Sure, I get that it's a big step up, but I was just wondering if anyone else out there had some comparative quotes to know if this one is out of line.

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Being a DIY site. Most members have more experience in repairing their heat and cooling systems then getting quotes on new ones.

Prices vary from 1 area to the next. Best way to compare, is to get more prices from either another Trane dealer, or a dealer of another brand using that brand's same line equipment.
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This isn't really the same, but I just got four quotes to install a heat pump and electric air handler with heat strips in my 3600 sq/ft house with existing duct work. (Replacing an oil furnace)
All four quotes were between 12,000 and 14,000 for the high-end equipment.

I thought it was pretty high at first but the last one came with an itemized cost breakdown which made it the quotes look a bit more reasonable. The only item I still think is high is the labor cost, but I assume that's where they built in their profit.

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