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Those prices aren’t out of line, actually they are on the low end of normal.
Getting a system installed is very expensive.
You shouldn’t judge pricing off of what you see online.
 

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My setup is the easiest. It’s in a closet , the lines go up and over the wall, not underground, it’s on a stand... not attic or anything crazy to run


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Should I consider 2 stage cooling or variable speed? I was offered a 2 speed scroll compressor ... not sure if worth it


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Still, it’s on the lower end.
DO NOT base your decision on whom will do the installation the cheapest. Your not comparing equal services. The cheap quotes may cut corners that will come back and bite you.
 

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Still, it’s on the lower end.
DO NOT base your decision on whom will do the installation the cheapest. Your not comparing equal services. The cheap quotes may cut corners that will come back and bite you.

How do I know the installation cost when they just give me 1 price for the whole thing?


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Quotes aren’t usually itemized.
This is where you have to interview the installer to see what quality of work they do.
Like purge with nitrogen while brazing, do a proper leak test and evacuation with a micron gauge, and perform a proper equipment commissioning once the installation is done.
 

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The tech said going 3.5 ton would be a disservice and going above 4 would not effectively remove humidity

He quoted me the same Lennox Elite 4 ton as the other company.


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Dropping to 3.5 tons would be a nominal capacity drop of 12.5%. Increasing to 5 tons, would be a nominal capacity increase of 125%.
 

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And he lost his damn mind... $5800!! Lol


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That 10 year labor warranty, was a warranty you were being charged for.


My setup is the easiest. It’s in a closet , the lines go up and over the wall, not underground, it’s on a stand... not attic or anything crazy to run


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Okay. Go to the closet, and poke your head around the back of the air handler and tell us what it looks like.
 

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That 10 year labor warranty, was a warranty you were being charged for.





Okay. Go to the closet, and poke your head around the back of the air handler and tell us what it looks like.

Yea I figured he buried it in the offer....

I put my head back in the closet and it’s very dark ...


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You see how little room there is to work. Its not quite as easy as you think.


How easy do you think it will be to seal the duct to the back of the air handler.
 

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I am repeating what a tech said to me today, I do not infer it is easy work on my own accord.


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I am repeating what a tech said to me today, I do not infer it is easy or wick on my own accord


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Lots of techs have a good talk to get a job. But not the skill to back it up.


A poor job in that closet will leave you with a very sour taste in your wallet.
 

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I dunno about that. My mom lives in FL and her condenser is on a stand outside and that is easy peasy. But the air handler in a closet and if yours is anything like hers it is a nightmare install. There is absolutely no room to work, like they put it in with a shoe horn. The last time it was replaced they had to come back several times to fix drywall and wood trim.

My setup is the easiest. It’s in a closet , the lines go up and over the wall, not underground, it’s on a stand... not attic or anything crazy to run


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I guess the new “thing” is a free UV light installed in the air handler...


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