Is this a fair quote? WWYD

Old 06-10-14, 08:29 PM
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Is this a fair quote? WWYD

I have an aging/failing upstairs HVAC system that needs replaced. The furnace and blower are apparently in good shape, but we're looking at replacing at least the A/C components. So far I've been presented with two options (see attached image).

I like the idea of a bigger A/C with a variable speed blower, because on hot days the old system is struggling to keep up. However, $9k is way more than I expected to be spending. Is it overpriced?

Any other suggestions? Thanks!!
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Old 06-11-14, 11:24 AM
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13 seer will be gone after this year Id go with a minimum 14seer just because parts could get hard to find.

But if it was mine 15 seer with variable speed AHU
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Its a pretty fair price. Good equipment.
Old 06-18-14, 10:14 PM
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The one thing you don't want to do is oversize the unit for the duct work.
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Compared to what I used to install 10 & 12-SEER units for, the price seems awfully high.

Prices seem to vary a lot depending on what city you live in...

I'm betting there would be a market for new or used 10 &/or 12-SEER condensers if it where legal to sell them...many can't afford the new high cost central A/C situation; an option is small window units.

With a larger fan to circulate the air they can cool large areas at low cost; that is what I am using, as never had central air in my 1937 farm home.

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