Does Refrigerant 410A reduce cost

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Old 03-27-18, 07:54 PM
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Does Refrigerant 410A reduce cost

I was quoted $2,700 to install new AC with coils and 410A for $2,700 from a contractor who seems to be pretty good, but the price seem very attractive for central Maryland. I've heard this type of work costing $4,000 to $7,000. Does Refrigerant 410A reduce the overall cost? Is refrigerant 410A the same as Puron? What should I ask before making a decision? My AC is about 14 years old and has Freon leak.
 
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Old 03-27-18, 10:38 PM
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Yes.... Puron is also known as R-410A, It's approved by the EPA to replace FreonŽ 22.
R-22 is VERY expensive and has been out of production for many years and is being phased out complexity. As the remaining stock is depleted... the cost will contimue to skyrocket.

So yes.....R410A reduces new installations dramatically.

You repeated $2700 twice. Is it $2700 or $5400 ?
Is that for the condensor and evaporator coil ?
 
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$2700 for AC, coil and the refrigerant. I like the low price, but what should I be aware of? What do you recommend I ask the contractor? My heater runs on gas so I think my HVAC system is what they call as "Split System". I have no problem with heater. AC was working fine after freon refill and it got warmer and warmer.
 
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Another question is if the existing AC unit if Trane, then are there any risk with going with another brand such as Carrier or Rheeme or something else?
 
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