new furnace quote from sears

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Old 01-30-04, 09:05 AM
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new furnace quote from sears

i had a guy from sears just over my house to give me a quote on a new furnace, and these are the three quotes on three different models they currently offer.


1. kenmore 2 stage/80 %afu-seer/ 75,000btu/
price $ 2,320.00 after $ 250.00 discount,
if ordered by feb 1st

2. kenmore standard/
price $ 2,440.00

3. Heil standard/
price $ 2,200.00

1 year labor
5 year parts


i dont think home depot or lowes will even come close to this i am told by friends.
i need to know if this may be the way to go?

thanks for any help on this matter.


mike
 
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Old 01-30-04, 09:46 AM
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I would say that that is about the bottom of the line.AS units go.

You dont say how far north you are .I also dont see a A/C here. If the furnace has to run a lot it would pay you to go to 92.5 AFUE. Trane has one and yes it will cost more. But you will get it back.
Your going to get what you pay for.

That SEER is for A/C the furnace is rated by the AFUE
You sure about that 5 years parts?

As far as cost cant say not there but do get 3 bids for the same set up.

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Old 01-30-04, 01:45 PM
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why not use a contractor that does only hvac? i would NEVER recommend sears or those big biox stores, they get the lowball installer so they can also make a profit, and you usually get a lousy install in most cases but pay a premium. that is kind of pricey in my opinion, shop around
 
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Old 01-30-04, 03:26 PM
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correction

im in new york, and i may have misworded the offer by sears.
no its not seer 80 pct.

and i was on the fence over just going with this offer to checking with home depot or a local hvac guy, perhaps i'll consider 3 offers before making my pick. thanks......................staytuned....
 
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Old 01-31-04, 06:16 AM
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local hvac price quote no better

i had a guy from a local plumbing/heating supply come over last year for service and he pushed a deal for a new furnace from his company which called for an 80,000 btu gas furnace at $3.200!

i dont think so!
he also quoted the price on a humidifier at $400!

wait, it gets better,
he finally quoted a 50 gallon gas water heater at a whopping $700!

finally, he said the water heater can be had for $575-600 if im already having them do the furance!

why do my arms feel tired, like they're raised high in the air?

i hear slomans is another company to consider?

help!!!
 
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Old 01-31-04, 06:35 AM
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keep calling for quotes, prices may well be higher where you are...i still would use a contractor, not a big box store

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furnace 1200 to 1850 for 80%
h20 htr 500 to 700
humidifier 325

3200 was furnace only, right? no coil or a/c?
 
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Old 01-31-04, 08:27 AM
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Replaced my heater last year. Got several quotes and sears had the best price. It is the dual stage 80 Kenmore. I think it is about 100,000 BTU. Checked the installer out and he had an excellant reputation. The first heater worked fine except it would not startup in the morning. Two attemps to repair were unsuccessful. They immediatly replaced it and it has done a great job since. Think it was about $2400 installed. I suggest you ask for a list of happy customers from the Sears installer and any others you are getting a quote from.
 
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Old 01-31-04, 09:00 AM
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any contractor worth their salt knows that Sears hires hacks and they deliver piss poor results. Never call Sears fo installations of equipment.






NEVER CALL SEARS
 
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The dealer who does our install for Home Depot is a very good company. We've had good feed back from customer about the work, and service... But I've heard not best things about sears as well..
 
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i know the guys here in this area that do the home depot installs. i am sorry they are hacks. i went behind them where they plated a 20X25 opening to a filter and used a 14 inch round on it. filter center 14 inches stopped up, they would not come back out. i know jay is a HD man, and believe his guys do a good job, but that is not always the case, and still, why pay a middle man...if they use a qualified local contractor to do the installs, why not just call him?
 
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I hear all you need to be a furnace guy now .Is a truck a knife some flex and dont forget the duct tape ED
 
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Old 01-31-04, 02:24 PM
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You could buy a goodman furnace yourself for about $400.00- $600.00 So the rest of the money is for misc part and labor. A Trane unit would cost a bit more around $ 800.00 but you have to be a dealer to purchase a Trane product. The bid seems a bit high, but it could be your old furnace is in a hard to reach location, or you also need duct work. Or it could be the coldest winter in 10 years.
 
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Old 02-01-04, 08:41 AM
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new furnace quote

yes, i dont need the ductwork, just the new furnace,

i had the sears guy here and he seemed very knowledgeable about his work, and he explained alot, and offered referrals.

spoke over the phone for 30 minutes with a home depot guy who was also very knowledgeable in the field, and although he offered a rough estimate which was more than sears (3600-4000 vs 2300) he did say he installs trane as oppossed to kenmore.

however when i told him i was considering getting a quote from my local energy company (keyspan) he wasnt too happy, stating that they are an unfair company with impossible to beat pricing, due to the fact they beat anybodys price by at least $1000 simply because they buy furnaces in huge lots from trane and are better able to offer the consumer a much lower price. (well duh)

well.... stay tuned, he may have made my decision for me.
i plan to call keyspan tomorrow and see what they offer.

while i feel their pain, i dont care to experience it.
i thought that was a bit strange how he sorta complained to me that they are killing the competition. with all due respect to the trade, im just another consumer looking for the best price!
 
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Old 02-01-04, 09:35 PM
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Finding the best price is good thing, the hard part is comparing apples to apples, since there many brands, AFUE, two stage, and variable speed.
80% single stage furnace
80% variable speed furnace.
Single stage 90%+
Two stage 90%+ variable speed.

Do you homework on trane.com and let use know what you find out.

P.S. American standard furnaces are the same as Trane, but a bit cheaper.
 
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Old 02-02-04, 10:40 AM
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trane.com

ok, thanks
 
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Old 02-02-04, 11:33 AM
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P.S. American standard furnaces are the same as Trane, but a bit cheaper.
And a lot lighter in weight also. With a Trane XV90 2 stage you can get a 93.0 AFUE ED
 
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