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    I am not familar with that term but searching around points to it as what we need.
    We bought a modular home where the heat and ac were removed years ago. We want to add heat/ac but need everything in one location.
    Is package unit the correct term?
    Do they come with either propane or electric heat?
    We need a 3.5 ton, 13 SEER, propane heat, unit. What should we expect to pay just for the unit? We are in California.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Originally posted by oldsmoboat
    What should we expect to pay just for the unit?


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    hey davidr I think I can answer that question let me give it a shot. call 3-4 contractors in your area that have good reps have them do a load calc on your home and see what they recommend and get them to give you a price to install.

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    Originally posted by chillerout1
    hey davidr I think I can answer that question let me give it a shot. call 3-4 contractors in your area that have good reps have them do a load calc on your home and see what they recommend and get them to give you a price to install.
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    Originally posted by davidr
    Be sure & participate in the next MAD event you will get my vote.
    I figured I would get it

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    Originally posted by swampfox
    Originally posted by davidr
    Be sure & participate in the next MAD event you will get my vote.
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    Originally posted by chillerout1
    hey davidr I think I can answer that question let me give it a shot. call 3-4 contractors in your area that have good reps have them do a load calc on your home and see what they recommend and get them to give you a price to install.
    The quotes I did get for the unit (unit only, not labor)were twice what I see with online prices. Just thought I was missing something.

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    Maybe they were including the cost to unpack them

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    Originally posted by oldsmoboat
    Originally posted by chillerout1
    hey davidr I think I can answer that question let me give it a shot. call 3-4 contractors in your area that have good reps have them do a load calc on your home and see what they recommend and get them to give you a price to install.
    The quotes I did get for the unit (unit only, not labor)were twice what I see with online prices. Just thought I was missing something.
    You'll get what you pay for.

    I installed a indirect hot water heater last week at work. The customer thought he was being smart by buying it on line. Including labor and the cost of the indirect, he could have purchased a larger unit from us, installed and it would have cost him hundreds less, we warranty what we sell. Our products are warrantied from us for upto 2 years our work is warrantied from us 30 upto 90 days.

    Just because you can get the equipemt on line cheaper, it's going to cost you more if you have someone put it in. Plus, you're warranties are worthless and you've got no one to call to come and fix it. Don't be alarmed if you call someone and you're not a 'priority' concern. Not many go out of their way to service customers who do what you're thinking of doing. It's just good business to use local guys to do the sales, installation and service.

    Just be careful, some are out for the dollar, some are there to make good relationships. Choose wisely.

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    Thanks for the input. I wouldn't buy it online, I was just trying to find out if the quotes were inline with the going prices or not. I have no way of knowing.
    I'd definately pay more to have a local contractor do the work and warranty it. But the online prices were the only tool I had to gauge whether or not I was being charged a reasonable price. In this case we're talking +100% more onine prices for just the unit. That seems unreasonable to me.

    Back on topic:
    Are these units available with propane heat?

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    Originally posted by oldsmoboat
    In this case we're talking +100% more onine prices for just the unit. That seems unreasonable to me.
    What would you suggest is reasonable when you have the below costs of doing business?

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    Now that I think about it, I need to raise my prices again!

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    Acually when is a pacakaged system used in a home instead of a split system?

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