There's only ONE possible reason not to allow pricing discussions.
To stiffle the comparison of quotes between consumers. God forbid this may lead to fair and equitable pricing.
Once again...the consumer comes last.
And you are right...I didn't read the rules....silly me....I actually thought the rules were pretty forum standard (no cussing, no personal attacks). I never dreamed there would be rules like.....no prices, no green socks on thursday, no typing with your left pinky finger.
My broken, made-in-China crystal ball has more to tell:
- This thread will be closed by a Moderator.
- Keep up the 'tude, and you will be banned from this site.
- You can/will/should find other HVAC sites that discuss pricing. This one does not.
- You will vent your frustrations on me.
Thanks gary. There's always one on every forum that sucks up to the mods. You sound like you would desperately like to be one. Speaking of vents, how much should I expect to pay for a good attic vent.....OH, that's right.....no pricing.
Gary, I apologize. I did not realize you were trying to help me and a mistook the well-intentioned advice from your crystal ball for sarcasm. Please do not hold it against me.
I would go with the first option, if I remember it was just replace the evap coil since the condenser is not that old and in good shape. You could replace the condenser in a few years or when needed and still have a 13 SEER system. This is your least expensive option and depends on your budget, how often you run your a/c, and your electric rates.
If you opt for the indoor coil only, I would make sure that the contractor installs a TXV at the new coil. The thermostatic expansion valve will ensure proper refrigerant flow between the old condenser and new evap coil (which wil be a little larger than the old coil).
Additionally, I would make sure you get a 5 year minimum warranty on the coil and 1 year minimum labor warranty. Warranties written on quote.
Last edited by gary_g; 06-10-2008 at 10:51 PM.
Reason: Added warranty comment