Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 24
  1. #1

    Confused Kenmore by sears

    I have a 1250 sqf home in SW VA and my rudd unit went and we are using our emergency heat. We called sears and they want to put in a Kenmore 2 1/2 ton 15 seers two stage w/ humidifier and emergency heat. Is there something better that will be just about the same in price or less ($x) this does not include the duck work or thermostat


    No prices allowed in post
    Last edited by beenthere; 03-02-2009 at 07:33 PM. Reason: Removed price

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Location:Raleigh NC
    Posts
    9,486
    Call and get 3 or so Bids from reputable Contractors Remember sometime you pay more for the low bid. (Bad work is costly)

    Ask them to do a list of the install proceeder's A good install takes time . time and time is money. But your system will run more efficient and the chance of it burn out is reduce.
    If you help others then you are a Success

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Northeast Ohio
    Posts
    4,802
    Edit out your pricing. Not allowed to discuss pricing and besides, prices vary wildly depending on local. Kenmore is ICP / Tempstar / Heil or at least it used to be. Decent equipment. Did you get pricing from any other local contractors?
    A good HVAC tech knows how, an educated HVAC tech knows why!

    DEM


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    4,195
    Get pricing from some reputable local contractors. They can probably beat sears' price, and beat their work too. Sears uses subcontractors to install the equipment and takes a cut of the job.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    DC Metro Area (MD)
    Posts
    3,350
    I would suggest you get estimates from local dealers. Looks like your pricing reflects the big company SEARS is. I would be careful with SEARS, since I understand they sub-contract their work unless that's changed. I think you can do better equipment wise, but the upper-end ICP equipment isn't bad.

    edit - (I see craig1 said the same above prior to my post.)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Darby, PA
    Posts
    526
    What kind of "duck" work is required?
    Psalm 51:10, 12

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Darby, PA
    Posts
    526
    I agree with others. Get a couple of reputable, local dealers to price a system for your needs.
    Psalm 51:10, 12

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    20,677
    I wouldn't let sears put in a window unit. But go ahead. Just don't say you were not warned.
    No reserve. No retreat. No regrets.

    For those who have fought for it, freedom has a sweetness the protected will never know.

    http://www.airwarvietnam.com/16thSOSGunners2.jpg

    Proud member of KA Club

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    wisconsin
    Posts
    1,633
    Be careful and know what you are getting. Sears looks great because of the payment plan but sears I think just sells you the furnace and may have a sub contractor install it. If thats the case Get bids like mentioned before. Sears is whrlpool and can be other furnace manufactures I think. Good luck
    Victor

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    909
    All Sears does is call a contractor. I would think it would be the same in all areas, but I know here they use Carrier. Sears prices the job a minimum of 20% higher, because that's their cut. Theoretically, you could save at least 20% by going directly to the contractor that Sears would have used anyway. And as stated before, NO PRICES, but don't worry about editing that out, a mod will take care of that shortly.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Location:Raleigh NC
    Posts
    9,486
    I agree with other

    Remember that the low bid may be lower and the same type unit for a reason. NOT done right.

    Ask how they are going to install it (steps they follow) Good installs can take time and time is money. But it is money well spent

    Just look at the Wall of Shame to see what saving with low bid can get you.
    If you help others then you are a Success

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Lancaster PA
    Posts
    66,789
    I'd question what they are calling 2 stage.

    Get a few more estimates.
    Contractor locator map

    How-to-apply-for-Professional

    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Lancaster PA
    Posts
    66,789
    eddiensu

    Your other thread has been deleted.
    Please do not make duplicate threads in different forums.

    Please read Site Rules Thank you.
    Last edited by beenthere; 03-02-2009 at 08:18 PM.
    Contractor locator map

    How-to-apply-for-Professional

    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Comfortech Show Promo Image

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event