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    your comments on this HVAC system

    I'm not a DIY, just want comments from pros on this system as replacement for 30yr old Carrier unit. How much should it cost (approx) installed with duct testing? It's a hall closet split-system, upflow with return air right below closet. Plenty of attic room for installers, house in clean tight condition. Old unit still working. Is this equipment a good matched system for this size home and are there any manufactuer promotion/rebates currently? Any help would be appreciated.

    American Standard Furance Freedom 80 w/Comfort-R, Variable speed, with Accuclean option Model AUD2B080AFV32A

    American Standard Allegiance 15, Model 4A7A504ZE

    Matching coil assembly in 48,000 range

    5" Perfect Fit filter cabinet.

    Details: I'm located in San Francisco North Bay Area, 30 year old 1650 sq.ft. single story home, insulated to R11, new average size double pane Simonton windows and exterior doors/sliders. 8 registers total, tall ceilings in half the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebonysky View Post
    How much should it cost (approx) installed
    No prices given on this site...read the rules please. Even if prices were given, there is no way to give an accurate quote, not even approx...too many factors. The price is what you are willing to pay after you get quotes, compare contractors, do some research, check references etc. If you have questions on what to look for in a good contractor, or equipment matches etc ask away.

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    $1,267.45
    FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinner73 View Post
    $1,267.45

    Tinner, does that include tax?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seatonheating View Post
    Tinner, does that include tax?
    I thinks that's his cost to fly out there to give the actual quote, after seeing the real thing......

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    I understand cost is always a issue, but Imho you need a good, company to stand behind that piece of paper we call a bid =x

    I defo would not go on price point alone

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    My Bad

    Quote Originally Posted by hidalgo1301 View Post
    No prices given on this site...read the rules please. Even if prices were given, there is no way to give an accurate quote, not even approx...too many factors. The price is what you are willing to pay after you get quotes, compare contractors, do some research, check references etc. If you have questions on what to look for in a good contractor, or equipment matches etc ask away.
    OK, I stand corrected here...no prices given. I was trying to get an idea of what this equipment should cost. I know no one can give me an actual install cost without seeing the job.

    Then tell me if this equipment configuation sounds right for my size home. I have been doing research and that is how I found this Forum. From that research this looks like a good/balanced system. I asked for the extra air filtration which this furnace model features as an option and it's built-in. Carrier contractor said I didn't have room in my closet for their air purifier.

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    carrier infinity ANA 1 or orion?

    i need a 4 ton which i will agree with as i have had several people say so. in addition, i live in a split which apparently it seems to be very difficult to put in the ducts (although i don't know why- all the walls are open) my bids have really surprised me as the most expensive was 2 and a half times what i thought it would originally cost. it's a little hard to wrap your mind around a number that you could buy a not so shabby car for. actually i'm calling that one a "save your face bid" in which he shows up so you can't say he didn't but really doesn't want to do the job so he gives you this outrageous price so that you'll not consider him.

    the question is now, the carrier infinity which i read good things about, in a 16.8 seer and 13 eer or one model up with 17.3 seer and 13.4 eer - which doesn't seem like much or

    the orion system which has some kind of skinny ducts?

    i don't know why everyone says it's such a hard house. one guy went on and on about how hot it was as if i waited all year long for a super hot summer and on the hottest day i said "ok. today!" i think he priced it due to the heat!

    the last 4 bids i've had are all going the wrong way- up. i have no tax credits left so there's nothing there. i might get some rebates but that's about it.

    i believe in buying the best up front so even if it costs a little more but i get better it's ok.

    any thoughts? chrystia

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrystia View Post
    i need a 4 ton which i will agree with as i have had several people say so. in addition, i live in a split which apparently it seems to be very difficult to put in the ducts (although i don't know why- all the walls are open) my bids have really surprised me as the most expensive was 2 and a half times what i thought it would originally cost. it's a little hard to wrap your mind around a number that you could buy a not so shabby car for. actually i'm calling that one a "save your face bid" in which he shows up so you can't say he didn't but really doesn't want to do the job so he gives you this outrageous price so that you'll not consider him.

    the question is now, the carrier infinity which i read good things about, in a 16.8 seer and 13 eer or one model up with 17.3 seer and 13.4 eer - which doesn't seem like much or

    the orion system which has some kind of skinny duct.



    i don't know why everyone says it's such a hard house. one guy went on and on about how hot it was as if i waited all year long for a super hot summer and on the hottest day i said "ok. today!" i think he priced it due to the heat!

    the last 4 bids i've had are all going the wrong way- up. i have no tax credits left so there's nothing there. i might get some rebates but that's about it.

    i believe in buying the best up front so even if it costs a little more but i get better it's ok.

    any thoughts? chrystia
    Chrystia.....you are highjacking my thread! Please start your own thread to get your questions answered!

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    hijacking? it's called sharing!

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    chrystia, **** the hater, go with the lowest bid in your area. seems like you have looked around and have done your homework. call around your area and find the guy that will do it for the lowest price, but make sure you get a warranty. . pay no attention to these people that think your not worth being on "their" thread

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    chtystia and lowcash both suck at the internet. start your own thread...don't hijack somebody else's.


    go with the low bid....only if you're an idiot.
    FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinner73 View Post
    chtystia and lowcash both suck at the internet. start your own thread...don't hijack somebody else's.


    go with the low bid....only if you're an idiot.
    uummmm.. how bout, find a big one to suck on? seems like a good idea for a hater that wants to rip on someone that only want to help, and someone that is only looking for help. i say go with the "low bid", if there is a warranty or gaurantee involved, on paper, read and research loser. BTW, i never acted as this thread is my own, but if someone is looking for help, then who are you to act like you are better than her?? you are nothing. at the most you are "as good as", though i doubt even that.

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