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  1. #1
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    Is there a better time than now to save money off a new central HVAC install? Company is offering 7% off the original quote. Also, there is a rebate from Carrier $450 and a rebate from my utility of $400.

    Or should I wait for another time of year? Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Sounds good to do now.

    Hopefully your decision isn't based soley on price...
    How tall are you Private???!!!!

  3. #3
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    Not just price. 55 years in the business. Good rep around town. Authorized Carrier specialist. Proof of adequate insurance.

    Another question - is a 30 inch x 30 inch return in central upstairs hallway a sufficient size for a 5 ton variable speed system?

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    I would quesiton why that company is having "a slow time of the year". This has been a very good season for all of us and the of "Summer" is not yet visible here. Check your other offers. Compare more than price.


    [Edited by nevada on 09-23-2005 at 08:31 AM]

  5. #5
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    Maybe I used the term "slow time" - he said he is trying to fill a gap and that he had a large job get canceled. So he has other jobs lined up after next week. Or maybe he has a bunch of crews on his payroll and there is one crew that has an open slot next week.

  6. #6
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    Originally posted by mxylplik2
    Maybe I used the term "slow time" - he said he is trying to fill a gap and that he had a large job get canceled. So he has other jobs lined up after next week. Or maybe he has a bunch of crews on his payroll and there is one crew that has an open slot next week.
    LOL, I would wonder why he didn't make his "best deal" available to you up front... his costs haven't gone down since then, in fact they've gone up. Sales is nothing but a big numbers game, he is fishing and has just changed the bait.

  7. #7
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    A job cancel is possible.

    We just had a small commercial job put on hold for 2 weeks.

    We made calls to several customers, and asked them if we could start their jobs early, so as not to have guys sweeping floors.

    We didn't have to give any discounts, but that would have been the next step.
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  8. #8
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    My advice would be to ignore the rebates and find the best company ...even with rebates included we have been beating out local competition that offer them and doing a much better install IMO....Rebates give the dealer money to play with if it's a tough install. Get numerous bids and have it done right, not cheaper!

  9. #9
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    Only having one 30x30 central return sounds like a real looser of a system to me.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

  10. #10
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    Originally posted by mxylplik2
    Not just price. 55 years in the business. Good rep around town. Authorized Carrier specialist. Proof of adequate insurance.
    Sounds like you're sold on this contractor.

    Another question - is a 30 inch x 30 inch return in central upstairs hallway a sufficient size for a 5 ton variable speed system?
    I would prefer multiple returns of smaller dimensions. More effective than one GIANT return.
    There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action....Mark Twain

  11. #11
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    Depends on what you see as most important a good system for the price or just the cheapest price.

    You get what you pay for and that includes the returns

  12. #12
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    pjs, your signature line cracks me up everytime I read it!
    There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action....Mark Twain

  13. #13
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    Originally posted by mxylplik2
    Maybe I used the term "slow time" - he said he is trying to fill a gap and that he had a large job get canceled. So he has other jobs lined up after next week. Or maybe he has a bunch of crews on his payroll and there is one crew that has an open slot next week.

    Not unusual in my opinion,we have done the same before.And yes ,this is with rebates a very good time to buy.

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