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  1. #1
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    Hello:

    I'd like contractor recommendations for the following unit.

    Removal of existing indoor/outdoor unit, dehumidifier
    and installing
    an "entry level" brand associated with major manufacturers (Payne,Ducane,Goodman etc):
    80% furnace (90000 BTU) & 10 SEER A/C (3 ton)
    pending a full load calc.
    with condensate pump for drainage
    & humidifier
    & programmable thermostat


    The house is a 32 yr old Raised Ranch house with 2250 sq.ft (total living space) & finished basement.
    Indoor unit in basement closet near chimney with easy access.
    Windows and duct work are original and probably not all that air tight.

    My contact info: Shaum, (c) 302-345-9444

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    One of the best ,if not too far away http://www.difilippos.com/

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    thanks. they said they were too far away...

    I found only 2 contractors in Delaware at the ACCA.org website

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    You might want to try http://www.natex.org or any manufacturers website.

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    Nate Tech

    Thank you Dash, I am trying to find a contractor in my area, thanks to you I might have come closer to my goal. Natex is a helpful site.

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    Re: Nate Tech

    Originally posted by gardenelf
    Thank you Dash, I am trying to find a contractor in my area, thanks to you I might have come closer to my goal. Natex is a helpful site.
    Your welcome,spread the word, about their site!

    And before the NATE haters get here,yes a non NATE tech could easily be beter the a NATE tech. However it's a good sign when the company and/or the techs ,took the time and money to get certified.

    [Edited by dash on 10-20-2005 at 05:39 PM]

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    thanks... found a couple more

    the couple of contractors that I spoke to thus far hadn't even heard of NATE.
    both of them seemed very comptentent...

    that I say because they both came-up with the same recommendations and one of them gave me the price quote with actual model numbers ...

    so I'm open to other referrals as well...

    and btw: the above spec should read:
    Removal of existing indoor/outdoor unit, humidifier
    and installing
    an "entry level" brand associated with major manufacturers (Payne,Ducane,Goodman etc):
    80% AFUE standard furnace (90000 BTU output) & 10 SEER A/C (3 ton)
    pending a full load calc.
    with condensate pump for drainage
    & humidifier
    & programmable thermostat

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    Where at in Delaware?I read your POSTS we are NATE certified,but I just do not think we can meet your BUDGET. 302-478-8220 but we do not handle any of those BRANDS. DASH I know Vince GREAT GUY!!!Our ACCA President
    It's NOT the BRAND,it's the company that installs it!!!!!

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    I think he is too,I know them thru ACCA at the National Conventions.

    [Edited by dash on 10-21-2005 at 11:39 AM]

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    HPguru: I'm in Hockessin

    I called your number - they were gonna call me back for an aptmt.

    yes - budget is an issue because I just bought the house and am low on cash that went to the down payment and closing costs.

    and the HVAC was a huge surprise -
    didn't know anything about HVAC before this and now I know enough to know wat to look for and not allow the realtor to gloss over this important part of the house.(i have a feeling my so called "buyer's agents" loyalties were more towards the seller than me).

    anyway I bought the house because it had potential but didn't realize it was so much of a "fixer-upper" - I had to put in a new septic for about 12k. upgrade the electric from fuse/150amp to circuit breakers and 200 amp ($1500).
    the kitchen and all the bathroom floors are totally messedup
    and need replacing (about (4k)
    the bathroom and kitchens haven't been updated (the house is 35 years old) - another (10k)

    and the location has turned out to be not all that great...
    and so now I'm not all that keen on putting in the "best" or even a "better" system... a "basic" or "good" should do...

    anyway.. that's my sob story for the day...

    btw: pl. let me know if you know of anyone that does "Goodman" in the area.

    enjoy your weekend yall....

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    Call Newark Plumbing and Heating /Geo H Burns they letter the truck with one name on one side and the other name on the other),if you really want a cheap price,they sell Goodman.I will tell Gail to cancel appt.Just make sure you get a copy of the permit,they might try to skip it,but demand a copy "because your selling the home"I checked Island of Lost Toys, all higher end stuff. They are the low guys in DE. work is ok,not NATE or drug/backround checked, but they have been around for 70 years. As I see it they have been around the same price since 1980.But due to your scene,I would go this route. If you do ,shoot me an e-mail and I will come by before you pay them. I live in Kennett Square,and hate to see people get the SHAFT. a case of AMSTEL Light,covers all fees. heatpumpguru@comcast.net
    It's NOT the BRAND,it's the company that installs it!!!!!

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    thanks a lot for the HPguru

    I will call them and keep you/the board updated on where it goes...

    and if you are interested (not in THAT way)...
    I could offer dinner/drinks.
    what's a good place to eat/drink in Knt.Sq?

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    GURU, I thought the only people left in Kennett Square were those who speak spanish!!! I grew up around Booths Corner, Aston ! Eat a hoagie for me! My parents now reside in Dover.

    [Edited by 2story on 10-21-2005 at 12:18 PM]
    Still learning opinions welcome.

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