I'm in the process of getting a new Trane XL1400. I've gone back and forth on size. I currently have a 3 Ton unit but believe, on the advice of my installer that a 3.5 Ton is best. He said that generally you pay $XXXX per ton when you go up in size. Is this reasonable?
(No pricing, due to site rules )
[Edited by Jultzya on 03-17-2006 at 11:24 AM]
Sorry; thought that this was acceptable as I don't discuss total price just general trends.
Does he also use the 500 sq. ft. per ton rule also?
Originally posted by gillum
He said that generally you pay $XXXX per ton when you go up in size. Is this reasonable?
>>>edit... price quote
[Edited by Jultzya on 03-17-2006 at 11:29 AM]
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards". -Vernon Law-
"Skilled Labor Isn't Cheap, Cheap Labor Isn't Skilled" - Unknown
I won't comment on the $XXXX per ton rule of thumb; but with the wide variety of equipment, duct materials, accessaries, and the variables in home design, there is no good rule of thumb that will work.
A premium system with controls, filtration, and a quality install could well be twice the price of a bargain brand with a hack install. The former is the better value though.
[Edited by Jultzya on 03-17-2006 at 11:31 AM]
your estimator is playing the 'guessing game' as far as your needs are concerned. size your needs by the manuel J load calculations, anything else is a game.
and addressing dollars per ton........more bs, too much Star Trek