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Opinions on HVAC quote?

Posted by jds2013 (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 15, 13 at 22:22

Hi, I'm in the process of replacing the AC and gas furnace for my upstairs floor, approximately 1,500 feet (house is 3,000 overall) in central NC, built in 2005. I just received the quote below, which seems extremely high to me. Just wanted a reality check from anyone willing to give a quick opinion.

Lennox XC21 (3 Ton)
Lennox SL280V

I'll be contacting another company tomorrow, but would like to have an idea of whether this current quote is even in the ballpark of what it should be. Thank you!

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RE: Opinions on HVAC quote?

Without knowing scope of work involved, I would say price is absurd and close to being highway robbery.

I would get a quote on small Trane XV80 furnace with appropriate sized high eff AC condenser. A second suggestion would be small Carrier Infinity 80 furnace with appropriate sized AC condenser.

What size HVAC are you replacing? Any particular problems?


This post was edited by tigerdunes on Mon, Sep 16, 13 at 11:05

RE: Opinions on HVAC quote?

I'm no pro, but that seems sick!

I'm similarly looking for a 2T HVAC replacement and the highest end/Cadillac models are only around 11 grand before negotiations...

RE: Opinions on HVAC quote?

Thanks for your insight! The current HVAC is a 2.5 ton (if that's an appropriate answer regarding size). The only problem is that the AC is rusting out and taking the furnace with it, so it seems like it should be a pretty straightforward job to replace them. I'll ask tomorrow (different company) about the ones you mentioned and report back. Thanks again!

RE: Opinions on HVAC quote?

To close the loop, the second company quoted:

Carrier Comfort 16
Carrier Infinity 80
$6,200 ($300 tax credit)

Carrier Comfort 13
Carrier Performance 80
$5,200 (no tax credit)

Much more reasonable (obviously the lower SEER accounts for part of it, but it seems like 20 was overkill).

I'm leaning towards the 14 SEER, anyone have any thoughts? I'll be in the house long enough to realize any long-term savings in energy bills, but the $700 price difference is a lot to overcome, even over a long time. Thanks again!

This post was edited by jds2013 on Wed, Sep 18, 13 at 20:30

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