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Old 02-12-2011, 03:35 PM  
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Hi,
I'm glad I found this place as I know nothing about HVACs. I hope it's all right to ask if a quote I was given is reasonable or too high.

My HVAC was installed when the house was built in 1992 so it's almost 20 years old. I was thinking of replacing both the heat furnace and AC unit together. We have local contracters who claim to have a very low price if the two are purchased together.

I don't know if it's normal for the quoted price to include everything, i.e., equipment, labor, taxes, etc. but this quote does include everything.

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Trane 2.5 ton XR15 A/C and XR95 furnace: $6675
Whole home bypass humidifier: $400
The humidifier info they sent me is for the Healthy Climate HCWB3-12 or HCWB3-17. The quoted price is way over on these. My house is just over 1,600 sq. ft. and 12 model prices I saw ranged from around $127-$185 so $400 is steep.

I really appeciate any input. Thanks very much for your time.


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Sounds about right but just get some more prices to make sure. Just make sure there comparing Apples with Apples.



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Thanks for the feedback. Does it sound about right for normal pricing or discounted pricing? I only ask because they're claining a big discount if purchased together. I will get a couple more quotes.

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Unless HVAC is more expensive in your specific area, that price seems about 30% too high. At least in So Cal, it would be. As Joe recommended, get at least three quotes, and make sure they have no idea what your previous quotes were.

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Thanks, yes, I've got another contractor coming out on Wednesday and will schedule one more after that. 30% is a really big chunk. I'm in the mid-west in the middle of Missouri. I'd have a hard time being convinced that the prices here are higher than in Southern California (So Cal, right?).



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