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Question DetailsAsked on 5/24/2012

How much I should paid for replacing my heating and ac

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before I could answe this question I need to know how big is your house single level or other heat pump, gas and electric heat or straight cool. what part of the country you are in. Answer these questions and I could give you a range on shat is in the market.

raymond gonzalez
koolray heating and air


Answered 8 years ago by Raymond Gonzalez


If you were here in Florida, the price could range from high 2000's to over $10,000 . First, a small 1.5 ton system is a lot less then a 5 ton system. Next, most all brands have a good,better and best model, this has to do with effienceny ,features( like dehumidification ,theromostat,etc.) and length of warranty, and wether it includes a labor warranty.


Answered 8 years ago by BayAreaAC


No one can tell you whatanother contractor will charge. There is no one set price for heating andair-conditioning equipment installation. You can compare prices betweencontractors to gauge what your cost would be between contractors, but this is alittle tricky to do. Let me explain a little more. Let's say you get aninstallation quote of $5050.00 from contractor “A” who employs threetechnicians and operates two trucks. He also runs his operation from home.Contractor “B” charges $6200.00 to do the same job but has 10 employees and 5trucks. He works out of a rental unit and offers his people a little bit betterof a benefit package to recruit highly motivated workers. Everything else beingequal (equipment size, SEER rating, furnace efficiency, brand name and additional material--things that affect the price), is either one of these contractors defrauding you? No, their overhead isdifferent. All these things play into a company’s labor rate. Just be aware ofyour expectations when it comes to performing any kind work in your home. If youwant to pay an extremely low-inexpensive price below the average installationcost in your area then you are highly likely to get the quality of work thatcomes with that cost. Remember cheaper is not better!


Answered 8 years ago by Stans HVAC


The factors raymond mentioned are important and more. How high are your ceilings? How old is the house (important to estimate wall and crawl space insulation values as well as enclosure of the home)? Get a few local contractors to give you recommendations and bids to install the new system. Then compare what you are getting for your money including the SEER rating, tonage, warranty and features. Even asking over the phone you won't get a proper analysis of your home and it's needs. You may need to repair or replace ductwork. You won't know until it is looked at.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services

Answered 8 years ago by Todd's Home Services



PLEASE check with your state to see if they are offering a rebate on more energy efficient systems. Then check with your local and regional gas/electric companies, many offer rebates.

If you don't have your unit inspected before it is removed you will not qualify for a good many $off or rebate offers out there.

Florida is offering a great program BUT your unit HAS to be inspected on site and papers submitted to see if you will qualify.

Whatever professional you plan to purchase from SHOULD AT MINIMUM have one person certified or qualified to perform the inspection.
If not you may want to look elsewhere

Current experience

The heat pump at our 900 + sf beach cottage, (which is 100 miles south of our local permanent home in SE Alabama), in the panhandle of Florida is approx 19-20 yrs old. Because of the high humidity and the warm to sizzling hot temps there year round with maybe one and one half months of heating per year and the age of our cottage (read old, 64 years worth!) we run our heat pump 24/7 pretty much year round, mostly on cool. Since we are part time/weekend residents there we have a programmable thermostat which allows us to set both high and low temps seperately for heat or cool and it responds with whichever is needed if we are there or not. We do raise/lower the settings when we leave to come home.

That said, we have a maintenance contract for twice per year service in part because of usage in part because unit is exposed to salt air.
Our service company called us before our last service to offer the inspection required to see if we qualified for the energy saver program which could grant us approximately $2,000 off on a qualified energy efficient system, a new heat pump.

There was no charge for the inspection even though they had to come twice to accomplish necessary the paperwork, first to inspect & document our system, then with the Gulf Power Rep., to document the first inspection was properly done, basically they re-inspect to check proper performance by first inspector.
They then filed all of the required paperwork for us and let us know when and that we did qualify for the program and how much we could save.

So because they let us know about this offer.......btw, they are a great company, we will save a couple of $k.s when we do get our new unit.

If you are lucky and live in or near Panama City Beach, FL.... save the work and call our guys; Pat Green Heating & Cooling. You won't be sorry!!


Answered 8 years ago by VintageBeachgirl


my house size is 1,100 sq ft, electric house, heating crawl space under house, crawl space lenght as house, I live in knightdale nc.

Answered 7 years ago by bhendrson


Single family home 2/1 currently have 1.5 ton. 925 sq ft house would also like to know pricing with seers and brands. Thanks in advance. Orlando Flotida

Answered 5 years ago by Guest_9505278

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