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Question DetailsAsked on 9/26/2017

What should I pay for a one and a half ton central air conditioner and coil

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What the fair

Answered 3 years ago by LCD


OK - let's try this again and see if it will take more than 3 words:

You should pay what the fair price is for the brand/quality you select, for your particular insatallation location, and your local pricing structure. In other words, best to get three (or more) responsive bids on a system that fits your needs and desires to see what the "going rate" is for your particular job. As a very rough ballpark, for a typical 1.5 ton unit you are probably talking about $1000-2000 range for the equipment itself for normally purchased units - commonly about that much again for labor to install.

You can see a LOT of previous similar questions with answers in the Home > HVAC link under Browse Projects, at lower left - though most of them are for a larger unit. These days, a 1.5 ton complete A/C unit will likely run you about $2000-3000 bare minimum installed (if replacing basically an identical economy unit), more in the $3000-5000 range for a higher than minimum efficiency unit or for a base level unit as an initial installation - either as an add-on to a forced air heating system or using individual room exchanger/fan units on a "mini-split" system. Very high efficiency units, or a very difficult installation, could run over $5000 but for that size unit that would be rare.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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