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Question DetailsAsked on 5/28/2013

What would the installation cost be for a new Gas Furnace and HVAC unit if we purchased our own equipment?

Our old equipment is needing replaced. The duct work is still good. The new equipment would be a Goodman 3 ton 16 SEER AC unit with R-410A refrigerant and a Goodman 95% AFUE 70,000 BTU upflow two stage Gas Furnace up to 4 tons. Just needing removal of old equipment and installation of new. Thanks!

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Most HVAC Contractors would charge the same price as normal, less their cost of the equipment you supply. This is the only way the make the same as suppling the equipment, so they can stay in business, honor the warranty, and make a small profit.

Be sure to check Goodman's website ,as they don't support or privde warranty for products bought on the internet, regardless of what the seller tells you. Same for many other brands, be careful.


Answered 6 years ago by BayAreaAC


We do not install customer suplied equipment. The reason is the expectation of warranty. If we do not make any profit there is no room to eat any hours to do the non covered warranty time. As stated by others be careful of buying equipment direct and what parameters are needed for warranty to be valid. The question I would ask is it worth it to buy it direct and take all the responsibility for the equipment. I would think not unless you are qualified and capable of repairing it yourself. See attachment link for Goodman's policy. You should also have a qualified person confirm your assumption that the ductwork is okay.


Answered 6 years ago by ylekiyot


Contractors can charge you the mark up on the equipment you purchased to be able to make a normal profit. You may not save enough to be worth purchasing yourself. Another point is the contractor ususlly is able to buy the equipment fort less than a private consumer.

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Answered 6 years ago by PoppyRoss


As an end user consumer , I have great doubts about YOU being able to purchase

the HVAC equipment you need or require . The reason being , YOU are NOT a

licensed , EPA Certified , HVAC Contractor , capable of backing the warranty or providing

complete product installation of the products.

R-12 & R-22 freon products are NO longer , readily available, as the refrigerant R-401A

has replaced those products , and the EPA has issued decree's where the buyer must be EPA Certified to work with the new refrigerant and the new proceedures required.

Answered 6 years ago by BentheBuilder

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