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Question DetailsAsked on 8/26/2012

i received a price quote for TRANE XV95 furnace of $3,839.45 and a XR15 Air contionare of $3,113.55 Am I being taken?

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I would say that is a reasonable price for such an efficient system. I am not a Trane dealer, but a 95% efficient furnace with multiple stages of heat and a variable speed indoor fan matched with a 15 Seer A/C in our area would be in that price range. Personally if you are going to sped that much, I would also look into the Xl15i. I think it should be comparable in efficiency and price, but quieter and most likely a better warranty. I have sold systems like that 5 years ago in the 8-10K range, when I worked for someone else.


Justin Z

Answered 7 years ago by Guest_9513175
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Is this the total price for an installed system? What about the ductwork, was it addressed? Any Indoor Air Quality issues addressed? Is the contractor licensed?
If it is just about price, then you are not being "taken".

Doug
AirTekHP
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Answered 7 years ago by AirTekHP
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before I could tell you if you RE BEING Taken I need to know the size of this unit. It sounds like you got a quote from home depot.

ray gonzalez
koolray heating and air

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Answered 7 years ago by Raymond Gonzalez
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Depends on size of area needing to be heated and cooled. Does this price include ductwork? You should get a few estimates to makes sure your price is competitive.

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Answered 7 years ago by Weboptimizerusa
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Sounds like a reasonable qoute to me. I wish the dance that I am currently doing with HVAC contractors was over and a quote around that price range would come in. I have had quotes in that range but for less efficient and lower grade equipment. I keep reading these threads about how you should not pay less for a system because of the highly skilled HVAC techs installing your system will do it "right" if you grossly overpay???? Obviously coming from HVAC contractors looking to pad the bottom line. When you can go online to buy a similarly efficient but lower grade manufacturer complete system for around $4300(not installed obviously) and then have quotes in the 10,000-12,000 dollar range? Obviously Trane is a better brand and would cost more, but how much? How much of that price difference is actual labor costs?(2 guys, 16 hours @ $80/hour) and how much of that price difference is just pure gravy for the HVAC contractor? A reasonable profit margin is acceptable to most consumers. We understand overhead(insurance, fuel costs, advertising, etc..), but when a sytem costs for equipment is around $6000 and then labor & materials comes in at $6000 with no itemization and cost breakdown. Guaranteed that situation is ripe for the consumer being pick pocketed. My advise would be to get a few more quotes which include load calculations to make sure the system is the right size for you situation. Good Luck!

Answered 6 years ago by jdk88
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