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Old 10-17-2016, 10:18 AM
 
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Yea I don't have anything against Goodman the most important part for me is finding a competent and well reviewed HVAC company that performs excellent installations you can have the top of the line system and have a poor install and the unit will not perform up to expectations.
You have the right mindset but didn't list any of the tangibles in the scope of work that make an installation superior....a load calc, resolving duct leakage/sizing, filtration, new line set, permit, etc. That stuff would dictate if the price is a little high or astronomically high.

If price is an issue, I'd reconsider if the features that the equipment offers is of any benefit to you or just the contractor. 2 stage furnaces best benefit systems with noise concerns but have drawbacks...lower efficiency during low fire and they can create distribution problems when moving lower air volumes. Variable speed condensers will benefit muggy conditions with longer run times. The proposed equipment will be more expensive to repair down the line and parts may not be as readily available as that of "simple" systems.
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:34 AM
 
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Oh yes sorry I didn't want to muddle up the original post with all that and focus mostly on the hard equipment costs.

First guy will do a Manuel J to size equipment, inspect duct (Manuel D) work for size and resolve any airflow issues (just had ducts replaced when we bought the house as the old ones were falling apart) but still would be evaluated for effectiveness. Offered to keep existing line set, run pressure test (~800psi) and clean out. Permit from city before job start.

Now some things that made this quote higher in my mind-
2 hour white glove cleaning treatment (Merry Maids comes in 2 hours cleans whatever you want them to do)
Indoor outdoor system surge protection kit
New pad for condensing unit
American Flag?? strange thing to throw in but whatever

The rest is just materials needed to finish the job
B-Vent double wall round ventilation
1/2 gas stop
PVP pipe and coupling
Condensation trap
ect.
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Old 10-17-2016, 06:56 PM
 
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Ok so second quote came in.

  • Trane XC80 Communicating 80K BTU 4Ton Variable speed blower 2 stage heat gas furnace - TUD2C080ACV42A
  • Trane Variable speed outdoor unit 18SEER 4 ton - 4TTV8048A1000A
  • Reuse existing drain set chemical flush and pressure test
  • Trane 4ton box coil
  • XL850 wifi high definition thermostat
  • Honeywell F100-4inch filter system
  • replace 60amp electric whip
  • city permit
  • concrete condenser pad


Total $8,921




I really liked this guy he caught the reason our system is so loud due to the fact that they didn't cut the plywood large enough that the furnace sits on. so they plan to properly cut out the hole and rebuild it. They will also lay sound deadening and secure it to the concrete below to help cut down on reverberations.
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:30 PM
 
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Hawekeye2011,
Did you get your HVAC replaced ? If you did do you mind sharing which unit you went with and name of the contractor? We are in Dallas and looking to replace our 20+ year unit that is original to the house.
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Old 12-09-2016, 08:55 AM
 
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Hawekeye2011,
Did you get your HVAC replaced ? If you did do you mind sharing which unit you went with and name of the contractor? We are in Dallas and looking to replace our 20+ year unit that is original to the house.
We did we ended up going with the second quote. We had others out but liked Total Air and Heat the best.

System: ~$8,000
  • Trane XC80 Communicating 80K BTU 4Ton Variable speed blower 2 stage heat gas furnace - TUD2C080ACV42A
  • Trane Variable speed outdoor unit 18SEER 4 ton - 4TTV8048A1000A
Our electric bill went from high 100's of dollars down to 80 bucks. plus the unit is silent, with our HVAC setup the air handler is in a closet next to the living room. The old one used to be so loud, now the new one you cant even hear it unless its blowing at like 80-100%
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