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Old 04-09-2010, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Default HVAC replacement costs

I am getting ready to replace my 32 year old(it's older than I am) HVAC system. It still works but will randomly start blowing VERY hot air. We had this problem last year and it was a short. Since the system is so old we are looking into replacing it this year. We currently have a trane and will probably stick with that brand.

I have a one story 1200sqft ranch, before I call for quotes, does anyone have any idea how much something like this would cost to replace. We are looking at getting quotes from Shumate and Yellow Dot.
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Heat pump?

or

Gas Furnace?
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Too many unknowns to get an accurate quote sight-unseen. Depends on if you have a combined unit (just one box outside) or a split system (one box outside and another box inside or under the house). Also depends on if the new system can match up to your existing duct work or if changes will be required. Also depends on if you have gas or if you'll be getting a heat pump. Get your estimates first, then post back with details to get ideas as to whether your estimates are reasonable or not.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Holly Springs
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I would recommend calling many more than just those two companies as the estimates can vary greatly.
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:52 PM
 
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I am in the process of getting quotes to replace 2 HVAC systems. I hope you have better luck than I did with Yellow Dot. I called them last Friday, they scheduled an appointment for today at 4:30pm. I rushed home from work today for the appt......no Yellow Dot, no phone either. Their loss..$$$.
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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As of 1/1/07 HVAC systems requiring replacement has to meet a 13 SEER minimum rating. If you have a split-system everything will have to be replaced including the inside air handler, pipes, and outside unit. You'll be looking at ~$4000.
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:45 PM
 
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I would expect at least $4000, probably closer to $5000. We just had ours replaced last year and it was well with it. What a huge difference a new system makes! It wasn't cheap though. We received quotes from a few different places, and I would suggest doing the same.
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:21 PM
 
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I am getting ready to replace my 32 year old(it's older than I am) HVAC system. It still works but will randomly start blowing VERY hot air. We had this problem last year and it was a short. Since the system is so old we are looking into replacing it this year. We currently have a trane and will probably stick with that brand.

I have a one story 1200sqft ranch, before I call for quotes, does anyone have any idea how much something like this would cost to replace. We are looking at getting quotes from Shumate and Yellow Dot.
First of all you should stick with Trane, it's my brand!LOL........ Second of all, for a single story 1200 sqft ranch you would be looking around $4,500-$7,000 for a complete system around here in this part of the Midwest. It would depend on if you wanted a variable 95% furnace or just a regular 95%? Unless you have a installation that would prohibit a 95% I would stick with one of these. If you have a heat-pump the cost varies tremendously depending on what Seer rating you want. The same goes for your A/C if you have just a regular furnace. We install 13-16 Seer A/C's typically because of about a 500 hour duty cycle a year around here. If you are in warmer climates you would get more benefit out of the higher Seer system. I hope this helps!
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