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Old 09-14-2009, 11:00 PM
 
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The air conditioning unit upstairs started leaking and need to be replaced. I would like to get quotes on how much would it cost replace the unit.It is a split system unit.

Can I replace just the AC and leave the furnace as it is? How much would it cost for 1.5 ton to 2 ton unit?

Any recommendations? I am looking for sincere and reliable. I would like to get a good unit as I am planning on keeping this house for a while.

I really appreciate your help

Thanks
busymom2
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:17 AM
 
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There is a website called Service Magic (do a google search for them). You can fill out a request there and get three quotes from licensed and verified contractors. You can also look at the reviews on each one before you choose. (I am not affiliated with them but have used them in the past).
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: New York - Atlanta - Charlotte
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Call Cooling Technology in Charlotte and ask to speak with Larry. He will provide THE BEST service you have ever had. Very quality-oriented.

(704) 596-4109
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:15 PM
 
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When you say the unit upstairs is leaking, what exactly do you mean? It may not be fun but try to educate yourself as much as you can about this stuff and hopefully you won't get ripped off.

Our AC went out about a month ago and we had three companies come out to give us an estimate for replacing the whole thing. Of the three, Acosta came out the cheapest, and also seemed reliable. We haven't had the work done yet (it's limping along).

Whatever you do, make sure you learn about the new refrigerant that's replacing Freon. If you end up replacing the whole system you'll probably want the new refrigerant (Puron is the brand name).
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:21 PM
 
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Freedom Heating & Air, LLC
Earl Overby
704.309.1912 or 704.426.7828
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Lake Wylie, SC
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Have you had a service person look at it. If not, it may just be a clogged drain line that relieves the condensation from the unit. This is a simple inexpensive fix if that is the problem.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:45 AM
 
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Is this just an a/c or is this a heat pump? If it is a heat pump you have to replace the entire thing.

We have a split system too and replaced the upstairs unit two years ago (heat pump) with a Trane 1.5 ton/15 seer for $3,500 (after $400 rebate).

We are now replacing the downstairs with a 2 ton/16 seer Trane heat pump and it looks like it will be $6,800 and then we will get a $1,500 rebate (if you do it before Dec. 31st and get certain energy efficient units you can get a government rebate check for $1,500.) So, total will be $5,300 after rebates.

Considering my friends had the same units replaced through one of those heavily advertized guys you see on TV for $17,000, I think that $8,800 is a much better deal.

We used Alpine Heating and Air in Monroe.

My original Trane units were 22 years old! I think we got some good use out of them!

Dawn
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