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Old 06-04-2011, 09:33 AM
 
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Hello Everyone,

Although my AC is currently working fine but I wanted to get a ball park of how much a 4.5 ton AC and 2 ton AC cost and also where do I buy AC's in Houston?

Also what will be the replacement cost associated with the AC's?
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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It seems to me there are alot of variables that go into this...brand, efficiency, etc. I think when you are ready, you should call 3 AC companies to give you a bid and explain to you what your options are in terms of machines so that you can make an informed decision. They usually charge you to go out and look though. If you're not ready to buy, just google it to give you a rough idea.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:52 AM
 
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We have gotten bids from several places, including Hallmark. Most have just said replace with the same size. Ferrugia Mechanical 281 259 3367 is the one we are going with because he took our new low-e windows, plus the 2 very large windows on the west side and 1 smaller on the south side that we removed into consideration. I got him from Angie's list and found out he did other work in the neighborhood and they are well pleased. There is some calculations that good HVAC contractors make. They did in Kirkwood, Mo. when we placed the entire system after putting in new windows. My SIL has a computer program where he did his own. Anyway, we are getting a 4 ton instead of a 5 downstairs and a 3 up. It was +/- 15 thousand. All new ductwork where they can access it, thermostats everything. Now, I just need to get 15K. That's the hard part.
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Old 06-04-2011, 02:00 PM
 
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There is some calculations that good HVAC contractors make.
"Manual J" load calculations
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:03 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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"Manual J" load calculations

YES!! this should be done to determine actual sizing needed. your hvac contractor should also be able to perform manual s calculations to determine exactly what is best for your house.
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