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No one can tell you what another contractor will charge. There is no one set price for heating and air-conditioning equipment installation. One of the major factors that affect your price is its size. No one can tell you what size equipment you’ll need without doing a load analysis on the home. That calculation essentially determines the insulation value of the home, i.e... What is the heat gain of the home, what are some other prevailing factors like room equipment, solar gain, or natural shading? You can compare prices between contractors to gauge what your cost would be between contractors, but this is a little tricky to do. Let me explain a little more. Let's say you get an installation quote of $5050.00 from contractor “A” who employs three technicians and operates two trucks. He also runs his operation from home. Contractor “B” charges $6200.00 to do the same job but has 10 employees and 5 trucks. He works out of a rental unit and offers his people a little bit better of a benefit package to recruit highly motivated workers. Everything else being equal (equipment size, SEER rating, furnace efficiency, brand name and additional material—other things that affect the price), is either one of these contractors defrauding you? No, their overhead is different. All these things play into a company’s labor rate. Just be aware of your expectations when it comes to performing any kind work in your home. If you want to pay an extremely low-inexpensive price below the average installation cost in your area then you are highly likely to get the quality of work that comes with that cost. Remember cheaper is not better!
The Dept. of Energy states that poor installations can cause a 30% efficiency loss! Plus with Gas their are saftey issues,venting properly etc.,and of couse the need for a "low Level" Carbon Monoxide Alarm.
You bought the home after an inspection that told you there were issues?
Every state has different laws regarding home purchases, contact your real estate agent to find out what remedies may apply.
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It has been almost a month now w/ this new unit and everything is running smoothly.
I had them do the toilet work because I had company coming and was time constrained, but feel I was railroaded into doing work that was not needed at excessive cost and am very unhappy. I do not feel as if they were customer service oriented at all, just economically motivated.
In essence they only want to do installs and not repairs and seem to be training their techs to push comprehensive packages of services you do not need rather than come with the idea that they are there to solve your problem. They pressure you by saying they will not warrant their work if you do not buy the entire installation they recommend. . BEWARE. I will not call them again!
At first I tried to schedule it through the angieslist website. Got no response from the company. Then I emailed them a couple times still with no response. I called, they answered promptly, and scheduled it for 8 am the following Monday. I was shooting for 8am so I'd be the first visit of the day with a better
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