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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #75 on: June 13, 2022, 01:50:30 PM »
Replacing one of the 3 units in my house
Originally placed in 1998 when we built the house

That seems high for a 2 ton swap unless there is some extras like the Rev mentioned and maybe that's just the biden price nowadays.

If you have a single story home with good attic access and no need for a new line set or new duct work and find a small shop with low overhead, I could see that price.

Dealer cost for our 4 ton 16 seer Trane split system and accouterments such as plenum box, dampers, new pad etc was $3000. Any shop is going to mark that up about 25-40% so that's +/- $3800.

Then it is just a matter of labor - probably a 10-16 hours between 2 guys so, assuming a low $40/hr rate, that's $500.   

Sales tax is going to add at least another $275-300 even the installer is paying it on their cost.

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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #76 on: June 13, 2022, 06:08:30 PM »
That seems high for a 2 ton swap unless there is some extras like the Rev mentioned and maybe that's just the biden price nowadays.

Trane/American Standard is really high on equipment and everyone in the industry is jacking their prices every quarter. 9k isnt totally shocking. A basic swap like that a few years ago was 4500 to 5500 depending on equipment selection. Not anymore.

Honestly all of this stuff breaks down so I wouldn't go into it buying on name recognition. I would stay away from York and Lennox but anything else is pretty decent.

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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #77 on: June 13, 2022, 07:33:44 PM »
Trane/American Standard is really high on equipment and everyone in the industry is jacking their prices every quarter. 9k isnt totally shocking. A basic swap like that a few years ago was 4500 to 5500 depending on equipment selection. Not anymore.

Honestly all of this stuff breaks down so I wouldn't go into it buying on name recognition. I would stay away from York and Lennox but anything else is pretty decent.
my trane is still going that is the original from “84.

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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #78 on: June 17, 2022, 07:48:26 AM »
Is it a package unit or split system, and does that include new ductwork or just hooking to existing stuff?
Yeah, Jesus that seems high. Even for a combo.


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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #79 on: June 17, 2022, 08:49:33 AM »
Yeah, Jesus that seems high. Even for a combo.

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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #80 on: June 17, 2022, 08:53:37 AM »
Upstairs AC seems to be struggling last few days. Can barely hold 77 without running continuously during peak heat. Stat reads 80% humidity but I don’t see how. Condensate line is draining like crazy. May be time for a new condenser.


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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #81 on: June 17, 2022, 09:07:47 AM »
Upstairs AC seems to be struggling last few days. Can barely hold 77 without running continuously during peak heat. Stat reads 80% humidity but I don’t see how. Condensate line is draining like crazy. May be time for a new condenser.

May be time to clean your A-coil.

It’s pretty simple.

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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #82 on: June 17, 2022, 09:11:34 AM »
We pay to have it serviced semi-annually. Debris all in the fucking thing. Bastards.


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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #83 on: June 18, 2022, 04:07:31 PM »
We pay to have it serviced semi-annually. Debris all in the fucking thing. Bastards.

Do you have some sort of open return or not use filters?

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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #84 on: June 18, 2022, 04:29:28 PM »
Do you have some sort of open return or not use filters?
There’s an open return in the ceiling upstairs but like a 4x24 filter that sits in the attic.


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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #85 on: June 18, 2022, 04:30:56 PM »
You may have bigger issues then…

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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #86 on: June 18, 2022, 07:34:23 PM »
Tech came out and checked and said all good but added a pound of coolant.


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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #87 on: June 18, 2022, 09:14:06 PM »
Tech came out and checked and said all good but added a pound of coolant.

So you have unfiltered air hitting your A coil?

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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #88 on: June 18, 2022, 09:28:20 PM »
So you have unfiltered air hitting your A coil?

I think he is saying he has a 4" filter box in front of the blower in the attic. We have the same but I use the 1" return filters instead because I don't trust the bigger ones are any better.

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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #89 on: June 18, 2022, 09:30:45 PM »
I think he is saying he has a 4" filter box in front of the blower in the attic. We have the same but I use the 1" return filters instead because I don't trust the bigger ones are any better.

4” thick?

That seems excessive….???
My factory frame was for 2”x24”x30”, and I went with a 1” also

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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #90 on: June 18, 2022, 09:39:04 PM »
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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #91 on: June 18, 2022, 09:44:56 PM »
Hell idk the four incher is what it’s slotted for in the attic. Some dude from Middleton said to jam four one inch filters in there wtf??


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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #92 on: June 18, 2022, 09:50:11 PM »
Hell idk the four incher is what it’s slotted for in the attic. Some dude from Middleton said to jam four one inch filters in there wtf??

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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #93 on: June 19, 2022, 06:10:41 AM »
Hell idk the four incher is what it’s slotted for in the attic. Some dude from Middleton said to jam four one inch filters in there wtf??

4" is designed for lower static, it creates a much larger filter area and doesn't have a huge pressure drop, easier on the lifespan of the blower mtr.

Jamming four 1" filters in there would be bad. That would create a large pressure drop.

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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #94 on: June 19, 2022, 10:08:39 AM »
Jamming 4 one inchers in the same slot sounds like Hoggly's mom at the woopig golf tournament after party.

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« Reply #95 on: June 19, 2022, 10:15:27 AM »
Jamming 4 one inchers in the same slot sounds like Hoggly's mom at the woopig golf tournament after party.

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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #96 on: July 06, 2022, 08:09:56 PM »
We have our Thermostat set 75.  I get home after work and it's 89 degrees downstairs.  The air from the registers does seem cold and the house is SLOWLY cooling down.  It's 78  deg downstairs after being home for 3 hours.

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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #97 on: July 06, 2022, 08:11:10 PM »
We have our Thermostat set 75.  I get home after work and it's 89 degrees downstairs.  The air from the registers does seem cold and the house is SLOWLY cooling down.  It's 78  deg downstairs after being home for 3 hours.

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this what was happening to mine and I just need more coolant

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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #98 on: July 06, 2022, 08:14:19 PM »
That indicates a leak if I'm low, correct?  I had a leak 2-3 years ago and had the coil replaced.   Unit is a Lennox that is 5 years old.

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Re: AC Repair
« Reply #99 on: July 06, 2022, 08:18:00 PM »
That indicates a leak if I'm low, correct?  I had a leak 2-3 years ago and had the coil replaced.   Unit is a Lennox that is 5 years old.

It indicates that the ac wasn't operating normally for a period of time today. Overheating issues on the ac unit because of a weak capacitor, dirty coil, or could be a drain stopping up with a overflow cutoff sensor...many possibilities but most likely it didn't fix itself.

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