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Air Conditioner Installation Choices

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Air Conditioner Installation Choices

So I obtained 3 quotes for an AC install in my ~2500 sq. ft house (2 years old, all hardwood) from Home Depot (contracted out to Compass Home Services), Costco (contracted out to Limcan Walker/Certified) and Reliance. Regardless of who I end up going with, I will need a either a concrete slab/pad or angle brackets to support the AC as they would need to install it on the side of my house, which is sloped.

Please help me decide which is the best option? Also, do I really need a humidifier to be installed inline my furnace output duct (i.e is this useful for winter if my house is all hardwood)?
I have a vigor HRV residential air exchanger already installed in my home.

1. Home Depot (contracted out to Compass Home Services)

*Ameristar (14.5 SEER, 10 yrs parts + labour), $3884 + HST or $121.91 x 36 months @ 0% interest - $250 OPA Rebate

*Trane XR13 (14.75 SEER, 10 yrs parts + labour), $3977 + HST or $124 x 36 months @ 0% interest

*Trane XR14 (16 SEER, 10 yrs parts + labour), $4766 + HST or $149.91 x 36 months @ 0% interest - $400 OPA Rebate


2. Costco (contracted out to Limcan Walker/Certified)

*Lennox XC14 (up to 16 SEER), $5299 + HST - [Costco Cash Card ($500) + Costco 2% Cash Back ($106) + OPA Rebate ($250)]

*Lennox XC13 (up to 15.5 SEER), $4049 + HST - [Costco Cash Card ($400) + Costco 2% Cash Back ($81) + OPA Rebate ($250)]

*Humidifier, $400

3. Reliance Home Comfort

*Smart Air 1000 AC (Rheem or Carrier, 16 SEER), $3900 (10 yrs parts + labour) or $3300 (5 yrs parts + labour) - OPA Rebate ($250)
*Humidifier, $400

OR

*Smart Air 1000 AC (Rheem or Carrier, 16 SEER), $55.99 per month x 7 years - OPA Rebate ($250)
*Humidifier = Free
*Protection Plan for furnace, Yearly maintenance check on furnace and AC, and 1 month free billing
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Deal Expert
Oct 6, 2005
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ungattbrock wrote: So I obtained 3 quotes for an AC install in my ~2500 sq. ft house (2 years old, all hardwood) from Home Depot (contracted out to Compass Home Services), Costco (contracted out to Limcan Walker/Certified) and Reliance. Regardless of who I end up going with, I will need a either a concrete slab/pad or angle brackets to support the AC as they would need to install it on the side of my house, which is sloped.
Try Star Alliance Heating and Cooling in Markham - they did a great job with my ductless A/C last year.

Also, Four Seasons Heating and Cooling on RFD seems to be a popular choice.
Deal Fanatic
Dec 6, 2006
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Toronto
Four Season as mentioned. They run RFD group buy. Check their thread in groupbuy section. Better price than all your 3 options.
Newbie
Apr 20, 2010
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My sister was very happy with springhome heating and cooling. They are around Vic park/Steele . They carry trane and Lennox. My sister installed the xr16. Very nice, don't know how much. The advisor name is si or sy or cy.
Pm me, I will ask my sister for the phn #
Good luck
Deal Expert
Oct 6, 2005
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Ctheman wrote: My sister was very happy with springhome heating and cooling.
They were very professional when they came to quote my installation - but unfortunately the guy over quoted everything and tried to push a high end product. Ended up pricing themselves out of contention. This was with a ductless install - not sure about regular HVAC.
Deal Fanatic
May 1, 2012
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I am running the AC Group Buy over at the Group Buy section. It's better prices and better brands than all your options. Not to mention that the installer is very well reviewed. +1 to boyohboy
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Jun 17, 2011
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Called Craig yesterday but no one answer the phone
Deal Addict
Sep 22, 2009
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I am happy with Craig (Four Season) so far.

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