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New house - no hvac air conditioner

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New house - no hvac air conditioner

I just bought new house and it does not come with Hvac (air conditional unit)

How much am I looking at to get this unit installed?

I’m new to house game.
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ysl5710 wrote: I just bought new house and it does not come with Hvac (air conditional unit)

How much am I looking at to get this unit installed?

I’m new to house game.
$3000-$3500 for a good 13 or 14 SEER unit. Don't get anything higher than 16 SEER as the upfront costs won't be recuperated in energy savings. @newlyborn and @fourseasoncomfort are both well trusted on these forums and have lots of reviews.
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It’s 2300 sq. Ft with 3 levels.

Which brand do I need to look for? And warranty?
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tester85 wrote: It’s 2300 sq. Ft with 3 levels.

Which brand do I need to look for? And warranty?
2.5 ton A/C unit is what you most likely require since your house is brand new and "tight" construction. Installation is more important than brand, however stay away from York/Luxaire/Coleman, they are junk. Goodman/Amana/Daikin, and Keeprite/ICP makes middle grade stuff, but they sell to any contractor, including contractors that don't have a clue how to properly install. The top of the line stuff is Lennox/Armstrong Air, Carrier/Bryant, Trane/American Standard, they only sell to contractors that have factory training and know how to properly install the equipment.

Most units will come with a 10 year parts warranty and 1 year labour, I don't recommend paying extra for a labour warranty because most of the time the units will last for 15 years, or it's a cheap part like a capacitor that fails.
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York is junk? Guess I got lucky as we’re on year 8 with ours and have had zero problems.
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tester85 wrote: It’s 2300 sq. Ft with 3 levels.
Are you including your basement in sq. footage, if so than 2.5 ton would be too big? If you're not including the basement in your sq. footage, than I agree on 2.5 ton.
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Msg @newlyborn and get a price he does great work. You can see some of the reviews here - new-furnace-time-2322131/13/

Since most AC units last 10-15 year range you may want to pay extra for 10 year parts & labor just to cover your butt incase something breaks. Usually its only a few extra hundred for the warranty that would likely pay for its self if you need to call out somebody to fix it, usually each call would be $100-$150 range.
ysl5710 wrote: I just bought new house and it does not come with Hvac (air conditional unit)

How much am I looking at to get this unit installed?

I’m new to house game.
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You are absolutely correct. In last two weeks, I came across 4 York units that were less than 10 years old with Compressor or Condensor coil toasted.
mrweather wrote: York is junk? Guess I got lucky as we’re on year 8 with ours and have had zero problems.
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ysl5710 wrote: I just bought new house and it does not come with Hvac (air conditional unit)

How much am I looking at to get this unit installed?

I’m new to house game.
Does the house use duct work for heating.
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bubuski wrote: Does the house use duct work for heating.
Without ducts it will get expensive.
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Not sure - is there wha to check?

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