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AZORChiefFan
06-21-2006, 06:42 PM
Ahhh summer in the PHX with a Central Air unit thats crapping out.

I am sure a few people on this board have recently replaced their CA units. Just looking for advice on what brand, company I should have install it and so on.

My place is roughly 900sf and the unit is on the roof.

I have dealt with Home Depot in the not to distant past and would rather not deal with them.

Calcountry
06-21-2006, 06:55 PM
Great time of the year to be doing that in Arizona.

redbrian
06-21-2006, 06:55 PM
Call your local HBA and get the name of at least 3 HVAC contractors, get bids from at least 3 and ask for refrences, again at least 3 and one needs to be from an install at least 5 years ago.

Rain Man
06-21-2006, 07:28 PM
Just open your windows.

AZORChiefFan
06-21-2006, 07:30 PM
Call your local HBA and get the name of at least 3 HVAC contractors, get bids from at least 3 and ask for refrences, again at least 3 and one needs to be from an install at least 5 years ago.
Thanks will check into this.

rad
06-21-2006, 07:33 PM
Happy b-day:

plbrdude
06-21-2006, 07:53 PM
Ahhh summer in the PHX with a Central Air unit thats crapping out.

I am sure a few people on this board have recently replaced their CA units. Just looking for advice on what brand, company I should have install it and so on.

My place is roughly 900sf and the unit is on the roof.

I have dealt with Home Depot in the not to distant past and would rather not deal with them.



do you have a split system w/an airhandler or furnace in the attic, or is it a package unit w/the air and furnace in one unit on the roof?
a package unit will be cosiderally more expensive, but the majority of the work should be on the roof. a split system may require working in the attic. no fun when it's 111 outside and about 145 in the attic. myself, i would want to match the a-coil w/the condensor for the sake of efficiency.

either way get a couple few estimates, and personally, i'd avoid the company with the biggest yellow page ad.

AZORChiefFan
06-21-2006, 09:32 PM
do you have a split system w/an airhandler or furnace in the attic, or is it a package unit w/the air and furnace in one unit on the roof?
a package unit will be cosiderally more expensive, but the majority of the work should be on the roof. a split system may require working in the attic. no fun when it's 111 outside and about 145 in the attic. myself, i would want to match the a-coil w/the condensor for the sake of efficiency.

either way get a couple few estimates, and personally, i'd avoid the company with the biggest yellow page ad.
All in one unit. I know it will suck for whoever installs it. I may let them have a drink of water heck might even throw a cube of ice or 2 in the glass for them.

unlurking
06-21-2006, 09:58 PM
Just did mine.

American Standard
3.5 ton
14 efficiency rating (tax break, can't remember the code)
10 year warranty parts & labor
12 months mo payments/no interest
$3000 installed (price include whole house humidifier)

Alton deFlat
06-22-2006, 10:23 AM
I don't work for a dealer, but I am in the HVAC field. I prefer Trane equipment. Parts for Trane equipment are readily available and probably as, or more reasonably priced than any other. The equipment is reliable too. There are several dealers located in the valley. Just don't tell em Dave sent ya.

Savage Air Conditioning
(480) 839-7553 2460 E Desert Trumpet Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85048

Deer Valley Air Conditioning
(623) 362-0361 2202 W Lone Cactus Ste 11
Phoenix, AZ 85027

Forrest Anderson Plbg and A/C Inc
(623) 780-4060 1725 W Williams Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85027

T C K Service Group Inc
(602) 944-1538 11049 N 22nd Av
Phoenix, AZ 85029

Sun Country Heating and A/C inc
(602) 253-7758 2315 S 15th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Absolute Zero Inc
(602) 867-1275 16236 N 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Wolff Mechanical Inc
(480) 968-8208 1701 S Indian Bend Suite 101
Phoenix, AZ 85281

Chas Roberts Air Conditioning
(602) 331-2686 11217 N 23rd Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85029

ABC Air Conditioning
(602) 971-8700 14631 N Cave Creek Rd #106
Phoenix, AZ 85022

NCarlsCorner2
06-23-2006, 08:49 PM
go to www.servicemagic.com (http://www.servicemagic.com) and you can get local contractor's in your area, I own a HVAC company and I get a lot of work from that website, the contractor's are prescreened to make sure they are licensed and insured for your protection, Good Luck.