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Cost to R&R A/C air handler and coil??

Old 05-17-2018, 09:10 AM
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Here in the Southeast, what is a range of costs to replace coil, air handler, freon?

We just paid $2400, and my son just got a quote from his EW company for $745. Which number is closer to being normal? 3 ton units, FWIW.
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Need more information. The coil is in the air handler, but you wrote coil and air handler. Which one is it and what is a EW company? Coil out of warranty? What type refrigerant. Would also need mod and serial # price varries greatly. Some cost more than the whole air handler.
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EW? extended warranty? $745 the amount the warranty company is not going to cover and must come out of his pocket?
$745 is low for a coil change.
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You can get the coil for about $300 as a DIY -- the trades pay less. 410a is $130 for 20lbs... You still need gauges, brazing, etc. I doubt anyone will do it for $745.

That's just the coil. If you get the AH and the Coil... it'll be more. $2400 is crazy for just the AH/Coil. Shop around.
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some coils are alot more tham $300 depends on age, brand and model.hvac companies general double the coil price and then add labor and other materials into the job.2400 could be fair in some cases i have seen.
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Make sure it is a Trane unit, I hear their product and warranty is excellent!
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Make sure it is a Trane unit, I hear their product and warranty is excellent!
LOL. No.
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You can get the coil for about $300 as a DIY -- the trades pay less. 410a is $130 for 20lbs... You still need gauges, brazing, etc. I doubt anyone will do it for $745.

That's just the coil. If you get the AH and the Coil... it'll be more. $2400 is crazy for just the AH/Coil. Shop around.
Refrigerant type must be known at this point. Compatibility of a new coil will depend on it if they still make it.

You will have many variables. Access to said coil and how difficult to remove is another factor. The proper evacuation and the time that takes is another factor. The gas must be removed via reclaim, then the new coil installed piped and properly evacuated to at least 500 microns. It is labor/time intensive to do it right and legally. And yes, all of the putting this plan together takes time and money for the provider of the service. He will have to source the proper coil, get it shipped and then go pick it up. Bring it to your place and hope to god it is an exact fit with the pipe connections perfect to match every fitting and mounting screw hole. 745.00 out of pocket for this is a bargain depending on what the warranty reads and if it's just labor and incidental parts. There will be some. Remember the tech has to commute to your location and hope like hell he has everything he needs or he may have to make another trip to the supply house miles away.

I would hire Pete. You will get just what you pay for and maybe a little more.
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i had mine replaced(AHU and plenum) in my attic for $1700.
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i had mine replaced(AHU and plenum) in my attic for $1700.
How was Pete to deal with?

Not a bad price but most need to understand that there are so many factors based on location, unit type and local codes that your mileage may vary.

I replaced my drain field off my septic tank in the dark over a weekend and had the shit covered with sod before dark Sunday night. Cost's were around 2K all in. I got away with it. The cheapest price I got was 8K to permit and to do through a contractor.

You should see the warranty I gave myself. So far it hasn't been a shitty one.
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