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August 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM #22601
guy came out a few,years back and said it was dead and needed replacement. needed big units. maybe 15k?
put it off.
saved i figure 400 a month on heat a-c for 5 years, maybe 25k.
wife couldnt take it anymore, also we arent broke.
she called another guy who fixed it for 250.00.
now i have to pay for a/c.
i liked not having heat or a/c. felt more tough.
ah well…its only money…the most important substance in the universe.
but think…i saved enough to pay for one whole kids calstate tuition by simply being a bit cold and hot.August 11, 2018 at 1:33 PM #810650CoronitaParticipant
now is a great excuse to get solar and an electric car like an i8
i am planning to get solar once I start running both of the ac units at the new place.August 11, 2018 at 2:05 PM #810651
i dont want anyone on my mexican tile roof.
id rather be hot.
ebike, not ecar.
love my ebike so much!!!
downstairs feels chilly to me, think she set the thermostat at 80.August 11, 2018 at 3:49 PM #810652CoronitaParticipant
tile insurance. That way when you start with 2 broken tiles and end up with 25, they are on the hook for replacing the 25…August 11, 2018 at 4:52 PM #810653
i kinda,want to just pack it in and move to kauai.
but probly ill be here for 25 more years.August 11, 2018 at 8:52 PM #810654FlyerInHiGuest
I’m assuming you have 2 AC units so $12,500 each.
Seems very expensive unless you got the most efficient units.
Did you get the indoor units and the outdoor compressor units all replaced for that price?
You did not save $400 a month for 5 years not having AC and heat, even with big house. During the summer in Temecula, yes; but the other months, not so much.
I like to keep my apartment at 70F to 72F in San Diego.August 11, 2018 at 11:33 PM #810655
lots of people here spend 500 mo. on a/c in the summer. heat, not sure.
we just have the old units that came with the place, big outdoor units.
definitely saved something!August 12, 2018 at 10:08 AM #810656The-ShovelerParticipant
[quote=flu]now is a great excuse to get solar and an electric car like an i8
i am planning to get solar once I start running both of the ac units at the new place.[/quote]
Congrats on your new home flu.
Move up to Carlsbad area or just upgraded in or near CV?
We almost never need to turn our AC on, but have a little lately.
Box fan at the screen door in morning/night is usually all we need.August 12, 2018 at 11:22 AM #810657
temecula a bit warm lately.
strangely now that she has a-c we still dont use it much.
phewAugust 12, 2018 at 11:40 AM #810658FlyerInHiGuest
I think the contactor saw your wife coming. Her “desperation” caused her to overpay.
I replaced the outside unit on a 1700sf house in SD for $2500. But I used a 1 man local contractor. The big guys may charge $5000.
Let’s say you have 2 super efficient units in a 5000sf house. It should not be more than $15k, IMO.August 12, 2018 at 11:47 AM #810659
no, we just repaired. no new unit. it was 2nd guy who repaired, 1st sneaky guy said not fixable. he was the scammer.
it was only 250 to fix. but only able to fix downstairs unit, upstairs still not working.August 14, 2018 at 10:42 AM #810660FlyerInHiGuest
Oh. I get it. $250 not $25k. That’s a great deal. Normally is minimum $600 because they bill about $300 for refrigerant alone.
[quote=scaredyclassic]but only able to fix downstairs unit, upstairs still not working.[/quote]
The compressor is likely bad. Not worth fixing. You just need to replace the outdoor unit. Rarely do you need to replace the indoor unit (AC is comprised of equipment indoors and outdoors.August 14, 2018 at 11:32 AM #810677gzzParticipant
This year I kept the AC off until Aug 1. I am 10 min walk from the beach though.
Heat is a single gas wall heater, no ducts except for exhaust, AC is two window units.
Lately I have been running the bedroom AC all night, this morning I woke up to a very dry 64 degree bedroom, it was wonderful.
I like turning off and then lighting the heater pilot light to mark the change of seasons. I also move the water heater to the lowest setting in summer and almost to the max in winter.
My office suite has huge glass windows that don’t open, and my electric bill for it rises to $350 in the summer compared to $100 in the spring.August 14, 2018 at 12:04 PM #810678FlyerInHiGuest
Gzzz, sounds like you have an old house. If you have crawl space, why not install central air. So much more efficient than wall units. You can enjoy cool, crisp, dry comfort year round. It’s more humid near the coast.
You can also have a smart thermostat and smart home to turn things on an off using programmable triggers.
I think AC is an affordable luxury that I don’t want to do without. Why rough it when you don’t have to?
I love enjoying my air conditioned space when the weather outside is bad. New ACs are efficient and don’t use that much electricity.August 14, 2018 at 12:17 PM #810680
because comfort is weakening and killing us.
no more temp control!
also, i recently abandonned soap and shampoo. its a scam!!! water and a washcloth are fine.
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