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It's not maintaining inside temp with thermostat setting

I have a ten year of RUUD Model #uaka-060JAZ that is on its last few days and I would like to know what a fair replacement price should be and where can I find that info on the internet.

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    joshuaramsey May 11, 2010

    Can you tell me the tonnage of your unit? I could give you a good budget replacement price based on that. Also, would this be just a replacement of the outdoor condensing unit and indoor unit? Thanks.

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Replacement cost vary a lot depending on what type of equipment you are going to upgrade to. the new 13 seer mandate has driven up cost quite a lot in the past few years. the older units only had to be ten seer and most manufactures go all the way up to 18 seer but regardless you will have to go with 13 as that is the law now. the best advice i can give you is to call around to local contractors and 99 percent of them will give you free estimates on replacement of your equipment even proper bids that normally are good for 30 to 60 days. get as many bids from as many different companies as possible and let them know you are shopping prices but remember have them all bidding on similiar equipment so they are'nt bidding apples to oranges. also there are some tax credits available for some systems with higher efficiency ratings. also be aware that many manufacturers offer 10 year warranties on equipment and some have lifetime compressor warranties. Reasearch online for some of these suggestions. you can look up goodman-amana, york, bryant, rheem-ruud and see what offers they may have going. the contractors will guide you through most of this and offer many suggestions videos and brochures.right now times are slow for alot of a/c companies so now is a perfect time to start shopping.

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