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sleepytime
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Contractor rec for a/c ductwork in Denham
Anyone know a good HVAC contractor or someone that does side work to replace a/c ductwork around Denham? I’ve called 3 businesses and 2 other people, everyone is too busy or doesn’t call back.


wickowick
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re: Contractor rec for a/c ductwork in Denham
What specifically do you need replaced? Alll of it?


CrawDude
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re: Contractor rec for a/c ductwork in Denham
Although I’ve not used them I hear very good things about Annison Heating & Air Conditioning. They are located in Denham.


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re: Contractor rec for a/c ductwork in Denham
I always use AAA, and have never had a bad experience.


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sleepytime
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re: Contractor rec for a/c ductwork in Denham
Almost all of it needs to be replaced and 3 drops added.


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keakar
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re: Contractor rec for a/c ductwork in Denham
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keakar
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re: Contractor rec for a/c ductwork in Denham
dude, this time of year they are all booked up weeks in advance and can barely find time to squeeze in emergency calls where someone is suffering with no a/c at all.

replacing your ductwork is like number 30 on the list of things they will rearrange their schedules to fit in.

just wait until fall around september when the first cold fronts come in and its not 150 degrees in your attic already at 9am

also, someone that does side work has to do it after working in attics 12 hours a day 6 days a week so the same goes for them, you cant pay them enough to do that shite on their day off until its in the fall

also you cant just add 3 drops, you can "sometimes" get away with adding one extra drop but if you need to add 3 then your system needs to be replaced for a larger one to have the airflow to supply those 3 new drops
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CrawDude
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re: Contractor rec for a/c ductwork in Denham
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this time of year they are all booked up weeks in advance and can barely find time to squeeze in emergency calls where someone is suffering with no a/c at all.

This is sage advice - Unless you have an emergency, I’d think I’d want people in my attic doing this type of work when they are comfortable working up there under the expectation they’ll do a better job, and not rushing it.

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sleepytime
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re: Contractor rec for a/c ductwork in Denham
I understand they are busy but have to find someone to do it so people can move in several weeks from now. There were way too many drops in the house to begin with so we removed several when the sheeetrock was being done, 3 drops need to be relocated, all the ductwork has to be changed out because it’s all mismatched and jacked up from the previous owner trying to make things work when they did an addition.


FishinTygah84
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re: Contractor rec for a/c ductwork in Denham
i work in the HVAC business in BR. You are gonna have 3 options.

1. Pay someone who is good, but doesnt really want to do it, a TON of money. And if you say "thats too much" they go home, shower, and finally sit in some AC

2. Pay someone who sucks to do it because they are available. and they are available because they suck

3. Wait until october/november and have the option 1 guy come when he's not getting 130 calls a day.

This time of year is triage, man. it's ladies is offices screaming its hot. it's kids at daycares sweating. it's families at home with no AC. No one is coming and spending 3plus days doing ductwork in June.


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keakar
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re: Contractor rec for a/c ductwork in Denham
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I understand they are busy but have to find someone to do it so people can move in several weeks from now. There were way too many drops in the house to begin with so we removed several when the sheeetrock was being done, 3 drops need to be relocated, all the ductwork has to be changed out because it’s all mismatched and jacked up from the previous owner trying to make things work when they did an addition.


then your only trying to put a bandaide on the problem and they will sue you after to make you fix it right or to break the rental agreement/lease

call a/c guy and tell them you need your system evaluated to see if its the right size and you already know all the duct work needs to be redone. knowing that info tells them the job is worth fitting into their schedule

based on what you described, unless these vents arent new and you are just just relocating them, expect to be told you will need a bigger unit so expect to have to put in a complete brand new system.

if you sold the house i suggest you just negotiate a price reduction to offset the cost and let them do it, if its a rental you own then its all on you but it wont work right unless its sized right for the space

getting all of this resolved in just a few weeks is very tight and they may have to wait an extra week or two so make sure they understand moving in could be delayed if they want working a/c
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sleepytime
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re: Contractor rec for a/c ductwork in Denham
It has already been checked out, the unit is the right size and works fine. The problem is there were 19 drops in a 2000 sq ft house, no dampers, the original ductwork had been spliced into from a previous addition and it wasn’t sized right to begin with. We also moved some walls around. Do you have any recommendations other than bend over when it comes to pricing?


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re: Contractor rec for a/c ductwork in Denham
smith heating and air


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gumbo2176
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re: Contractor rec for a/c ductwork in Denham
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The problem is there were 19 drops in a 2000 sq ft house


Who the hell thought it was a good idea to put that many drops in that size house, especially with no dampers on the starter collars.

How small were the rooms to need that many drops----6 x 10 prison cell type????


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Rollwave034
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re: Contractor rec for a/c ductwork in Denham
Accutemp quoted and installed mine in 3 days.


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Macfly
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re: Contractor rec for a/c ductwork in Denham
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Although I’ve not used them I hear very good things about Annison Heating & Air Conditioning.


They kept trying to up sell me to a +$400 per year as needed (not PM) contract, which still included a house visit charge. Too expensive when the system sees less use in fall, winter, spring.
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HebertFest08
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re: Contractor rec for a/c ductwork in Denham
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Although I’ve not used them I hear very good things about Annison Heating & Air Conditioning. They are located in Denham.


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There is an Annison Heating/Air and a Annison-Bitter Heating/Air. So make sure you’re talking about the correct one. I use the later and several of my friends had work done by them. All very satisfied.

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CrawDude
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re: Contractor rec for a/c ductwork in Denham
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They kept trying to up sell me to a +$400 per year as needed (not PM) contract, which still included a house visit charge.


Curious - what do they say they provide for a $400 a year contract? By and large, HVAC are low maintenance systems. Outside of changing air filters regularly, and once or twice a year cleaning of the outdoor condenser and maybe the evaporator coil, there’s not much else to do until a part or component fails. ETA: Also cleaning your evaporator coil/air handler drain line once a year so it doesn’t get clogged up.
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CrawDude
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re: Contractor rec for a/c ductwork in Denham
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There is an Annison Heating/Air and a Annison-Bitter Heating/Air. So make sure you’re talking about the correct one. I use the later and several of my friends had work done by them. All very satisfied.


Thanks for sharing that info. As I indicated I never used Annison (I use RAM Air in BR) I just heard Annison had a good reputation, I just assumed it’s was Annison Heating & Air, maybe those I heard from were referring to Annison-Bitter..


HebertFest08
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re: Contractor rec for a/c ductwork in Denham
More than likely it was Annison-Bitter, they’ve been around for a while. They offer a maintenance package, but it’s $180 a year not $400. They come out twice a year to clean the unit and make sure shite is good. You also get a discount on parts and will get priority service.


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