Forum Thread

Mr Cool Central Air Conditioner Packages Home Depot $1357

$1,357.00
+13 Deal Score
12,451 Views
This deal is not for everyone, unless you have a friend in the HVAC business you will more than likely have to self install as most companies understandably will not install self purchased equipment. This is not ductless.

3.5 ton air condenser plus encased coil for $1357. Listing states 14 SEER but when I looked at what is included it appears to be 16 SEER.

Best price I could see for the two pieces separately was $1271 for the condenser and 534 for the encased coil.

There are many combinations available but I cannot speak to the savings. This is the size I was looking for so I know this is a good deal.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/MRCOO.../315290325

All:

https://www.homedepot.com/b/Heati...=mr%20cool
Share
Good deal?
You gave thanks to jboater for this post.
Thank you!
jboater posted this deal. Say thanks!
Add Comment
Created 06-02-2021 at 05:15 PM by jboater
in Home & Home Improvement
If you purchase something through a post on our site, Slickdeals may get a small share of the sale.
Deal
Score
+13
12,451 Views
$1,357.00
About the OP
Send Message
Joined Apr 2006 L2: Beginner
41 Reputation Points
0 Deals Posted
0 Votes Submitted
32 Comments Posted
Questions & Answers BETA
Ask our community of deal experts a question about this deal, product, or store.

65 Comments

1 2 3 4 5
Post to Q&A to get a quicker answer to your question!

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jun 2019
New User
5 Posts
10 Reputation
#2
can this unit support split heat or is it generally not that way with these types of units,( yes an unlikely situation but figured id try anyway)
Like Reaction
0
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2016
L4: Apprentice
304 Posts
153 Reputation
Pro
#3
While I have nothing to say about this specific unit, I want to mention that the manufacturer warranty is usually only valid if installed by licensed HVAC contractors. Also, HVAC guys aren't gonna be thrilled if you buy the equipment yourself and sidestep their dealer networks. Just pointing it out, YMMV. To me, even with the warranty, every service call is at least $100 regardless if the parts are under warranty or not so DIY'ing it makes sense.
Like Reaction
4
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Apr 2006
L2: Beginner
32 Posts
41 Reputation
Original Poster
#4
Quote from ElatedRoute8697 :
can this unit support split heat or is it generally not that way with these types of units,( yes an unlikely situation but figured id try anyway)
The one I bought is designed to be used on conjunction with a gas or oil hot air furnace. Others may have an option to add strip heating.
Like Reaction
1
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2009
Dealicous
3,878 Posts
629 Reputation
#5
Interesting... Especially considering in some places you don't need to be licensed to install these for profit. 🤔
Like Reaction
1
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2018
L2: Beginner
80 Posts
26 Reputation
#6
Quote from Lou_ :
While I have nothing to say about this specific unit, I want to mention that the manufacturer warranty is usually only valid if installed by licensed HVAC contractors. Also, HVAC guys aren't gonna be thrilled if you buy the equipment yourself and sidestep their dealer networks. Just pointing it out, YMMV. To me, even with the warranty, every service call is at least $100 regardless if the parts are under warranty or not so DIY'ing it makes sense.
Good points. However, with some creativity you can sidestep the disgruntled ac repair person who didn't get the install with some excuse like, "my wife bought this for me as a present, and I was in over my head trying to appease her installing it myself", or "it was installed by the previous owners", or "I won it in a charity raffle and the kids from the local high school shop class put it in" Come on, maaaan.
Like Reaction
4
Funny Reaction
1
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jan 2008
L4: Apprentice
361 Posts
89 Reputation
#7
Quote from Lou_ :
While I have nothing to say about this specific unit, I want to mention that the manufacturer warranty is usually only valid if installed by licensed HVAC contractors. Also, HVAC guys aren't gonna be thrilled if you buy the equipment yourself and sidestep their dealer networks. Just pointing it out, YMMV. To me, even with the warranty, every service call is at least $100 regardless if the parts are under warranty or not so DIY'ing it makes sense.
How much do you charge for installation?
Like Reaction
0
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Mar 2007
L10: Grand Master
6,472 Posts
3,340 Reputation
#8
Can someone explain to me why HVAC techs would be unhappy if they were paid to install a self-purchased unit? Is it just that they're missing out on the extra markup profit on the equipment?
Like Reaction
3
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Apr 2013
L3: Novice
859 Posts
238 Reputation
#9
Quote from tstarks :
Can someone explain to me why HVAC techs would be unhappy if they were paid to install a self-purchased unit? Is it just that they're missing out on the extra markup profit on the equipment?
That, and because word of mouth in the age of social media can be powerful. If they install something that the homeowner bought, and something went wrong with it and then started blasting the HVAC guy saying he installed it wrong it can hurt their business. I know that's why my plumbing customers hate installing stuff that customers provide. They usually mark up the labor so much that the homeowner won't use them and will call someone else.
Like Reaction
2
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Sep 2011
Price Compare, Always
13,801 Posts
2,556 Reputation
Expert
#10
Quote from tstarks :
Can someone explain to me why HVAC techs would be unhappy if they were paid to install a self-purchased unit? Is it just that they're missing out on the extra markup profit on the equipment?
Yes, that is why. My brother works as an A/C tech and he says that the markup is absolutely ridiculous. A few years back the capacitor on my house A/C unit went out. He took me to a shop that sells to the public. The capacitor was $15. He said that if his company was to supply it, the cost is $2 (to the company) but if I was to hire his company to install it, they would charge me minimum $75 for the part plus minimum 1 hour labor at $150/hour. It took less than 5 minutes to change it out.
The markup on parts is quite high
Like Reaction
4
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Oct 2009
L3: Novice
252 Posts
41 Reputation
#11
IMO the prices HVAC companies charge to do simple type installs is insane. There was a problem with my condenser fan at the house I had purchased a few years earlier. I called the company who installed it and was told the warranty on hardware is covered but labor isn't covered since I am not the original buyer. Labor to replace the outside consider fan(not the entire unit, just the fan) was $800. If I had to buy the hardware it would have been another $1000 for that part. I know I got ripped off but at least it was partially under warranty. I asked them how much a capacitor is to replace and they said $250.


Quote from bluekiwi :
Yes, that is why. My brother works as an A/C tech and he says that the markup is absolutely ridiculous. A few years back the capacitor on my house A/C unit went out. He took me to a shop that sells to the public. The capacitor was $15. He said that if his company was to supply it, the cost is $2 (to the company) but if I was to hire his company to install it, they would charge me minimum $75 for the part plus minimum 1 hour labor at $150/hour. It took less than 5 minutes to change it out.
The markup on parts is quite high
Like Reaction
1
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2006
L6: Expert
1,754 Posts
180 Reputation
#12
Quote from bluekiwi :
Yes, that is why. My brother works as an A/C tech and he says that the markup is absolutely ridiculous. A few years back the capacitor on my house A/C unit went out. He took me to a shop that sells to the public. The capacitor was $15. He said that if his company was to supply it, the cost is $2 (to the company) but if I was to hire his company to install it, they would charge me minimum $75 for the part plus minimum 1 hour labor at $150/hour. It took less than 5 minutes to change it out.
The markup on parts is quite high
This is so true. I had outside compressor go bad in ac only unit. Called the company that installed in the house. They replaced the whole outside unit at a cost of over $5100. I had my father in law check on the price of unit and it was $1387 his cost as he was ac business owner in another state. Felt really riped off as this was a good days work for them. I do as much of my own work as I can now.
Like Reaction
1
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Mar 2007
L10: Grand Master
6,472 Posts
3,340 Reputation
#13
Quote from nicksblackroush :
That, and because word of mouth in the age of social media can be powerful. If they install something that the homeowner bought, and something went wrong with it and then started blasting the HVAC guy saying he installed it wrong it can hurt their business. I know that's why my plumbing customers hate installing stuff that customers provide. They usually mark up the labor so much that the homeowner won't use them and will call someone else.
Quote from bluekiwi :
Yes, that is why. My brother works as an A/C tech and he says that the markup is absolutely ridiculous. A few years back the capacitor on my house A/C unit went out. He took me to a shop that sells to the public. The capacitor was $15. He said that if his company was to supply it, the cost is $2 (to the company) but if I was to hire his company to install it, they would charge me minimum $75 for the part plus minimum 1 hour labor at $150/hour. It took less than 5 minutes to change it out.
The markup on parts is quite high

Thanks for the insight...sounds like another racket where it's easy to get ripped off if you're not careful.
Like Reaction
1
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Sep 2011
L5: Journeyman
512 Posts
328 Reputation
#14
we recently had a ductless unit installed in our garage. i have been wanting one for years, quotes always were near what a unit for our house would cost. last year, i again started looking. quotes as high as 15 grand for a 400 sq ft garage!! i was ready to pull the trigger for 3300+450 for wiring, then another company came in at 2300 installed, including tt&l.
Like Reaction
1
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jun 2006
Unofficial Threadkiller
970 Posts
127 Reputation
#15
TT&L? what is this, a car?
Like Reaction
1
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
Page 1 of 5
1 2 3 4 5
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 

Trending Stores

Coupons for Popular Stores

Link Copied to Clipboard

Slickdeals is community-supported. We may get paid by brands or deals, including promoted items.