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Old 08-06-2010, 11:54 AM   #1456
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Also skydiver, you posted previously below you obtain a quotation from air creation for $3100. Why so much difference from your colleague ?

"Got a quotation from Creation Air for ME Starmex Inverter sys 3.

1) 9000 btu x 2
2) 18000 btu x 1
3) 30000 btu compressor
4) Copper pipe G23 and drain pipe
5) Armaflex insulation 1/2" class 0
6) Stainless steel bracket
7) 8 years workmanship warranty
8) $200 servicing voucher

Total : $3100"

Is the price reasonable ??

What insulator did they provide you ?? Armaflex ?? 1/2" or 1/4" insulation ?

For your info : My colleague installed ME Starmex sys 3 inverter for $2700 nett in April 2010. Creation Air provide him standard package include bracket with G23 pipe and 3/8" insulation.

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Old 08-06-2010, 11:57 AM   #1457
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guys, may i know the difference with all these sizes..

Armaflex ??
1/2"
1/4"
3/8"

and what does it do
read this > http://www.aircontalk.com/Air-Condit...nsulation.html

Armaflex is a popular brand for aircon insulation foam. there other brands like K-flex, thermoflex.
1/2", 1/4", 3/8" are4 he thickness of the insulation foam. the thicker the foam the better the insulation result but you will also ended with a uglier, bigger, thicker plastic trunking to hide the insulation and piping.
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read this > http://www.aircontalk.com/Air-Condit...nsulation.html

Armaflex is a popular brand for aircon insulation foam. there other brands like K-flex, thermoflex.
1/2", 1/4", 3/8" are4 he thickness of the insulation foam. the thicker the foam the better the insulation result but you will also ended with a uglier, bigger, thicker plastic trunking to hide the insulation and piping.
icic, the contractor have yet to call me regarding the installation this friday..

so should i ask for the insulation foam? they are just a sub-con, job thrown to them by Courts...

"free installation" guessed i couldnt ask for much
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:21 PM   #1459
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standard thickness of insulation is 3/8"(9.52mm). but for R410A, use 1/2"(12.7mm) better as the gas is alot colder than R22.

btw 1/2" thickness is more than enough..
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:42 PM   #1460
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The difference is one of my f/c unit installed in the living rm (18000 btu) and I upgraded my insulation to 1/2" class 0 so have to pay $400 more compared to my colleague ones.

Also skydiver, you posted previously below you obtain a quotation from air creation for $3100. Why so much difference from your colleague ?

"Got a quotation from Creation Air for ME Starmex Inverter sys 3.

1) 9000 btu x 2
2) 18000 btu x 1
3) 30000 btu compressor
4) Copper pipe G23 and drain pipe
5) Armaflex insulation 1/2" class 0
6) Stainless steel bracket
7) 8 years workmanship warranty
8) $200 servicing voucher

Total : $3100"

Is the price reasonable ??
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:15 PM   #1461
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haeyy all..
need your advice here...
if now i use aircon only at nite for 8 to 9 hours..
do i need to get an inverter ??
how much can inverter save compare to normal aircon ?? more than $50/mth ??
if i use only 8-9hours..

thx in advance...
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:47 PM   #1462
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i would say, get an inverter is a wiser choice....
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:24 AM   #1463
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if you got the extra budget just for inverter.
look at the weather of this island nowadays. likely the usage pattern in future will be same like our living standard..going up and up..
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:57 AM   #1464
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i would say, get an inverter is a wiser choice....
Yeah inverter for sure.......
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:38 AM   #1465
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ow..ok..
thank's for the advice...
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:52 PM   #1466
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cant wait for my aircon to arrive ~~

vacuum cleaner is a must, and prepare to cover my wardrobe and PC table with plastic sheet, i know sure get dusty with the drillings n stuff.....

what else should i look out for/prepare ??
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:53 PM   #1467
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Worthwile getting the extended warranty from Gain City?

Bty, anyone keen to find out more on Mitsubishi Electric A38 compressor, can PM me. I've got some info from Mitsubishi Electric.
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:00 PM   #1468
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cant wait for my aircon to arrive ~~

vacuum cleaner is a must, and prepare to cover my wardrobe and PC table with plastic sheet, i know sure get dusty with the drillings n stuff.....

what else should i look out for/prepare ??
c them work...
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:04 PM   #1469
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its gd to get extended warranty.. becos u will nv knw parts wil up lorry after a year..
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:34 PM   #1470
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Worthwile getting the extended warranty from Gain City?

Bty, anyone keen to find out more on Mitsubishi Electric A38 compressor, can PM me. I've got some info from Mitsubishi Electric.
$400 is for how long extended warranty? for both indoor and outdoor unit??? Tot ME got 2 years for indoor and 5 years for outdoor?

I think worth it anyway, u can have peace of mind during the coverage period...... Out of warranty liao basically u can only dump away the machine as replacement of part costs big bomb cheaper to buy new one........
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