HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Economy & Education » Consumer Advice (Group) » I need to buy an air cond...

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 12:40 AM

I need to buy an air conditioner or two.

Are there any good prices at the end of summer (like now)?

8 replies, 2213 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 8 replies Author Time Post
Reply I need to buy an air conditioner or two. (Original post)
no_hypocrisy Aug 2018 OP
Crutchez_CuiBono Aug 2018 #1
csziggy Aug 2018 #5
Crutchez_CuiBono Aug 2018 #6
chillfactor Aug 2018 #2
Kablooie Aug 2018 #3
dweller Aug 2018 #4
discntnt_irny_srcsm Oct 2018 #7
FakeNoose Mar 2019 #8

Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 12:46 AM

1. Apparently theres a new type of coolant in the new ones that the repair people are

switching to. What it is, I do not know. However, if you get the older styles and they need to be fixed or re-charged, you wont be able to get the old juice for it. Not sure of the particulars, but, if the AC units youre looking at are incredibly cheap there may be a reason, this MAY be why. Stay frosty

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 12:36 AM

5. You can still get the old type freon - but it isway expensive

My AC guy told me that a bottle that used to cost $40 now is over $400. Sometime in the next few years I will be replacing my system - it has leaked for years and it's now getting too expensive to keep refilling it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to csziggy (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 24, 2018, 12:39 AM

6. Gouging bc they can. MAKE MORE.

Like somehow that AC stuff was made of a limited amount of fairy dust and the dust ran dry. No. They want to REsell everyone a AC unit now that the heat is unbearable. Capitalism unbridled, and unregulated. Gd it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 01:05 AM

2. I live in the mountains of New Mexico...

I get along all summer long with just a floor fan.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 01:18 AM

3. My wife found two air conditioners last year at Goodwill.

New, still in their boxes. 50$ each.

Chances are they won't be there but it couldn't hurt to check.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2018, 01:49 AM

4. it's not end of summer here

we are summer almost through September ...

but I've found units (window) on sale by the end of Aug/Sept

look fir the energy star ones that cycle off completely and back on as needed

my energy bill has actually gone down the last 2 months, and I let my unit run 24/7 on 76 degrees, cycling on/off as it determines,.. I'm in central NC with temps in 90 upper 80's most days ...

✌🏼️

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 02:08 PM

8. I remember Walmart running a special on window AC units in early May

... like before anybody would actually need one. The price was pretty good, I think I got a small one for about $100. That was maybe 8 or 9 years ago, and it still runs good. I don't use it much though.

If you're going to cool only one room, you can get away a small unit of about 5,000 BTU. The bigger ones are heavier, they don't necessarily fit in older-type windows, and draw a lot more power. Those were all concerns for me.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread