AC Unit

Hobie Vern

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#1
I am going to be taking a new AC unit down in April to replace the old one on our trailer. Do I need to declare it @ the border? Thanks Vern
 

ultraron

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#2
I think if its over the $300. you need to declare, on the other note you can most likely buy one here cheaper.We just had 2 mini-split 1ton with heat and AC installed for $703. can't get that in the states.?
 

Hobie Vern

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#4
I think if its over the $300. you need to declare, on the other note you can most likely buy one here cheaper.We just had 2 mini-split 1ton with heat and AC installed for $703. can't get that in the states.?
What are the approximate dimensions of the indoor unit? Can the indoor units be mounted to the ceiling, We don’t have a lot of wall space. Thanks for any info you can give me. $300ish sounds a whole lot better than $600 and I don’t have to do the work !:pickles:
 

cholla

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#5
I think if its over the $300. you need to declare, on the other note you can most likely buy one here cheaper.We just had 2 mini-split 1ton with heat and AC installed for $703. can't get that in the states.?
Will you give me the contact info for who ever did this work for you? I need to replace the mini split on our house in cholla.
 

mexicoruss

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#6
Will you give me the contact info for who ever did this work for you? I need to replace the mini split on our house in cholla.
If you buy the mini split at Muebles Colonials on Constitucion they install for about 75.00 but they have a small fee for removing the old one and they have to replace all of the used piping and whatnot or you don't have a guarantee.
 

brokenwave

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#7
Another vote for Muebles Coloniales. Great to deal with, fair prices. A/C installer with unit was waiting for me at my house in Cholla.
90 minutes and $55 install fee later we we're chilling. FYI we bought a unit that runs on R-410 freon, because eventually R-22 in Mexico
is going away like in the US. The R-410 actually blows out a few degrees cooler the my R-22 units. If you are leaving the trailer in Penasco
have a cover made for it $40, outside unit will last a long time. Mini's also remove the humidity faster than a window type unit. M/S inside unit is designed to mount on a wall, otherwise the air will be blowing at the floor, I don't know if the moisture drain line would work if mounted on the ceiling.
 

ultraron

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#8
all the wall space you would need is About 12" high by 36" wide. with the mini-split you will have heat and AC that will run on a lot less power than other heating units. We got ours from Mumbles Coloniales with a $44. charge to install and hookup each unit.
 

Hobie Vern

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#12
Looks like I'm going to have to go with a new rooftop unit. Just don't think we have enough space for the indoor unit. Thanks everyone for your advice.
 

brokenwave

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#13
Looks like I'm going to have to go with a new rooftop unit. Just don't think we have enough space for the indoor unit. Thanks everyone for your advice.
Would mini-splits work?
1 ton are $350, 1.5 ton $450 and 2 ton $540 with heat. Cost about $50 per unit to install. Pretty efficient.
 
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