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    Default How much does it cost to install an air conditioner here

    I want to install an airconditioner in my apartment.

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    If you buy it new - often the price comes with installation! Otherwise it will depend on the installation situation, some are dead easy and some are much more complicated.

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    An LG split unit 18,000 BTU with installation cost me $31,000 pesos a couple months ago.

    That is roughly $850 U.S.

    My brother in the States does that work and was amazed at the price, stating it would be several thousands dollars up there.


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    Start here to see what you need:

    Air conditioner sizing worksheet

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    You mention you are in an apartment. Do you have the approval from the landlord to install an air conditioner? Will it become his property once you install it?
    Please elaborate? No comprendo..

    I've never seen the owner of a rented apartment keeping the air conditioner. The tenant only responsibility is to cover the hole once he moves out, but the AC is his/her.

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    That is fairly uncommon. I've never seen one with that clause. All I have seen is that you need to return the property to the original state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    You mention you are in an apartment. Do you have the approval from the landlord to install an air conditioner? Will it become his property once you install it?
    Well...how it works here, after you move out, you remove the A/C and just need to "tapar el hueco"

    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    You would have to read the lease agreement. It may have a clause that states that any improvements done that are attached to the property remain.
    Well, at the time of your move-out you just "dis-attach" it, so where's the "improvement"?... ehh.. mira, aqui nunca habia un aire, yo hice ese hueco para cojer mas fresco.... pero yo le tape, cual es tu problema?

    Anyway, most people here "live" the last two deposits (even the landlords suggest to do that, I have heard it with my own ears), so... anyway, there's nothing to haggle about.

    Anyway, "improvements" as mentioned in lease contracts (yes there are many lease contracts with that, residential and commercial) are to the respect of INMUEBLE (real estate, construction, etc.) not to MUEBLES y ELECTRODOMESTICOS. As classified by DGII, A/C is electrodomestico, so .... the landlord would actually have no legal recourse.

    On the other hand, I have seen many contract clauses unenforceable in the DR. Example: my friend bought a land in barahona, and put some contract clauses in the contract with the seller, but the lawyer (GuzmanAriza) warned him those clauses would be virtually unenforceable in the DR. They would be enforceable anywhere else in the first world... so there you have it.
    Last edited by rubio_higuey; 08-07-2010 at 11:13 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillionsprincess View Post
    I want to install an airconditioner in my apartment.
    As mentioned most new AC units come with installation included. Here in Higuey a simple re-installation (after it's been taken down) costs about RD$1500 plus refrigerant gas, which is about 60 pesos per pound (in a tank, not in a can).

    I found out the best deals are in Corripio, the units are VERY cheap (compared to other stores, at least here in Higuey) and they carry good brands. I really like Nedoca, have it both at home since 4 years ago and in the office. For example we got 12000 BTU Nedoca with 3 years extended guarantee for the office, a year ago, for 19.000+ pesos, installation included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtremeR View Post
    Please elaborate? No comprendo..

    I've never seen the owner of a rented apartment keeping the air conditioner. The tenant only responsibility is to cover the hole once he moves out, but the AC is his/her.

    That is the plan.......................

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillionsprincess View Post
    I want to install an airconditioner in my apartment.
    Okay, well first you need to speak with who owns the apartment and ask him if you are allowed to do so. He says yes, cool, but then you need to ask him if he is easy to allow you to leave the system in place once installed (get everything down in ink) you don't want to be carrying a system around with you.
    Your landlord will most certainly hit you with a change in agreement (I see you live in and all inclusive place now) and you will be paying your own bills (if you don't they are sharp on closing you down), that said, it might be a good move if you plan on moving in long term. We had Aircon in our last house and never used it, litterally, wasn't worth turning on as we bought such a cheap set up and thought it would be as good as those advertised 10 times the price.
    Anyway, I can install it for you if you buy it, I can even go and help you not make the mistakes we made if you like.
    Buying a AC system is like buying a car for me now, I can appreciate the qualtity so much more, the proof are in the pounds/dollars/pesos.

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