Please help in HVAC recommendation!
So many info on this site regarding which systems to choose! Currently have plans to build 4600 sq ft house in SE PA.
Will have added insulation with foam in the attic and inbetween the joists between the floors.
1st flr: 2000 sq ft
2nd flr: 2600 sq ft
My builder loves the new extreme efficiency heat pumps, ie Greenspeed/Bryant. On the other hand, I am leaning towards geothermal, but I received a quote that includes all ductwork and installation for the new construction at $70,000 (includes two Climatemaster T-30 3-ton units and well drilling) before tax credit.
Now, I am thinking that the geothermal quote is a ripoff and I can go horizontal since I have 2 acres on my land. The installer recommended vertical anyway b/c it's "much more efficient".
Would you recommend going geothermal or use the extreme heat pumps, inverter systems, etc?
Please help, b/c I need to make a decision soon with my builder regarding which HVAC system to go for. BTW, my builder would give me $17,000 credit towards planned HVAC system if I go geothermal.
Thanks so much!