Looking to Replace Heat pump backup from Oil to Electric
Currently have a heat pump with oil backup heat and looking to replace backup heat from oil to electric. The house is a rental and my new tenant, whom I would very much like to keep, is not interested in having oil as a backup after getting socked with a recent $680 oil refill bill.
I am willing to switch out the oil backup from oil to electric and got this quote from a Rheem dealer in Baltimore, MD. The dealer is the same one who installed the current system.
Split level with full basement in 1,100sq. ft in Baltimore, MD.
House pretty well insulated all round, attic, and double pane windows.
Honeywell Programmable Thermostat
3 ton, 13 SEER
Rheem Coil: RCFLHM3621CC
Rheem Heat Pump: R13PJL30A01
Rheem Air Handler: RHSLHM3617JA
15KW Electric Backup staged, 5KW and 10KW
Total purchase and install cost $3,700
Does the quoted unit sound like a proper fit and the cost seem reasonable? A call to a Rheem dealer in Florida for the same air handler with a 15KW backup heat is $904 out the door. Would I be better of purchasing an air handler and getting a local installer to perform the work?
Any feedback would very much be appreciated.