Help with estimate and some questions for upgrade
Please help to see if this quote is good or too high? And one question about demand defrost.
We are looking at a quote to upgrade forced hot air Oil furnace and AC 5 ton to a Heat Pump with auxiliary/backup heat (discussed in another Posting). We are in central Massachusetts. 3000sf two level colonial.
The quote is for
1. Bryant 280AN060000 5 ton Heat Pump.
2. Bryant FE4ANB006T00 matching 5 ton ECM Air Handler with 5" pleated merv 8 filter.
3. Bryant SYSTXBBECW01 WIFI communicating thermostat.
4. Bryant KFCEH3201F20 20KW electric heat package.
Includes installing 125AMp power feed.
Currently might not include remove of oil tank. Remove old equipment though.
Quote is for $17,xxx.
What is your opinion on the quote. Seems to be high to us.
Also, Tigerdunes has mentioned several times that one should get "electronic demand defrost" and unfortunately Bryant Evolution Extreme does not do that. The reason he selected this is because it is the best heat pump for our needs here. We need more heating efficiency then cooling and this is the highest HSPF (12) heat pump available. The 5 ton is also being driven by the heating requirements. Most people are estimating 70,000 to 90,000BTUh. This vendor will do manual J during install, but he is confident that we will not need different configuration.
Also does this heat pump have noise issues like the Carrier?
Tigerdune or anyone else, what is your opinion about this confifuration?
Thank you very much for any advice you can give.
This post was edited by sgw-ma on Sun, Nov 2, 14 at 9:51