Heat pump system, replacement.

DizzyhawkJune 14, 2011

Is this quote about right?

Lennox 2.0 ton XP17

Variable Speed Handler CBX32MV030

Lennox Merv 10 filter HC10

Honeywell Prestige stat

10kw heatstrip

install new line set (relocating existing heat pump)

220 power and permits

Duct sealing

Duct cleaning

$8100 after taxes and rebates

This isn't the cheapest quote, but it's a reputable dealer (thru Costco).

Should I listen to the wife and go cheaper ($7300) with the local guys down the street?

Thanks in advance for any insight.

Tom

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tigerdunes

dizzy

the pricing for a two ton HP system is absolutely absurd.

I would never purchase HVAC from a big box party including Costco. THe pricing suggests you are being taken advantage of.

what is your location?

these are my minimum specs for a new HP system. both outside and inside units should be replaced to have a properly matched system.

15 SEER, 12.5+ EER, 9 HSPF
best matching VS air handler
full BTUs in both cooling and heating for your rated size
R-410a refrigerant(same as Puron)
scroll compressor preferred
electronic demand defrost preferred
thermostat with "dehumidify on demand" feature
staged backup heat strips
new and correctly sized refrigerant lineset

you want a thorough inspection of your ductwork system. size, overall condition, supply and return lines, insulation qualities, leak test, etc.

any hot/cold spot issues in your home should be addressed.

I would only use authorized dealers for the various brands that provide quotes. see mfg websites.

I would look at Trane/AmStd,Rheem/Rudd,Carrier/Bryant.

I would not purchase a new HP system that did not have electronic demand defrost.

IMO

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 8:19PM
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Dizzyhawk

Thx for the reply tigerdunes,
I have quotes from 4 different installers, Costco actually offers the best bang for the buck. They contract well known HVAC companies in the area to do the work. I understand savings are $1k+ using your Costco membership.

Are you saying the above system isn't matched? The Lennox XP17-024 has a SEER rating of up to 17.70 and 9.50 HSPF. It is a scroll compressor...

I have a higher quote from a different (well established) installer who was listed on Trane's website (comfort specialists).

I'm in the Seattle area.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 11:36AM
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