Too Good To Be True? Northern Virginia
I have been shopping for a new HVAC system for months. Many companies came to our home to provide estimates, but not one "can even come close" to the following: CARRIER New updated Performance Boost 2 stage gas furnace is 59TP5A080
with 3.5 ton AC 24ACC642 with matching coil and t-stat $5604. The furnace has 2 stage gas valve; AC is single stage; 1 year labor warranty on Performance series. The company is called CYPRUS HVAC in Alexandria, VA. They have a A+ BBB rating and do not subcontract. They are also a Presidential Award recipient from CARRIER. My question is: How can this company offer to install the above equipment (including new fiberglass slab, etc.) at a price that is at least $1,850 less than the next highest bid (I had an AMANA rep stop by yesterday. His quote was $9,700 for a system that included a 13 SEER AC + Return Duct in basement + 3 inch venting to replace my 2 inch venting)? I am concerned with the old saying: "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!", but I have not been able to poke any holes in the CYPRUS bid. Can you provide your thoughts, please? I would also be interested in your thoughts about replacing my 2 inch venting with 3 inch. I have not experienced problems with my 2 inch venting on TRANE equipment (my HVAC system is 22 years old). Thanks!