Just got quoted on new system OUCH!!!! Feedback please!!!
We are in Northern California (Sacramento) and our air conditioner stopped working on Thursday afternoon. The fan was on in the house, but the condenser outside was not running. HVAC guy says it's better to replace entire unit (including furnace) at this point as the current system is 12 years old and grader build York. We are in a 3200 sq. ft house with 2 stories and dual zone system. Our quote was outrageously higher than we were anticipating, and they want to install Monday morning. I'd love feedback from people with some knowledge of this stuff, as I have none!!!
Our quote includes:
Lennox 5 ton AC XC17-060 SEER 16
Furnace G61MPV-60C111 95% EER 13
AC Coil LH49/62E9
The quote includes Enlarging grill duct, 2 new thermostats, foundation pad, 80%-90% conversion kit, all required permits, removal of existing unit and complete cleanup.
The cost installed started at $14,946 and with some "discounts" and rebates came down to 12,300. Then the guy subtracted electric/gas rebates ($650/$150) and tax credit of $500, bringing the total down to $11,000.
Is this as outrageous as it seems?