Is Carrier heat pump quote fair?

RasjaSeptember 25, 2012

I have a 1,200 heated sf house in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Winters are mild with temps generally averaging in the high 40s during the coldest months.

My 2-ton 13 SEER heat pump needs replacing. I've received several quotes, but I want to go with a 2-ton 16.5 SEER, 2-stage Carrier Infinity system.

The company that quoted me measured the whole house, checked out my insulation and duct work. He did a load calc, as well.

Is the following price fair? It's a 2-stage model.

2-Ton Carrier Infinity model 25HNB624A003 2-stage

BTUH cooling: 24,000

SEER: 16.5

HSPF: 9.0

Copper refrigerant line with insulation 3/4 x 3/8

Air handler model: FEANF002T00 Carrier

Infinity thermostat (P)

Condensate drain hook-up, primary

Condensate pump inside, pump to outside

Clean all ducts

10-yr warranty on compressor, ID coil, OD coil, parts

2-year warranty on labor

Total price: $8,150 - $1,000 Carrier instant rebate = $7,150

Plus, I will receive a $300 rebate from Progress Energy.

Thank you!!!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kindn3ss

That is tremendously expensive. I'm not sure your location, but I'm in Arizona and my neighbor replace his whole thing for the same 13 SEEK, and 2 Ton for approximately $6000 (he got some incentives also, so he ended up paying $3800 or so).

I believe you should do the due diligence and attempt to get different quotes from different manufactures. Hopefully you've already done that... :)

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 11:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tigerdunes

A two stg is overkill for such a small living area. Plus for your location, I would want a HP system that has electronic demand defrost. Carrier does not offer that feature. I would look at a Trane XR15 or XL15i, American Standard Heritage 15 heat pumps.

IMO

    Bookmark   September 26, 2012 at 7:06AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Rasja

Thanks for your replies. I decided to go with a much more inexpensive 1-stage Carrier system. It is a 15 SEER, and isn't quite 9 HSPF--it's 8.7. Total cost is 4,990.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2012 at 12:27PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tigerdunes

Post mdl numbers.

A var speed air handler? I hope so.

IMO

    Bookmark   September 26, 2012 at 1:19PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
weedmeister

I agree with TD. A single-stage HP, variable blower and demand defrost.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 4:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Britney80

The price of that unit MAY be a little over $1000, with all the other materials and labor, you may be talking $4000 or a little under, but the thing is if you go with a big name company, you will get a BIG price bc they have a high overhead, if you go with a smaller company you will get a lower price because they do not have high overhead and better work, because they want your referrals and you to be a happy customer, so they will take their time and do it RIGHT.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 2:37PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Britney80

Thats absolutely ridiculous, I HATE to see people get ripped off.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 2:38PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Geothermal vs Carrier Greenspeed
I am looking to replace my current Heatpump. I have...
mkrafczyk
Any Reviews/Feedback on Daikin HVAC (Dallas)
Anyone install a Daikin HVAC system yet? We are in...
DallasArts
Rheem Econet AC
Does anyone know when the new Rheem econet Ac units...
bdubb5
How to heat this room?
Hi folks! First post in this forum. I live in ec Iowa....
sparky_10
Need help with my Heat Pump
I have a 2 ton carrier air handler that is 410-A compatible....
Jason Johnson
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™