Carrier Heat Pump Quote

hkollnOctober 4, 2011

Carrier 25HBC336/FB4CNF036/7.5 kw/Pro 3000 Thermostat

Install new 3 ton 13 SEER R410a heat pump

Also includes ductwork (ours is old)

Install new copper line set

Connect to existing electrical w/existing breakers. Will change 2 breakers

All labor & permits

Remove and dispose of exiting equipment

Check entire sys for efficiency

10 yrs warranty all parts

1 year labor warranty

1 year preventative maintenance agreement

Our house is 1700sq ft and we currently have a unit that is 2.5 ton and very old ductwork

Total cost including ductwork (remove existing and replace ductwork per code) is $7338.00

This is our first quote on this type of thing so we'd like some advice as to if that is high or what we should expect? The A/C company is carrier certified and has very good review with BBB. Thanks!

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tigerdunes

Hkolln

what is your location?

The system you have been quoted is low end Carrier base series. The performance/eff numbers can only be described as poor to mediocre. See below.

3699488 Active Systems BASE 13 PURON HP CARRIER AIR CONDITIONING 25HBC336(A,W)**30 � FB4CNF036 � 34000 11.00 13.00 34000 8.00 21400

for a new HP system
You should replace everything both inside air handler and outside condenser.

these are the minimum specs you should be looking for.
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
10 yr warranty on parts and compressor

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.

My personal recommendation is Trane/AmStd, Rudd/Rheem, and Carrier/Bryant.

Depending on your location, I would not purchase a new system that did not have electronic demand defrost.

IMO

    Bookmark   October 5, 2011 at 7:14AM
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hkolln

I'm in Jacksonville, FL.

Problem is our current location of our inside unit is in a small closet with no room for expansion. It's a 2.5 ton unit currently. I'm wondering how to upgrade then? He claims anything better won't fit! UGH

    Bookmark   October 5, 2011 at 5:00PM
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