I am investigating the replacement of my 17 year old HVAC system. The original system was installed by the builder and I only know it is an 80,000 BTU furnace. I have no idea what the ton rating is on the AC unit.
A large, well known HVAC contractor handed me a quote today for a Hybrid Dual Fuel system. As I understand it the heat pump runs until the demand is more than it can handle efficiently then it starts to use the natural gas furnace. The system components are Carrier and the total job was to include air sealing the home as well as adding insulation in the attic and replacing our 17 year old tank water heater with a Bradford White power vent 40 gallon water heater. The bid came in at just under 24,000 dollars which I will admit set me back on my heels a bit. This is a 4 bedroom house built new in 1996 in Southern, NJ. The square footage is just under 2000. Any thoughts or informed opinions on this would be greatly appreciated.