I recently discovered that the cooling end of my home renovation has gone from "green" to "black." I asked for the best cooling units I could have for my split system (two-zoned) renovated townhouse. However, what I received installed is not. They are Lennox CBU-18/30 air handlers and ACD13-18/30 air conditioners. The problem is that they use R22 versus 410a. I was extremely disappointed. The ARI puts them at 13 SEER, but the refrigerant is a LEED killer. And I did not spend all of this money, over XXXXX, for new ductwork runs, a 90% gas boiler along with an in-direct tank, two air handlers, two ac units and Radson wall mounted radiators with individual thermostatic valves to have r22 in the house. It's 2007, not 1957.
Upon complaint the HVAC contractor put a high price on replacing them with cbx27-18/30 and ACX14-18/30 units. I believe because he would rather sub-out the valves on all four units to run on 410a. But, I am unsure whether that will work. And, these are new units. And the job is not done. And what will that do to my Lennox warranty. How badly am I being screwed?
Lastly, what is wrong about giving detailed prices? I know every blue book value of a car. Every professional bills out their time to at least 15 minute increments. Why the secrecy? So the average consumer can be bilked? I'm all in favor of making a profit. But a killing...that is unethical.