In a past post I ask if it were possible to replace my A/C compressor and coil with a heat pump and use the heat pump on mild days and have the oil burner kick in on colder days. Long story short the general opinion on this site was it could be done but get a HVAC pro who knows what he is doing.
So far, not so good…The 1st guy was a very silly parts swapper and gave me a quote for a simple 13 SEER 4 ton A/C replacement telling me that the heat pump concept was not worth it. By the look on his face it was clear to me the whole concept was over his head.
The 2nd company (sales guy, not an owner or installer came over) and he said they could do it but no mention of doing a manual J calc. or other sizing mathematics. Priced was based on the tonnage of the condenser I currently have in place. Also, I reminded him after the price quote (3rd time I mentioned it) that I wanted to set up an outdoor thermostat to find the economic balance point. He came back and said “oh, I need to look into that, I think we can do something like that.”
The 3rd guy said he could not do it or even make money on it because he would not be able to get the proper support from his supplier. At least he did not sell me a bag a goods.
What next? How many HVAC folks do I have come to my home? At 1st I felt bad wasting peoples time but now I feel like they are wasting time mine.
Anyone on this site planning a trip to lower NY?