Let me start from the beginning since I am "new". First, hello all! I had read the Site Rule so hope I didn't break any rule.
Just moved into a 1971 house with a 1971 furnace. I think A/C is 12 years. so this is one of the item on the to-do list since I am in midwest = long winter. I called around and got 4 quotes, than I realize the price range and the "size" of system suggested to heat/cool my house varies wide range.
The basic quote we got are for the +90% furnaces, with varies speed (??) furance, humidifier, air filter and thermostat.
so I google around try to research, understand and found this place by accident
the total package seems to be out of our reach, since we just brought this O'l house. But the vendors seem to want to install the entire package (probably due to the age of our current system).
Question 1) If I were to "break" up each parts, what is the logical order to have it installed (i.e. coil with air conditioner and humidifier...than ....)
Question 2) why does all 4 vendor want me to buy their thermostat? I wanted one that has remote which they don't seem to carry but tell me that we need to have their special thermostat to take advantage of variable speed fan.
I think this is getting too long, I'll post more question ...slowly... there are sooo much information on the "Residential HVAC forums"