It is not a new home, it is a 3000 sqft, single story, 1970's home; but it will be new to us.
Here is the question. Both ac units appear to be quite old and I can only assume the furnace is as well. The home faces north and has huge, well maintained trees in both yards which provide a good amount of shade. The sellers disclosure on previous 12 month utilities showed a high of 750.00 and a low of 90.00. I can only assume the low was this past month when the home was unoccupied. By the way, the house is completely electric. (Water heater, Dryer, Furnace, Oven.....all electric)
Here is my broad question: to help reduce the electric consumption i am preparing myself for, I am willing to replace both ac units and furnace with more mondern efficient units. Assuming the duct work is fine, and the only thing that is needed is for me to pruchace the actual units and have them professionally installed, what kind of money am I looking at spending. I am only looking for a ballpark figure.
Also, what are your thoughts on radient barrier? Is it worth it/
Lastly, am i a fool for purchasing this all electric home in this day and age of soaring energy prices?
all thoughts and tactful comments would be much appreciated.
Ps. forgot to mention, if it matters I live in DFW Metroplex. (Dallas/Fort Worth Texas)