Please advise. I’m “old,” alone, and afraid of making the wrong decision. Can’t change once it’s done, like the wrong paint color.
I live in central PA, two-story with finished basement. Currently electric baseboard heat and window AC’s, and want central air. I’ve had two reliable HVAC companies (both in business many years) submit proposals and I need to choose.
The problem: One says he can avoid tearing up the finished basement by installing the “Carrier model FY4ANF030 fan coil unit with 8 KW electric heat section and emergency condensate overflow pan” in my attic crawl space. NOT an attic really - but a crawl space filled with insulation and just one of those 2’X 2’ openings in the ceiling for access.
At first, this sounded good to me, but the more I think about it the more I imagine problems. Access for maintenance, noise in bedrooms,leaks,efficiency, etc.
Can I have some expert opinions, please?
I have to make a decision soon. Thank you very much.