Hi everyone! I’ve had two HVAC contractors come by for an estimate for a new gas furnace and to add on CAC. After doing some reading on this forum I’m getting a little concerned. Neither of them did a load calculation. Can you guys look over their suggestions to make sure I’m not being duped?
My house is small, only about 600 sq ft, and I have all new energy efficient windows/doors. The ductwork is already in place. The house itself is over 100 years old, but is brick and pretty solid.
Here’s what one contractor suggested:
ARI Ref # - 902974
Outdoor unit - 24APA518 (Carrier)
Indoor unit - CNPVP3014
Furnace model - 58CVA070-1-12 (80% 2 stage variable)
BTU – 18200
EER – 13.2
SEER – 16
Soooo on to my questions!
Does Carrier make good furnaces and air conditioners? Do you think this system is the proper size for my house? I think it’s a 1.5 ton…is that right? This is the smallest size they make right? Maybe the contractors knew this and didn’t bother doing the calculations?
I noticed the air conditioner is from the Carrier Performance line, but the furnace is from the Infinity line. He said that’s not a problem, is that true?
I like the contractor and the price is right (I think); they’ve been in business since the 70’s and has a good rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Can you guys give me any guidance?