My HVAC guy (I handle the insulation end) quoted a system that caused the owner to have a heart attack. Owner's home is very large ranch style home: 3k sqft on the ground floor with a full finished basement converted into offices and bar.
Two 3 ton systems that have zones that overlap and are completely out of balance. I would have to provide pictures of the duct work, its beyond words to describe. The current electrical will at least need new disconnects.
Owner wants a single zone upstairs with a mini-split downstairs. The house is getting major insulation improvements (this is the part I handle), so it will now take 5 tons upstairs (high glazing loads) with a 1 ton mini split downstairs (mostly office equipment, computers, etc).
He claims to have a bid for both zones of $XXX and another for the upstairs only for $XXX. Now.. if you were to do this job as CHEAPLY as possible (forgoing quality in material and workmanship to get to that price) would you be successful in matching that price? Remember.. there are two old systems, complete with ducts (attic space) that need to be removed without damaging an expensive home?
My side of this isn't budging on the price.. but even with a hack job.. I find it hard to believe someone could do this job that cheap and not find himself in court later.
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[Edited by Mod01 on 02-08-2006 at 07:31 PM]