So my old monster furnace is no longer safe to use. I'm in the process of getting quotes and as they start to come in the prices and options vary greatly. I have no idea if I'm getting fair offers or taken for a walk so I'm hoping for a bit of help.
I have a 100+ year old home, about 4500 sq/ft total (3500 sq/ft conditioned space). My old system is oil, forced air through big leaky ducts in the basement.
I want to move away from Oil, so I was thinking propane was the best feasible option available right now.
Consensus seems to be that I need two units to handle my house, also that my duct work in the basement should be replaced.
What kind of cost should I expect for this kind of job? Also, I was interested in a Heat Pump/Propane system for efficiency and air conditioning capability (which I don't have now). What should I expect for that?
I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to this stuff and it's obvious to anyone coming to give me estimates that my current furnace is no longer workable so I'm really hoping for a bit of help from you kind folks!