Cant tell if my other response went thru:
Both companies good bbb and good angieslist reviews. Both 10 yr parts. 3 yrs labor.
Both in business more than 10 yrs.
Recent air sealing and insulation done as part of home effeciency work.
House in maryland so extremes in all seasons. Large family so hvac always workin all day everyday.
Replacement system into existing ducts and lines
Apologies if this is a duplicate to a reply I sent a few mins ago. Am using phone so a bit error prone with this site
Thx for your help. I think these quotes are result of "best system without having to put in new ducting/exhaust.... " I specifically asked for something tjat could be as quiet as possible so thats why the systems have the dual speed blowers. Air return is next to major sitting area and am tired of the constant loud drone of current single max speed blower.
Would you recommend starting feom scratch with quotes on lesser costly units at this efficiency or just try to get them lower on the unit theyve quoted? I m speakimg specific to the rheem quote since I dont have anyrhimg more tham what I've already provided re th e lennox.
Since they are a rheem shop is their a particular com o of units from rheem you would recoomemd me inquiring about?
Thx again for your counsel. Emjoy your trip!
Hello again, since you want a quiet system, the ECM motor (electronically controlled motor) is in fact necessary... it is not a two speed motor. .. it is a motor with a more or less infinite range of speeds... in most situations they run very quietly... exceptions would be on very cold or very hot days when the system is forced to operate at absolute maximum out put...(less than 10 or 20 days a year, and for just a few hours in most cases) Look your paper work over and verify it is an ECM motor not just a two speed motor.The ECM motor by is what is driving the price up by about $1,100. but you do need it if you want an ultra quiet system.... the ECM motor allows more air to be moved through the possibly restrictive air ducts, and maximizes cooling performance in severely hot weather.Offer each contractor a cash deal at $800 less... the chances are good one of them will take it.Don't forget to verify your motor is an ECM type... for each quote.. that is important in this case.If you wish to rate my service to you now you can, and in that case I will hold the question open for you without any time limit so we can continue the discussion in the event you decide to go shopping for other quotes.Thanks!Phil
Thx. I'm going to confirm the ecm thing and try to get a lower price.... will let you know what happens :)