2021.12.09 11:08 aaanold [Heat Pump/Dual Fuel Propane] Full System Replacement Advice
Hi all, last Spring I moved into a ~4,000 sqft house evenly split among finished basement, 1st floor, 2nd floor. We're in Southern Maryland, with cold but not extreme winters and hot but not extreme summers. In the house now are 2 systems: a 3 ton H/P plus propane furnace for the basement and first floor, and a 2 ton H/P all electric system for the 2nd floor. We've had several issues with our heat pump system, including ok-but-not-great heating last spring and again this winter, poor cooling that was apparently partly from an empty freon reservoir (when we got this filled they weren't able to diagnose why it was empty), and some weirdness getting the systems to work with our Nest thermostats. They were also a weird mish-mash of systems, and included components that several HVAC techs that we've had out did not understand why they were there.
This winter, we've had someone out to check on the system and their advice was that it's just getting old and not performing as well, plus it's an older heat pump so it doesn't operate very well at the low-30 degree temps we've been seeing. So we're at the point where we have to decide whether to try to keep the existing systems maintained enough to improve their performance or just bite the bullet and do a full replacement.
We've been very interested in a geothermal/ground-source heat pump system, so we had someone out to give a quote. They were very interested in dissuading us from that path, assuring us that a new air source heat pump (the Trane XV20i) would give us the improvement in performance we want while still being very efficient and avoiding the substantial upfront cost. Regardless, we had him give us quotes for both.
He quoted $67k for a 3-ton 7-Series and a 2-ton 7-Series split-off Water Furnace, including well-digging but excluding electrical work (no detail yet on what that entails).
He quoted $32k for a 3-ton XV20 plus propane furnace and a 2-ton XV20 all electric.
Now, I'm not an expert, but both of these numbers seem on the high side. Am I crazy? Or should I be shopping around for more quotes? Unfortunately, these guys are one of only 2 companies that install geothermal in the area, so if I want to keep that option open I'm pretty limited.
If these prices are reasonable, I'd be open to the XV20 system assuming it performs as well as they claimed (efficient heating using heat pumps to keep 70F inside when it's down to 10-15F outside temp, extremely rare use of propane/electric backups).
Anyway, thoughts on cost, options, further considerations, etc. would be appreciated. Thanks!
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2021.12.09 11:08 90daysfrom_now Sean Hayes ruins the other wise funny Smartless podcast.
Anyone else feel like Sean Gayes ruins the Smartless podcast. He's constantly making jokes that don't land and just saying annoying thing's. He contributes nothing to the podcast. Just random non sequiturs. Or constantly talking about his sexual orientation.
Bateman and Arnett and maybe Melissa McCarthy should start there own podcast or another mostly silent co host
I'll take my down votes now
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Well... I honestly have no clue of what's going on. It just suddenly stopped working for no reason... I'm not sure if it's the dongle or something else.
The RGB leds does work, so it's not the battery. Strangely, they keep working regardless of the ON/OFF switch position, I don't remember if it was like that because I usually turn off RGB anyway.
It works as expected with the cable. So it's not the sensor, or buttons, or whatever.
Tried "restore" option on the software already.
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