Oftentimes those insanely high prices are just contractors that don't want your job.Yes, prices can vary dramatically depending on the region, installation type and contractor. We had quotes from around $8-22K for our air to air heat pump system. Ended up going with the $8.5K bid with me doing the insulated duct branches and electric. The $22K bid was from a Home Depot sponsored contractor. He wasn't even in the ballpark.
This is going to be a good comparison. Thinking geothermal was just one of those bridge technologies until air source heat pumps made some relatively small technological improvements. Just like CFL bulbs.i have two HVAC companies coming to look at the house next week. They will bid air heat pumps and back up strips. Since the duct work is necessary for either ground or air it wlli be interesting to see where the bibs come in.
Do you have ductwork in place now? Does that include all new ductwork?40K bid for a 4 ton horizontal geo thermal system. This is tax included. All conditioned space, so the ducts do not need to be insulated. And I do the dirt work.
With electic at 9 cents per KWH, this will take along time to break even.
There has been zero scrimping so far. I want it so well insulated one fart will heat it for a week, but the spousal unit still thinks we need AC and heat. It is right at 2500 sq ft.For new construction in a heating climate, always put your first money into much better than "to code" construction, rather than looking for cheap heat to squander on a house built the way most are. Make it superinsulated, and there is plenty of information online on how to do that. Four tons of heat load is absurd, when you can make the house so much better so easily that the heating system would be more than adequate at just two tons, unless you are building some 6-8,000 sqft mansion.
One ton is 12000 btus - I think?There has been zero scrimping so far. I want it so well insulated one fart will heat it for a week, but the spousal unit still thinks we need AC and heat. It is right at 2500 sq ft.
Idaho is a mixture of heating climate zones 5 and 6, depending on where you are. Do you know what your town's design minimum temperature is (which I think means it's lower only 1% of the time)?There has been zero scrimping so far. ..... It is right at 2500 sq ft.