I am replacing a 30 year old AC unit and I have had 4 estimates. 2 of the 4 people did not even take any measurements and the other two took a lot of measurements. I am leaning towards the ones that took measurements, but they are giving me two options. I live in Florida. Here are the two options:
- 3.5 tons 13 seer straight cool
- 3.5 tons 13 seer heat pump
What is the difference between the above two?
Does anyone know some important questions I could ask the installers to see which one maybe more qualified or knowledgeable in installing the unit
I found paperwork on the house and it indicates that a 3.5 ton was installed in 1984.
The two people that did not measure apparently were salesmen.
One from sears told me this:
OK great give me a call or send me an email when you ready. You currently have a 2 Ton and I can see going to above 1/2 ton more or a max 1 Ton more not 1 1/2 Tons more. I will install what you want, and our system and service will be better than any company out there. When you contract with Sears you don't get a lot of plastic and thin metals you get a good quality system that will last.
I don't understand how Sears can tell me I have a 2 ton when I have a 3.5 ton. Something smells fishy here?