How can a heat and AC system cost so much?
I am putting estimates together for a 4000 sq ft ICF new construction house. I just recently got an estimate from a HVAC contractor here in central PA. Me supplying and installing the radiant heat tubing, supplying and installing my track of choice for it to go in, and NO geothermal field. It would be just a very good boiler, connections to radiant manifold (manifolds supplied by them), ac unit(s), thermostats and ductwork. Several zones of course and bathroom fan ducting including. A grand total of $176,000!!!
Can anyone tell me how on earth HVAC can be THAT expensive. I’m still in shock. I also got an estimate for the same thing, at 40% the price. Green building is going to go through some rocky times if contractors are out there, especially in this economy, estimating like that. Talk about scaring people away! I understand there can be significant differences in some materials, and of course, quality of workmanship…but that seems ridiculous. Any comments? Dave
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