Mini ductless HVAC and air quality
Live in western WA. Climate conditions: experiencing +100 degree summers for a week or so and 10 degree cold weeks in winter. MOST importantly, we have been experiencing poor Air Quality (AQ) due to fire season smoke. For the last 4 years, my wife has had to leave the area due to poor AQ from smoke.
We have a 12,00 sf remodel house with upgrades to the present insulation code. The house still leaks air and should not be considered airtight.
The present heating system is propane fireplace( about 12 years old and experiencing issues. We have a lifetime warranty but getting it serviced usually involves long waits( stores only make money selling new units) and questionable knowledgeable technicians.
Last year received an estimate to install 3 ductless units for $16,000 via Costco contractor program. The units would not pay for themless nor improve AQ.
Second quote this year is $9,555 for a Fujitsu AOU36RLXFZ1 seer 18.0 HSPF 9.4 12 year warranty. Two Fujitsu ASU12RLF1 indoor units , all installed after $1,000 PUD rebate.
No one can tell us about the AQ treatment of this system. Is this a reasonable price? Construction market in Puget Sound is RED HOT. Prices going thru the roof. I live in a rural area 40 miles from anywhere ;very difficult to find any help. I’m not into a DIY because 1) 74 yo after a stroke, 2) wife throws a fit when I do anything making life unbearable.
WILL THIS SYSTEM IMPROVE AQ SO WIFE DOESN’T HAVE TO LEAVE HOME EVERYTIME WE HAVE A FIR 200 MILES AWAY? WILL IT HEAT AND COOL THE HOUSE?
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