Let me first say …great forum, been lurking for a few months and have picked up some great tips.
I live in upstate NY zone 6A and have 3 rooms of my house that I cannot send ductwork that have electric heat.
I have a 2200 sq ft ranch with a 2nd floor master suite addition that has a family room underneath..mid level between the first floor and basement and a sunroom off that , 6 windows, slab on grade with french doors and a sloped ceiling with no attic.
I had a manual j done that came up with the following:
Sunroom heat load 15,115 btu’s and cooling 3761
Bedroom heat 6725 and cooling 1771
Family room heat 4852 and cool 771 btu’s
I have had 3 different contractors come give estimates on a 3 zone system for these rooms and have received 3 different configurations.
sunroom = 9k wall unit
family room= 7k
24k fujitsu low temp outdoor unit
Contractor # 2
family room = 9k
bedroom = 9k
36k fujitsu outdoor unit, low temp
Contractor # 3
sunroom =15k floor unit
family room =12k
bedroom = 9k
36k fujitsu outdoor unit , low temp
2 contractors took some quick measurements and did the estimates….one looked around and told me he has done so many he knows exactly what I need !!
These are reputable, local contractors , one being a fujitsu elite dealer.
They tried to get me to use mitsubishi and LG but I leaned toward fujitsu because of the rave reviews by most.
At this point I am not sure what to do….get more estimates ?
Buy the equipment online and have a friend install it (union plumber 30 years)
And what brand will give me the best bang for my buck, performance wise as well as longevity.
I was told by an e-tailer trying to sell me equipment that LG was the way to go because they had no “shut off ” point…and the parts are now readily availabl
Any insight is greatly appreciated as this is all new to me
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