Having just survived a near fire in the attic from one of my blower motors
seizing last night - and yes, the Madison Fire Department came along with
several of Madison's finest.......fortunately, all the damage we had was a
really nasty electrical burn smell and a very uncomfortable night sleeping
on the pull-out sofa (in addition to a reasonable bill for a new blower
motor - I had to search hard & wide to find one locally that would work).
Anyway, I think it is about time I really get serious about replacing both
my current 15-year old split gas/electric systems with new, updated heat
pumps...never did like having gas pilots burning in the attic anyway.
Anyone have any experiences with replacing whole systems as I would like to
rip out both the gas and AC systems and replace with heat pumps with
variable speed air handlers.
If anyone has done this recently, what systems (brand) did you choose, are
you happy with the performance? Good/bad/horror stories? Approximate costs
would be nice - though I know there are a lot of
factors that go into fitting and installing a new system, it's nice to hear
what others have to say.
House specs 2900 sq ft; brick; tri-level on slab.
Any insight would be much appreciated......