Heat pump heat strip retrofit

My Bryant 3.5 ton heat pump did not come with electrical heat strips. The guy cheaped out. I want to have some added. Any ballpark guesses as to how much this would cost? I'm gonna call him in a week or two when I'm back at that location, but for now just asking what if ....
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Looks like you should have chosen the most reputable hvac company to install it properly instead of having your buddy do it for $100 and a 12 pack of beer. If you want to know cost, call a reputable hvac company and they will be able to tell you exactly. Bubba
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Is it tough to be a genius, Bubba? The house was like this when I bought it. This is the first winter in it. As I said in my post, which you obviously didn't read, I'm going to check with my hvac contractor when I get back. Just seeing if anyone can give me some guesses in the meantime.
With a name like Bubba, you must be a hvac guy. Am I right?
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You'll have to run a new circuit to the unit large enough to handle the heat strip package You're looking at up to one grand, depending upon several factors.
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Thanks for the heads up. A friend of mine will do the electrical, so that will give me a break there. Will check with the hvac guy when I get home. I was figuring about that.
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Again with the cheapo work. A "friend" will do the electrical??? And you expect me to believe that the house came that way without electric heat in the air handler? I say you had a friend do it. You got what you paid for. Now you are going to have a "friend" do the electrical. Here's a novel idea. Try hiring an electrician. Better yet, A good hvac company can handle both. Then have your local inspection to make sure all is well and you will be in a warm and safe home. Nahh, thats silly. Just be a stupid tight ass and have it all hacked in. Bubba
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