We have an old brick 4 bedroom home in suburban Chicago. We got the steam
boiler repaired before Christmas and the guy broke it. $7,000 later we had
a new Dunkirk boiler installed.
The first floor has air conditioning with floor vents and blower in the
charming basement. The second floor is as hot as hades with a flat room.
An electrician visited to put in some lights and we discovered we have
about 20 inches of clearance between the ceiling and the roof. The same
contractor who put in the boiler came out and gave us an estimate of $12,000
for Spacepak on the second floor.
Is this a good price? Keep in mind there is a house across the way from
us that is identical and they are having trouble selling it due to the lack
of central air.
Hot in Chicago
Try Riley heating Just west of River Forest , I beleive Its a Melrose
Park address. They are tops in that field and do quality Space Pac.
And have been in business a long time, 2nd generation. I had a real
tough install and other contractors that bid it didnt know space pac as
Riley did and their crews are tops. Tell Riley I said Hi
Yes a Place in Ind , A place in Illinois , Illinois Has hot water
radiator heat a new 230000 btu 82% Weil McLain or there about on btu,
and a 91 lennox 12seer and space pac, and Riley put it in. Ind is
forced air, and it flooded with sewage so ins is covering it. But
you dont understand the earlier post. And flame. Point is with my
insulation , and that ive had 2 separate heat calculations from 2
seperate people say I can go a size lower in btu. Well the 96.6 %
Carrier is only the 38000 btu model, all sizes larger have the lower
rating of 94% So I can save 2.6% more with the lower btu unit If my
elec consumption doesnt offset my gas savings , by runing longer. now I
have a 47 - 70 btu , but never use the second stage, and never run more
than 8 hr at -15f on low fire. That was the basis to the question ,
that I couldnt get answered . Alt hvac
No one can tell you if its a good price or not.
We installed one in a home that the final price with permits, labor, parts
and materials was $16,000....and we were LOW bid.
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