Hi Nick - I got a bunch of different estimates for the ductwork. This is the only reasonable one. I got in touch with him through a mutual friend who owns some restaurants and just bought another, so it's possible that there's a little discount here in hopes to get more work from my friend, although I think that's unlikely. Anyway, for 3 supplies and 2 returns, the price was ~$700.
I have definitely done my research and spent a lot of time getting quotes, so I'm confident that this is a good price.
The first estimate was one of the bigger corporate places: their price was $250 per duct, and I was planning 3 supplies and 3 returns, which would come out to $1,500.
The next guy couldn't get his head around the soundproofing concept and also said it would never
get hot down there, so A/C was unnecesary (
). I asked him for a ductwork quote, but he didn't want to do that, so he gave me a quote for a hot water baseboard boiler for $4,350.
I laughed at him.
The third estimate was another corporate place, and they wanted to put in an entirely separate heat pump system with an exchanger in the HT and another one in the equip. room. Price: $6,490.
I'm happy with this most recent proposal. It's a small local business (which I prefer to support if possible), the owner came for the estimate and was very curteous, and he sat down and looked at my plans and took time to listen to my requests/thoughts.Freehb - Do you have any idea what you may have just gotten yourself into????
I really appreciate the offer and will most likely take you up on that at some point! I have been very creative with getting framing lumber into an Acura, but I need to get a few sheets of plywood home in a few weeks, and I think that will be a bit more difficult!
Where are you located? I am in Loudonville near Siena college.