In fairness to all, we don't discuss pricing on the Wall. Thanks for your cooperation.
Call me a professional homeowner.
I am going to have the flex duct in my attic replaced because it is vintage 1982, and on much of it, the cover has split and come off. Its all in an unconditioned space.
The question: The units were replaced in 1996 with a Ruud unit and works well. But it is getting old. I asked about replacing it. There are "issues" because it is in a closet and a 16 SEER unit is too high etc. But in discussion with the person looking at it, he stated that his company uses a well known brand that is too high to fit under the door header. There's a water heater under it. But his brand uses all aluminum coils while the other ones use aluminum and copper. And that all those solder joints were sources of leaks while a straight continuous piece of aluminum tube had less places for leaks. Therefore, what they proposed was better.
Being a heater, I've put in a lot of copper/aluminum coils in and I've not seen a lot of them leak, if any at all.
I'm not in any way questioning the integrity of the person or the company. I'm just asking the experts here what they think.
Is it any kind of code that you MUST use R-8 flex duct in unconditioned spaces? I don't know what they propose to use because the quote isn't broken down. I read somewhere that it is. If they can, I will request R-8.
I've already figured out that if possible, I'd try to see if the unit could go in the attic. But that's another issue. I'd rather have it in the conditioned space in the closet.
Any comments will be appreciated.