The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36608 Message #3307771
Posted By: Ed T
13-Feb-12 - 12:28 PM
Thread Name: What's the weather like where you are?
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
I bought it for 1300. plus a hundred for the outside wall bracket, the cover for the lines will cost about a hundred (a rip off, but it looks much better-though cheaper stuff may be available than what I got).
I got it installed by an electrician (needed for the warranty) for about four hundred- Cuts a hole in the house, attaches it to the wall inside, puts a bracket for the compressor outside and electric box, snaps the compressed lines to the compressor and hooks up the electric to the indoor panel.
I suspect I could have gotten it a bit cheaper.
Most companies want to sell them to you installed. That is anywhere between 2500 to 3500 (depending on the size, area that you want to heat, and the company).
Napoleon pushes their model alot. Even Sears carry them now. Mine is UHF, imported by a firm in Moncton from China and distributed mostly through pluming shops.
It cost me about $100. a day to operate in the winter(depending on the temperature). On cold days it could be a few pennies more.
It works very well for me, as I have a energy efficient house that is open concept.
There is a government grant, but I did not apply for it. To be eligible, you foist have to arrange for an energy audit, that costs from 150 to 175.
What seems to be the difference in various brands is the compressor. There are a few different ones, mostly made in Japan. The warranty can differ, as well as service level). My indoor unit is warranted for two years and the compressor for five-hich is about standard.