Sure with the proper training I know I could do it.
No offense to your profession but installing a heat strip and an 80Amp breaker is not exactly outside of the realm of the DIY'er and certainly not as involved as an appendectomy. Considering I work on High Voltage equipment for a living the correct analogy would be like asking a vascular surgeon if he'd perform an appendectomy. Sure he does not normally do them but certainly has the skills to do one with a little guidance.
Tonight I installed a resonator cavity on a 5.6Million Volt Particle Accelerator. I'm reasonably certain I can swing the heat strip considering we wire them to heat our forelines(pipes) all the time. Also taking in to consideration the furnace already has room built in to just install the strip and plug it in. I'm 100% sure I could do a better job than this particular "Pro" the insurance company sent over to inspect my system.
Now any real help on general guidelines for what size heater is needed for a 2000sq home? I found the formula's for heat loss but really don't want to spend the time measuring every window if I can get some rough idea's from some of the more friendly listers.
Thanks though...I sure appreciate your concern.