12:24PM | 01/28/03
Member Since: 01/27/03
1 lifetime posts
I am a first time home buyer about to make an offer on a 1150 Sq. ft. house with no central air/heat and on a slab foundation.
Can someone please give me a ballpark figure at what it could cost me to have central air and heat installed? There is no ductwork or anything.
I know that every job is different. I just want to know if this is something I might be able to swing this year or save up for. I live in an area where the cost of living is fairly low.


03:33AM | 01/29/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Major questions must be answered before anyone could make suggestions. It will not be cheap, no matter what.
You should get a couple of free estimates from contractors in your area.


04:28PM | 01/29/03
Member Since: 01/28/03
5 lifetime posts
Rpxlpx is right, each house and each situation is different. Many Heating and Air Conditioning Companies offer free estimates with no obligations. It really depends on the area where you live and what space is available for the proper installation as to what the cost will be. Do not be afraid to call as many companies as you feel you need to so you can get the best price for what you get. Also, ask any of your friends if they have had similar work done and if they would reccomend a reputable company. Remember though that the cheapest price may not always be the best bargain. You want the system to be sized right and know that if there are any problems that the installer will come by promptly and correct the problem at no additional cost to you.


04:04PM | 02/03/03
Member Since: 01/01/03
3 lifetime posts
I echo the previous posts. I added ac several years ago to an older home of about 1500 sq feet, but with no duct work. They ran the ducts through closets to get to both floors and it ran me about $6,000. I think this was 1997,but not sure. The big consideration for you is the ductwork...that was costly.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Colorful, useful, and fun, these tire planters form the foundation for a delightful container garden. Just spray-paint old... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon