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volterata

08:59PM | 08/22/03
Member Since: 08/22/03
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I recently purchased a 2,0000 sq ft ranch style home, which is currently, setup and connected to central a/c and heat. I also have two 260sq ft rooms, which were built, above my attached garage and were not attached to the a/c, heat and existing duct work due to, and I am assuming, the long length of the house. These two rooms are currently cooled and heated by two window air conditioner units and a 25 year old furnace. I plan replacing the furnace and the two window air conditioner units very soon. I currently use one of the rooms as my computer room/home theatre room. The other room is currently used as storage for the time being. My question is, would I be better off purchasing a portable air conditioner unit for the rooms or would it make sense to setup a 1 ¬Ω ton central ac unit for the two rooms or should I just keep the noisy inefficient window air conditioner units? I have already received three different quotes on the furnace and central a/c replacement for these two rooms. However, I have noticed that the portable AC solution is a lot cheeper than a small central a/c unit installantion is, but is it more energy efficient in the long run or just as efficient as a little central a/c unit or a window air conditioning unit? Also, I assume it is a good idea to replace the old furnace in this area as well? Also, the two rooms have multiple vent return units in them. I am just interested in what other people have done in similar situations and the pros and cons etc.
Thanks in advance..

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