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EagleRock

10:02AM | 04/13/05
Member Since: 03/20/04
14 lifetime posts
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I have a gas forced air furnace in my attic. It's at least 25 years old, maybe closer to 30 or 40.

In a month or two, I'll be putting a new roof on my house, and I'm thinking that if my roof is coming off my house, it might be an opportune time to install a new furnace. Or maybe to even price out installing central air conditioning. Some options would be nice, but when I look for furnace sales in the phone book, all I get are fly-by-night furnace repair companies.

How would I go about replacing the furnace, or where would I start to just budget and outline the dimensions of such a project? I'm in Los Angeles, and if there's a way to add central air to my house, I would love to find out what that will cost in time, effort, and dollars.

What advice does anyone have for this process?

EagleRock

12:37PM | 04/13/05
Member Since: 03/20/04
14 lifetime posts
Thanks for the advice... Any thoughts on how/where to find good and reputable sales companies in my area? The local yellow pages list 122 companies under 'Furnace - Sales', and most of them are AAA Heating, AM Heating, A&J Heating, etc... and the four or five I've called don't do sales. Very frustrating, and I'm not inclined to call through the entire list of 122. That's the frustrating part.

MistressEll

09:04AM | 04/17/05
Member Since: 01/30/05
361 lifetime posts
attic installations one thing to remember...isolation of vibration (so it doesn't transmit to your roof trusses/and the rest of your structure. Pay special attention to this issue when interviewing contractors and reviewing quotes.
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